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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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 1, 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.
Space Out STEAM Activities: STAR WARS
2:00pm-3:30pm
Space Out STEAM Activities: STAR WARS
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library
Join us at Main for our Space Out STEAM Activities: STAR WARS program.  Children ages 4 & up will assemble their own X-wing, TIE Fighter, or other spaceship out of a variety of recycled materials.  Star Wars puzzles & crafts too.   This is a drop in program from 2:00-3:30...read more
Legal Clinic
5:30
 Legal Clinic
Thursday, Aug. 1, 5:30
Main Library
The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.
Shorts Out Loud
6:30PM
 Shorts Out Loud
Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30PM
Main Library
Come listen to 15 minutes of acoustical music followed by the reading of a short story.
Join us in the courtyard at the Main Library - weather permitting. If the weather is inclement we will move inside. Ages 16+
Reader - Marggie Skinner
Musician - Harry Pellegrin
Sponsored by Th...read more
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Art with the Tang Museum
11:00am
 Art with the Tang Museum
Friday, Aug. 2, 11:00am
Main Library
Make artwork to take home with the Tang Museum. Ages 5 and up.
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Aug. 2, 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, Aug. 3, 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, Aug. 3, 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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Lansingburgh LEGO League
1:00-7:00 p.m.
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Aug. 5, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
Adult Book Group - Main
6:30PM
 Adult Book Group - Main
Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30PM
Main Library

 Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich
 
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What’s the Scoop?
1:00pm
 What’s the Scoop?
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1:00pm
Main Library
Learn how to make your own ice cream and enjoy this sweet treat. Ages 5 and up. 
Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Universe of Stories Classical Guitar Concert - William Simcoe
6:30PM
Universe of Stories Classical Guitar Concert - William Simcoe
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:30PM
Main Library

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or call 518-274-7071.
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Walloping Weather-Lansingburgh Branch
1:00pm
Walloping Weather-Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1:00pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Learn about how tornadoes and thunderstorms form in this fun introduction to meteorology. Ages 5-11. 
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:30pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30pm
Main Library
Come play our selection of board games in the YPS room!
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 8, 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.
Fairy Story Hour with Queen Mab (Barker Park)
11:00am
Fairy Story Hour with Queen Mab (Barker Park)
Thursday, Aug. 8, 11:00am
Barker Park
A fairy story hour with Queen Mab of the Enchanted City at Barker Park. Ages 3-8. 
Space Out STEAM Activities: ALIENS
2:00pm-3:30pm
Space Out STEAM Activities: ALIENS
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library
Join us at Main for our Space Out STEAM Activities: ALIENS program.  Children ages 4 & up will design, create, and decorate their own aliens and UFOs out of a variety of recycled materials.  This is a drop in program from 2:00-3:30 pm and does not require advanced registration.  D...read more
Shorts Out Loud
6:30PM
 Shorts Out Loud
Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30PM
Main Library
Come listen to 15 minutes of acoustical music followed by the reading of a short story.
Join us in the courtyard at the Main Library - weather permitting. If the weather is inclement we will move inside. Ages 16+
Reader - Barbara Stubblebine
Musician - Casey Chapman
Sponsored by ...read more
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Aug. 9, 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, Aug. 10, 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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Lansingburgh LEGO League
1:00-7:00 p.m.
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Aug. 12, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
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Space Out STEAM Activities: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
2:00pm-3:30pm
Space Out STEAM Activities: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library
Join us at Main for our Space Out STEAM Activities: SOLAR SYSTEM program.  Children ages 4 & up will assemble a popsicle stick catapult and shoot marshmallows into the solar system.  Can you reach Saturn?  Crafts and puzzles as well.  This is a drop in program from 2:00-3:30 ...read more
Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:15 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 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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Radical Robotics-Lansingburgh Branch
1:00pm
Radical Robotics-Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1:00pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Build your own Robot Hand as you learn about the science of robotics. Ages 5-11.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:30pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5:30pm
Main Library
Come play our selection of board games in the YPS room!
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Aug. 15, 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, Aug. 15, 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.
End of Summer Reading Party
2:00pm
 End of Summer Reading Party
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2:00pm
Main Library
For Summer Reading Challenge Participants: Magic show, prizes, and refreshments to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge. Ages 3 and up. Registration required.
Fundraising Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
 Fundraising Committee Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 15, 4:00 pm
Main Library
Shorts Out Loud
6:30PM
 Shorts Out Loud
Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30PM
Main Library
Come listen to 15 minutes of acoustical music followed by the reading of a short story.
Join us in the courtyard at the Main Library - weather permitting. If the weather is inclement we will move inside. Ages 16+
Reader - Deb Zaffuts
Musician - Julia Alsarraf
Sponsored by The Fri...read more
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Aug. 16, 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, Aug. 17, 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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Disaster Mental Health Psychological First Aid
5:00 pm
Disaster Mental Health Psychological First Aid
Monday, Aug. 19, 5:00 pm
Main Library
Everyone reacts differently to trauma. Emotional distress is not always as visible as physical injury, but it is just as painful and debilitating.

After a disaster or traumatic event, the earlier you can assist someone in gaining a sense of calm and meeting their immediate needs, the bett...read more
Lansingburgh LEGO League
1:00-7:00 p.m.
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Aug. 19, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Silent Film Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment
6PM
Silent Film Screening with Live Musical Accompaniment
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6PM
Main Library
As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program we are hosting a live performance of an original score to the Buster Keaton classic adventure-comedy, ‘The General’.  Music composed by Ryan Devine(piano), with additional performers Justin Fuld(guitar) and Nicholas Palazeke(percussion)....read more
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Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:30pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5:30pm
Main Library
Come play our selection of board games in the YPS room!
Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing
6:00pm
Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:00pm
Main Library


Winners of the summer reading raffle will be announced in this final summer celebration.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 22, 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.
Shorts Out Loud
6:30PM
 Shorts Out Loud
Thursday, Aug. 22, 6:30PM
Main Library
Come listen to 15 minutes of acoustical music followed by the reading of a short story.
Join us in the courtyard at the Main Library - weather permitting. If the weather is inclement we will move inside. Ages 16+
Reader - Barbara Wood
Musician - Bobby Kendall
Sponsored by The Fri...read more
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Aug. 23, 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, Aug. 24, 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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Lansingburgh LEGO League
1:00-7:00 p.m.
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Aug. 26, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
6:15PM
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6:15PM
Lansingburgh Branch
Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
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Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:30pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 5:30pm
Main Library
Come play our selection of board games in the YPS room!
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Aug. 29, 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, Aug. 29, 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, Aug. 30, 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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