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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30am
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, movement, and play! 
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information. Sponsored by Questar III.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2PM-5PM

It is the Open Enrollment period for New York State of Health. Join us at the Troy Public Library on Wednesdays, December 19th – January 30th from 2PM-5PM to explore your options.  Health Insurance Navigators will be on hand to assist you and can help you apply.  The health insurance navigators take the time to help each person look at the tax credits they might be eligible for to lower the cost of health insurance and then to choose an insurance plan that best meets each person's healthcare needs.


         This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  For more information and to make an appointment call 518-416-6463 or email  

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 23, 5:00pm
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00am-11:00am

Need help with your device? Curious about eBooks? Have a question about your computer? Drop-in every Thursday from 10-11am. We will try to answer all of your tech questions. All sessions are one-one-one / first come, first served. No appointment necessary!

Please contact the Information Desk if you have any questions: (518) 274-7071 or

Thursday, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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 Twelfth Night. 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.

Friday, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 26, 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, Jan. 26, 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, Jan. 26, 12:00pm
Children are invited to stop by the Young People's Room every Saturday to visit with or read to Greta in order to boost their reading skills and confidence. 
Exploring Books & th
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.
This week we will be the book discussion led by Tom Bulger.
Monday, Jan. 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information. Sponsored by Questar III.
Monday, Jan. 28, 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.  
Adult Craft Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Did you know that January 29th is National Puzzle Day? Celebrate with this fun and easy craft where we will be turning old puzzle pieces into cute magnets for your fridge.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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!
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