2018 Library Expedition

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Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, and November. It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Pick up your Expedition map and start your journey of adventure!

Find out more about the Library Expedition (#Library36er).


Tween/Teen Art Night

Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
  • suppliesOctober 23rd – Spooky Lanterns
    Using tissue paper, decals, and clear jars, we will make spooky lanterns that can hold a candle! Light up your house on Halloween night! Ages 8-14. Registration is required.  Register online. 



Hand-Illustrated Map Making Workshop


Sundays, October 28th, November 4th at 11th at 1:00 pm
Main Library

Join artist Sarah Gabler of Sarah Jane Art to create your own hand illustrated map of New York State, in this three-part workshop.  Register online.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.



Ghosts And Empties: A Short Story Reading with Ellen Adler

floridaSunday, October 21st at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Having recently moved to Troy from Vermont, Ellen Adler enjoyed a stint reading her own poems and stories on Vermont Public Radio. She is thrilled to live a mere few blocks away from the Troy Public Library and is enjoying the great vitality of Troy.

Ellen will be reading “Ghost and Empties,” the first story in Lauren Groff’s collection of short stories, Florida. It is a striking story that she feels has so much to say and is so full of strange insights, that it only seems right to read it aloud to experience and discuss with others. Ellen invites you to come with open ears, ready to be moved by Groff’s writing.  Register online. 



I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

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Sunday, November 18th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Market Block Books
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.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! 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!


Family Craft Night: 3D Fall Tree Art

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Thursday, November 1st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

November’s activity “3D Fall Tree Art” will have children, with the help of their family member(s), create tree art and sculptures celebrating the Fall season using a variety of craft supplies. All materials provided by the library. Dress for mess!

Child(ren) must be present in the program to receive craft materials.  Registration is required. Registrants must be aged 4-12, accompanied by an adult.  Register online.