Author Talk and Book Signing: Paul Grondahl


These Exalted Acres

Monday, November 17th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

 Times Union reporter Paul Grondahl will speak about his latest book, These Exalted Acres: Unlocking the Secrets of Albany Rural Cemetery The 124-page hardcover book is published by the Times Union with support from the cemetery’s board of trustees and its benefactors. It contains a historical overview, photographs, maps and biographies of 50 fascinating people and historic monuments at Albany Rural cemetery,. Copies of the book will be available for $25.  Register online.



Halloween Shorts Out Loud!

Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

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

Musical Guest:  George Wilson
Reader: Casey Chapman

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



Earth Friends at the Grocery Store

Girl with grocery bag

Monday, October 27th at 4:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

This event will focus on healthy food buying practices.  Children will be introduced to the concept of a Food Co-op.  We will read “Earth Friends at the Grocery Store” by Francine Galko and  “A Trip to the Co-op” by Lisa Ford.  Children will be able to paint their own cloth shopping bag to take home and use for their family shopping.  We will provide a “make your own trail mix” snack.  Ages 6 to 9. Register online.

Sponsored by Honest Weight food Co-op.



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.

  • Pottery: 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!
  • Botanical Watercolors:  October 20th, 27th, and Novemberpottery 3rd at 5:30 pm, Lansingburgh, Register online. Flowers and foliage have been inspiration for artists for hundreds of years. In this Workshop, we will focus on using watercolor to add life to beautiful blooms and lush leaves. Since plants have many different parts, from seeds to roots, you will have the option to draw many different aspects of the plants. We will an add detail with watercolor colored pencils or graphite. Come learn more about your favorite flora through drawing and painting!
  • Decoupage/Collage: Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 pm – Lansingburgh, Register online.  Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 pm – Main Library, Register online. Bring in some of your own materials (photos, ticket stubs, memorabilia, etc) to incorporate into a decoupage/collage. Sarah from Art by Sarah Jane will present this workshop.

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I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

Sunday, November 16th at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Market Block Booksmarket block books

Market Block Books is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library.  Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date).  Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Author Jon Katz will also be at the event signing his new book, Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion. Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.