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, Sep. 28, 6PM
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 required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 6PM via zoom, as Denise Maurer presents Repurposing Found Objects Into Garden Art. 


Have a lot of odd glass pieces that have been collecting dust? Learn how to make garden totems and flowers for the garden.  How about an old lamp base? Wire a moss lined basket to it to transform it into a  graceful planter.  Discover ways to repurpose found objects into something else.  We’ll share inspiration and instruction in this fun class. You’ll need to bring your creativity.

Denise Maurer is a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Rensselaer County.  As owner of Denise Maurer Interiors, she has specialized in residential interior design for over 30 years.   Her sense of design is carried into her personal gardening style where she combines flowers and vegetables with ornamentation.  Denise is a frequent speaker on the subject of gardening, using color and design.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 5:30
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.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the 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 existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Please have Act One read for the September 10th meeting. Copies of the play are available at the check out desk. 

Monday, Oct. 5, 6PM
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 required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.
Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.

On Tuesday, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 1st & 15th at 6PM, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

            This reading and discussion group 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 ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans.  This group will explore racial dynamics in America, centering on the intersectional forces imbedded in systematic racism to better understand the racial disparities in economics, health care and mass incarceration in America today. The first book the group will read is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt. Please have this book read for the October 6th meeting.  Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

            Registration is required and is limited. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.  
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6PM
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 examines 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.
Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. 
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the 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 existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Please have Act One read for the September 10th meeting. Copies of the play are available at the check out desk. 

Monday, Oct. 12, 6PM
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 required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.
virtual meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5:00 pm
Finance Meeting at 5:00 pm
Board Meeting at 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6PM
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 examines 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.
Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. 
Monday, Oct. 19, 6PM
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 required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.

On Tuesday, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 1st & 15th at 6PM, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

            This reading and discussion group 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 ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans.  This group will explore racial dynamics in America, centering on the intersectional forces imbedded in systematic racism to better understand the racial disparities in economics, health care and mass incarceration in America today. The first book the group will read is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt. Please have this book read for the October 6th meeting.  Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

            Registration is required and is limited. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.  
virtual meeting
Friday, Oct. 23, 4:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 26, 6PM
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 required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6PM
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 examines 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.
Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. 
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.

On Tuesday, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 1st & 15th at 6PM, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

            This reading and discussion group 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 ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans.  This group will explore racial dynamics in America, centering on the intersectional forces imbedded in systematic racism to better understand the racial disparities in economics, health care and mass incarceration in America today. The first book the group will read is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt. Please have this book read for the October 6th meeting.  Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

            Registration is required and is limited. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.  
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6PM
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 examines 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.
Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. 
virtual meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5:00 pm
Finance Meeting at 5:00 pm
Board Meeting at 5:30 pm
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