Library Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Troy Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Call us: Main Library (518)274.7071
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 23
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Nov. 25, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Nov. 27, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email adulted@questar.org for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Nov. 27, 5:30 pm
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch between 5:30 and 6:30 pm and have fun creating with LEGO bricks. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.  
Author Talk - John O
Main Library
Monday, Nov. 27, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
 

John R. Ostwald is a Professor Emeritus (Psychology), newspaper columnist (Saratogian/The Record), Vietnam era veteran (InShore Undersea Warfare Group II)  and author (War, Sacrifice and Coming, Home) whose work has been presented on TV, radio and at national conferences. 

 
 
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
This is session 2 in the 3 part Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver's Series presented by the Alzheimer's Association. 
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association.
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Children and their family members will create ornaments, fall scenes, and pictures using Foam Fall sets.  Ages 4-11.  Registration required.
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10:30 am (Wednesdays Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20)
  This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children's  learning  and discovery from the very beginning.  For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email adulted@questar.org for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5pm
Wednesdays after 5 PM. Drop by & play board games in the Young People's Room! All ages.
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!
Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
At The Troy Public Library participants will come together over the course of six sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts with Marissa Peck, Food Assessment Coordinator at Capital Roots. Participants in The Serious Side of Food will explore an aspect of our culture that often gets taken for granted: food. Food provides both nourishment and pleasure, of course, but under the surface of each meal lies a series of complex interactions and entanglements. Working with histories, novels, and journalism, this series exposes some of the issues that lie on our plates. Texts include historical accounts, novels, and narrative nonfiction and will be provided by the library.
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30am
 This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children's  learning  and discovery from the very beginning.  For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2:00 PM
Open to the public.
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays.  During the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare's great comedy, Measure for Measure, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put Measure for Measure in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

 

 

Copies of Measure for Measure will be available at the circulation desk the first evening of the program.

Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Dec. 1, 1-2 pm
Join former local columnist Mark Radz and the Empowerment Exchange to explore poetry and story writing.  The general format is that someone suggests a word.  Everyone then writes a piece, either incorporating the word into the writing or using the word as the overall theme for their poem or story.
The only real set guideline is that you enjoy yourself.
No experience needed--just a pen, paper and your enthusiasm!
For more information, call Ray at the Empowerment Exchange, 518-235-2173.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
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