A Perfectly Puzzling Week: Drop- in Jigsaw Fun

puzzleThe week of January 21st – 28th
Main Library

Did you know that January is National Jigsaw Puzzle Month? Puzzles are not only a great way to unwind, they have surprising benefits for your brain including improved memory, problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning skills. We will be celebrating by having jigsaw puzzles in the upstairs reading room all week starting January 21st. Drop in anytime to work on some puzzles, whether you complete a whole puzzle or join in just to add couple pieces.

Call for Donations!

If you have an under-loved jigsaw puzzle at home you would like to donate to Library for this event we will gratefully accept your puzzles through January 26th. Large puzzles that can be worked on by a group are especially appreciated!

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Take a Stand, Troy Initiative

Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

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Sexual assault is a very real problem that has recently been dominating headlines. If you’ve been listening and wondering what you can do to change the culture that has ignored this problem for so long, here’s a chance to arm yourself with the knowledge that can help you be part of the cure. Come to this workshop which uses a bystander intervention approach with real-life scenarios and an interactive discussion.

Take a Stand, Troy is a community initiative to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, create an open dialogue, and inspire the community to build a culture in which interpersonal violence is not tolerated.

This initiative is coordinated through the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program (SACVAP), a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners.

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Zumba Classes

Tuesdays, January 9th – February 13th at 5:45 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Zumba Fitness classes. Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing. Burn calories and sculpt your body to exciting international rhythms. This class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor.

Register online.

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Yoga Classes

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Mondays, January 8th – February 12th at 5:45 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

Register online.

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Cartooning Workshop with Ira Marcks

Wednesdays, January 10th, 24th, 31st at 5:30 pm – (canceled on the 17th)
Lansingburgh Branch

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Join cartoonist and author Ira Marcks for a crash course in cartooning and illustration. Each week will focus on a different aspect of visual storytelling. Learn the basics of character design by creating expressive faces and action-packed poses, build interesting narratives and develop your storytelling style. A great workshop for beginning artists, advanced cartoonists, and anyone with a good imagination!

Register online.

Ira has been teaching illustration and storytelling for nearly ten years. He has presented his techniques at the National Art Education Convention and shared his experience in a PBS interview from the series ‘A House for Arts.’ He has traveled far and wide to inspire students of all ages and abilities. His classes focus on expressive illustration, character design, and sharing stories.

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.

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Free Legal Clinic

Thursdays at 5:30 -7:00pm
Main Library

The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.

Upcoming schedule for 2018:

  • February 1st
  • April 5th
  • June 7th
  • August 2nd
  • October 4th
  • December 6th

The consultations are free, but call the Legal Project at 435-1770 to make an appointment.

 

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