2018 Library Expedition

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Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, and November. It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Pick up your Expedition map and start your journey of adventure!

Find out more about the Library Expedition (#Library36er).


Guest Speaker: Primo Botanica



Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

We will be hosting a guest speaker from local chocolate producer Primo Botanica. The program will explore the origins of chocolate and how it is made.  Register online.


Family Science Night: Autumn Apples

Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

November’s activity “Autumn Apples” will have children, with the help of their family member(s), make and play with the sensory experience of Apple Oobleck. In addition children can build their own designed structure from apple pieces. All materials provided by the library. Dress for mess!

Child(ren) must be present for the program to receive activity materials.  Registration is required. Registrants must be aged 4-12, accompanied by an adult.  Register online. 


I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

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Sunday, November 18th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Market Block Books
Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Administration Committee Meeting

Friday, November 16th at 11:30 am
Main Library

The Administration Committee will meet at the Main Library.


Social History of Washington Park

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Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm
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 interesting people who lived there. Copies of the book will be available for sale.  Register online.


Library Closed: Thanksgiving



The library will be closing early Wednesday, November 21st at 5:00 pm and closed on Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day.