Select Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Are you looking to learn a new skill? Do you want to make a homemade gift for the holidays?
Look no further! The library is hosting three nights of art for teens. You will learn how to make canvas art, a still life charcoal drawing, and a textured watercolor painting.
Monday, October 31st at 4:00 pm
Calling all kids…ages 4 and up! Join us for a Halloween Party – games, prizes, fun!
Please call to register or register online.
Friday, October 28th at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
The Troy Public Library will host a panel discussion and demonstration of pre:Sense. Join choreographer Ellen Sinopoli, digital artist David Allen, and composer Maria Zemantauski as they share their creative process for pre:SENSE — an upcoming dance, music, and digital art performance at the intersection of expressive movement and computational interfaces. pre:SENSE is an exploration of the differences between the way technologies see the body, and the way we as human beings see ourselves. The panel discussion will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 and will be immediately followed by a demonstration and audience interaction.
Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm
Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Sandler will be at the library to discuss his book, Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works.
In his book, psychiatrist Steven Sandler explains modern Freudian psychotherapy and how it has evolved over time. To make it more interesting than a textbook on the subject, he has framed it as a series of imaginary conversations with Sigmund Freud in Vienna. The chapters alternate between these meetings in Vienna and the description of actual cases from his psychiatry practice at Albany Medical Center. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Register online.
Led by Djafer Sebkhaoui, Imam of the Masjid Al-Hidaya Muslim community in Troy and the Muslim Chaplain at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this four-session presentation will provide an overview and history of the religion of Islam. Two sessions will be held at the Troy Public Library and two will be at the Al-Hidaya Center in Latham.
- Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 pm – The History of Islam, Main Library
- Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 pm – Islam and Muslims in Modern History, Al-Hidaya Center in Latham
- Monday, November 14th at 6:30 pm – Meet some Muslims, Al-Hidaya Center in Latham