Puppet Pandemonium


Thursday, April 25th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Join us for an original comic puppet show presented by the Puppet People. Laugh along with their spoof of nursery rhymes, sing along to silly songs and enjoy the antics of the cast of 16 different puppets.

Audience participation encouraged. For ages 3 to 8.
Funded by a grant from Stewart’s Shops.


Girls who Code

Saturdays, Now to May 11th at 11:00 am
Main Library


Like Music? Science? Art? Math?
Create your own: Apps! Video Games! Web pages and more! Girls in grade 3 to 8 are invited for a limited time to learn coding language using SCRATCH.
Drop-in for some or all of the 8 remaining sessions taught by professional instructors Amy Flaherty and Chris Spain from Tech Valley Game Space. Beginners welcome!

Get a raffle ticket each time you attend a session, to win a free book.

Made possible through a grant from the City of Troy


Preschool Family Storytime

Family Storytime – Grow a Reader!
This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children’s learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Main Library: 

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Lansingburgh Branch:

  • Thursdays at 10:30 am




Dance Storyhour


Friday, April 26th at 3:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Choreographer Ellen Sinopoli will read from her favorite picture books about Dance and conduct movement exercises related to the stories.

This is intended for children ages 4-8.




Tutor Time – Lansingburgh Branch

Saturdays at 10:00 – 3:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

tutor time

RPI’s Tutor Time was founded in Fall 2001 by a group of students participating in the America Reads / America Counts Work Study program, a government sponsored program that promotes the “no child left behind” initiative. Its goal is to ensure that each child, grades K-9, receive assistance in basic math and reading skills.

Tutor Time works on an appointment basis at each of its locations. Students are given one hour appointments between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please make your appointment by calling The Tutor Time Hotline: 518-276-3098 or by filling out an application.

To see events at other libraries check out this system wide youth services calendar.



Tween/Teen Art Night


Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
For ages 8 and up. All materials provided and registration is required.
  • April 23rd – Fairy Lanterns
    Illuminate your room with a fairy lantern! Using jars, flameless tealight candles, and fairy silhouettes, we can make enchanting fairy lanterns to decorate our homes and bring a little spring magic indoors. Register online.