Vote Results

The Troy Public Library District held a special election for the 2015 Budget on Tuesday, September 23rd at the Main Library and at the Lansingburgh Branch. The results of the voting were as follows:

people voting

On the Budget:

  • YES – 301
  • NO – 73

We are pleased and grateful for your support!

Thank you to the Rensselaer County League of Women Voters for conducting this election.



Join Bubba The Reading Retriever

bubba the reading retriever
Main Library

Bubba the Reading dog returns on Saturday,  October 4th, November 8th, and December 6th at 11:00 am.  Children age 5 and up are invited to  build literacy skills while reading a favorite book to him.

Please call 274-7071 to set up an appointment to read a favorite book to him!

Thinking about getting a dog? Help one of Bubba’s friends who are in desperate need of a home…visit – Dogs in Danger and check out the ASPCA.  Also visit Dogs in the Library.

Library Programs


Arts and Craft Series

Join us at the Troy Public Library for a series of Arts and Crafts workshops. The following classes are already scheduled and we will be adding more so be sure to check for an updated list.

  • bibliocraftBibliocrafting:  October 4th at 1:30 pm, Main Library, Register online.  Jessica Pigza, a rare book librarian at New York Public Library, is a huge fan of using library sources to inspire hands-on creative projects. At this workshop, she’ll share projects from her book, Bibliocraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects, and she’ll guide attendees in using vintage letter designs to create one-of-a-kind hand-stitched monogrammed bookmarks.
  • Quilling Workshops: October 8th at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh, Register online.  November 12th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, Register online. Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
  • Felt & PomPom Ornament Making Class:  October 14th and 21st at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh, Register online. Petra Jancovicova from Anchor No. 5 will lead a two-part Felt & Pom Pom Ornament Making Workshop. 

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AARP Driver Safety Class

Thursday, October 9th at 9:30 am
Main Library

steering wheel

This classroom refresher course is especially designed for drivers age 50 and over, and provides participants the opportunity to receive a discount on auto insurance rates. This will be a single 6-hour class, with an hour break for lunch (from 12:30PM – 1:30PM).

The cost is $20 for  AARP members and  $25 for non-members.  Participants must bring a check payable to AARP to the first session.  Seating is limited, so preregistration is required.

Register online.


Library Programs



Queen Mab’s Enchanted City: a Family Friendly Street Faire

queen mabs

Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 am
River Street and First Street

As part of the festivities, we will present a special Pirate Storytime for kids age 4 to 7 at 10:30 am in the Wee Folk Wonderland at  1st and State Streets. Includes a pirate craft!  From 11am  to 12 pm at the Main Library,  Bubba the Enchanted Reading Dog will listen attentively as your child age 5 or older reads a favorite story.  Find the Fairy door and win a prize!
Join us!