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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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Feb. 1, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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...read more
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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
Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Teddy the Reading Dog
11:00 a.m. - noon
 Teddy the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11:00 a.m. - noonTeddy the Reading Do
Lansingburgh Branch
Teddy the Shih Tzu will be here for a visit.  Kids can come to practice their reading, or just come in to say hi.  
Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test
1:00pm
Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test
Saturday, Feb. 2, 1:00pmUnderstanding your A
Main Library
Whether you have done an Ancestry DNA test or are just thinking about it, you probably have many questions and concerns.  Join professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty for an informative session that will guide you through the fundamentals of DNA tests.  Topics covered will include DNA basi...read more
Take Your Child to the Library! Day
9am-4:30pm
Take Your Child to the Library! Day
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9am-4:30pm
Main Library
February 2nd is Take Your Child to the Library! Day. We will have activities all day at Main. A special all ages storytime from 10am-10:30am. Read to Greta the Reading Dog from 12pm-1pm. Girls in grades 3-8 can learn about coding in our first Girls Who Code class. In addition, throughout the day, st...read more
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Feb. 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Feb. 4, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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 Book Group - Main
6:30PM
 Adult Book Group - Main
Monday, Feb. 4, 6:30PM
Main Library
We Were 8 Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5PM
Main Library
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 an...read more
Geology and Mining in New York: A History with Bill Cotrofeld of the Capital District Mineral Club
6:00 pm
Geology and Mining in New York: A History with Bill Cotrofeld of the Capital District Mineral Club
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:00 pmGeology and Mining i
Main Library

With hugely popular Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil show at the New York State Museum approaching, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to satisfy your curiosity for geology. Past president and current secretary of the Capital District Mineral Club, Bill Cotrofeld will be visiting us...read more
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30am
Main Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, movement, and play! 
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
2PM
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2PM
Main Library
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 w...read more
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:00am-11:00am
Main Library
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 h...read more
Lansingburgh Storytime
10:30am
 Lansingburgh Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30am
Lansingburgh Branch
 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.
Understanding Shakespeare - Twelfth Night
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - Twelfth Night
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30PM
Main Library

or call 518-274-7071.
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Feb. 8, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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...read more
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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
Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
2:00 pm
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2:00 pmExploring Books & th
Main Library

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 mont...read more
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Feb. 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Feb. 11, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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.  
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Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5PM
Main Library
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 an...read more
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:15 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:15 pm
Main Library
• Finance Committee will meet at 5:15pm
• Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 pm
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
2PM
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2PM
Main Library
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 w...read more
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Main Library
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 h...read more
Lansingburgh Storytime
10:30am
 Lansingburgh Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:30am
Lansingburgh Branch
 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.
Heart Shaped Animals: Kids Craft Night
6:00pm
Heart Shaped Animals: Kids Craft Night
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:00pm
Main Library

or call 518-274-7071.
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Feb. 15, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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...read more
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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
Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
2:00 pm
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:00 pmExploring Books & th
Main Library

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 mont...read more
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Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Feb. 18, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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.  
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Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5PM
Main Library
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 an...read more
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
6:15PM
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:15PM
Lansingburgh Branch
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
2PM
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2PM
Main Library
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 w...read more
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00am-11:00am
Main Library
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 h...read more
Lansingburgh Storytime
10:30am
 Lansingburgh Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30am
Lansingburgh Branch
 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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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Feb. 22, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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...read more
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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
Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
2:00 pm
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - Jane Eyre
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00 pm
Main Library

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 mont...read more
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Feb. 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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.  
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Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5PM
Main Library
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 an...read more
The Underground Railroad of Troy, NY: A Secret History of Ordinary Lives and Everyday Heroes
6:00pm
The Underground Railroad of Troy, NY: A Secret History of Ordinary Lives and Everyday Heroes
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:00pmThe Underground Rail
Main Library

Join us for an eye-opening night of local history. Special guest speaker P...read more

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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
2PM
Meditation - Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2PM
Main Library
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 w...read more
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:00am-11:00am
Main Library
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 h...read more
Lansingburgh Storytime
10:30am
 Lansingburgh Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30am
Lansingburgh Branch
 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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