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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Life on Mars
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:00pm
Work together to make a human colony on Mars and learn about space travel, current space missions, and our solar system! Presented by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Ages 7-11.
[CANCELED] From Stre
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Update 7/18 - Class will be canceled for tonight due to high temperatures in the program room. This class will be rescheduled, new date TBD.

Discover ear seeds and how they can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and balance the mind and body. Join Colleen Conroy for this interactive workshop where you will learn about ear seeds, from what they are to how to apply these non-invasive acupressure stickers. Learn a simple protocol you can use at home to encourage serenity over stress. Registration is required for this event as space is limited.

Colleen Conroy is a licensed acupuncturist and ear seeds specialist. She owns and operates Revive Ear Seeds and Acupuncture, a mobile wellness business that serves upstate NY. You can find her helping clients with a variety of health concerns, including stress relief and pain relief, at pop ups, events, and workshops throughout the Capital Region and beyond. www.nyrevive.com
Free HIV Testing
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:00 a.m.
Come to the library between 11-1 every third Friday for free walk-in HIV testing through Albany Med. Take a quick (private) test to learn your status, and get any questions answered by a licensed medical professional. For more information, call us at (518) 274-7071.
Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:30am to 12:30pm
or call 518-235-5310.
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. Class takes place at the Lansingburgh Branch Library - 27  114th Street, Troy. Call the Branch if you have any questions about this program: 518-235-5310.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ADULT YOGA USING THE 'REGISTER NOW' BUTTON. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU MAY NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE CLASS. 
Friday, Jul. 19, 1:00 pm
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00am
or call 518-274-7071.
What’s it like inside of a whale? Explore this giant inflatable and learn about this amazing mammal! Registration Required. Sign up beginning June 20th. Time slots available between 10am and noon. Ages 5 and up. Adults welcome! 
Greta the Reading Do
Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.
Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Crafty Adults: Paint
Monday, Jul. 22, 2-3 PM
or call 518-235-5310.
Create a unique work of art in a fun environment -- this is NOT a super-serious painting environment, and you don't need to be an artist to participate. Over the course of an hour, using acrylic paints, teams of 2 will paint in 10-minute increments and then "switch" paintings with a teammate. At the end of the time, you will have a one-of-a-kind painting to take home. Come with a friend, or register alone and we will pair you with another attendee. Instruction and guidance will be provided by local artist Emma Rinaldi.
Registration for this class is required.
Upcycled Clothing --
Monday, Jul. 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
or call 518-274-7071.
Add a touch of whimsy to your favorite pieces of clothing! In this class, participants will choose from a variety of woodland patterns (mushrooms, vines, acorns, and berries) and embroider a cute design onto something they already own. Embroidery is also a great way to cover up small holes in your clothing. Bring in something you'd like to embroider on. Additional materials and instruction will be provided. [This class is suitable for teens ages 15 and up, and adults].

Registration for this class is required.
Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., a staff member will be available to assist patrons with basic tech help. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet with you and any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for basic computer instruction or need help with a tricky application or process, we are here to assist. Tech-Time is a drop-in event, no registration required.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00pm
Recreate iconic fairytale buildings using the Engineering Design Process! Presented by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Ages 3-7.
Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Jul. 24
Come to Main Library to watch a couple episodes of different anime and sample some Japanese candy! For Youth ages 13-18
Russell Sage Health
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 1:30 to 4pm
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 4:00 pm
Art with nature for
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30am to 11:30am
Nature-based arts and crafts projects using materials found in nature. Rich will lead participants through resource finding and art generation. Supplies provided. No registration necessary.
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11:00 am
Stop by Main and learn all about service dogs with Daisy and her owner Karli White! Ages 5 and up.
Russell Sage Health
Thursday, Jul. 25, 12pm to 2:30pm
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
Moon Cycle Abundance
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
or call 518-274-7071.
Get to know your body better through the menstrual hormone cycle for life balance and holistic health with Dr. Madeline and TeaPunk.
In this class we will outline basic anatomy and the hormonal fluctuations of a 28 day moon cycle. We aim to provide insight on how to feel your best during these lovely hormonal waves. We will outline how one might utilize the knowledge of hormone fluctuations to choose the optimal foods, tea, and exercise practices to ease stress and achieve goals. We will offer tea and snack samples that sync with the various phases. Registration for this event is required. 

Dr. Madeline has a Ph.D. in molecular cellular and developmental biology. She works at a local college where she teaches in the biology department. Check out her writing in The Honest Weight Food Co-op, Coop Scoop or the Coop Blog. Have a question or a suggestion for a future topic? MadHealthDoc@gmail.comShe is not on social media so you can’t find her, follow her or subscribe to her channel. Instead, she hopes that you take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Then, smile and go outside. 

TeaPunk is Rebecca Angel, who spent many years sharing her passion for tea (“TeaPunkSoiree”) and heathy food (“Secrets of the Bulk Department”) through The Honest Weight Food Co-op classes. Then she became Managing Editor of the Coop Scoop. Now, she is happy to join her sister in teaching a subject they are both passionate about. When not making tea, Rebecca is a music teacher, writer, and urban gardener. rebeccaangelmusic@gmail.com
Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 26, 11:30am to 12:30pm
or call 518-235-5310.
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. Class takes place at the Lansingburgh Branch Library - 27  114th Street, Troy. Call the Branch if you have any questions about this program: 518-235-5310.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ADULT YOGA USING THE 'REGISTER NOW' BUTTON. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU MAY NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE CLASS. 
Russell Sage Health
Friday, Jul. 26, 12pm to 2:30pm
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
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