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, Nov. 16, 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...read more
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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!

Appointment required. To register call 518-276-3098
Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Acrylic Painting Workshop with Artist Sarah Bowen
10AM
Acrylic Painting Workshop with Artist Sarah Bowen
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10AM
Main Library
Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a 4-session adult painting workshop at the Troy Public Library. Each session, the instructor will guide participants in learning how to begin and complete their own still-life painting while sharing techniques for color mixing, p...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Greta The Reading Dog
12:00pm
 Greta The Reading Dog
Saturday, Nov. 17, 12:00pm
Main Library
Children are invited to stop by the Young People's Room every Saturday to visit with or read to Greta in order to boost their reading skills and confidence. 
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - The Great Gatsby
2:00 pm
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film - The Great Gatsby
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 pm
Main Library

The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s f...read more

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"I Love My Library" Fundraiser at Market Block Books
11AM-3PM
"I Love My Library" Fundraiser at Market Block Books
Sunday, Nov. 18, 11AM-3PM
Main Library

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on ...read more

Non-Library Event: Albany Horror Book Club
1:30pm-4:00pm
Non-Library Event: Albany Horror Book Club
Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:30pm-4:00pm
Main Library
A book group for horror fiction fans who meet 1-2 times per month to discuss a pre-determined novel.
Please email AlbanyHorrorBookClub@gmail.com to join the group or get more info.
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Nov. 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Nov. 19, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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.  
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Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5:00PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 5:00PM
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 years of meditation teaching an...read more
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
6:15PM
Lansingburgh Adult Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:15PM
Lansingburgh Branch
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Social History of Washington Park with Steve Muller
6:30PM
Social History of Washington Park with Steve Muller
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30PM
Main Library
Steve Muller, co-author of “Washington Park, Troy, New York: A Social History,” published by the Rensselaer County Historical Society, will review the history of Troy’s most prestigious 19th century neighborhood and relate some of the many stories about the important and inter...read more
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Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Meditation - Lansingburgh
2PM
 Meditation - Lansingburgh
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2PM
Lansingburgh Branch
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 w...read more
Library Closing Early at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Library Closing Early at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 5:00 pm
Main Library
Library is closing early at 5:00 pm
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Library-Closed
 Library-Closed
Thursday, Nov. 22,
All Locations
Thanksgiving Day
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Nov. 23, 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...read more
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Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Acrylic Painting Workshop with Artist Sarah Bowen
10AM
Acrylic Painting Workshop with Artist Sarah Bowen
Saturday, Nov. 24, 10AM
Main Library
Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a 4-session adult painting workshop at the Troy Public Library. Each session, the instructor will guide participants in learning how to begin and complete their own still-life painting while sharing techniques for color mixing, p...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Greta The Reading Dog
12:00pm
 Greta The Reading Dog
Saturday, Nov. 24, 12:00pm
Main Library
Children are invited to stop by the Young People's Room every Saturday to visit with or read to Greta in order to boost their reading skills and confidence. 
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film: The Great Gatsby
2:00 pm
Exploring Books & their Writers through Film: The Great Gatsby
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2:00 pm
Main Library

The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s f...read more

Non-Library Event: Manabitai Albany - Cliff Morrison
2:30pm-4:30pm
Non-Library Event: Manabitai Albany - Cliff Morrison
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library
Conversational Japanese for Japanese language learners, Duolingo users. https://www.meetup.com/Duolingo-Albany-Japanese-Events/  or contact Cliff Morrison for more details - clifford.s.morrison@gmail.com. 
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Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Monday, Nov. 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Nov. 26, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
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.  
Introduction to Qigong
6:00pm
 Introduction to Qigong
Monday, Nov. 26, 6:00pm
(Monday evenings, November 26, December 3, December 10 & December 23, at 6:00pm)
Introduction to Qigo
Main Library

QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-he...read more


or call 518-274-7071.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Day Meeting
11:30
Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Day Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11:30Science Fiction & Fa
Main Library
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.

Copies of the book ...read more
Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Guided Meditation - Main
5:00PM
 Guided Meditation - Main
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:00PM
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 years of meditation teaching an...read more
Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Evening Meeting
6:00pm
Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Evening Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:00pmScience Fiction & Fa
Main Library
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.
Copies of the book will b...read more
Art Night - Fall Wreaths
6:00pm
 Art Night - Fall Wreaths
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:00pm
Main Library
Using paper plates, fall leaves, glue, and other craft materials, children are welcome to create their own fall decoration to hang in their house! The library will provide all materials. Please dress for mess! Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

or call 518-274-7071.
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Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10:30am
Main Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, movement, and play! 
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Questar III High School Equivalency Classes
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lansingburgh Branch
Call Questar III at 518-479-6838 for more information.
Friends of the Library Bookseller
2-5 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Find a great book to read and support the Friends and Library, all at the same time!
Meditation - Lansingburgh
2PM
 Meditation - Lansingburgh
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2PM
Lansingburgh Branch
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 w...read more
CANCELLED College Connections Workshop: Basics of Financial Aid
3:00 pm
CANCELLED College Connections Workshop: Basics of Financial Aid
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 3:00 pm
Main Library

Want to go to college but don’t know where to start? The EOC’s College Connections  team can help! Explore ways to fund your education with Financial Aid. Applying for scholarships, g...read more

Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:00pm
Main Library
Stop by our Young Peoples' room and relax with some board games! All ages welcome.
Uncovering & Recovering Race in America: an exploration into the role race has played in American society – Reading and Discussion Group
6PM
Uncovering & Recovering Race in America: an exploration into the role race has played in American society – Reading and Discussion Group
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6PM
Main Library

This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society.  We chose this topic to imp...read more


or call 518-274-7071.
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Tech Help Drop-In
10:00am-11:00am
 Tech Help Drop-In
Thursday, Nov. 29, 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, Nov. 29, 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.
Brick Builders
6:00pm
 Brick Builders
Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:00pm
Main Library

If you're a great Lego builder or a first timer, this is the place for you. Children will have the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose ...read more

Understanding Shakespeare - Richard III
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - Richard III
Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30PM
Main Library
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Nov. 30, 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...read more
 
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