Library Closed – Labor Day Weekend

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The library will be closed on September 5th to 7th, 2015.



2015 Library Vote Information


Join us for an informational meeting and an opportunity to meet the candidates:

  • Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 pm at the Main Library
  • Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm at the Lansingburgh Branch

Vote information:


Stories on Stage

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, and 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Main Library

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What happens when a boy discovers his real father is a Greek god and superpowers run in the family?

Explore the worlds of acting, music, and modern dance  in…STORIES on STAGE this Fall.

Students in grades 5 through 8 will each have the opportunity to explore acting, movement,  and  composition through this brief series of workshops, culminating in a final performance for family and friends on October 28th.

Guided by choreographer Ellen Sinopoli, we will  interpret  and perform scenes from the best selling book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With musician Brian Melick we will compose  our own soundtrack (music and sound effects) to accompany  those scenes.

This program is free  but please call the Young People’s Department at (518) 274-7071 to register or register online as space is limited.

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This project is made possible in part through a Community Art$Grant, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region through the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Summer Reading Club 2015

End-of-Summer-Reading-Party-2014Did you miss it?  Reading Club KIDS can still pick up their prizes at the library including free tickets to the Valley Cats Game on Monday, August 31.

Hometown Heroes – Come meet one of Troy’s Police officers. Friday, September 4th at 11:00am, Lansingburgh Branch

We are grateful to the Friends of the Troy Public Library for helping to support our programs.


Arts and Craft Series

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

  • potteryPottery Workshop with Bianca DuPuis, Tuesdays, September 22nd & 29th 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 decorative use (vase, plates, etc.).  In our second session we will finish our surface by decorating with colorful under-glazes.  Come and enjoy all that clay has to offer! You must attend BOTH classes to complete the project.
  • Comic Jam with Ira Marcks, Saturday, October 3rd from 1:00 pm, Main Library. Register online. This is a drop-in event and you can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. Fun for artists of  all ages. No previous experience necessary! Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time, it’s up to you. For more information go to check out Tiger Trap Studio.
  • Drawing Classes with Monica Bill-Hughes, Saturdays, October 10th, 17th & 24th 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!

These workshops are for Teens 16+, adults & seniors. 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.