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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Paul Hicok’s Retirement Open House
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Paul Hicok’s Retirement Open House
Monday, Jul. 1, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Main Library
Teen Bubble Tea Slime
3:00 pm
 Teen Bubble Tea Slime
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:00 pm
Main Library
Make slime and decorate miniature bubble tea cups to store it! Ages 12-18.

or call 518-274-7071.
Tea and Poetry Open Mic
6 pm
 Tea and Poetry Open Mic
Monday, Jul. 1, 6 pm
(Monday, July 7 & November 4, 6 pm)
Tea and Poetry Open
Main Library
Read aloud your original or a favorite work, and listen to a variety of poetry read by others. All ages welcome.Timeline: Doors open at 6 pm Reading sign-up is from 6 – 6:30 pm, tea will be available Poetry readings begin at 6:30 pm, following a brief introduction Program ends around 7:30 pmGu...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Tech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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 hel...read more
Teen Game Night
6:00pm
 Teen Game Night
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 6:00pmTeen Game Night
Main Library
First Tuesday of the month, 6-7 pm 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! Ages 13-18. 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
4pm to 6pm
Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 4pm to 6pmDungeons and Dragons
Lansingburgh Branch
Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to teens 12-18 years of age. This is a tabletop role playing game event that will include character creation, collaborative storytelling, creative problem solving and SNACKS! If you're new to our DnD g...read more
Administration Committee Meeting
4:30 pm
Administration Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 4:30 pm
Main Library
Happily Ever After Book Club
6:30 p.m.
 Happily Ever After Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Thursday, Jul. 4,
Main Library
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Early Literacy Storytime
10am to 11am
 Early Literacy Storytime
Friday, Jul. 5, 10am to 11amEarly Literacy Story
Lansingburgh Branch
Kids ages 0-6 are welcome to this early literacy storytime with their adults/caregivers. Join us for learning in a safe environment through play, song, stories, and fun! No registration required.Focus will be on early literacy skills like phonological and print awareness. As your child follows a sto...read more
Adult Yoga
11:30am to 12:30pm
 Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 5, 11:30am to 12:30pmAdult Yoga
Lansingburgh Branch
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comf...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
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Greta the Reading Dog
11:00am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Jul. 6, 11:00am-12:00pmGreta 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.
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Crafty Adults: Paint and Switch
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Crafty Adults: Paint and Switch
Monday, Jul. 8, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Crafty Adults: Paint
Main Library
Create a unique work of art in a fun environment -- this is NOT a super-serious painting environment, and you don't need to be an artist to participate. Over the course of an hour, using acrylic paints, teams of 2 will paint in 10-minute increments and then "switch" paintings with a te...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Main Library is Closed
 Main Library is Closed
Tuesday, Jul. 9,
Main Library
Due to excessive heat in the building, the Main Library will be closed today (July 9). The Lansingburgh Branch is open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm today. 
Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Tech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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 hel...read more
Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm
 Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 5:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
Haiku Highway
6:00 p.m.
 Haiku Highway
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 6:00 p.m.
(2nd Tuesdays of the Month)
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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Main library is closed
 Main library is closed
Wednesday, Jul. 10,
Main Library
Due to excessive heat in the building, the Main Library will be closed today. The Lansingburgh Branch is open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 
Fruit and Veggie Sculptures
2:00pm
 Fruit and Veggie Sculptures
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2:00pmFruit and Veggie Scu
Lansingburgh Branch
Learn how to make a healthy snack in a fun and unique way with Honest Weight Food Co-op! Ages 3-7.
Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
4pm to 6pm
Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 4pm to 6pmDungeons and Dragons
Lansingburgh Branch
Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to teens 12-18 years of age. This is a tabletop role playing game event that will include character creation, collaborative storytelling, creative problem solving and SNACKS! If you're new to our DnD g...read more
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Coral Reefs
10:30am
 Coral Reefs
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30am
Main Library
Join WMHT for this themed storytime and craft! Ages 4-7.
Director Search Committee
5:45 pm
 Director Search Committee
Thursday, Jul. 11, 5:45 pm
Main Library
Superfoods: What’s all the Hype About?
6:00 p.m.
Superfoods: What’s all the Hype About?
Thursday, Jul. 11, 6:00 p.m.Superfoods: What&rsq
Zoom Class
Join the library and wellness and essential oils specialist Diane Vics for a talk on all things superfoods. There is a lot of hype surrounding the topic of superfoods, but can they really increase longevity? Can they prevent disease and keep you healthier? Give you more energy? If you've been he...read more

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Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at Main Library
10:00-11:00am
Bring Your Own Device Tech Help at Main Library
Friday, Jul. 12, 10:00-11:00amBring 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.
Adult Yoga
11:30am to 12:30pm
 Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 12, 11:30am to 12:30pmAdult Yoga
Lansingburgh Branch
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comf...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
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Saving Slater
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Saving Slater
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Saving Slater
Zoom Class
The USS Slater is a Destroyer Escort that was active in battling Nazi U-boats during World War II. Today, the USS Slater is moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, and has undergone an extensive restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory. The Troy Public Library has a museum ...read more

Greta the Reading Dog
11:00am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Jul. 13, 11:00am-12:00pmGreta 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.
Graphic Artist Lucy Knisley visits the Lansingburgh Branch Library!
12pm to 2pm
Graphic Artist Lucy Knisley visits the Lansingburgh Branch Library!
Saturday, Jul. 13, 12pm to 2pmGraphic Artist Lucy
Lansingburgh Branch
Please help us welcome nationally celebrated graphic novelist and children's book author Lucy Knisley to the Lansingburgh Branch Library! Lucy will be signing books, selling merch, and generally making merriment along with Aquilonia Books and AnimalLovers Cat Rescue all to celebrate Lucy...read more
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Main Library Closing at 12 pm
12:00 pm
 Main Library Closing at 12 pm
Monday, Jul. 15, 12:00 pm
Main Library
Due to the heat index, the Main Library will close at 12:00 pm – July 15th and will remain closed on Tuesday, July 16th.We ask that you call the library before traveling just in case. Thank you for your understanding.In the meantime, our Lansingburgh branch is open during the following hours:M...read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Tuesday, Jul. 16,
Main Library
Due to the heat index, the Main Library will close at 12:00 pm – July 15th and will remain closed on Tuesday, July 16th.We ask that you call the library before traveling just in case. Thank you for your understanding.In the meantime, our Lansingburgh branch open during the following hours:Mond...read more
Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Tech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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 hel...read more
Art with the Tang
1:00pm
 Art with the Tang
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 1:00pm
Main Library
Create your own shadowbox seascape with watercolors based on Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman's Journey to the Underworld. Presented by the Tang Teaching Museum. Ages 5 and up.
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DIY Pressed Flower Bookmarks CANCELED DUE TO HEAT
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DIY Pressed Flower Bookmarks CANCELED DUE TO HEAT
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.DIY Pressed Flower B
Main Library
[Adult Class] Come the library for an afternoon of stress-free crafting and fun. This month we will be making pressed flower bookmarks. A variety of dried flowers will be provided, as well as additional materials and instruction. 
Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
4pm to 6pm
Dungeons and Dragons - Youth Ages
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 4pm to 6pmDungeons and Dragons
Lansingburgh Branch
Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to teens 12-18 years of age. This is a tabletop role playing game event that will include character creation, collaborative storytelling, creative problem solving and SNACKS! If you're new to our DnD g...read more
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Life on Mars
1:00pm
 Life on Mars
Thursday, Jul. 18, 1:00pmLife on Mars
Lansingburgh Branch
Work together to make a human colony on Mars and learn about space travel, current space missions, and our solar system! Presented by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Ages 7-11.
From Stress to Serenity: Ear Seeding Techniques to Reduce Stress
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
From Stress to Serenity: Ear Seeding Techniques to Reduce Stress
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.From Stress to Seren
Main Library
Discover ear seeds and how they can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and balance the mind and body. Join Colleen Conroy for this interactive workshop where you will learn about ear seeds, from what they are to how to apply these non-invasive acupressure stickers. Learn a simple protocol you can us...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Free HIV Testing
11:00 a.m.
 Free HIV Testing
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:00 a.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.
Adult Yoga
11:30am to 12:30pm
 Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 19, 11:30am to 12:30pmAdult Yoga
Lansingburgh Branch
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comf...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
Outreach Committee Meeting
1:00 pm
 Outreach Committee Meeting
Friday, Jul. 19, 1:00 pm
Main Library
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The Whalemobile
10:00am
 The Whalemobile
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00am
Main Library
What’s it like inside of a whale? Explore this giant inflatable and learn about this amazing mammal! Registration Required. Sign up beginning June 20th. Time slots available between 10am and noon. Ages 5 and up. Adults welcome! 
Greta the Reading Dog
11:00am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:00am-12:00pmGreta 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.
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Crafty Adults: Paint and Switch (Lansingburgh)
2-3 PM
Crafty Adults: Paint and Switch (Lansingburgh)
Monday, Jul. 22, 2-3 PMCrafty Adults: Paint
Lansingburgh Branch
Create a unique work of art in a fun environment -- this is NOT a super-serious painting environment, and you don't need to be an artist to participate. Over the course of an hour, using acrylic paints, teams of 2 will paint in 10-minute increments and then "switch" paintings with a te...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
Upcycled Clothing -- Embroidery
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Upcycled Clothing -- Embroidery
Monday, Jul. 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Upcycled Clothing --
Main Library
Add a touch of whimsy to your favorite pieces of clothing! In this class, participants will choose from a variety of woodland patterns (mushrooms, vines, acorns, and berries) and embroider a cute design onto something they already own. Embroidery is also a great way to cover up small holes in your c...read more
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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Tech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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 hel...read more
Fairytale Engineering
1:00pm
 Fairytale Engineering
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:00pm
Main Library
Recreate iconic fairytale buildings using the Engineering Design Process! Presented by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Ages 3-7.
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Teen Anime Club
 Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Jul. 24Teen 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
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
1:30 to 4pm
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 1:30 to 4pmRussell Sage Health
Lansingburgh Branch
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
Building Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
 Building Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 4:00 pm
Main Library
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Art with nature for ages 5-12
10:30am to 11:30am
 Art with nature for ages 5-12
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30am to 11:30amArt with nature for
Lansingburgh Branch
Nature-based arts and crafts projects using materials found in nature. Rich will lead participants through resource finding and art generation. Supplies provided. No registration necessary.
Daisy the Service Dog
11:00 am
 Daisy the Service Dog
Thursday, Jul. 25, 11:00 am
Main Library
Stop by Main and learn all about service dogs with Daisy and her owner Karli White! Ages 5 and up.
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
12pm to 2:30pm
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
Thursday, Jul. 25, 12pm to 2:30pmRussell Sage Health
Lansingburgh Branch
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
Moon Cycle Abundance
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 Moon Cycle Abundance
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Moon Cycle Abundance
Main Library
Get to know your body better through the menstrual hormone cycle for life balance and holistic health with Dr. Madeline and TeaPunk.In this class we will outline basic anatomy and the hormonal fluctuations of a 28 day moon cycle. We aim to provide insight...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Adult Yoga
11:30am to 12:30pm
 Adult Yoga
Friday, Jul. 26, 11:30am to 12:30pmAdult Yoga
Lansingburgh Branch
A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comf...read more

or call 518-235-5310.
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
12pm to 2:30pm
Russell Sage Health Information Fair
Friday, Jul. 26, 12pm to 2:30pmRussell Sage Health
Lansingburgh Branch
Nursing students from Russell Sage will host a health information fair where they will perform blood pressure monitoring, share health information, and do other health screenings. Meant for both adult and pediatric populations. No registration necessary. 
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Greta the Reading Dog
11:00am-12:00pm
 Greta the Reading Dog
Saturday, Jul. 27, 11:00am-12:00pmGreta 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.
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AHHH! I Need Backup: Talking to Youth about Anatomy, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Sex
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
AHHH! I Need Backup: Talking to Youth about Anatomy, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Sex
Monday, Jul. 29, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.AHHH! I Need Backup:
Online (Zoom)
Join the library and Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood for an informational session on how to talk to youth about anatomy, gender, sexual orientation, and sex. We'll debunk myths, discuss reliable information sources, and emphasize caregiver involvement in conversations about sex. Topics will incl...read more

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Tech-Time at Main
10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Tech-Time at Main
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Tech-Time at Main
Main Library
Join reference staff for help with your tech needs! Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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 hel...read more
Great-Grandma Ruth and the Treasure of Adventure Island!
1:00pm
Great-Grandma Ruth and the Treasure of Adventure Island!
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 1:00pm
Main Library
Join us at Main for this fun and unique puppet show presented by Robert Rogers Puppet Company! Ages 4-12.After Great-Grandma Ruth receives a mysterious book and summons from a long lost friend, both she and little Mariana must go on a journey to Adventure Island; where Great-Grandma will reveal her ...read more
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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion
2pm to 3pm
Adult Contemporary Book Discussion
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 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. June book discussion Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout request it here. Short DescriptionLucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husb...read more
   
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