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
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Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, May. 7, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Create a decorated picture frame using tissue paper and glue to mimic the appearance of stained glass mosaic. Make one to give as a gift for Mother's Day or use it to frame a favorite picture. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. 

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, May. 9, 6:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Who is your favorite Minion? Stuart, Kevin, or Dave?  Join us for our Minions Craft Night where children ages 4-12 will create either a bank or a secret storage container using an oatmeal tub and other craft supplies.  Children ages 4-7 must have an adult present at all times.  Children must be present in the program to receive craft supplies.  Registration is required; supplies are limited.
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Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, May. 21, 6:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Using embroidery floss we will make braided friendship bracelets following simple beginner-friendly patterns. Make a matching pair of bracelets, so you can share one with a close friend. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. 
Friday, Apr. 26, 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.
PreK-3 Dance Storyho
Friday, Apr. 26, 3-3:45pm
Ellend Sinopoli will read from her favorite picture books about Dance and conduct movement exercises related to the stories.  This is intended for children ages 4-8
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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!

Appointment required. To register call 518-276-3098 Sponsored by RPI.
Saturday, Apr. 27, 11 am to 12 pm (Saturdays Feb 23, Mar 2,9,16,23,30 Apr 6,13,20,27 May 4,11)
Future Geniuses wanted!  Create your own Apps, video games, web pages and more!  Girls in grades 3-8 are invited for a linited time to learn coding language.  Beginners welcome!
Saturday, Apr. 27, 12 pm (Saturdays, Feb 23, Mar2,23,30 April 6,13,20,27 May 4,11,18)
Join Greta the Reading Dog every Saturday.  Kids may read to her to boost confidence or just visit.  
Adirondack Lumber Ca
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
This musical performance features the historic songs of lumberjacks in the 1800's logging camps of the Adirondack Mountains. The program also includes interesting narrative about this charming (and tough!) work era in upstate New York. Performed and presented by Folk Artists Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle.

Monday, Apr. 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information. Sponsored by Questar III.
Community Poetry Wor
Monday, Apr. 29, 5:00 pm (April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8)
The New York State Writers Institute continues its annual Community Writers Workshop series with a 10-week poetry workshop led by noted poet and teacher D. Colin.

The workshop will meet each Monday evening for 90-minute sessions beginning on April 29 at the Troy Public Library under the direction of Ms. Colin, a Writers Institute Fellow and leader of the Poetic Vibe poetry series at Troy Kitchen.

To apply, submit your materials postmarked by Monday, April 8, or emailed/delivered in person by Thursday, April 11. For more information, and how to apply please visit: 
Monday, Apr. 29, 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.  
Monday, Apr. 29, 5:30PM
or call 518-235-5310.

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Mondays, April 1 - May 20th at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress.  You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 10:00am-7:00pm
Visit our Young People's Room to create a special bookmark to bring home.  No registration needed.
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 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 not necessary, but encouraged!
EcoChallenge Book Cl
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 6:00 pm (Monday, March 25 & Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 pm)
or call 518-274-7071.

In the months of March and April we will be reading and discussing Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, and participating in the Drawdown EcoChallenge.  This project provides an opportunity to come together in conversation around science-based solutions that can help individuals take purposeful action, by prioritizing discussions around the 100 most impactful solutions for slowing down climate change. In our first meeting, get the information necessary to participate in the Drawdown EcoChallenge a 21 day project that incentivizes making small changes in our own lives. Throughout April we will be hosting a number of guest speakers and events focused on climate change and carbon reduction. On April 30th we will have our concluding meeting, to discuss our experiences.
Copies of the book are available at the library checkout desk.
Wednesday, May. 1, 10:30am
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, movement, and play! 
Wednesday, May. 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information. Sponsored by Questar III.
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