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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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Sep. 6, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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 o...read more
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Sep. 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Sep. 9, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Sep. 13, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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 o...read more
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Sep. 20, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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 o...read more
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Hudson River Valley Ramble Event: Troy Public Library Tour
12:00 pm
Hudson River Valley Ramble Event: Troy Public Library Tour
Sunday, Sep. 22, 12:00 pm
Main Library
The Troy Public Library tour will be led by Suzanne Spellen, a renown architectural historian, who blogs as Spellen of Troy. The exterior, interior, and history of the building will be the focal points of the building tour. Designed to be both a library and art gallery, the American Renaissance styl...read more
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Sep. 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register.
Painting & Poetry Workshop
5:30-7:30 pm
 Painting & Poetry Workshop
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30-7:30 pmPainting & Poetry Wo
Main Library
If you love the imagery in literature - and think it would be fun to recreate some of it - this class is for you! Local artist Muse en Lystrala will be teaching a literature-rooted art class in which the imagery of a piece of literature will be discussed, and then brought to life using Renaissance a...read more

Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Sep. 23, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
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Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All Locations
Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main Library
5PM
Guided Meditation - Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 5PM
Main Library
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 yearsof meditation teaching and ...read more
Uncovering and Recovering Race in America - A Reading and Discussion Group
6PM
Uncovering and Recovering Race in America - A Reading and Discussion Group
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 6PM
Main Library
This reading and discussion series explores the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society.  We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and&...read more
Adult Book Group - Lansingburgh
6:15PM
 Adult Book Group - Lansingburgh
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 6:15PM
Lansingburgh Branch
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us for your child's enrichment through stories, song movement and play. Ages 0-5 with caregiver. 
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register.
Meditation - Lansingburgh
2PM
 Meditation - Lansingburgh
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2PM
Lansingburgh Branch
Meditation GroupWednesdays, September 4th - October 30th at 2PM(Lansingburgh)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 suggesti...read more
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Bored Games
5:30pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 5:30pm
Main Library
Come play our selection of board games in the YPS room!
Herbs, Oils, and Supplements:
6:00pm
 Herbs, Oils, and Supplements:
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 6:00pm
Main Library
Advertisements for seemingly “natural cures” are everywhere. From essential oils to St. Johns Wort to “ionized water,” it seems like something new is being touted as a cheap cure for every problem one can face. But what does the science say? Are popular supplements safe or ef...read more
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:00am-11:00am
Main Library
Need help with your device? Curious about eBooks? Have a question about your computer? Drop-in every Thursday from 10-11am. We will try to answer all of your tech questions. All sessions are one-one-one / first come, first served. No appointment necessary!Please contact the Information Desk if you h...read more
Lansingburgh Storytime
10:30am
 Lansingburgh Storytime
Thursday, Sep. 26, 10:30am
Lansingburgh Branch
 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.
Understanding Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors
Thursday, Sep. 26, 6:30PM
Main Library
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 “The Comedy of Errors.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the partici...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Sep. 27, 1-2 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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 o...read more
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Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Sep. 28, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Tutor Time
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 Tutor Time
Saturday, Sep. 28, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Free tutoring by RPI students in reading, math and other subjects for students in grades K-12.  For more information or to register, visit http://go.rpi.edu/pipeline and click on Tutor Time, call 518-276-3098 or email smithc@rpi.edu
Greta the Reading Dog
12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Sep. 28, 12:00pm
Main Library
Come visit with Greta the Reading Dog Saturdays at 12pm. Read to her to gain confidence in your reading skills or just visit with this friendly therapy dog. All ages. 
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Sep. 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information or to register.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Sep. 30, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Stop down to the Lansingburgh Branch anytime, any Monday during the summer.  We'll have our LEGO bins out all day. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No outside pieces please.
     
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