Library Closed – Labor Day Weekend


The library will be closed on Saturday, August 30th to Monday, September 1st. 


Summer Reading Finale

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Our Summer Reading program for young people has drawn to a close.  Thank you to the Friends of Troy Public  Library, the ValleyCats, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Brueggar’s Bagels, Taco Bell, Applebee’s and all who helped make our summer events a success.

Reading Club participants who missed the End of Summer Reading Party may still pick up their prizes.


Arts and Craft Series

Join us at the Troy Public Library for a series of Arts and Crafts workshops. The following classes are already scheduled and we will be adding more so be sure to check for an updated list.paper flowers

  • Drawing Basics:  September 6th, 13th, and 20th at 9:30 am, Main Library, Register online.  Have you ever wanted to try to draw the world around you? Try your hand at some of the basics in drawing. Learn some simple tricks to help you draw perspective and space. Through slowing down and looking carefully you will gain the ability to sketch and map out objects on a page. In this workshop, we will draw from still life and even a little of the local architecture.
  • Paper Crafting: September 10th and 17th, Main Library, Register onlineMake playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. In this workshop Petra will walk you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion.
  • Pottery: September 23rd and 30th at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh, Register online.  October 21st and 28th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, Register online. If you enjoy creating objects with your hands you will love this workshop! Our first session will consist of hand-building clay objects for decorative use (vase, plates, etc.). In our second session we will finish our surface by decorating with colorful under-glazes. Come and enjoy all that clay has to offer!
  • Felt & PomPom Ornament Making Class:  October 14th and 21st at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh, Register online.  Petra Jancovicova from Anchor No. 5 will lead a two-part Felt & Pom Pom Ornament Making Workshop.

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Transitioning to Kindergarten: What do parents and children need to know?



Tuesday, September 2nd at 10:00 am
Main Library

Free workshop for children heading to kindergarten this fall and for their parents.
Please call 274-7071 to register or register online.

Sponsored by the Capital District Child Care Council




Katsura Band

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Sunday, September 7th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Join Katsura, an energetic trio of pro musicians from the local community who play a diverse range of rock, alternative, pop and folk, typical set lists include Johnny Cash to 90’s hits. Done with their own flare and emphasis on getting you clapping, stomping or shaking to the beats. You’ll find yourself humming (or outright singing) along with your favorites!

Katsura is comprised of Michelle Martinez (Vocals), Adam Neff (Guitar/Vocals) and Cory Haines (Percussion).  Register online.