Library Closed – Independence Day

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The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.



Shorts Out Loud!

Thursdays, July 9th to August 20th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

“Shorts Out Loud!” consists of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.

  • July 9th – Reader: Stanley Hadsell, Musician: George Wilson, Fiddle
  • July 16th – Reader: Debra Zaffuts – “Massinello Pietro” by Ray Bradbury, Musician: Julia Alsarraf, Ukulele
  • July 23rd – Reader: Patricia Carley – “Owl & Mouse” by Alice Hoffman, Musician: Ray Andrews & Bill Simcoe, Charango & Guitar
  • July 30th – Reader: Sandra Rouse – “Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff, Musician: Hilary Schrauf & Eric Everson, Fiddle & Bouzouki
  • August 6th – Reader: Barbara Stubblebine, Musician: Anne Marie Haber &
    Jora Cohen, Violin & Accordion
  • August 13th – Reader: Marggie Skinner, Musician: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Bobby Kendall (New World Jazz)
  • August 20th – Reader: Barbara Wood, Musician: Bobby Kendall, Guitar

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over. Preregistration is not required.



Summer Reading Club 2015


Summer Reading Club 2015
June 28th – August 25th

Be a Hero this summer!

Sign up in person or register online:

Read, record what you’ve read, and bring it back to the library for a chance to win prizes! It’s THAT easy!  Also check out our awesome Summer Programs: (All programs are free. To register please call the Main Library at (518) 274-7071 or the Lansingburgh branch at (518) 235-5310)

  • Heroes of the Mammal World – Using skins, skulls, and other natural artifacts, children will learn about some of the common mammals of our area. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 am, Main Library. Register online.
  • Let’s Drum! – Drumming workshop – Using instruments from around the world spanning numerous cultures and eras, participants from all levels of ability can play in a comfortable and welcoming setting.  All ages. Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 pm, Main Library. Register online. Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 pm, Lansingburgh Branch.  Register online.
  • Storyhour with Ellen Sinopoli – Ellen shares her favorite children’s books about dance and conducts movement exercises related to the stories. For ages 2-5. Wednesday, July 8th at 10:30 am, Main Library.  No registration.
  • Walk Like a Chicken – Creative movement meets science! Children meet a live chicken and learn about her features.  They will also mimic her movements for some creative dancing plus a craft. For ages 3-7. Thursday, July 9 at 2:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch. Register online.
  • Tang Art Museum – Create superhero logos in the style of painter Nicholas Kruschenick, representing the super-qualities that they would like to have, then attach them to wearable flowing capes! For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, July 15 11:30 am, Main Library. Register online. Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 pm, Lansingburgh Branch. Register online.

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Adult Summer Reading Program

June 29th to August 21st, 2015
All Library Locations

By reading books this summer, you could explore new worlds, meet new people, have fun, learn something new and maybe win a prize! For every four books you check out and read this summer, you can enter your name into a prize drawing.

Drawings will be held on Friday mornings from June 29th through August 21st.  Participants must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid library card from the Upper Hudson Library system. Books, ebooks and audio books available through the library count towards your goal.

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Library Board Candidates Needed

check boxThe Troy Public Library is looking for candidates for its Board of Trustees to fill three open positions. Registered voters who are residents of the City of Troy who wish to be considered as candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may contact Paul Hicok, Director, for further information.

Trustees are elected to serve for a three year term. Election of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, September 29th. Candidates must have lived within the boundaries of the City of Troy for one year prior to the election and will need 25 signatures from residents in the City of Troy before their names can be placed on the ballot. The deadline for returning petitions to the library is August 28th at 5:00 pm.

Paul Hicok, Director
100 second Street
Troy, New York 12180