Upcycled Crafts: T-Shirt Tote Bags

Monday, June 12th at 6:00pm
Main Library

sewing

Join us at the Troy Public Library for our Build a Better World: Upcycled Crafts.

This is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program at the Main Library. Join us as we upcycle old T-shirts into tote bags. Please be sure to bring an old T-Shirt, all other materials will be provided.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.  For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online.

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Writing Workshop with Amy Halloran

Sunday, June 4th at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 17th at 10:00 am
Main Library
Jounal

Spend an afternoon reading and writing about dramatic moments in Troy’s history. We will consider how change happens, and how Trojans of different eras responded to challenges like slavery, suffrage and poor working conditions. No experience necessary, just bring your curiosity. Reading materials will be available prior to class.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register call the library at 274-7071.

Sunday Class: Register online

Saturday Class: 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.

 

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History Talks on Activism in Troy

The Troy Public Library is hosting a series of three History Talks on activism in Troy this spring. Each lecture will be followed by a writing and drawing session that will allow participants to react to the topic. Participants may attend one, two or all three sessions in the series. Registration for each event is required. No drawing or writing experience is necessary. Our first topic is the Abolition and Suffrage Movement in Troy.

  • Suffrage MovementHistory Lecture: Labor Movement, Monday, June 5th at 6:00 pm, Main Library.  Come find out about the incredible story of Kate Mullany and the other ways that Troy played a role in the U.S. labor movement. Presented by P. Thomas Carroll.
  • Drawing Workshop: Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am, Main Library.  Come and learn how to use the technique of collage as a way to express your reaction to the history of the labor movement and activism in general. Led by Monica Bill-Hughes.
  • Writing Workshops with Amy Halloran, Sunday, June 4th (register online) at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 17th (register online) at 10:00 am.  Spend an afternoon reading and writing about dramatic moments in Troy’s history. We will consider how change happens, and how Trojans of different eras responded to challenges like slavery, suffrage and poor working conditions. No experience necessary, just bring your curiosity. Reading materials will be available prior to class.

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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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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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Presented by Dr. Tom Denham, Careers in Transition

Come to this seminar to learn about current entrepreneurship trends. You will discover how to navigate the 3 Stages of Entrepreneurship, and develop an understanding of the core components of your start-up. We will explore the Dos and Don’ts  to Success and the 10 Survival Strategies to Avoid Failure in the First Year.

Register online.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board and NYSED’s ACCES-VR.

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Upcycled Crafts: Magazine Holders

craft supplies

Monday, June 19th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library for our Build a Better World: Upcycled Crafts.

This is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program at the Main Library. We are taking old magazine holders and turn them into something new and beautiful. All supplies will be provided.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.  For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online.

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