Vote Results

The Troy Public Library District held a special election for library trustees and the 2016 Budget on Tuesday, September 29th at the Main Library and at the Lansingburgh Branch. The results of the voting were as follows:

people voting

On the Budget:

  • YES – 334
  • NO – 98

The following three people were elected to the board:

  • Evelyn Katz Greenstein – 274
  • Michael Oliver – 270
  • M. Barbara Urban – 322

We are grateful for your support! 

The library wishes to thank the Rensselaer County League of Women Voters for conducting this election.


Arts and Craft Series

Join us at the Troy Public Library for a series of Arts and Crafts workshops.


  • Drawing Classes with Monica Bill-Hughes, Saturdays, October 17th, 24th & 31st at 9:00 am, Main Library. Register online. Have you ever wanted to try to draw the world around you? Try your hand at some of the basics in drawing. Learn some simple tricks to help you draw perspective and space.  Through slowing down and looking carefully you will gain the ability to sketch and map out objects on a page using basic proportional measurements.  In this workshop, we will draw from still life objects as well as some of the architectural spaces close to the Library. You won’t believe how much you can improve from just a little practice!
  • Pottery Workshop, Tuesday, October 20th and October 27th at 6:00 pm, Main Library. Hand-build a decorative item and then finish it with a beautiful glaze. Bianca Dupuis from the Broken Mold Studio will instruct the class. You must attend BOTH classes to finish the project. Register online.

Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required and class sizes are limited. Please call 235-5310 or 274-7071 to register or online.



Star Wars Reads Day

star wars reads
Saturday,  October 10th at 10:00 am
Main Library
While the Empire would most likely be displeased, Star Wars Reads Day — a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading, is here! We will have trivia, crafts, games, and fun!

Come join us! Ages 4 and up.  Register online.


Game Night at the Library for Adults!!


Wednesdays, October 14th and 28th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Come learn about and play some new games: Tsuro, King of Tokyo, and Fluxx with the experts at Foam Brain. Open to Adults and children 10+ with an adult.

Drop in – No registration necessary



Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 pm
Main Library


You, like everyone, want to be happy and free from suffering. Do you, like most others, look for peace of mind and stable contentment in the wrong places? You will not find enduring contentment in beauty, talent, wealth, fame or prestige. Find out how to deal with worries, anxieties, fears, sad moods, troubling thoughts, difficult memories and physical pain. This class with Martin Lyden will focus on the causes of suffering such as false ideas and a lack of mindfulness, as well as healthy response to suffering.  The goal of the class is to equip attendees with knowledge of what works and what does not work. In this program you will be exposed to knowledge and skills that can enable you to cope more effectively with difficulties. You will be able to learn through teaching, group discussions and activities.

Register online.