Celebrate Short Story Month with a story collection from the Troy Public Library. We have a large selection in many genres, including romance, mystery, thrillers, classics and more. See some of our new additions.
Summer is here and many of you would you like to listen to books on the road, in the garden, or at the beach on your portable device. You can listen to short story audiobooks on CD while you're in the car. We also have good collection of short stories in downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for outdoor lovers and people on the go.
Whether you read fiction, non-fiction, mystery, or classics, the Troy Library has a book discussion group for you! Read and discuss some of the hottest titles with friends and neighbors. The groups meet at different times during the day or week. No registration necessary. Just read the selected title and join the conversation.
The upcoming May groups are:
Booked for Lunch
Wednesday, May 1, 12:15 pm
Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh
Wednesday, May 1, 7 pm
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, May 14, 10:15 am
Mistress of the Art by Ariana Franklin
Dan Ewald’s Book Group
Tuesday, May 14, 7 pm
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Non-Fiction Book Group
Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm
The First Three Minutes: The Big Bang by Steven Weinberg
Are you looking for a new craft pattern or tutorial? The Troy Library has crafting eBooks always available from Freading for downloading to your ebook reader, smartphone, tablet, or other portable device. You just need to be a Troy resident with a valid Troy Library card.
Short on time, but still want to craft? Try One-Skein Wonder's patterns for knitting and crochet. Check out Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt for felt sewing ideas, or learn how to use your scrap fabric to make cute flowers in the book Bloom.
Stumped by a problem with your work? The Answer Book series has titles available for crochet, knitting, beading, sewing, and quilting. These guides are helpful not only for a experienced crafter, but for those just starting out.
Learn to create custom home accessories that would make any Pinterest user jealous with the Modern Mod Podge guide. Download Generation T: Beyond Fashion for different ways to take a basic t-shirt and make it into something special.
In our ongoing effort to provide a great selection of downloadable eBooks, the Troy Public Library now offers an expanded list of titles from Hachette Book Group through the Library's ebook vendor, OverDrive.
This includes previously-unavailable works from bestselling authors including James Patterson, David Sedaris, Alice Sebold, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Walter Mosley, and Kate Atkinson.
These titles have greatly expanded the Library's eBook catalog. Click here and use your valid Troy Library card to get started today.
Each month, we will send you an email containing the latest knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, and papercraft books available at the Library. From there you will have links to browse our latest collections, read publisher comments, and place a hold on our new items. Be the first of your friends to get inspired!
The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners for fiction and nonfiction were recently announced. Adam Johnson received the Fiction award for The Orphans Master's Son, the story of a young man's journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea. The General Nonfiction winner was Gilbert King, for Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New Era, the story of four black men falsely accused of rape and their defense by a young Thurgood Marshall in Florida, circa 1949.
Tom Reiss captured the Biography award for The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, the true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo and his swashbuckling adventures. Fredrik Logevall took the History prize for Embers of War: the Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, which examines the end of French rule in Vietnam and the beginning of American involvement in the war.