• Talk Time: English as a Second Language Conversational Group


    If English is your second language, come to Talk Time to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. This is a weekly event. No registration required, drop in friendly.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.


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Latest News from Adult Information Services

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced on October 10. 

Finalists in the Fiction category are:
  • A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
  • Florida by Lauren Groff
  • Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Finalists in the Nonfiction category are:
  • The Indian World of George Washington by Colin C. Calloway
  • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson
  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
  • The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 in New York.  
Click here for a complete list of nominees in all categories. 
The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced on October 16 in London. Visit the Adult Information Services Department or check the library catalog for award-nominated titles. 

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