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
Thursday, May. 24, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Join us for a night of Slime.  This is a make up event from April's Earth Day Slime event.  The class begins at 6:00pm.  Please arrive on time to ensure adequate time to complete the two slimes.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; supplies are limited.  For children ages 4-12, with help from their family member; children must be at least 4 years old to participate.  Register online or by calling the Young People's Department at Main: 518-274-7071.

Come for fun and dress for mess!

 Informational Discu
Sunday, May. 20, 2:00-3:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Join Us For An  Informational Discussion On Foster Care, sponsored by Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth!.  Have you ever wondered about being a Foster Parent, or been curious about the process? Thought you knew everything about foster care and what it takes to become a Foster Parent?  You may be surprised! Come to the Troy Library on 5/20/18 and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of local children and families by opening your home and heart!  Right now there is a need for more foster families, particularly in Rensselaer County, and you or someone you know may be able to fill those shoes. And you may be lucky enough to walk away with a fun goodie basket!  We hope to see you there-mark your calendars and make sure to register! Sponsored by Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth.
Monday, May. 21, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Monday, May. 21, 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, May. 21, 5:45PM
or call 518-235-5310.
The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes. 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.
The Buzz About Honey
Tuesday, May. 22, 3:00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
Paul MacPhain of Bee Hollow Farm will be visiting to speak on the importance of honey bees, and offer a honey tasting.
Tuesday, May. 22, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Tuesday, May. 22, 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 encouraged, but not necessary!
Tuesday, May. 22, 5:45PM
or call 518-235-5310.
The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Zumba Fitness classes on Tuesdays at the Lansingburgh branch. 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.
CDPHP Cycle! Informa
Tuesday, May. 22, 6: 00 pm
or call 518-274-7071.
CDTA launched Season 2 of CDPHP Cycle! on April 18, 2018. This season, there are 80 stations spread across Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy, with 350 bicycles in service.
Lauren Bailey from CDTA will be speaking about how this program came to be, how it operates now, and what it means for the City of Troy and the Capital Region. Come learn more about how you can start bike-sharing today and get around town safely and quickly!
Wednesday, May. 23, 10:30am
This enrichment program includes stories, songs, movement, and play to support children's learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 
Wednesday, May. 23, 1-4 pm
Call Questar at 518-273-2264 ext. 7057 or email for more information Sponsored by Questar III.
Wednesday, May. 23, 2-5 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time! Sponsored by Friends of Troy Public Library.
Wednesday, May. 23, 2PM
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!

"Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. Sponsored by Empowerment Exchange.
From the shtetl to T
Wednesday, May. 23, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.
In the spirit of Jewish heritage month this May, we will be hosting Elisheva Morrison for an immersive and engaging night of local history. She will be presenting in historical costume, a soliloquy of feelings and thoughts of a young girl leaving her home from a shtetl in Russia and coming to the big city of Troy, during the early 1900's. Historical photos will also be shared with the audience. In the late 1800s and early 1900s many Jews emigrated to America because of  increasing number of anti-Semitic attacks and government decrees that made their existence unbearable. However, their way of life from their villages called shtetels gave them their strength and security to endure and adapt to their harsh living conditions. What will “The New World” bring?
Thursday, May. 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
We will do our best to answer any tech questions you have about your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other devices. No appointment necessary. Just stop by the Information Desk.

All sessions are one-on-one and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Please call ahead if you have a difficult question or are unsure if we will be able to help you.

(518) 274-7071
Thursday, May. 24, 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.
Thursday, May. 24, 3PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Master Gardener and Interior Designer Denise Maurer will be presenting a workshop entitled Small Space Gardening on Thursday, May 24th at 3PM, prior to the Friends’ of Prospect Park Hidden Garden Tour.

Gardening in a small space has its limits, but it need not be limiting. In a small garden, the gardener can pay attention to detail. You can keep on top of maintenance, while still having time to sit and enjoy your small garden. In fact, many small space gardens are designed around entertaining and sitting areas. Virtually any plant or garden style can be worked into a small garden space. Learn how to choose your site, develop your plant list and how to use gardening principles on a smaller scale.

Friday, May. 25, 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.
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Saturday, May. 26
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