French Film Screening: “Guelwaar”

Saturday, January 21st at 1:00 pm
Main Library


La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2016-17 film series with the screening of “Guelwaar.”

Ousmane Sembene (1923-2007) was the first film director from an African country to achieve international recognition. His film “Guelwaar” is about Africans, by Africans, shot on location in modern Africa. “Guelwaar” is the name of a district leader in Senegal who is dead at the beginning of the film. His family gathers; but then there’s a problem: his body disappears from the morgue. Sembene uses the search for the body to showcase community discussions and how their traditional ways interact with the new forms of government, (sources: IMDb & Roger Ebert, 4/22/94). (1992, 1hr55min, in Wolof and French with English subtitles).

Register online.


Author Visit: Dr. Edward Tick

Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 pm
Main Library

bull warriorDr. Edward Tick, Executive Director and Co-founder of Soldier’s Heart, will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss his books, “The Bull Awakening, Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War and War and The Soul”.

Dr. Tick is an internationally recognized educator and expert on veterans, PTSD, and the psychology of military-related issues. He has conducted trainings, retreats and workshops across the country and overseas. He has lectured and trained staff and worked with wounded warriors at West Point, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Fort Knox, Altus Air Force Base and other Dept. of Defense facilities. The Department of Defense now uses his pioneering work and he was the U.S. Army’s 2012 trainer for its annual Chaplain Sustainment Training in PTSD. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the event.  Register online.


Comic Jam with Ira Marcks

Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 pm
Main Library      

Comic Jam is a drop-­in event led by Ira Marcks. You can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. Fun for artists of  all ages. No previous experience necessary! Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time, it’s up to you.  Register online.


A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It’s about using your imagination with other creative people.  Watch the collaborative process.

We ask that you register only so that we have an idea of how many to expect. The program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 274-7071 or register online.




Bring your Child to the Library Day – Puppet Show

puppet people

Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Celebrate Bring your Child to the Library Day with the Puppet People, presenting The Tortoise and the Hare & Other Stories

For ages 3 and up


Food and Fun!

Tuesday, January 31st at 6:00pm
Main Library

Learn to prepare Delicious healthy snacks with staff from the Honest Weight Food Co-op. Don’t forget your appetite! For Young People Ages 4 and up.

Register online or call 274-7071.


A New You: Tips and Tricks to Make Healthy Eating Easy


Thursdays, January 12th – February 2nd at 12:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Learn these essentials:

  • Cheap and easy seasonal recipes focused on fruits and vegetables
  • Eating healthy on a budget with more fruits and vegetables.

FREE Recipes, Recipe Sampling & Cooking/ Nutrition Items to Take Home From Every Class!

Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of the Capital Region’s Eat Smart New York Program.  Register online.