Are you a lover of romance novels, looking for a fun and quick read? Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Troy Public Library, the Library's collection of series romance novels has been updated. We have a wide selection of recent titles from collections including Harlequin Blaze, Love Inspired, and Harlequin Special Edition, and from from publishers such as Silhouette and Steeple Hill.
Look for these titles under a new sign on a display behind the public desk in the Adult Information area of the Library.
You can never have too much romance in your life!
Join Troy resident, author and sports writer Dan Ewald, for a night of baseball nostalgia at 7 pm, on September 13. Ewald will discuss his books, including his latest work, Sparky and Me, about his friendship with legendary coach Sparky Anderson, as well as the history of baseball, the World Series and why he decided to write.
Ewald will sign books following the event. You will need to bring your own book for signing. Ewald’s works can be purchased at Barnes and Noble Bookstores or through Amazon.com. Register for this program online, or call the Library at 248.524.3542.
Are you an avid reader? Do you love to discuss what you read with family and friends? If so, you might want to join one of the Troy Public Library’s Book Discussion Groups. The groups meet monthly, at different times during the day or week. Whether you read fiction, non-fiction, mystery, or classics, there is a discussion group for you!
The upcoming September Groups are:
Booked for Lunch
Wednesday, September 5, 12:15 pm
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Wednesday, September 5, 7 pm
Rules of Civility by Amor Towle
Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, September 11, 10:15 am
Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James
Dan Ewald’s Book Group
Tuesday, September 11, 7 pm
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Non-Fiction Book Group
Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm
The Varieties of the Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan
All members of the public are invited and welcome to attend.
Travelling, active, or on the go this summer? You can make sure you always have an audiobook with you by checking out the Troy Public Library's Playaway collection -- a fun and exciting new audiobook format that is portable and easy to take anywhere.
Playaways are preloaded digital audiobooks that are roughly the size and weight of a cassette tape (remember those?). They have easy-to-use controls that allow you to fast forward or rewind, and adjust the reading speed and volume. Add your own earbuds or headphones (and occasionally a AAA battery) and you are good to go. Or, with a car adapter, you can listen to Playaways while driving.
Whether you are relaxing poolside, sitting on the beach, grilling, gardening, or traveling, you can enjoy an audiobook without changing disks. For a list of the Playaways that are in the Library collection, click here. There are many fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from. Check our a Playaway today today and enjoy it wherever you go.
Ahhh...summer. Time for some rest and recreation, with iced tea in hand, and a good summer read! This year's theme for Troy Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program is Between the Covers. Registration opens on June 9, with the program running from June 16 through August 17. To participate, register online from home or the Library. If you need help, please ask the Adult Information staff.
Submit a short review of each title you read and you will be eligible for the weekly prize of a $25 Somerset Collection gift card. There will also be a grand finale prize -- an Amazon Kindle, courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Library.
Are you a FourSquare user? if you are one of the first 10 people to register for the Adult or Teen reading program after June 9, and check into the Library using FourSquare, you will win a $5 gift card to TCBY on West Maple in Troy.
Whether you're a mystery, fantasy, sci-fi or nonfiction book lover, have fun reading Between the Covers.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Troy Public Library at the April Barnes & Noble Bookfair. Thank you also to the organizations (including Telly's Greenhouse, the Troy Garden Club, SOCCRA, the Troy High School "Takin' It To the Streets" musicians, the Friends of the Troy Public Library, and the staff of Barnes & Noble Troy) and volunteers who helped make the event possible through their time, efforts, and donations.
A grand total of $2,129.59 was raised for the Troy Public Library from the Bookfair. These funds will enable us to purchase additional eBooks and audio eBooks for you to download, and will help to reduce the waiting time for popular titles.
In other exciting eBook news, the OverDrive eBookmobile will be at the Troy Public Library on June 19 from 12 noon until 6 pm. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has an eReader (or who is thinking about buying one) to try out different devices and learn how to access Troy Public Library's eBook collection. Mark your calendars for June 19!