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:
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 10:30am
Read, sing, dance, and play with us! For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of Troy Public Library.
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2PM
Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body?
Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. 
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. 
Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

"Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. Sponsored by Empowerment Exchange.
Adult Summer Reading
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Do you love books? Do you love summer? Do you love winning prizes? If you answered yes to one of these questions, join us to celebrate the official start of our summer reading program. We will be sharing ice tea and discussing our favorite books to get inspiration for the summer ahead. Come and tell everyone about your personal favorites you’ve read, and be prepared to make a list of soon to be new favorites of your own.
Thursday, Jun. 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
We will do our best to answer any tech questions you have about your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other devices. No appointment necessary. Just stop by the Information Desk.

All sessions are one-on-one and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Please call ahead if you have a difficult question or are unsure if we will be able to help you.

(518) 274-7071
Thursday, Jun. 21, 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.
Thursday, Jun. 21, 6:00pm-7:00pm
The Main Library's newly named, but still just as much fun- LEGO and building event. If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you.

Open to anyone interested, there is no need to sign up. This will give children the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team.

The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your Legos at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces.

All children under the age of 7 must have an adult stay with them at all times.
Thursday, Jun. 21, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play 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 Midsummer Night’s Dream will be available at the circulation desk.

Friday, Jun. 22, 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.
Saturday, Jun. 23, 10 am- 1 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of Troy Public Library.
Saturday, Jun. 23, noon (Saturdays, May 12,19, June 2,9,16,23,30)
Children are invited to meet Greta, the reading dog.  They can read to her to build confidence or just visit.
She is a great listener.
Adult Summer Reading
Monday, Jun. 25, 5:30 pm
or call 518-235-5310.
Learn how to make beautiful paper roses from sheet music.
Monday, Jun. 25, 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.  
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 5PM
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!
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 6:15PM
Fall of the Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 6:30 pm
The Heldeberg Marionettes will present this fairy tale story with hand crafted puppets.  For ages 3 and up Sponsored by The Friends of Troy Public Library.
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:30am
Read, sing, dance, and play with us! For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
All About Fish Lansi
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2:00 PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Learn fish safety and make fish art! Ages 5 & up
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