2019 Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election


2019 Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election

Vote Information:

  • Tuesday, September 25th, 12 noon to 8:00 pm
    Main Library and Lansingburgh Branch
  • Absentee Ballot Application (right click and “Save As” to download and print the ballot)
  • 2019 Proposed Budget
  • Public Information Meetings:  
    • Thursday, September 13th – Lansingburgh Branch
    • Monday, September 17th, Main Library
  • Board Candidates: There is still time. Registered voters who are residents of the City of Troy who wish to be considered as candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may contact Paul Hicok, Director for further information.  Candidates must live within the boundaries of the City of Troy and will need 25 signatures from registered voters in the City of Troy before their names can be placed on the ballot. The deadline for returning petitions to the library is August 28th, at 4:00 pm.



Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing

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Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

End your summer on a high note!

You’ve been reading all summer, your tickets have been entered, now come and celebrate the close of our summer reading program! We will be holding drawings for our six prize baskets at the end of the night.  Register online.


Shorts Out Loud!

Thursdays, July 5th – August 16th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

woman speaking to a micFifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a contemporary short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.

  • August 16th: Reader –  Patricia Carley, Music – Sulis Minerva

No registration is necessary. Join us in the courtyard (in the case of inclement weather we will move inside).  This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over.


Poetry Songs and History Songs

Cosby and Tom

Monday, August 20th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

This musical performance features words of famous poets put to original music by Tom Staudle (Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Andy Rooney, a local poet, and more). The History Song series portrays the life of the American Settlers during the Revolution through original songs by Cosby Gibson.

Register online. 


Meditation Group

Wednesdays, July 11th – Aug 29th at 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body?
Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

“Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell
Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.


Adult Summer Reading Raffle

2018 Adult Summer Reading

June 20th – August 21st

Do you have time to read even 1 book this summer? Then you have a chance to win a prize in our summer reading raffle! The rules are simple, you get the chance to enter one raffle ticket for each book you read. Of course the more you read the better your chances are at winning! Participants must be 16 years or older and have a valid library card from an Upper Hudson member library to enter. You can read whatever books you like and, audiobooks and eBooks count! Prizes include gift cards and merchandise from local Troy businesses. Drawing will be held August 21 at the Finale Party. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Enter your raffle ticket:

  • At the Library: Submit a paper ticket at our Main Location or Lansingburgh Branch
  • Online: Don’t have time to visit us? Enter your ticket online.

Please note: Paper tickets and online tickets are counted equally, you may use either method you prefer, and please enter just one ticket per book read.

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