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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Friends of the Library Bookseller
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Friends of the Library Bookseller
Saturday, Sep. 8, 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!
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Lansingburgh LEGO League
5:30 pm
 Lansingburgh LEGO League
Monday, Sep. 10, 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, Sep. 11, 3-5 pm
Lansingburgh Branch
For all interested teens, come play video games, have snacks and hang out!
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:15 pm
 Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 5:15 pm
Main Library
The meeting of the board of trustees will be at the Main Library.
Finance Committee will meet at 5:15 pm
Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 pm
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RPI Tutor Time
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 RPI Tutor Time
Saturday, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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!
Introduction to Qigong
10:30 am
 Introduction to Qigong
Saturday, Sep. 22, 10:30 am
(Saturdays, September 15, 22, 29, & October 6, 10:30 am)
Introduction to Qigo
Main Library
QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-healing and reducing stress through breathing techniques, postures and mindful focus. The Troy Public Library will present Diana Wells, certified QiGong teacher, in a series of 4 introduct...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
French Film Screening - Familia
1PM
 French Film Screening - Familia
Saturday, Sep. 22, 1PM
Main Library
Join us as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York kicks off their 2018-19 film series with the screening of “Familia.” This emotionally-charged story of mothers and daughters explores beauty, addiction, and family. It asks the questi...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. 24, 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, Sep. 24, 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.  
Traveler in an Ancient Land: Talk with visiting author Jonathan Donald
6:00pm
Traveler in an Ancient Land: Talk with visiting author Jonathan Donald
Monday, Sep. 24, 6:00pmTraveler in an Ancie
Main Library
Jonathan Donald will be discussing his book, a fictionalized biography Traveler in an Ancient Land about the early 19th century Egyptian explorer Giovanni Belzoni. Belzoni was among the earliest explorers to describe the monuments of ancient Egypt at Luxor, Karnak, Esna, Edfu, Philoe and to explore ...read more
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Day Meeting
11:30
Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club -Day Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 11:30Science Fiction & Fa
Main Library
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an eli...read more
Library Vote
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 Library Vote
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All Locations
Teen Gaming
3-5 pm
 Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 6:00pmScience Fiction & Fa
Main Library
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an eli...read more
Time for Slime
6:00pm
 Time for Slime
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6:00pm
Main Library
Want to make your very own slime? Come to the library and create an oozy, gooey, sparkly slime masterpiece to play with and take home!
Ages 5 - 15. We will provide all materials needed, but please dress for mess! Registration required.
 

or call 518-274-7071.
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Dear Banned Author Letter Writing Campaign
All Day Event
Dear Banned Author Letter Writing Campaign
Wednesday, Sep. 26, All Day EventDear Banned Author L
Main Library
Dear Banned Author is a letter-writing campaign started by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom during Banned Books Week. On September 26 we are encouraging our readers to take part by writing to their favorite banned or challenged authors, sharing what their stor...read more
Family Storytime
10:30am
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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
Bored Games
5:00pm
 Bored Games
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 27, 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. 27, 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, Sep. 27, 6:00pm
Main Library
Brick Builders is back!  Join us Thursday, September 27th at 6:00pm for a fun filled night of building with LEGOs.  This week we will be constructing Marble Runs out of LEGO pieces and testing our creations out.  All creations will be displayed at the library. 
All LEGOS are...read more
Understanding Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
6:30PM
Understanding Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
Thursday, Sep. 27, 6:30PM
Main Library
This will be a five-session program on reading Shakespeare's great tragedy The Merchant of Venice. In each of the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare's play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to hi...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
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Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
1-2 pm
Empowerment Exchange Writers’ Group
Friday, Sep. 28, 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, Sep. 29, 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, Sep. 29, 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!
Introduction to Qigong
10:30 am
 Introduction to Qigong
Saturday, Sep. 29, 10:30 am
(Saturdays, September 15, 22, 29, & October 6, 10:30 am)
Introduction to Qigo
Main Library
QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-healing and reducing stress through breathing techniques, postures and mindful focus. The Troy Public Library will present Diana Wells, certified QiGong teacher, in a series of 4 introduct...read more

or call 518-274-7071.
Non-Library Event: Manabitai Albany - Cliff Morrison
2:30pm-4:30pm
Non-Library Event: Manabitai Albany - Cliff Morrison
Saturday, Sep. 29, 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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