2019 Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election


2019 Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election

Vote Information:

  • Tuesday, September 25th, 12 noon to 8:00 pm
    Main Library and Lansingburgh Branch
  • Absentee Ballot Application (right click and “Save As” to download and print the ballot)
  • 2019 Proposed Budget
  • Public Information Meetings:  
    • Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch
    • Monday, September 17th at 7:00 pm, Main Library
  • Board Candidates: There is still time. 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.  Candidates must live within the boundaries of the City of Troy and will need 25 signatures from registered voters 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 4:00 pm.



Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing

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Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

End your summer on a high note!

You’ve been reading all summer, your tickets have been entered, now come and celebrate the close of our summer reading program! We will be holding drawings for our six prize baskets at the end of the night.  Register online.


Poetry Songs and History Songs

Cosby and Tom

Monday, August 20th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

This musical performance features words of famous poets put to original music by Tom Staudle (Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Andy Rooney, a local poet, and more). The History Song series portrays the life of the American Settlers during the Revolution through original songs by Cosby Gibson.

Register online. 


Informational Discussion On Foster Care

Sunday, September 9th at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

foster careBerkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is presenting an information session on foster parenting. Discussion will focus on the need for foster families and what the community can do to help families and children in need. There will be light refreshments, and a chance to take home a self-care basket.  Register for Sunday at 1:30 pm or register for Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Sponsored by Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth.


College Connections Workshop: Career Exploration

college students

Wednesday, September 19th at 3:00 pm
Main Library

Still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? Community members are invited to join the Captial District Educational Opportunities Center’s College Connections team for a workshop that can help you explore and learn about different careers and their educational requirements.  Space is limited to 12 spots, so please register by September 14th.

Register online.

Sponsored by Capital District Educational Opportunity Center.



Internet Basics

computer class

Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Get started using the web to get things done. Intro to using a browser, performing a search,
and navigating to pages on the web. Taught by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.  Register online.