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
Friday, Feb. 23, 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, Feb. 24, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Feb. 24, 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.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30AM-12Noon
or call 518-235-5310.
Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a 3-session adult painting workshop at the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library. Each session, the instructor will guide participants in learning how to begin and complete their own still-life painting while sharing techniques for color mixing, paint application, and personal expression.  In this comfortable and positive space, painters can offer tips and critique that will result in their very own masterpiece to take home. No experience required. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and must commit to all three 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.
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Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11:00 am

Every Saturday children may visit with or read to Greta the Reading Dog  to boost their reading skills and confidence.
A Fantasy Flute Afte
Main Library
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Flutist Melanie Chirignan and pianist Michael Clement will be performing an eclectic program of sonatas ranging from the Baroque, Romantic, and Post-Classical periods, by Bach, Poulenc, and Prokofiev. The program will be book marked by seductive dances including Ravel's Piece en Formed de habanera, and Piazzolla's Libertango.   
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Feb. 26, 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, Feb. 26, 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.  
Understanding the Di
Main Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 6:30 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Introducing Gnosticism: Two classes by instructor Patricia Gallagher. Includes short guided meditation. For more information see http://troy-gnosis.squarespace.com/ or gnosis.troy.ny@gmail.com.  Sponsored by Northeast Association of Gnostic Anthropology .
Rapid HIV Testing
Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10:00am-12:30pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Have questions or concerns about HIV, prevention, or testing? Meet with Veronica Schiavone, LMSW of Albany Medical Center to get information or to get free, rapid, and confidential HIV testing.  Rapid HIV testing involves an oral swab or a finger stick and results are available in as little as 20 minutes. Know your status! February 27th 10:00-12:30 and March 13th 5:00-7:30. Contact Veronica at 518-264-4044 for more information. Sponsored by Albany Medical Center.
Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 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!
Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:45PM
or call 518-235-5310.
The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Zumba Fitness classes. Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing. Burn calories and sculpt your body to exciting international rhythms. This class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor.
Main Library
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10:30am
This enrichment program includes stories, songs, movement, and play to support children's learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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, Feb. 28, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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!

"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.
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Main Library
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project provides free education to men and women about breast and prostate cancer.
Are you unsure of when to be screened for breast cancer?
Do you know the risk factors for prostate cancer?
The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project has educators that can answer these questions and more! Sponsored by Health Research, Inc. and the New York State Department of Health.
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Main Library
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:00 pm (Wednesdays, 6 -7 pm)
Every Wednesday children may visit with or read to Duke the Reading Dog  to boost their reading skills and confidence.
Lansingburgh Branch
Thursday, Mar. 1, 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.
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