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  • Beginner Excel 2016

    October 18, 2018 -

    Create a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2016. Learn how to enter and format data, use simple formulas, and create basic charts.

  • Celebrating the Day of the Dead

    October 20, 2018 -

    Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors the lives of family and friends who have passed on. Explore this tradition and learn how to create a unique altar decorated with special items and favorite memorabilia of loved ones.

  • The New Income Tax Law: What Does It Mean for You?

    October 23, 2018 -

    In late 2017 Congress passed the most comprehensive and sweeping changes to our income tax laws since the mid-1980's. Join CPA and Troy resident Tom Hill to learn about these changes and their impact on your tax situation, along with strategies you can implement now to reduce your 2018 tax liability. 

  • YA Book Club: A Spark of White Fire

    October 24, 2018 -

    Join us to eat snacks and chat about this month's pick, A Spark of White Fire, by Sangu Mandanna.  All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome.

  • Crazy for Kaleidoscopes

    October 25, 2018 -

    Learn how a cardboard tube, some reflective paper and a colored disc can bend light into colorful designs. Make your own one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope that will have you seeing crazy colors and shapes.

  • Baby Play

    October 27, 2018 -

    Explore self-paced activities that support brain development, motor skills, and language skills of 0-2 year olds.

  • Teen Murder Mystery Night

    October 27, 2018 -

    A murder mystery night for teens! A body has been found in the Library, and it is clear that something fishy is going on. Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to bring their sleuthing skills and get down to the bottom of this baffling mystery. Registration is required for this after-hours event.

  • Harvest Fun

    October 29, 2018 -

    Celebrate harvest time with crafts, games, and a mini treat-or-treat session. Costumes are encouraged!

  • PBS' Great American Read Wrap Up and Discussion

    October 29, 2018 -

    The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us. It will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. 

  • Student Loans 101

    October 30, 2018 -

    Don't fear your student loans! Come learn about the different types of loans, what to do if you can't pay, and how to pay your loans off faster. Open to teens and adults.

  • Build a Gumdrop Tower

    November 1, 2018 -

    Let’s be an engineer by building a Gumdrop Tower while testing out your ideas on the strength of your creation. How tall can you go and how will your tower be shaped? This program is aimed at children aged 7 – 9.

  • Health Insurance 101

    November 1, 2018 -

    Never had health insurance before? Need help navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace website? Come to the library to learn the ins and outs of signing up for health insurance from an insurance agent. For patrons ages 17-35.

  • Three-Minute Mysteries

    November 3, 2018 -

    Come dressed as a detective and be ready to solve mysteries. There will be a prize for the inspector that can crack the most cases!


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After-hours Chat Service

Sep 6, 2018

Notice something new on the website? We're trying out an after-hours chat service to better serve you after the library is closed. If you try it, be sure to let us know what you think!

Your Design Could be the Next TPL Card!

Aug 29, 2018

Calling all designers, artists, creatives, and library lovers! This September, the Troy Public Library is giving you the opportunity to dust off your artistic skills and put them on full display for our Library Card Design Contest. 

Announcing the Cathy Russ Challenge Grant

Aug 27, 2018

In memory of Roger and Cheryl Russ, and in honor of their belief in the value of public libraries, Library Director Cathy Russ is sponsoring the Cathy Russ Challenge Grant. 

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