Author Visit: Chris Bohjalian

Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm
Bush Memorial Center, Russell Sage College

Chris Bohjalian booksLecture * Q & A * Booksigning

CoSponsored by The Troy Public Library and The Sage Colleges Armenian Lecture Series Endowed Fund and Sara C. Chapman Lecture in the Humanities Endowed Fund

New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Bohjalian, is an American novelist and the author of 19 novels, including bestsellers Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. He will speak on his life and work followed by extended time for audience questions. This program is free and open to the public.


Troy Night Out Event: Kate Mullany and the National Significance of a Laundry Workers’ Strike

Friday, March 31st at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Main Library

Troy Laundry

In early 1864, a nineteen-year-old Irish immigrant named Kate Mullany organized the shirt collar laundry workers of Troy, New York, into the nation’s first truly all-female labor union. Their week-long strike yielded them a twenty-five per cent raise and vaulted Mullany to national prominence. Today, the house that she bought for her family is a National Historic Site and the home of the American Labor Studies Center, which helps educate young Americans about the history of labor in the United States. This talk will tell that story. Come join us as we celebrate National Women’s History Month.

Presented by P. Thomas Carroll. P. Thomas Carroll is a graduate of Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania, and former Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway from 1997 to 2013, and the Executive Director of RiverSpark, New York State’s First Heritage Area, from 2002 to 2013, and now the Gateway’s “Senior Scholar.

No registration necessary.



Employment Opportunity: Librarian I

Librarian I (Youth Services)

The Troy Public Library currently has an opening in the Young People’s Services Department for a Librarian I (Youth services).

This is a full time (35 Hr/wk) entry level professional position which will involve some evenings and weekends. This is a provisional appointment. The successful candidate will need to complete a civil service exam when offered.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to children and young adults, including online database searches;
  • Performs collection development by recommending titles for purchase or deletion;
  • Compiles bibliographies
  • Develops and implements library programs for children and young adults;
  • Assists and advises children and their caregivers in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources;
  • Plans and implements outreach activities for children and their caregivers.

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Music Together with Deb Cavanaugh


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

  • Thursday, April 6th at 10:30 am
    Lansingburgh Branch
  • Friday, April 28th at 10:30 am
    Main Library




Introduction to Gnosticism


Tuesdays, March 21st & 28th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Introduction to Gnosticism – How to Stay Balanced in a Divisive Climate
This will be a public lecture with a theme of staying balanced in a divisive climate.
Each lecture will be followed by a brief guided meditation. Presented by Patricia Gallagher.

Register online.


Film Screening: “A Man Called Ove”

Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch


Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.  Register online.

Swedish with English subtitles – 116 Minutes