Community Conversations


Come and share your vision of the Troy Public Library as we explore the next steps.
You’re invited to join us at one of three Community Conversations:

  • Saturday, May 14th at 2:00 to 4:00 pm: Main Library (parking available in the County Court House lot), Register online.
  • Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 to 8:00 pm:  Lansingburgh Branch Library, Register online.
  • Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Masonic Temple, 39 Brunswick Road, Register online.

All Troy residents welcome. Registration is encouraged.


Change of hours on May 20th for staff training


We will be closed Friday, May 20th, 2016 until 1:00 PM for staff in-service training.

Hours Friday, May 20th

  • Main Library: 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Lansingburgh Branch: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Comic Jam with Ira Marcks

Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm
Main Library      

comic jamComic Jam is a drop-­in event led by Ira Marcks. 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.


A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It’s about using your imagination with other creative people.  Watch the collaborative process.

We ask that you register only so that we have an idea of how many to expect. The program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 274-7071 or register online.




Zumba Classes

Mondays, May 2nd – June 13th at 5:45 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing! Burn calories and sculpt your body exercising to international rhythms. Taught by a certified Zumba instructor from the Troy YMCA.
 or register online

Library Programs


Understanding Shakespeare – “The Taming of the Shrew””


Thursdays, starting April 21st at 6:30 pm
Main Library

This will be a six­-session program on reading Shakespeare’s great comedy play, The Taming of the Shrew. Week one, we will discuss some important keys to reading Shakespeare’s plays and to the specific play under scrutiny. Then in the following five weeks, we will discuss Shakespeare’s great comedy The Taming of the Shrew, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and professor at Siena College will lead this workshop.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or register online.