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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Illuminate your room with a fairy lantern! Using jars, flameless tealight candles, and fairy silhouettes, we can make enchanting fairy lanterns to decorate our homes and bring a little spring magic indoors. Ages 8 and up. Materials are limited, so registration is required.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, May. 7, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Create a decorated picture frame using tissue paper and glue to mimic the appearance of stained glass mosaic. Make one to give as a gift for Mother's Day or use it to frame a favorite picture. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. 

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tween/Teen Art Night
Tuesday, May. 21, 6:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Using embroidery floss we will make braided friendship bracelets following simple beginner-friendly patterns. Make a matching pair of bracelets, so you can share one with a close friend. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. 
Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:00am-11:00am

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 have any questions: (518) 274-7071 or bowenl@thetroylibrary.org

Thursday, Apr. 18, 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.
Brick Builders
Thursday, Apr. 18, 6:00pm
Love to build with Legos?  Join us for our monthly Brick Builders night.   We supply the Legos, you bring the imagination.  All creations will be displayed in the library.  No outside pieces please.  For children ages 4 & up.  No registration required.  All children aged 7 & younger must have an adult present at all times.  
Friday, Apr. 19, 1-2 pm
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.  Everyone then writes a piece, either incorporating the word into the writing or using the word as the overall theme for their poem or story.
The only real set guideline is that you enjoy yourself.
No experience needed--just a pen, paper and your enthusiasm!
For more information, call Ray at the Empowerment Exchange, 518-235-2173.
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Have fun! - Get Help! - Learn! - Get ahead!
Free tutoring in reading, math and other subjects for students in Grades K-12
RPI students work with kids--one-on-one! Just bring your school books and worksheets each week!

Appointment required. To register call 518-276-3098 Sponsored by RPI.
Saturday, Apr. 20, 11 am to 12 pm (Saturdays Feb 23, Mar 2,9,16,23,30 Apr 6,13,20,27 May 4,11)
Future Geniuses wanted!  Create your own Apps, video games, web pages and more!  Girls in grades 3-8 are invited for a linited time to learn coding language.  Beginners welcome!
Saturday, Apr. 20, 12 pm (Saturdays, Feb 23, Mar2,23,30 April 6,13,20,27 May 4,11,18)
Join Greta the Reading Dog every Saturday.  Kids may read to her to boost confidence or just visit.  
Sunday, Apr. 21
The library will be closed for Easter Sunday.
Monday, Apr. 22, 5:30 pm
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch between 5:30 and 6:30 pm and have fun creating with LEGO bricks. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.  
Monday, Apr. 22, 5:30PM
or call 518-235-5310.

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Mondays, April 1 - May 20th at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress.  You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

Monday, Apr. 22, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
As a follow up to our screening of the PBS Documentary, American Creed, the library is hosting a panel discussion of some of the topics touched on in the follow-up to the screening.  Members of our local government from both sides of the aisle, as well as leaders from civic, military and nonprofit organizations, will constitute the panel, hoping to bring as many different points of view as possible to the table. Each participant will address the topics discussed in the post-screening event. Questions concerning their views on who gets to define the “American Creed,” what does it mean to be an American, what role does education and economic opportunity play in people’s perception of their own access to the “American Dream,” and how do we begin to make a difference in our own communities to make all members feel engaged and respected.  Focusing on how we bring about change in our present climate
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 10:00 am
If you're dreaming of retirement or about to turn 65, it's time to make sure you know what to do as you become eligible for Medicare. CDPHP will be presenting this informative presentation on Medicare basics including:
  • What is Medicare
  • Different parts of Medicare
  • Medicare enrollment process
  • Costs
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • And more!
For more information or to reserve a seat call (518) 641-3406.
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day by recyling old craft materials into something new to take home.  Ages 4 & up; no registration required.  Children ages 7 & younger must have an adult present at all times.  This is a Drop in Event from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Art Gallery.  Children must be present in the program to receive craft supplies.  Dress for mess!
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 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 not necessary, but encouraged!
Local Sierra Club Me
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Monica Grey of the Sierra Club's Hudson-Mohawk chapter discuss ideas about how we can impact our environment at local levels as outlined in the book "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse Global Warming."  share information about some of our local initiatives and how they fit into the Drawdown framework. We welcome ideas on collaborative efforts and specific goals that members in our region want to address.
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