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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A Chill Winter Reading Challenge
A Chill Winter Reading Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 1A Chill Winter Readi
Main Library
Set your own reading goal! Visit the Main library to get your reading log. At the end of the challenge you'll receive a prize and a free book! Call to register or visit our website to sign up online. Ages 3-18Google Form: https://forms.gle/Jbpg4aMuPVbaeFc79
Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Anime Movie Night: Suzume
5:00-7:00pm
 Anime Movie Night: Suzume
Thursday, Feb. 1, 5:00-7:00pm
Main Library
Join us for snacks and a movie! Come on your own or bring friends to watch an Anime Movie with us at the Main Library! We will be watching the movie Suzume (Rated PG).  As the skies turn red and the planet trembles, Japan stands on the brink of disaster. However, a determined teenager name...read more
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Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at the Lansingburgh Branch
10am to 11am
Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at the Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Feb. 2, 10am to 11amBring Your Own Devic
Lansingburgh Branch
Drop in to the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library with your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to get help from Cornell Cooperative Extension Staff. They are available to help with logging in, finding your files, basic skills, or just getting to know your device. They will refer you to a loc...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 3, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
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.
Saturday Movie: 42
2:30 p.m.
 Saturday Movie: 42
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m.Saturday Movie: 42
Main Library
Join the library for a free screening of the film 42 (2013) starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever change...read more
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Teen Game Night
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Teen Game Night
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:00pm-7:00pmTeen Game Night
Main Library
Do you like video games or board games, or just want a fun place to hang out with your friends? Come to Main for some free games and snacks! Every fourth Tuesday of the month. For teens ages 13-18
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Happily Ever After Book Club
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Happily Ever After Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Happily Ever After B
Main Library
Join us for a romance book club, aptly titled "The Happily Ever After Book Club." The only rule is that the book has to have a happy ending! The book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Tea and light refreshments will be provid...read more
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Feb. 8, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Thursday Movie Night: Loving
5:30 p.m.
 Thursday Movie Night: Loving
Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.Thursday Movie Night
Main Library
Join the library for a free screening of the movie Loving (2016) starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon. This is a bopic about Virginian interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, whose arrest in 1958 for violating the state's miscegenati...read more
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
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.
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Adult Craft Monday: Gnome Valentines with Chat GPT
6:00 p.m.
Adult Craft Monday: Gnome Valentines with Chat GPT
Monday, Feb. 12, 6:00 p.m.Adult Craft Monday:
Main Library
Craft adorable gnome valentines at the library to give to loved ones this Valentine's day. Then, (optional) use chat GPT to come up with cute poems or sayings to write inside. All materials and instruction will be provided. Registration is required.

or call 518-274-7071.
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Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm
 Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:00 pm
Main Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 pm
Main Library
Haiku Highway
6:00 p.m.
 Haiku Highway
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m.
(2nd Tuesdays of the Month: December 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12)
Haiku Highway
Main Library
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30pmA workshop in the practice and history of haiku poetry guided by local haiku poet John Stevenson.John Stevenson is a former president of the Haiku Society of America and former editor of their literary journal, Fogpond. Since 2008, he has been managing ed...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: Feb 14, 21, & 28)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
Silly Science
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Silly Science
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:00pm-7:00pmSilly Science
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for our monthly Silly Science Night! Learn the science behind what makes each activity work, and bring home a fun DIY craft. For children ages 4-12. Second Wednesday of the Month. First come, first served.
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Jewelry Making Workshop: Garden Party
6:00
Jewelry Making Workshop: Garden Party
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:00Jewelry Making Works
Main Library
Come to the library to design jewelry inspired by mushrooms, bugs, flowers, leaves, picnics, and all things GARDEN PARTY. Materials for bracelets, necklaces, and earrings will be provided. This class is intended for adults with teens welcome. Registration required.
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Free HIV Testing
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Free HIV Testing
Friday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Free HIV Testing
Main Library
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.
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
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.
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Adult Coloring Evening
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Evening
Monday, Feb. 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Adult Coloring Eveni
Main Library
Come to the library for a monthly coloring evening. Seasonal coloring sheets (printed on sturdy paper), colored pencils, and fine-liners will be provided, as well as refreshments. While you color, listen to relaxing music and a short story read aloud by the hosting librarian. Monday coloring is a gr...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2-3:30 pm
 Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2-3:30 pmMeet Clifford the Bi
Main Library
Join WMHT Public Television to celebrate Clifford's birthday.  Meet Clifford in person, enjoy hand-on activities and refreshments.Please register so we will have enough supplies for everyone. For ages 4-7

or call 518-274-7071.
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Learn to Crochet for Teens: Scrunchie
3:00 pm
Learn to Crochet for Teens: Scrunchie
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:00 pmLearn to Crochet for
Main Library
Learn some basic crochet stitches, and how to make a scrunchie! Come to this class to learn how to make a scrunchie, keep it for yourself or give it as a gift! Registration required, supplies provided. For teens ages 13-18.

or call 518-274-7071.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: Feb 14, 21, & 28)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Master Magician James Snack
3:00 pm
 Master Magician James Snack
Thursday, Feb. 22, 3:00 pm
Main Library
Don’t miss the return of local Magician James Snack and his dynamic show! For families and children 5 and up.
Unlocking your Psychic Gifts
6:00 p.m.
 Unlocking your Psychic Gifts
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m.Unlocking your Psych
Main Library
Join the library and N'Cola Lewis, local psychic, medium, intuitive, and tarot reader, for a discussion on gifts and psychic abilities. Learn to identify what your gifts are and how to channel them through a variety of mediums. Hot tea will be provided to sip on while you learn.
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
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.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
Saturday Matinee: Hidden Figures
1:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: Hidden Figures
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:00 p.m.Saturday Matinee: Hi
Main Library
Join the library for a free screening of the film Hidden Figures (2016) starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons. Three female African-American mathematicians provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Sov...read more
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Collage Nostalgia
6:00 p.m.
 Collage Nostalgia
Monday, Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m.Collage Nostalgia
Main Library
Release your inner child with a collage class hosted by local artist Emma Rinaldi. Emma will provide a lightly structured class where participants can use a variety of materials to make a beautiful collage. This is a relaxed class meant to bring out your inner creativity -- no prior experience or kn...read more
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Crafty Kid’s Night
6:00 to 7:00 pm
 Crafty Kid’s Night
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:00 to 7:00 pmCrafty Kid’s N
Main Library
Join us at Main to create fun crafts based around a unique monthly theme! Ages 4-10. Children 7 and under must have a caregiver present at all times. First come, first served!
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Building Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
 Building Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 pm
Main Library
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: Feb 14, 21, & 28)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
Teen Anime Club
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm Teen Anime Club
Main Library
Come to Main Library to watch a couple episodes of different anime and sample some Japanese candy! For Youth ages 13-18
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Feb. 29, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Thursday Movie Night: BlacKkKlansman
5:30 p.m.
Thursday Movie Night: BlacKkKlansman
Thursday, Feb. 29, 5:30 p.m.Thursday Movie Night
Main Library
Join the library for a free screening of the movie BlacKkKlansman (2018) starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, and Jasper Pääkkönen. A black detective sets out to infiltrate the Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his Jewish c...read more
  
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