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, Jan. 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.
Medicare 101
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Get your Medicare questions answered in this information session with a guest speaker from our local Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program.

HIICAP counselors are trained to assist Medicare beneficiaries.  They can help educate beneficiaries on topics such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare-Savings-Plan, Medicare Advantage plans, MediGaps & Supplements, EPIC, Employer/Retiree insurance, FEHB and other Health insurance options.  Counselors also provide Medicare beneficiaries with the knowledge they need to make an informed choice on their insurance needs.

Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:00pm-7:00pm
The Main Library's newly named, but still just as much fun- LEGO and building event. If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you.
Open to anyone interested, there is no need to sign up. This will give children the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team.
The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your Legos at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces.
 
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30PM
or call 518-274-7071.
This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s comedy Winter’s Tale. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put Winter’s Tale 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 professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.
Lansingburgh Branch
Friday, Jan. 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.
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Jan. 20, 10-2 pm
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Lansingburgh Branch
Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 am
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.

All students must preregister with RPI.
Call:  518-276-3098
Fax:   518-276-8194
E-mail:  smithc@rpi.edu

For more information, go to http://doso.rpi.edu/precollege.  click on Precollege Initiatives, then click on Tutor Time.
Main Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1PM
or call 518-274-7071.

Join us at the Troy Public Library as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2017-18 film series with the screening of “Séraphine.”

In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town of Senlis, forty kilometers away from Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from the hectic life he has been living in the capital. The cleaning lady is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old woman who is the laughing stock of others. One day, Wilhelm who has been invited by his landlady, notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine. Based on the life of artist Séraphine de Senlis. (French with English subtitles. 125 minutes)

A Perfectly Puzzling
Main Library
Sunday, Jan. 21

Did you know that January is National Jigsaw Puzzle Month? Puzzles are not only a great way to unwind, they have surprising benefits for your brain including improved memory, problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning skills. We will be celebrating by having jigsaw puzzles in the upstairs reading room all week starting January 21st. Drop in anytime to work on some puzzles, whether you complete a whole puzzle or join in just to add couple pieces.
 

Call for Donations!

If you have an under-loved jigsaw puzzle at home you would like to donate to Library for this event we will gratefully accept your puzzles through January 26th. Large puzzles that can be worked on by a group are especially appreciated!

 

 

Songwriters in the R
Main Library
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2:30pm
or call 518-274-7071.

In an entrancing afternoon of music, three songwriters will each perform original songs in turn. Performing in the round is an interesting and wonderful way for the audience to get to hear a variety of artistry. The musicians will also be talking about the process of songwriting and the songs themselves. Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted.

 About the artists:
 

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle

"With guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, ukelele and dulcimer, these high-spirited independent artists present heartfelt original acoustic folk and blues."

                                            ~ Folk Times

 

deVer is a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. He has performed with musicians and bands from Albany, New York, to Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.  His music spans many genres including rock, folk, jazz, pop, and country, and can also be defined as Alternative Folk.  

 

A Perfectly Puzzling
Main Library
Monday, Jan. 22

Did you know that January is National Jigsaw Puzzle Month? Puzzles are not only a great way to unwind, they have surprising benefits for your brain including improved memory, problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning skills. We will be celebrating by having jigsaw puzzles in the upstairs reading room all week starting January 21st. Drop in anytime to work on some puzzles, whether you complete a whole puzzle or join in just to add couple pieces.
 

Call for Donations!

If you have an under-loved jigsaw puzzle at home you would like to donate to Library for this event we will gratefully accept your puzzles through January 26th. Large puzzles that can be worked on by a group are especially appreciated!

 

 

Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 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.  
Lansingburgh Branch
Monday, Jan. 22, 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.
Take a Stand, Troy I
Main Library
Monday, Jan. 22, 6:00pm
or call 518-274-7071.

Sexual assault is a very real problem that has recently been dominating headlines. If you’ve been listening and wondering what you can do to change the culture that has ignored this problem for so long, here’s a chance to arm yourself with the knowledge that can help you be part of the cure. Come to this workshop which uses a bystander intervention approach with real-life scenarios and an interactive discussion. Take a Stand, Troy is a community initiative to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, create an open dialogue, and inspire the community to build a culture in which interpersonal violence is not tolerated.

This initiative is coordinated through the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program (SACVAP), a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners.

A Perfectly Puzzling
Main Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23

Did you know that January is National Jigsaw Puzzle Month? Puzzles are not only a great way to unwind, they have surprising benefits for your brain including improved memory, problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning skills. We will be celebrating by having jigsaw puzzles in the upstairs reading room all week starting January 21st. Drop in anytime to work on some puzzles, whether you complete a whole puzzle or join in just to add couple pieces.
 

Call for Donations!

If you have an under-loved jigsaw puzzle at home you would like to donate to Library for this event we will gratefully accept your puzzles through January 26th. Large puzzles that can be worked on by a group are especially appreciated!

 

 

Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3-5 pm
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Main Library
Tuesday, Jan. 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 encouraged, but not necessary!
Take a Stand, Troy I
Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30pm
or call 518-235-5310.

Sexual assault is a very real problem that has recently been dominating headlines. If you’ve been listening and wondering what you can do to change the culture that has ignored this problem for so long, here’s a chance to arm yourself with the knowledge that can help you be part of the cure. Come to this workshop which uses a bystander intervention approach with real-life scenarios and an interactive discussion. Take a Stand, Troy is a community initiative to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, create an open dialogue, and inspire the community to build a culture in which interpersonal violence is not tolerated.

This initiative is coordinated through the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program (SACVAP), a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners.

Lansingburgh Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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. 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.
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