Lansingburgh Branch Closed on October 17th to 19th

floor

The Lansingburgh Branch of the library will be closed on Thursday, October 17th to Saturday, October 19th due to floor refinishing.

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Meetings: Board of Trustees, Fundraising Committee

Troy Public Library

Meeting Schedule:

  • Finance Committee – October 15th at 5:15 pm, Main Library
  • Board of Trustees Meeting – October 15th at 5:30 pm, Main Library
  • Fundraising Committee – October 17th at 4:00 pm, Main Library
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Painting and Poetry

paintsTuesday, October 15th, 4:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

If you love the imagery in literature – and think it would be fun to recreate some of it – this class is for you! Local artist Muse en Lystrala will be teaching a literature-rooted art class in which the imagery of a piece of literature will be discussed, and then brought to life using Renaissance and Impressionist methods with acrylic paint as a medium.

Muse en Lystrala is a musician, artist, game developer, and literature enthusiast. She previously instructed a community art class called Dark Arts Paint, and among many other tasks creates music and art assets at her company, Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.

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This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region..

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Brick Builders

lego building

Thursday, October 17th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Children ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to get creative and build anything they can imagine with LOTS of Legos. No registration required. No outside pieces please.

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Yoga Classes

yoga

Wednesdays, October 16 – November 20th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

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.

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Caves and Caverns of New York State

Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

cavern

Bill Cotrofeld will speak about the caves of New York State, how they were formed, early explorers and caving equipment and safety, along with a video presentation.  Bill and two high school friends in Albany, NY became interested in cave exploring (commonly known as “spelunking”), after finding a book in the Albany Public Library titled “UNDERGROUND EMPIRE” by Clay Perry of Pittsfield, Mass. Using the cave information in the book they then turned to the New York State Museum Geology Bulletins for the areas mentioned to try and locate the caves themselves. They found two early NYSM publications that had entire chapters written on the caves in several areas of New York State. Together with USGS topographic maps and the NYS Museum information they were able to locate virtually all of the now famous caves in New York State. Next was a trip to the Army- Navy Store to purchase helmets, carbide lamps, boots, etc. For the next four years Bill and his buddies spent just about every free weekend exploring the caves in the Helderberg Mountains and Schoharie Valley.

In 1956 Bill joined the National Speleological Society (NSS), an International organization composed of people interested in the study of caves (speleology) and exploring caves. Bill received his Life Membership in the NSS at his 50-Year milestone , and is now approaching his 65-Year Membership.

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