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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.  
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 4, 6:30PM
Main Library
Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Mar. 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
Floral Watercolor Class
6PM
 Floral Watercolor Class
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 6PM
Main Library
Participants will learn basic floral watercolor techniques with a loose painting style. Topics covered include floral sketching and painting using watercolors and ink. This workshop will be led by artist Joy Ting Charde, illustrator, floral painter and licensed commercial artist. To see more of Joy&...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 6, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
Social Security: The Three Massive Misguided Reasons People Claim Early and The Four Critical Things Everyone Should Know Before They Claim
6:00pm
Social Security: The Three Massive Misguided Reasons People Claim Early and The Four Critical Things Everyone Should Know Before They Claim
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:00pmSocial Security: The
Main Library
Too many people receive reduced benefit payments because they claim early. Claiming early may not be in their best interest. Mr. Doherty reveals the three most popular reasons people use to justify their early claiming decision. With sound logic and number crunching, he shows why these reasons are &...read more
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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 - King Lear
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
Thursday, Mar. 7, 6:30PM
Main Library
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Mar. 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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Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Mar. 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!
Irish Immigrants in Troy: Presented by Troy Irish Genealogy Society
2:00 pm
Irish Immigrants in Troy: Presented by Troy Irish Genealogy Society
Saturday, Mar. 9, 2:00 pmIrish Immigrants in
Main Library
Have you ever wondered why so many Irish immigrants ended up in Troy?  Was it by chance, or was it planned?  Chris Connell and Donna Vaughn, Officers of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, will explore this topic, and also take a closer look at some specific Troy Irish immigrants, both famil...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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Mar. 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, Mar. 12, 5:15 pm
Main Library
• Finance Committee will meet at 5:15pm
• Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 pm
Duct Tape Crafts: Tween/Teen Art Night
6:00pm
Duct Tape Crafts: Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 6:00pm
Main Library
Be creative and experiment with duct tape versatility at the Duct Tape Craft Night. You can make unique duct tape creations, or follow along with a provided craft template. All materials provided. Registration is required. Ages 11-18.

or call 518-274-7071.
Floral Watercolor Class
6PM
 Floral Watercolor Class
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 6PM
Main Library
Participants will learn basic floral watercolor techniques with a loose painting style. Topics covered include floral sketching and painting using watercolors and ink. This workshop will be led by artist Joy Ting Charde, illustrator, floral painter and licensed commercial artist. To see more of Joy&...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 13, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
Rensselaer Park Elementary School-Pick a Reading Partner
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Rensselaer Park Elementary School-Pick a Reading Partner
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
RPES students can come, hang out and read!  
Contact Robin Delaney at Rensselaer Park Elementary School, 518-233-6823, for more information or to register.
From Textiles to Domiciles: The Factories of Troy Reborn!
6:00 pm
From Textiles to Domiciles: The Factories of Troy Reborn!
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:00 pmFrom Textiles to Dom
Main Library
At the end of the 19th century Troy dominated the "Collar and Cuff" textile industry in America. Massive factories devoted to the manufacture of textiles and the products made from the left over "shoddy" or "waste" sprang up throughout Troy starting in the 1830's an...read more
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
Thursday, Mar. 14, 6:30PM
Main Library
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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!
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Mar. 18, 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, Mar. 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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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Mar. 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
Floral Watercolor Class
6PM
 Floral Watercolor Class
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 6PM
Main Library
Participants will learn basic floral watercolor techniques with a loose painting style. Topics covered include floral sketching and painting using watercolors and ink. This workshop will be led by artist Joy Ting Charde, illustrator, floral painter and licensed commercial artist. To see more of Joy&...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
6:15PM
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 6:15PM
Lansingburgh Branch
News of The World by Paulette Jiles
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 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, Mar. 20, 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 20, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
Uncovering and Recovering Race in America - A Reading and Discussion Group
6PM
Uncovering and Recovering Race in America - A Reading and Discussion Group
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6PM
Main Library
This monthly reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society.  We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems.  Our goal is to tease out the implicit way...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.
Brick Builders
6:00pm
 Brick Builders
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:00pm
Main Library
Love to build with Legos?  Join us for our monthly Brick Builders night.   We supply the Legos, you bring the imagination.  All creations will be displayed in the library.  No outside pieces please.  For children ages 4 & up.  No registration required.  Al...read more
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:30PM
Main Library
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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!
French Film Screening - “Un rêve américain”
1PM
French Film Screening - “Un rêve américain”
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1PM
Main Library
Join us at the Troy Public Library  as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2018-19 film series with the screening of the documentary, “Un rêve américain.” (NR, 92 min)

Franco-Ontarian m...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Mar. 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
Paint and Sip: Tween/Teen Art Night
6:00pm
Paint and Sip: Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:00pm
Main Library
Come to this paint and sip event at the library, where you can try tea or hot cocoa while you paint. Using the art materials provided, you can make a unique painting to take home while you enjoy your warm beverage. Registration is required. Ages 11-18. 

or call 518-274-7071.
Floral Watercolor Class
6PM
 Floral Watercolor Class
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6PM
Main Library
Participants will learn basic floral watercolor techniques with a loose painting style. Topics covered include floral sketching and painting using watercolors and ink. This workshop will be led by artist Joy Ting Charde, illustrator, floral painter and licensed commercial artist. To see more of Joy&...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 27, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Mar. 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
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear
Thursday, Mar. 28, 6:30PM
Main Library
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Mar. 29, 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, Mar. 30, 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, Mar. 30, 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!
A Ukrainian Tradition: Pysanky Demonstration
2:00pm
A Ukrainian Tradition: Pysanky Demonstration
Saturday, Mar. 30, 2:00pm A Ukrainian Traditio
Main Library
Local artist, Christine Levy will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves the intricate and detailed decorating of Easter eggs using wax resist and dyes.  The demonstration/lecture will show participants how pysanky are made and will give an overvie...read more
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