Advance Care Planning Process

Wednesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

Explore the Advance Care Planning Process with Patricia A. Spreitzer, a Community Nurse Liaison for the Community Hospice.

retired coupleDecisions about how we would like to live and be cared for, particularly at the end of life, are some of the most personal and the most difficult decisions we may ever have to make. By completing Advance Directives each of us has the unique opportunity not only to identify our wishes for the types of care that we may or may not want to receive, but also to designate an individual to speak for us in the event we are unable to speak for ourselves.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The Advance Care Planning Process
  • Tips on having conversations before the crisis
  • Advance Directives forms: health care proxy, living will and the MOLST
  • Options for Care – Palliative Care and Hospice Care

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online.



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




Teen Art Night: Glow in the Dark Scratch Board Art

student paintingThursday, April 27th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Experiment with scratch boards and take home your own glow in the dark art! Ages 12 – 19.  Registration required. 

Register online.


May the Fourth Party

yoda origami

Thursday, May 4th at 4:00 pm
Main Library

Make an origami Star Wars character, create a Chewbacca bookmark, and enjoy a themed snack. Costumes are strongly encouraged!  Ages 6+

Register online


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.