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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Wednesday, Sep. 22, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, September 9th - October 7th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

      This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. In each of the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare's 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 world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and former professor at Siena College will lead this workshop. Please have Act One read for the first meeting on September 9th. 

 

 

Copies of The Tempest will be available at the circulation desk.

Friday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm
All Locations
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 12:00 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany, will lead this group. Copies of the books will be available after September 1. The first book the group will read is Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles. Please have this book read for the September 28th meeting.

Wednesday, Sep. 29, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Thursday, Sep. 30, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, September 9th - October 7th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

      This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. In each of the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare's 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 world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and former professor at Siena College will lead this workshop. Please have Act One read for the first meeting on September 9th. 

 

 

Copies of The Tempest will be available at the circulation desk.

Monday, Oct. 4, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, September 9th - October 7th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

      This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. In each of the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare's 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 world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and former professor at Siena College will lead this workshop. Please have Act One read for the first meeting on September 9th. 

 

 

Copies of The Tempest will be available at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6PM
or call 518-235-5310.
Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Friday, Oct. 22, 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany, will lead this group. Copies of the books will be available after September 1. The first book the group will read is Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles. Please have this book read for the September 28th meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Monday, Nov. 1, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
The Agitators by Dorothy Wickenden
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:00 pm
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