I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

market block books

Sunday, November 19th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Market Block Books

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!

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.


Dance Storyhour: A Preschool Movement Class with Ellen Sinopoli

ellen sinopoli

Wednesday, October 25th at 10:30 am
Main Library

The Artistic Director of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, will read from her favorite children’s books about dance and conduct basic movement activities that are related to the stories.  For children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver.


Botanical Drawing with Monica Bill Hughes

Saturdays October 28th, November 4th and 11th at 10:00 am
Main Library

botanical drawing

Fall offers an assortment of colors and unique forms found in fauna: gardens, parks and forests. We will express the complexity of plants, flowers and more by painting their vivid colors and structures in detail. Learn the basics of how to draw from careful observation, capture various textures and details and set up a palette to help you capture a wide variety of colors. Express your own creative take on the botanical subject as you gain additional skills with color and paint application.Students will be given the option of exploring watercolor and colored pencil application to add to incredible colors found in nature to the detailed drawings we will create. Please feel free to bring plants from your own garden if you’d like!

Register online.

This project is made possible with funds from the decentralization program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Author Visit: Mario Farina


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

Local author Mario Farina will be sharing his knowledge of the self-publishing process and his philosophy that everyone should write a book.  He will show how writing books has just become easier due to POD (printing on demand).
Discussion will be followed by Q & A, and he will be giving away a limited amount of his signed books

Mario Farina has worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books.


Halloween Shorts Out Loud

halloween pumpkins

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “A Halloween Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a Halloween short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.

  • Musical Guest: George Wilson
  • Reader: Deb Zaffuts

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over. Preregistration is not required. Please call the library at 274-7071 if you have any questions.



Lego Club


Tuesdays (Nov. 7th and 21st, Dec. 5th and 19th) at 6:00pm
Main Library

We are excited to invite you to Lego Club. Every other Tuesday, children are encouraged to create anything from monsters to houses. We provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination! We will have snacks too, for energy for building.
Ages 5-12. No Registration required.