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Meal Planning with the Bargain Shopper Mom

Connie Doherty - Posted on

Bargain Shopper Mom logoBack by popular demand, it’s Troy’s own “Bargain Shopper Mom” Melissa Buckles with a Meal Planning class at the Troy Public Library. 

Join Melissa on Monday, February 24 from 7-8:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room to learn how to save time and money by planning your meals in advance. Get practical help to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, and make healthy and delicious meals in a fraction of the time you now spend on meal preparation and planning. You will not only trim your grocery budget, but transform your daily routine and the dreaded "witching hour" (also known as “dinner time”). 

Melissa will teach you beginning and advanced techniques, walking you through the phases of meal planning so that you can come up with a formula that works for you and your family. You will also receive a helpful pamphlet to take home. 

Registration is required for this popular program, sponsored by the Friends of the Troy Public Library. For more information, please call 248.524.3542 during Library hours.

Happy Birthday, Jarrett Krosoczka!

Ann Wright - Posted on

LUnch Lady coverJarrett Krosoczka, author of several picture books and the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, will celebrate a birthday on December 22.

His Lunch Lady series has won two Children's Choice Book Award for The Third and Fourth Grade Book of the Year. Universal Pictures is also considering making a feature film based on the Lunch Lady series with Amy Poehler starring as the Lunch Lady.

Come visit the Troy Public Library and check out the many wonderful books created by this very talented author and illustrator.

Advice for Mothers of Teenage Boys

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Ferocious LoveRaising a teenage boy can be stressful and frustrating for today’s mother. What worked when the boy was younger just doesn’t cut it anymore. Mom’s best efforts often result only in rude, disobedient, sullen and obnoxious behavior.

Come to the Troy Library for this four-part series by psychologist, social worker and teenage boy expert Ted Braude, who will introduce mothers to the understanding and skills needed to bring a halt to the bad behavior and shepherd the boy into healthy young adulthood. 

Join Ted on Mondays, from 6:30-8:30 pm, for the following workshops:

February 10: Knowledge of the Beast and Servant of the Prince
March 10: Queen of the Realm
April 14: Talk Less, Listen More - Expect More, Do Less - Step Back, He'll Follow
May 5: Holding His Feet to the Fire and Turning Your Head

Please plan on attending all four sessionsRegister online for this popular series or call the Technology Desk at 248.524.3542 for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

Remembering Sandy Hook

Sandhya Subhedar - Posted on

Snowflakes fallNo one can ever forget the horrific shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.

Read Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, a tribute to the 20 students and six staff members who died that day. The snowflakes represent the joyous children that we all remember, and hope and renewal.

Drop by the Troy Library to find other books by award-winning illustrator Steven Kellogg and Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan.

Holiday Shopping Tips with the Bargain Shopper Mom

Connie Doherty - Posted on

Melissa BucklesAre you a savvy shopper?

Stretch your holiday budget with tips and tricks from popular blogger and Troy resident Melissa Buckles, the Bargain Shopper Mom on Monday, November 4, from 6:30-8:30 pm. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, Melissa will teach you how to:

  • Save money before you even start shopping
  • Earn free shipping with online shopping strategies
  • Use tips and tricks for shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • Make simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself gifts
  • Bake holiday treats faster and less expensively
  • Save money with holiday meal planning.

Everyone who attends will receive a free Homemade Christmas Gifts eBook with instruction for making wonderful homemade presents. Register online, or call the Technology Desk at 248.524.3542 during Library hours for more information.

Fall Jazz Series

Cassandra Suh - Posted on

an image of a trumpetAttention all music lovers! Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sundays this fall from 1:30-2:30 pm for our exciting Fall Jazz Series with Stu Johnson, jazz historian. Each session will present songs with different locations in their titles and give a brief history of the times through music and pictures.

The second program on Sunday, October 13 is titled A Travelogue in Jazz: The States. This program will feature songs about states across the U.S. from East to West. If you are interested in learning more about the history and culture of various states or simply hearing wonderful jazz celebrating our country, this is the program for you.

Register online for this musical event or call the Library's Technology Desk at 248.524.3542. This program is made possible through the generous support of The Friends of Troy Public Library.

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