Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Launch Party

2018 Adult Summer Reading

 
Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Do you love books? Do you love summer? Do you love winning prizes? If you answered yes to one of these questions, join us to celebrate the official start of our summer reading program. We will be sharing ice tea and discussing our favorite books to get inspiration for the summer ahead. Come and tell everyone about your personal favorites you’ve read, and be prepared to make a list of soon to be new favorites of your own.

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Adult Summer Reading Craft Session: Sheet Music Roses

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Monday, June 25th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Learn how to make beautiful paper roses from sheet music.

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Troy Night Out Event: Old Time Community Barn Dance

Friday, June 29th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

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Come one, come all for a night music and dance for this special Troy Night Out event! Originally very popular from the mid-18th century through the mid-20th century throughout the United States, the idea of Community Dance is simple — get a group of people together with some musicians and a “caller” to teach and lead the steps, and dance the night away. The emphasis is on building community rather than becoming expert dancers It’s a long standing tradition to bring people of all ages together in an evening of simple joyous dances that anyone of any age can do, whether you have ever danced or not.

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Understanding Shakespeare: “Midsummer’s Night Dream”

Thursdays, May 31st – June 28th at 6:30 pm
Main Library
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This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of Midsummer Night’s Dream will be available at the circulation desk.

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Clark Art Talk

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Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Vicki Saltzman, The Institute’s Director of Communications, will be here to give us an overview of the Clark and their Summer Exhibits; Women Artists in Paris 1850-1900, Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye and The Art of Iron, plus everything else going on at The Clark this summer.

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Zumba Classes

Tuesdays, May 8th – June 12th 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.

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