Archive for April, 2009

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).


Collar City Ramble – Library Tour

collar city ramble

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:45 am
Main Library

Join us for a group tour and learn about the amazing history and architecture of the Troy Public Library with renowned architectural historian, Suzanne Spellen. The tour starts at the RAMBLE Main booth and continues along 2nd street where she will highlight the prominent architecture passed along the way to the library. An interior and exterior history of the building will be the focal point of the building tour. Also, learn about the recently located documentation of the purchase of the priceless Aldus stained glass window from Tiffany.

Find out more about the Collar City Ramble.


Family Science Night: DIY Marble Runs

mablesThursday, September 20th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Family Science Nights are back! Join us for a fun filled night of STEAM engineering. Using cardboard tubes, paper plates, and other supplies, children and their family members will attempt to build and test marble runs. Dress for mess!

Participants must be at least 4 years old to register.  Register online. 


Take a Stand, Troy Initiative

Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

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.

Register online. 


College Connections Workshop: Career Exploration

college students

Wednesday, September 19th at 3:00 pm
Main Library

Still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? Community members are invited to join the Captial District Educational Opportunities Center’s College Connections team for a workshop that can help you explore and learn about different careers and their educational requirements.  Space is limited to 12 spots, so please register by September 14th.

Register online.

Sponsored by Capital District Educational Opportunity Center.



Internet Basics

computer class

Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Get started using the web to get things done. Intro to using a browser, performing a search,
and navigating to pages on the web. Taught by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.  Register online.