Employment Opportunity: Library Assistant/Clerk – Circulation

Library Assistant/Clerk – Circulation

Part time, some evenings and weekends. This position includes general clerical and patron assistance tasks. The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the Head of Circulation. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Telephone answering
  • Checking out and clearing library materials
  • Patron registration
  • Managing fine and fee collection
  • Shelving library materials
  • Answering directional inquiries
  • Opening and closing the building
  • Other related duties assigned by the supervisor

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All About the Erie Canal

eriecanal Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm
Main Library

It started here! Learn the role our community played in one of the greatest engineering marvels of all time, changing New York State and expanding immigration and the industrial revolution.

Presented by the Watervliet Historical Society.  Ages 11-14.  Homeschool families welcome!


Browse, Buy and Sell on ebay

Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm
Main Library


Get started buying and selling on eBay. Learn how to make and manage an account, list items for sale, and place your own bids on all kinds of items. Presented by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board and NYSED’s ACCES-VR.  Register online.



Zumba Classes

Tuesdays, May 1st – June 5th at 5:45 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Zumba Fitness classes. Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing. Burn calories and sculpt your body to exciting international rhythms. This class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor.

Register online.


Troy Irish Genealogy Look-Up Day

Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Have you noticed those Ancestry TV ads and wondered about your own family history, but you’re not sure how to get started? Are you curious about what ship your immigrant grandparents came on or when they arrived in the US? Members of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society (TIGS) will be at the library to perform online look-ups to help you out.

You do NOT have to have Irish ancestors! Bring any information you already have along with your questions. We’ll do our best to find the answers, which can sometimes be surprising. It’s fun and it’s free.

This program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 235-5310 to reserve your 30-minute consultation spot.


Americana Gospel & Blues Musical Performance

Friday, April 27th at 6:00 pm
Main Library


Troy Public Library and the Underground Railroad History Project are partnering to bring you this special performance by artists The Heavenly Echoes and JV & The Cutters. Having several members in common, the two groups present two distinct styles of Americana. The Heavenly Echoes perform traditional gospel songs and spirituals with the deep sounds of 60’s Southern soul. JV & The Cutters play “the new urban blues,” fusing rock, funk and jazz to original electric blues. This free performance is a not to be missed opportunity to experience authentic roots music.

Sponsored by Underground Railroad History Project.