Adult Summer Reading Program: Build A Better World

June 26th to August 12th, 2017
All Library Locations

adult summer reading

The sun is shining and the Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing! The 2017 theme is Build a Better World. Use your library-issued Summer Passport to transport you around downtown Troy and the world beyond. Complete passport pages by reading, visiting local spots, and participating in other challenges throughout the summer. Prizes will be raffled weekly.

May the odds be in your favor! Pick up your summer passport and participate until Saturday, August 12, 2017 with the last raffle being held on Monday, August 14, 2017.

Prizes will be provided by local businesses. For a full list of providers stop into the library and pick up your passport. Passports will be available at both our Main location and the Lansingburgh Branch.


Tech Help at the Lansingburgh Branch

tech helpThe Lansingburgh Branch will be offering free one-on-one tech help.  These one hour sessions are available by appointment only.

Help will be available for questions about using a computer, email, job applications, other internet inquiries, or help with other electronic devices.  Preregistration is required by calling the library at 235-5310.  Individuals may not register for more than one session at a time.


Adult Coloring Book Creation Workshop

coloring book

Wednesdays, May 31st to June 28th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

This workshop will introduce and teach the participants about the coloring book movement. They will learn the basics from putting the right colors together (basic color theory), drawing basic shapes, icons, lettering and patterns to creating their own finished art piece that can be shared with friends and family. Register online.

This workshop will be led by Joy Ting, illustrator and surface designer. Joy is the author/illustrator of 3 coloring books, including Joyful Designs,  Joyful Inspirations by Peter Pauper Press and Coloring Cute by Scholastic Klutz Books.

Check out the project from the last class:  2016 Class Project

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Book Discussion Group: Lansingburgh Branch

Tuesdays at 6:15 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

A monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • Pile of booksApril 18th – Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
  • May 16th – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • June 20th – Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • July 18th – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Guided Meditation Classes

Wednesdays, June 7th – August 16th from 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries and even have fun! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Led by Ray Reuter from the Empowerment Exchange.

This program is free and open to the public. This is a drop-in class and no registration is needed.