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
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Monday, Mar. 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register. Sponsored by Questar III.
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:00 (Mondays, March 30 & April 6, 6:00 pm)
In this 2 part workshop led by Biana Depuis of the Broken Mold Studio we will be creating a project inspired by poetry. You must attend both sessions to complete the project. We will make a hand built vessel out of clay, and experience different hand building techniques to create a beautiful work of art.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Pajama Storytime
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Join us at our Lansingburgh Branch, dressed for bed, and enjoy an evening of stories, songs, and crafts! Ages 0-5.
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 5PM
or call 518-274-7071.
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 and practice experience. Beginners always welcome.
Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!  Register online.
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
This reading and discussion series has explored 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 ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This session will continue to explore racial dynamics in America, this time centering on what ways we can work within our communities to alter the role of race as a means of exclusion. The first book the group will read is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Copies of the book are available at the check out desk. Please have this book read for the first session on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 6:15PM
The Alice Network  by Kate Quinn
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register. Sponsored by Questar III.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2PM
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 will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell.  Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2-6 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of Troy Public Library.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Drop by and play board games in the Young People's Room! All ages. No registration required.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an informal discussion of the short story form that examins how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character and theme in their writing.

 

Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form.

 

All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions.

 

Lansingburgh Storyti
Thursday, Apr. 2, 10:30am
 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. 
Tutor Time Troy
Friday, Apr. 3, 3:30 to 5 pm (Fridays 3:30-5 pm)
Tutor Time - Troy Edition!
Free Math Tutoring for kids, grades 7-12. Fridays 3:30-5 pm at Main. Registration required. Call (518) 274-7071 ext 103 to reserve a 30 minute session.
Saturday, Apr. 4, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Saturday, Apr. 4, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Free tutoring by RPI students in reading, math and other subjects for students in grades K-12.  For more information or to register, visit http://go.rpi.edu/pipeline and click on Tutor Time, call 518-276-3098 or email smithc@rpi.edu Sponsored by RPI.
CANCELLED through Ma
Saturday, Apr. 4, 12pm-1pm
Come visit with Greta the Reading Dog Saturdays at 12pm! Great is a gentle goldendoodle. Read to her to gain confidence in your reading skills or just visit with this friendly therapy dog. All ages. 
Monday, Apr. 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register. Sponsored by Questar III.
Monday, Apr. 6, 6:00 (Mondays, March 30 & April 6, 6:00 pm)
In this 2 part workshop led by Biana Depuis of the Broken Mold Studio we will be creating a project inspired by poetry. You must attend both sessions to complete the project. We will make a hand built vessel out of clay, and experience different hand building techniques to create a beautiful work of art.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Pajama Storytime
Monday, Apr. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Join us at our Lansingburgh Branch, dressed for bed, and enjoy an evening of stories, songs, and crafts! Ages 0-5.
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