Food for Fines

December 9th to 15th – Food for Fines Week

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Food for fines. The Troy Public Library will accept 1 non-perishable item per $2 in fines! So if you have $5.20 in fines, bring in 3 items to eliminate your fine. Items cannot be past their expiration date. Maximum amount that can be cleared is $25.

All food items will be donated to Hope 7 and the St. Augustine’s Food Pantry. This will reduce late fines for both branches of the Troy Public Library. Charges from other libraries or for lost, damaged, missing items will not be reduced. Please see a staff member if you have any questions. Don’t have any fines, we will gladly accept donations!


The Great American Read: Exploring books and their Writers through Film

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The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

December: Little Women

January: The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • January 5th at 2:00 pm: Wilde (1997 film, 1 hr, 58 min), register online.
  • January 12th at 2:00 pm: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film adaptation, 1 hr, 50 min), register online.
  • January 26th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger, register online.



2018 Library Expedition

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Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, November, and December. It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Pick up your Expedition map and start your journey of adventure!

Find out more about the Library Expedition (#Library36er).


Temporary Position: Librarian I

The Troy Public Library seeks a part-time, temporary Librarian I to provide adult reference and readers’ advisory services at our Main Library in downtown Troy.  This temporary position will be scheduled for up to 25 hours per week, and may include nights and weekends. This position is to cover maternity leave starting in mid-January 2019 and ending mid-April 2019.

Duties may include: providing reference services, assisting patrons in the use of library materials and technology, answering historical/genealogical research requests, and other tasks as assigned.

Experience working in a public library and familiarity with Sierra ILS is preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume to You may also mail these materials to:

  • Troy Public Library
    Attn: Christine Filippelli
    100 Second Street
    Troy, New York 12180

Preference will be given to applicants who respond by December 27, 2018.


Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, December 18th
Main Library

The meeting of the board of trustees will be at the Main Library.

  • Finance Committee will meet at 5:15 pm
  • Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 pm

Dance Story hour with Ellen Sinopoli

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Wednesday, December 19th at 10:30 am
Main Library

The artistic director of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company will read from her favorite children’s books and conduct movement exercises related to the stories. For children ages 2-5 with an adult.