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:
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2-6 pm (Wednesdays, 2 pm -6 pm)
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Storytime
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 am (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
  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, Sep. 20, 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, Sep. 20, 2 pm
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!

contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange for more information, 518-235-2173. Sponsored by Empowerment Exchange.
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 5pm
Wednesdays after 5 PM. Drop by & play board games in the Young People's Room! All ages.
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 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!
Lansingburgh Branch
Thursday, Sep. 21, 10:30 am
Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.  

This program is free and open to all children aged 5 and under with a caregiver.
Main Library
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2:00
The Empowerment Exchange will be hosting an adult coloring class, open to the public
Main Library
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Recycle a once-loved t-shirt into a trendy tote bag! Bring your own t-shirt and we will provide the rest. Ages 12 - 19
Main Library
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
This will be a six-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Week one will be an introduction to Shakespeare's writing.  Then in the following five weeks, we will continue to discuss Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, one act at a time. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College, will lead this workshop.
 
Copies of Macbeth will available at the circulation desk of the Main Library the week prior to the start of the program.
Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Sep. 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.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 am
Have fun! - Get help! -  Learn! - Get ahead!

Free tutoring in reading, math and other subjects for students in grades K-12.
RPI students work with kids, one-on-one!  Just bring your school books and worksheets each week.

All students must preregister with RPI.
Call:  518-276-3098
Fax:   518-276-8194
E-mail:  smithc@rpi.edu

For more information, go to http://doso.rpi.edu/precollege.  click on Precollege Initiatives, then click on Tutor Time.
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 23, 1PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York kicks off their their 2017-18 film series with the screening of “Monsieur  Lazhar.”  

 

Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment. Adapted from Evelyne de la Cheneliere's play, Bachir Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. (French with English subtitles. Running time 1hr 30 minutes, PG-13)

Main Library
Sunday, Sep. 24, 1PM
Ms.Wang will perform works written for her by famed Danish composer, Martin Lohse, along with transcriptions by Bach, Mozart, Grieg and Moszkowski. She received a Masters in Classical Accordion Performance from Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagan with Geir Draugsvoll, and has given concerts in Germany, Denmark, China, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal andHolland. Hanzhi Wang has won a number of international accordion competitions including Beijing(China), Klingenthal(Germany), Arrasate(Spain) and Castelfidardo (Italy).www.hanzhiwang.org For more information, email rajerry@juno.com 
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Sep. 25, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email adulted@questar.org for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Recovering from War:
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 25, 3:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Cathy Wilkerson, shares her experiences from her visit to Vietnam with Veterans for Peace, an organization which provides support to victims of Agent Orange and to groups contending with the millions of unexploded ordinance still blanketing Vietnam which continue to cause casualties. Cathy will be sharing the successes and challenges faced in projects addressing the lasting effects of Agent Orange, the unexploded ordinance and PTSD, on American Vets, Vietnamese refugees, and Vietnamese citizens, now 50 years after the Vietnam War. Cathy Wilkerson is the author of the memoir Flying close to the Sun.

 
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Sep. 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.  
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 25, 6PM-7:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a painting workshop for two nights at the Troy Public Library for ages 18 and up. During the first session, the instructor will guide participants in the beginning steps of each painting while looking at a staged model of every day items. Learn how to choose the composition, as well as the different techniques for color mixing, paint application, and personal expression. Day two will be spent on the completion of each still-life painting. Share tips and critique with other painters in this insightful and positive space, and take home your masterpiece. No experience required. Participants must commit to both sessions for this workshop.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the sup-port of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
All Locations
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
You must be a registered voter and reside in the City of Troy.
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