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:
Lansingburgh Branch
Thursday, Mar. 23, 10:30 am
Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.  

This program is free and open to all children aged 5 and under with a caregiver.
Main Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Make a sculpture, pendant, word, or figurine using wires, beads, and more! Ages 12 - 19
Main Library
Thursday, Mar. 23, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.

This will be a five-session program on reading Shakespeare's great history play, Henry IV, Part 2. We will start right off with discussing the Induction and Act 1 in the first week. Then in the following four weeks, we will continue to discuss Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to view 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 Siena College professor will lead this workshop.

Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Mar. 24, 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. Sponsored by Empowerment Exchange.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10-2pm
Find some great used books and support the Friends and the library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of the Troy Public Library.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10:00 am
Free tutoring in reading, math and other subjects for students in grades K-12.

For more information:
website:  http://doso.rpi.edu/precollege (click on Pre-College Initiatives, then Tutor Time)

call: 518-276-3098
fax:  518-276-8194
email:  smithc@rpi.edu
 
Main Library
Saturday, Mar. 25, 1PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop” —  presented by La Fédération franco-américaine du New York. “This thriller-comedy-action film brings together two male police officers with very different styles – one from Québec and the other from Ontario – to solve a murder that occurs on the border of the two provinces” (source: IMDb). Filmed in various Canadian locations, the dialogue is a mixture of English and French. This film is rated R for adult content and some violence (2006, 1hr56min, with English subtitles).  Follow La Fédération franco-américaine du New York on Facebook and the Web.
Main Library
Sunday, Mar. 26, 2:00
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 PM for the screening of Double Indemnity” starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stawyck.

    An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. This 1944 classic is directed by Billy Wilder. (1hr46min, Crime Drama, Film-Noir).

    This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Mar. 27, 5:45PM
or call 518-235-5310.
Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing. Burn calories and sculpt your body to exciting international rhythms. This class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor.
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Mar. 27, 1 pm
High School Equivalency classes offered by Questar.  Call Questar at 518-479-6869 for more information or to register.
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Mar. 27, 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.  
Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 3:00pm (Every Tuesday, 3-5 pm)
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Main Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 5:30PM (Tuesdays, March 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 16 and 30 at 5:30PM)
or call 518-274-7071.
Led by Dr. Jennifer J. Thompson Burns 2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and in 2020 the nation will celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment. The history of the women's suffrage movement in our state and nation spanned seventy years, from the 1848 meeting convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls to the tactics wielded by Alice Paul, and includes overlooked stories and actors such as the African-American suffragists. Our book selections — which include history, biography, and fiction — provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women's — and by extension, our society's — past, present, and future. The first book, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement is available for pick up at the circulation desk and should be read for the March 14th meeting. This program is supported by funds from the NY Council for the Humanites. The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation.  To find out more about the Council, visit www.humanitiesny.org.  
Main Library
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
How to stay balanced in a divisive climate. Talk and guided meditation.
Family Storytime
Main Library
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:30am (Wednesdays 10:30am)
Join us for songs, movement, stories, and a simple craft.  Children up to age 5 with a caregiver.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1 pm
High School Equivalency classes offered by Questar.  Call Questar at 518-479-6869 for more information or to register.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2 pm-5pm
Find some great used books and support the Friends and the library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of the Troy Public Library.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2PM
Main Library
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 5:45PM
or call 518-274-7071.
Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, experience improved overall 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 required, but encouraged.
Lansingburgh Branch
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:30 am
Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.  

This program is free and open to all children aged 5 and under with a caregiver.
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