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
Monday, Oct. 23, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email adulted@questar.org for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Oct. 23, 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, Oct. 24, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Create fun and spooky crafts to decorate your space for Halloween.  Ages 4-11 with family member.  Registration required.  
Dance Storyhour with
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 am

 

The Artistic Director of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, will read from her favorite children’s books about dance and conduct basic movement activities that are related to the stories.  For children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Storytime
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 am (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
  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.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email adulted@questar.org for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2 pm
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!

contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange for more information, 518-235-2173. Sponsored by Empowerment Exchange.
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5pm
Wednesdays after 5 PM. Drop by & play board games in the Young People's Room! All ages.
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30PM
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!
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
At The Troy Public Library participants will come together over the course of six sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts with Marissa Peck, Food Assessment Coordinator at Capital Roots. Participants in The Serious Side of Food will explore an aspect of our culture that often gets taken for granted: food. Food provides both nourishment and pleasure, of course, but under the surface of each meal lies a series of complex interactions and entanglements. Working with histories, novels, and journalism, this series exposes some of the issues that lie on our plates. Texts include historical accounts, novels, and narrative nonfiction and will be provided by the library.
Lansingburgh Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6PM
or call 518-235-5310.

Local potter Bianca Dupuis will conduct a two-part Hand-Building Pottery Workshop at the Troy Public Library.

                        If you enjoy creating objects with your hands you will love this workshop! Our first session will consist of hand-building clay objects for decorative use (vase, plates, etc.).  In our second session we will finish our surface by decorating with colorful under-glazes.  Come and enjoy all that clay has to offer! You must attend BOTH classes to complete the project.  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.

Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6PM-7:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
In this two-part class, participants will learn doodle and basic watercolor techniques. In this class  we will be creating colorful and expressive backgrounds using watercolor washes.  Students will layer different types of doodles/drawings on the colorful pieces. No experience necessary! This workshop will be led by artist Joy Ting Charde. 
Lansingburgh Branch
Thursday, Oct. 26, 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, Oct. 26, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Write poetry and make art at the same time! Using a black marker, cross off words from an old book page to leave behind your selected words. Take it to another level by creating an image around your poem. Ages 12 - 19
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30PM

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “A Halloween Shorts Out Loud!" consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a spooky short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.

 

Musical Guest - George Wilson

Reader – Deb Zaffuts

 

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over.  Preregistration is not required.                             

 

Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Oct. 27, 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.
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10AM-12Noon
or call 518-274-7071.
Fall offers an assortment of colors and unique forms found in fauna: gardens, parks and forests.   We will express the complexity of plants, flowers and more by painting their vivid colors and structures in detail.  Learn the basics of how to draw from careful observation, capture various textures and details and set up a palette to help you capture a wide variety of colors.   Express your own creative take on the botanical subject as you gain additional skills with color and paint application.Students will be given the option of exploring watercolor and colored pencil application to add to incredible colors found in nature to the detailed drawings we will create.  Please feel free to bring plants from your own garden if you’d like!
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
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