Songwriters in the Round: Acoustic Stylings from Three Local Artists

Sunday, January 21st, 2:30 pm
Main Library

In an entrancing afternoon of music, three songwriters will each perform original songs in turn. Performing in the round is an interesting and wonderful way for the audience to get to hear a variety of artistry. The musicians will also be talking about the process of songwriting and the songs themselves. Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted.

About the artists:

  • guitarCosby Gibson and Tom Staudle – “With guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, ukelele and dulcimer, these high-spirited independent artists present heartfelt original acoustic folk and blues.” ~ Folk Times
  • deVer is a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. He has performed with musicians and bands from Albany, New York, to Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. His music spans many genres including rock, folk, jazz, pop, and country, and can also be defined as Alternative Folk.

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A Perfectly Puzzling Week: Drop- in Jigsaw Fun

puzzleThe week of January 21st – 28th
Main Library

Did you know that January is National Jigsaw Puzzle Month? Puzzles are not only a great way to unwind, they have surprising benefits for your brain including improved memory, problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning skills. We will be celebrating by having jigsaw puzzles in the upstairs reading room all week starting January 21st. Drop in anytime to work on some puzzles, whether you complete a whole puzzle or join in just to add couple pieces.

Call for Donations!

If you have an under-loved jigsaw puzzle at home you would like to donate to Library for this event we will gratefully accept your puzzles through January 26th. Large puzzles that can be worked on by a group are especially appreciated!

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Adult Crafting Workshop: Date Night

bon bonsMonday, February 12th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Show your love by making a special homemade treat for your Valentine this year. We will be making all natural, no sugar added coconut date bon bons that can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth without wrecking their new year’s resolutions. Participants will also be creating their own decorative Valentine’s Day box to take home their bon bons in.

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The Underground Railroad of Troy

underground railroad project
February 5th at 6:00pm
Main Library

Please join us for an eye opening night of local history. Special guest speaker Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad History Project will be sharing his exhaustive wealth of knowledge with us, and telling the stories of those who were important to the success of the underground railroad, right here in the capital district we call home.

He will also be debunking common misconceptions many may assume are historical facts, such as houses with secret rooms being an indicator that they were apart of the underground railroad.

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Take a Stand, Troy Initiative

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

Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

take a stand troy

Sexual assault is a very real problem that has recently been dominating headlines. If you’ve been listening and wondering what you can do to change the culture that has ignored this problem for so long, here’s a chance to arm yourself with the knowledge that can help you be part of the cure. Come to this workshop which uses a bystander intervention approach with real-life scenarios and an interactive discussion.

Take a Stand, Troy is a community initiative to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, create an open dialogue, and inspire the community to build a culture in which interpersonal violence is not tolerated.

This initiative is coordinated through the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program (SACVAP), a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners.

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ABC’s of Tea

tea

Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

January is National Hot Tea Month and we will be celebrating with this fun and warming presentation by Barbara Grose of Herbal Turtle Teas.

Did you know that white, green, black, and oolong all come from the same plant?

This is a tea party where you get to sample while you learn:

  • About the history of tea
  • Basic tea making and benefits of tea drinking
  • Characteristics of different types of tea

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