Browse, Buy and Sell on ebay

Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm
Main Library


Get started buying and selling on eBay. Learn how to make and manage an account, list items for sale, and place your own bids on all kinds of items. Presented by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.

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 Investment Board and NYSED’s ACCES-VR.  Register online.



Zumba Classes

Tuesdays, May 1st – June 5th 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.


Americana Gospel & Blues Musical Performance

Friday, April 27th at 6:00 pm
Main Library


Troy Public Library and the Underground Railroad History Project are partnering to bring you this special performance by artists The Heavenly Echoes and JV & The Cutters. Having several members in common, the two groups present two distinct styles of Americana. The Heavenly Echoes perform traditional gospel songs and spirituals with the deep sounds of 60’s Southern soul. JV & The Cutters play “the new urban blues,” fusing rock, funk and jazz to original electric blues. This free performance is a not to be missed opportunity to experience authentic roots music.

Sponsored by Underground Railroad History Project.


Alzheimer’s Education Series

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm
Main Library

  • Alzheimer’s Association LogoApril 17th: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Register online.
  • April 24th: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior:
    Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Register online.
  • May 1st: Recognizing and Coping with Caregiver Stress
    This 60-minute program talking about what causes those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia to experience emotional and physical stress, and how to handle the stress of caregiving effectively. Appropriate audience – anyone who is actively caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or anyone who knows someone who is a caregiver.  Register online.

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association.


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:

  • 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.



The Softer Side of Celtic Music: Songs, Stories, and History

Sunday, April 8th at 2:30 pm
Main Library

jeff snow

Musician Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time. Jeff’s music has been described as “quiet and relaxing,” much of it is but once in a while he breaks out and the foot stomping begins. In this concert Jeff will play the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. Questions and input from the audience are encouraged and become part of the event!

Register online.