The Big 3: Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews


interviewWednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm
Main Library

For any successful job search, you need three critical tools: a solid resume, a tailored cover letter, and exceptional interview skills. This interactive program will teach you how to master all three. You will learn the rules of resume writing, the purpose of a cover letter, and the best approach to the most neglected part of the job search: developing strong interview skills. Pick up tips on how to make yourself that much more competitive in the job market and obtain the edge necessary to get ahead. Register online.

Presented by Dr. Tom Denham, Careers in Transition.

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 Development Board and NYSED’s ACCES-VR.


Music Together with Deb Cavanaugh


Join us for music and movement with instruments and joyful melodies! Ages 2 and up.

  • Friday, April 28th at 10:30 am
    Main Library




History Talks on Activism in Troy

The Troy Public Library is hosting a series of three History Talks on activism in Troy this spring. Each lecture will be followed by a writing and drawing session that will allow participants to react to the topic. Participants may attend one, two or all three sessions in the series. Registration for each event is required. No drawing or writing experience is necessary. Our first topic is the Abolition and Suffrage Movement in Troy.

  • History Talk with Jennifer Burns
    Monday, May 1st at 6:00 pm (Main Library)
    Suffrage Movement
    Abolition and Suffrage: Trojan Activism before 1861. Before 1861, against the backdrop of growing regional division between the American North and South, a handful of Trojan men and women began agitating for emancipation and equal voting rights. Who were these men and women, and what challenges did they face in pursuant of a truly free, and equal, America?  Register online.
  • Drawing Session with Monica Bill-Hughes
    Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am (Rensselaer County Historical Society – 57 2nd St)Using the current exhibit at the Rensselaer County Historical Society, the archives, portraits, and ephemera related to the abolition and suffrage movement in Troy, you will participate in a variety of drawing exercises as a reaction to the collection. Register online.
  • Writing Session with Amy Halloran
    Monday, May 8th at 6:00 pm (Main Library)Using the resources in the Troy Room you will participate in a variety of writing prompts to record your reaction to the abolition and suffrage movement in Troy and activism in general. Register online.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Medieval Party



Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm
Main Library

Join us for a night of medieval garb, armor, crafts, and snacks!
Ages 3 – 10 – Registration is required.

Register online.


Book Discussion Group: Main Library

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Main Library

A monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • booksMay 1st – Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang

Ask for a copy at the desk.


Mind, Body & Spirit – Yoga with Ewa


Wednesdays, April 5th to May 10th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Presented by Troy YMCA, this program is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.  Register online.