Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election


Library Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election

Board Candidates:

  • Robert S. Doherty
  • Marie Gavazzi
  • Michelle Heyward-Cooper
  • Kersten Lorcher
  • Tiffany Morgan
  • J. Keith Slupski

Candidates’ Biography Information



Employment Opportunity: Library Associate

Library Associate

The Troy Public Library currently has an opening for a Library Associate to work in the children’s room at the Main Library. This position is part time (approximately 24 hours per week) The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the head of the Young People’s Department.

Typical work activities include:

  • Assists patrons in locating materials in the library
  • Plans and conducts story hour and other children’s programs
  • Assists in planning and implementing library exhibits and displays
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks including data entry, answering telephones, and reading shelves.
  • Provides staffing for the children’s room

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors’ degree.
  • Experience: Experience working with children a plus

Work Schedule:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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Tutor Time – Starts September 21st

Saturdays at 10:00 – 3:00 pm (Starting September 21st)
Lansingburgh Branch

tutor time

RPI’s Tutor Time was founded in Fall 2001 by a group of students participating in the America Reads / America Counts Work Study program, a government sponsored program that promotes the “no child left behind” initiative. Its goal is to ensure that each child, grades K-9, receive assistance in basic math and reading skills.

Tutor Time works on an appointment basis at each of its locations. Students are given one hour appointments between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please make your appointment by calling The Tutor Time Hotline: 518-276-3098 or by filling out an application.

To see events at other libraries check out this system wide youth services calendar.



Educational Workshops on Mental Health Topics

Select Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Educational Workshops on Mental Health Topics with Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D

  • September 18th – Social Media: Managing FOMO, pressure to perform, and sticky situations Social media is everywhere these days. Why do we experience a fear of missing out (FOMO)? What drives the pressure to look perfect on social media, and how can we keep it from getting out of control? What is the best way to manage friend requests from your boss, co-workers, or extended family members? This presentation examines the role of social media and how we can navigate it safely, without it taking over our lives. A Q&A session follows.  Register online. 
  • September 25th – Herbs, Oils, and Supplements: What works, what doesn’t, and what science says. Advertisements for seemingly “natural cures” are everywhere. From essential oils to St. Johns Wort to “ionized water,” it seems like something new is being touted as a cheap cure for every problem one can face. But what does the science say? Are popular supplements safe or effective? How can you evaluate evidence? This presentation discusses popular supplements, the science surrounding them, and resources to help you choose wisely. A Q&A session follows.  Register online.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.


Meditation Group

Wednesdays, September 4th – October 30th at 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body?
Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

“Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell.  Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.


Storytime Learn and Play

Storytime Learn and Play – Grow a Reader!
This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children’s learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Main Library: 

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Lansingburgh Branch:

  • Thursdays at 10:30 am