Archive for April, 2009

Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day



The library will be closing early Wednesday, November 21st at 5:00 pm and closed on Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day.


Social History of Washington Park

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Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

Steve Muller, co-author of “Washington Park, Troy, New York: A Social History,” published by the Rensselaer County Historical Society, will review the history of Troy’s most prestigious 19th century neighborhood and relate some of the many stories about the important and interesting people who lived there. Copies of the book will be available for sale.  Register online.


Brick Builders

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Thursday,  November 29th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Join us for a fun filled night of building with LEGOs. All creations will be displayed at the library. All LEGOS are supplied by the library. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home; we don’t want you to lose or confuse your favorite pieces with the library’s.

Registration is not required. Participants must be at least 4 years old. All children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


2018 Library Expedition

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Love to visit libraries? Join the Expedition! Visit as many of the 36 unique libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System as you can during September, October, and November. It’s a self-guided tour; road trip to our libraries as a family and enjoy the journey to our intriguing library destinations. You’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 25, and 36 locations. Visit them all and become a 36er!

Pick up your Expedition map and start your journey of adventure!

Find out more about the Library Expedition (#Library36er).


The Great American Read: Exploring books and their Writers through Film

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The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

November: The Great Gatsby

December: Little Women

  • December 1st at 2:00 pm: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, register online 
  • December 8th at 1:00 pm: Little Women (2018 BBC and Masterpiece theater production, 176 min), register online
  • December 15th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger, register online 

In the Village: A Short Story Reading with Ellen Adler

Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm
Main Library


Having recently moved to Troy from Vermont, Ellen Adler enjoyed a stint reading her own poems and stories on Vermont Public Radio. Now living a mere few blocks away from the Troy Public Library she is enjoying the great vitality of Troy. This will be her second short story reading at the library.

In The Village by Elizabeth Bishop portrays a time in the author’s childhood. it took nearly Bishop’s entire lifetime to reveal the resonance and discord of this tumultuous period. It is a brilliant work which fills the listener with deep compassion, and the force compels one to remain quite nearly on the edge of their seat.

Register online.