Shorts Out Loud!

Thursdays, July 11th – August 22nd at 6:30 pm
Main Library

woman speaking to a micFifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a contemporary short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.

  • August 22nd: Reader – Barb Wood, Music – Bobby Kendall

No registration is necessary. Join us in the courtyard (in the case of inclement weather we will move inside).  This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over.

This program is supported by The Friends of The Troy Public Library.


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

  • August 28thBipolar Disorder: What it is, what it isn’t, and current management strategies.  Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder often misunderstood to be simply frequent mood changes. During this informational session, discover the following: The difference between affective reactivity and moods, what causes bipolar disorder, other disorders that mimic bipolar disorder and what we know about the best forms of treatment.  Register online. 
  • September 4th – PTSD & Trauma Disorders: Understanding the trauma spectrum, trauma in popular culture, and how to support loved ones who may be struggling. PTSD is a frequent topic in the news and media. But what is “trauma?” How does it affect our brains, relationships, and behavior? Come learn about the myths and realities of trauma disorders, including the history of PTSD, treatment, and how you can help yourself or loved ones move past major events. A Q&A session follows.  Register online. 
  • September 11th – Depression: Different forms of depression, symptoms beyond feeling sad, new treatments. Did you know that there are multiple types of depression, and that each form tends to respond better to different treatment? How about new treatments outside of medication or psychotherapy? Come deepen your understanding of depression, beyond simply feeling sad. A Q&A session follows. Register online.

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Understanding Shakespeare: “The Comedy of Errors”

Thursdays, September 12th – October 10th at 6:30 pm
Main Library
shakespeareThis will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s comedy The Comedy of Errors. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of  The Comedy of Errors will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the September 12th discussion. Register online.


Free Legal Clinic

Thursdays at 5:30 -7:30 pm
Main Library

The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.

Upcoming schedule for 2019:

  • August 1st
  • October 3rd
  • December 5th

Adult GED and ESOL Classes


Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Questar III will be holding High School Equivalency classes. Call Questar III at 479-6838 for more information or to register.