“American Creed” Panel Discussion


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

As a follow up to our screening of the PBS Documentary, American Creed, the library is hosting a panel discussion of some of the topics touched on in the post screening discussion. Members of our local government from both sides of the aisle, as well as leaders from civic, military and nonprofit organizations, will constitute the panel, hoping to bring as many different points of view as possible to the table. Each participant will address the topics discussed in the post-screening event. Questions concerning their views on who gets to define the “American Creed,” what does it mean to be an American, what role does education and economic opportunity play in people’s perception of their own access to the “American Dream,” and how do we begin to make a difference in our own communities to make all members feel engaged and respected. Focusing on how we bring about change in our present climate.

Discussion Panelists: NYS Assemblyman, Jake Ashby, Troy Mayor Pat Madden, Community Activist and Owner of Sunhee’s Jinah Kim, Executive Director of the YWCA-GCR, Daquetta Jones, and Principal of the Annur Islamic School, Dr. Sohaib Chekima.

American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register online.


Local Sierra Club Members talk Climate Change

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Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Monica Grey of the Sierra Club’s Hudson-Mohawk chapter discuss ideas about how we can impact our environment at local levels as outlined in the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse Global Warming.” share information about some of our local initiatives and how they fit into the Drawdown framework. We welcome ideas on collaborative efforts and specific goals that members in our region want to address.

Register online


Medicare 101

Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 am
Main Library

If you’re dreaming of retirement or about to turn 65, it’s time to make sure you know what to do as you become eligible for Medicare. CDPHP will be presenting this informative presentation on Medicare basics including:

  • What is Medicare
  • Different parts of Medicare
  • Medicare enrollment process
  • Costs
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • And more!

For more information or to reserve a seat call (518) 641-3406.


Yoga Classes


Mondays, April 1st to May 20th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

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.


Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind

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Wednesday, May 1st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Every 12 days, 1 million people join LinkedIn. It is your electronic resume, Rolodex and your Club of Professionals. LinkedIn can help you learn about and reach out to clients, partners and employers. You may be saying to yourself, “I have LinkedIn, but I don’t really do much with it.” LI is an enormously powerful tool for establishing your brand, enhancing your visibility, building credibility and managing your career. Having a static and dull profile is not the online reputation you want to project. If you are not levering LI, it’s guaranteed your competition is. This seminar will demonstrate the features of LI and how to use it as your professional Internet image. If you are serious about building your business, you must be serious about LinkedIn.

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.


Ensuring a Complete Count for the 2020 Census

census 2020May 11th, Saturday at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Ensuring a Complete Count for the 2020 Census: The potential role of public libraries

Guest speaker: Terry Kirchner, PhD, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System, Chair WLS Complete Count Committee

This will be the first Census that can be completed online in addition to on paper. It is anticipated that those who already tend to be undercounted will also have difficulty with responding online. How can libraries and their Friends assist?

This is a joint program of the Friends of the Troy Public Library and the Rensselaer County League of Women Voters, The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Troy Library will follow at 3:00 pm.

Please RSVP at friends@thetroylibrary.org.