I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

Sunday, November 20th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm
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Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Market Block Books is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library.  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!


Teen Art Nights

student paintingSelect Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Are you looking to learn a new skill?   Do you want to make a homemade gift for the holidays?

Look no further! The library is hosting three nights of art for teens.  You will learn how to make canvas art, a still life charcoal drawing, and a textured  watercolor painting.


Halloween Party


Monday, October 31st at 4:00 pm
Main Library

Calling all kids…ages 4 and up! Join us for a Halloween Party – games, prizes, fun!
Please call to register or register online.



Troy Night Out Lecture: pre:Sense Panel Discussion and Demonstration

Friday, October 28th at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Main Library

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The Troy Public Library will host a panel discussion and demonstration of pre:Sense. Join choreographer Ellen Sinopoli, digital artist David Allen, and composer Maria Zemantauski as they share their creative process for pre:SENSE — an upcoming dance, music, and digital art performance at the intersection of expressive movement and computational interfaces. pre:SENSE is an exploration of the differences between the way technologies see the body, and the way we as human beings see ourselves. The panel discussion will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 and will be immediately followed by a demonstration and audience interaction.



Author Visit: Dr. Steven Sandler

teaTuesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Sandler will be at the library to discuss his book, Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works.

In his book, psychiatrist Steven Sandler explains modern Freudian psychotherapy and how it has evolved over time. To make it more interesting than a textbook on the subject, he has framed it as a series of imaginary conversations with Sigmund Freud in Vienna.  The chapters alternate between these meetings in Vienna and the description of actual cases from his psychiatry practice at Albany Medical Center. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.  Register online.


The Religion Of Islam 

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Led by Djafer Sebkhaoui, Imam of the Masjid Al-Hidaya Muslim community in Troy and the Muslim Chaplain at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this four-session presentation will provide an overview and history of the religion of Islam. Two sessions will be held at the Troy Public Library and two will be at the Al-Hidaya Center in Latham.

  • Wednesday, October  26th at 6:30 pm – The History of Islam, Main Library
  • Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 pm – Islam and Muslims in Modern History, Al-Hidaya Center in Latham
  • Monday, November 14th at 6:30 pm – Meet some Muslims, Al-Hidaya Center in Latham

Register online.