April can be one of the most stressful months of the year: taxes are due, the weather is unpredictable, and that is on top of everything else going on in your life. That is why world-renowned humorist Larry Wilde established April as National Humor Month in 1976: to heighten awareness of the idea that the joy and value of laughter can boost morale, improve health, and increase communication skills.
In honor of this month, the Troy Public Library has a display of books, CDs, movies, and audiobooks in the Adult area of the library, just behind the Reference desk. From satirical novels to jokebooks, stand-up comedy to humorous memoirs, and comedy films to mockumentaries, the Library has a variety of rib-ticklers to delight any sense of humor.
Additionally, Troy residents may click here (Library card log in required) to browse the Library's collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks sure to make you smile. Check it out and have a laugh on us today!
Looking for some cool fun this summer? Mr. Popper's Penguins will be in theatres on June 17. Based on the 1939 Newbery Honor Book, this enduring story is a favorite of all ages. Get ready and read the book before you see the movie. It is available here at the Troy Public Library!
Need more entertainment? Make the library your destination for summer enjoyment and relaxation! The good times are just getting started. The Summer Reading Program begins June 22 and we will have family storytime for all ages on Wednesdays throughout July. Be sure to visit us soon!
Get ready for The Not Bummer Summer by checking out the brand new book based on the movie, available at the Troy Public Library. Still can't get enough Judy Moody? Check out the rest of the books in the Judy Moody series, also available from the Library.
You can have your very own not bummer summer by joining the Troy Public Library Summer Reading Program! Summer Reading will begin on Wednesday, June 22. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Are you planning on watching the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27? If so, you might be trying to correctly pick the winners in each category. The problem is, you may not have seen every movie nominated.
Have no fear. The Troy Public Library has many of the Academy Award nominated films for you to view before Hollywood's big night. Take a look at the list of films. If there are some that you have not seen yet, place a hold and we will notify you when they are ready for pick up.
Now that's entertainment!
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The wait is nearly over for the movie release of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Based on the first three books in the The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky, it promises to be a great adventure. The story centers around a young barn owl named Soren and his friends as they escape from their orphanage and journey to the island of Ga'Hoole.
Fans of the series might also like The Wolves of the Beyond series, also by Kathryn Lasky. In this brand new series, she keeps many of the same story elements but with a fresh set of characters and just as much exitement. All of these books are available now at the Troy Public Library!
Are you looking forward to the new Ramona and Beezus movie? Before you see the movie, check out all the Ramona books at the library! Ramona is a classic character that children have connected with for years because whatever her predicament, Ramona always comes through a little wiser. These well-loved stories are great reading choices for children of all ages. Can't wait to get started? Check out the full-text version of Beezus and Ramona online.