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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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
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Family Game Night
5:30-7:30 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Mar. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Mondays March 4-April 29)

Main Library
Play our board games our bring your own!
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Felt Primrose Brooches
2:00-4:00 p.m.
 Felt Primrose Brooches
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library
Kickstart your Spring by creating these adorable brooches that you will be wearing all season long. During this hands-on session, participants will be guided through the step-by-step process of crafting felt brooches. Our experienced instructor will provide expert tips and techniques, ensuring that ...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Adult Mystery Book Discussion
5:30pm to 6:30pm via Zoom!
 Adult Mystery Book Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 5:30pm to 6:30pm via Zoom!
Zoom Meeting
Join this evening book group as we explore mystery fiction as chosen by the group. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month.No registration necessary. December book discussion Silverview by John Le Carre, request it here OR The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse, request it here. Librari...read more

Teen Game Night
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Teen Game Night
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 6:00pm-7:00pmTeen Game Night
Main Library
Do you like video games or board games, or just want a fun place to hang out with your friends? Come to Main for some free games and snacks! Every fourth Tuesday of the month. For teens ages 13-18
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Happily Ever After Book Club
6:30 p.m.
 Happily Ever After Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m.Happily Ever After B
Main Library
Join us for a romance book club, aptly titled "The Happily Ever After Book Club." The only rule is that the book has to have a happy ending! The book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Tea and light refreshments will be provid...read more
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Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Mar. 7, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Unknown Paranormal Society at Troy Public Library
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Unknown Paranormal Society at Troy Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Unknown Paranormal S
Main Library
Come to the library and meet Upstate NY's own paranormal investigators--the Unknown Paranormal Society. The Unknown Paranormal Society is a group of historical preservationists and paranormal investigators who have been in the field since 2011. Listen to tales of the members' various experie...read more
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Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at Main Library
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at Main Library
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Bring Your Own Devic
Main Library
Join Michelle from Cornell Cooperative Extension for help with all your devices! The second Friday of each month, Michelle will be at the library to assist patrons with basic tech help. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet with you and any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for basic c...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 9, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 9, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
Film Literacy Series: Out of the Past
1:30 p.m.
Film Literacy Series: Out of the Past
Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:30 p.m.Film Literacy Series
Main Library
Join the library for a discussion and screening of Out of the Past [1947] starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, & Richard Webb. "A private eye tries to escape a sordid past by becoming the proprietor of a gas station in a mountain village, but his prev...read more
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Family Game Night
5:30-7:30 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Mar. 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Mondays March 4-April 29)

Main Library
Play our board games our bring your own!
Quilling Workshop: Tulip Greeting Cards
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Quilling Workshop: Tulip Greeting Cards
Monday, Mar. 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Quilling Workshop: T
Main Library
Learn to quill with expert crafter and instructor Stacey Kennedy! Quilling is a craft that involves strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Participants will be given all the supplies and materials necessary to make a greeting card with quilled tulip...read more
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Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm
 Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 5:00 pm
Main Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 5:30 pm
Main Library
Haiku Highway
6:00 p.m.
 Haiku Highway
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 6:00 p.m.
(2nd Tuesdays of the Month: December 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12)
Haiku Highway
Main Library
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30pmA workshop in the practice and history of haiku poetry guided by local haiku poet John Stevenson.John Stevenson is a former president of the Haiku Society of America and former editor of their literary journal, Fogpond. Since 2008, he has been managing ed...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Silly Science
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Silly Science
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:00pm-7:00pmSilly Science
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for our monthly Silly Science Night! Learn the science behind what makes each activity work, and bring home a fun DIY craft. For children ages 4-12. Second Wednesday of the Month. First come, first served.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: March 13, 20, & 27, 6pm)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6-7pm
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6-7pmWednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00am
 Tech-Time at Main
Thursday, Mar. 14, 10:00-11:00amTech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Thursdays at 10am, a staff member will be available to assist patrons with basic tech help. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet with you and any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for basic computer instruction or need help with a tr...read more

Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Mar. 14, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
Bubble Tea Workshop
6:00 p.m.
 Bubble Tea Workshop
Thursday, Mar. 14, 6:00 p.m.Bubble Tea Workshop
Main Library
Learn all about bubble tea from the owners of Short and Stout Tea Company! Participants will learn what makes bubble tea bubble tea, how to distinguish the various types of bubble tea and add-ins, and how to cook tapioca pearls. During this workshop, we’ll have a hands-on activity to prepare t...read more
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Free HIV Testing
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Free HIV Testing
Friday, Mar. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Free HIV Testing
Main Library
Come to the library between 11-1 every third Friday for free walk-in HIV testing through Albany Med. Take a quick (private) test to learn your status, and get any questions answered by a licensed medical professional. For more information, call us at (518) 274-7071.
Outreach Committee Meeting
1:00 pm
 Outreach Committee Meeting
Friday, Mar. 15, 1:00 pm
Main Library
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 16, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 16, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
Classical Compositions: Piano & Flute Music
1:00 p.m.
Classical Compositions: Piano & Flute Music
Saturday, Mar. 16, 1:00 p.m.Classical Compositio
Main Library
Join the library for a lovely afternoon of classical music. Pianist Melanie Hardage and flutist Melanie Chirignan have a unique process of taking classical and modern pieces and reimagining them into partially improvised compositions. Join them for an afternoon of works inspired by their studies in ...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Family Game Night
5:30-7:30 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Mar. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Mondays March 4-April 29)

Main Library
Play our board games our bring your own!
Adult Coloring Evening
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Evening
Monday, Mar. 18, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Adult Coloring Eveni
Main Library
Come to the library for a monthly coloring evening. Seasonal coloring sheets (printed on sturdy paper), colored pencils, and fine-liners will be provided, as well as refreshments. While you color, listen to relaxing music and a short story read aloud by the hosting librarian. Monday coloring is a gr...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Crafty Kid’s Night
6:00 to 7:00 pm
 Crafty Kid’s Night
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 6:00 to 7:00 pmCrafty Kid’s N
Main Library
Join us at Main to create fun crafts based around a unique monthly theme! Ages 4-10. Children 7 and under must have a caregiver present at all times. First come, first served!
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Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: March 13, 20, & 27, 6pm)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
Mothers Work: Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mothers Work: Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Mothers Work: Confro
Main Library
Join the library for a discussion with Michelle Napierski-Pracl, the author of Mother's Work: Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children, and Working for Social Change. Drawing from her extensive research and personal experiences, Michelle explores the phenomenon of the "Mommy W...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6-7pm
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6-7pmWednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00am
 Tech-Time at Main
Thursday, Mar. 21, 10:00-11:00amTech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Thursdays at 10am, a staff member will be available to assist patrons with basic tech help. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet with you and any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for basic computer instruction or need help with a tr...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Mar. 21, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 23, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 23, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
Film Literacy Series: The Big Sleep
1:30 p.m.
Film Literacy Series: The Big Sleep
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1:30 p.m.Film Literacy Series
Main Library
Join the library for a discussion and screening of The Big Sleep [1946] starring Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, and John Ridgely. "When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, h...read more
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Family Game Night
5:30-7:30 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Mar. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Mondays March 4-April 29)

Main Library
Play our board games our bring your own!
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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion
2pm to 3pm
Adult Contemporary Book Discussion
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2pm to 3pmAdult Contemporary B
Lansingburgh Branch
Join this afternoon book group as we explore newer adult fiction as chosen by the group. Meets on the last Wednesday of each month.No registration necessary. February book discussion The Sentence by Louise Erdrich request it here. Short DescriptionA small independent bookstore in Minneapol...read more
Building Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
 Building Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 4:00 pm
Main Library
Teen Anime Club
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:00pm-7:00pmTeen Anime Club
Main Library
Come to Main Library to watch a couple episodes of different anime and sample some Japanese candy! For Youth ages 13-18
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays: March 13, 20, & 27, 6pm)
Wednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
6-7pm
Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6-7pmWednesday Evening Kn
Main Library
Join like-minded fiber crafters at the Main Library most Wednesdays evenings from 6-7 p.m. Bring your works-in-progress, make new friends, offer guidance and inspiration to others, and generally hang out, work on your projects, and have a good time! The library will provide yarn for those just start...read more
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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00am
 Tech-Time at Main
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:00-11:00amTech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Thursdays at 10am, a staff member will be available to assist patrons with basic tech help. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet with you and any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for basic computer instruction or need help with a tr...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Storytime Learn and Play
10:30-11:15 am
 Storytime Learn and Play
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:30-11:15 amStorytime Learn and
Main Library
Join us at the Main Library for your child’s enrichment through stories, song, movement, and play! Thursday mornings  from 10:30 to 11:15 am. For ages 0 to 5 with caregiver.   * Special Event on Feb 15 with musician Deb Cavenaugh for a musical story hour!
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Greta the Reading Dog
11 am to 12 pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 30, 11 am to 12 pmGreta the Reading Do
Main Library
Join Greta our loveable reading dog every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm.Kids may read to her or just visit.  All are welcome.
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00 am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Mar. 30, 11:00 am-12:00pm
(Saturdays, Feb 24,Mar 2,9, 16,23, 3o, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4 at 11 am )
Greta the Reading Do
Main Library
Children can strengthen reading skills with Greta, our loveable therapy dog.  While invited to read aloud to her, they may also just vijsit.  She is a great listerner.  For all ages.  
Film Literacy Series: Drive
1:30 p.m.
 Film Literacy Series: Drive
Saturday, Mar. 30, 1:30 p.m.Film Literacy Series
Main Library
Join the library for a discussion and screening of Drive [2011] starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, and Christina Hendricks. "A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway wheelman races to save his pretty neighbor and her young son after ...read more
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