Local History Lectures: Anti-Rent War of 1839 – 1869

Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm
Main Library


For more than a half-century following the American Revolution, over 10% of the NYS population lived on leasehold property which they could not purchase from members of the landed aristocracy. These owners jealously guarded their rights to perpetual ownership, which traced from Royal land grants, and would allow only rental leases, often on onerous terms, to their farming tenants.

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Special Story Time Event: Kindermusik with Casey


Wednesday, April 30th at 10:30 am
Main Library

A musical Storytime full of fun!
For children up to age 5 with a parent or caregiver.

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.pottery

  • Small Cake Decorating: May 1st at 6:00 pm, Main Library, Register online.
  • Embroidery Workshop: May 8th & 15th at 6:00 pm, Main Library.  Embroidery has been around for centuries, but has recently started to reappear in dozens of handmade crafts including clothing, linens and even on paper goods! In this basic embroidery workshop, learn how to take a simple line drawing and translate it with a needle and thread. Learn a simple stitch pattern and leave with plenty of ideas for your next craft project! Led by Petra from Anchor No. 5 Boutique.  Register online.  
  • Pottery Workshop:  May 6th & 13th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, Register onlineJune 9th & 16th at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch, Register online.  If you enjoy creating objects with your hands you will love this workshop! Our first session will consist of hand building clay objects for everyday use (mugs, bowls, or plates) or a piece of decorative ware.  In our second session we will finish our surface by decorating with colorful underglazes.  Come and enjoy all that clay has to offer! Bianca DuPuis from The Broken Mold will be the instructor. 
  • Candy MakingMay 12th at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch. Our candy making class will include making chocolate dipped treats, molded chocolates and chocolate bark. Decorations will be provided to make your candy extra special! Feel free to bring any of your own candy making ingredients/materials to use in class.  Taught by Becky Kendall from Sweet Sues in Troy, NY. Becky is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  Register online.

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Be Kind to Animals Poster & Essay Contest

kind to animalsMay 4-10 is Be Kind to Animals Week!

Draw a picture or write an essay to show what you can do to prevent animal cruelty and abuse. How can you make a difference for animals in our community or in the world?

Poster & Essay Contest Rules:

  • Contest is open to all children from kindergarten through 8th grade
  • One entry per student either essay or poster
  • Any artistic medium is acceptable (markers, colored pencils, paints, etc). Make it colorful!
  • Essays should be no more than 250 words.
  • Maximum size for posters is 11×14 inches and it should have a semi-firm backing.
  • Entries will be judged on originality, demonstration of the theme, and creativity.
  • Entries will be judged by groups: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8
  • Posters must be labeled on the front lower corner with artist’s name, age/grade.

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Resume Writing Workshop

resume writingCome learn how to use our new WinWay Resume Writing Software to create professional resumes. Please bring your past employment information with you.