The Friends of the Troy Public Library are holding a Spectacular Summer Book Sale on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am to 4 pm (Members Only Pre-sale, 10 am to 12 pm); and on Sunday, June 30, from 1 pm to 4 pm, in the Library’s Meeting Room.
The sale features a unique collection of high quality books, in like-new condition, generously donated by the estate of long time Troy resident and Library supporter, Mark Solomon. There will be books on all subjects, including: Civil War and U.S. history, Judaica, science fiction, mysteries, sports, cooking, art and much more. For previews of what is available, visit the Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/friendstpl.
The Friends of the Troy Public Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has been promoting and supporting the Library through fundraising and advocacy for over 50 years. Friends’ proceeds fund all programs at the Library, and such special projects as the Youth Tech Farm and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system for the Library’s Meeting Room.
Not a Friends member? Individual Memberships are only $10. Membership forms are available at the Friends Gift Shop in the Library, and will also be available at the sale.
Do not miss this truly unique opportunity to add to your collection and at the same time support the award-winning Troy Public Library.
With Father's Day right around the corner, now is the time to devote a little extra thought to dear old dad. Stop by the Adult Information Department at the Troy Public Library to celebrate dad by revisiting some famous literary fathers. Check out a list of some of literature's most famous dads, including To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, here.
If you are a veteran father looking for humorous accounts of parenting, or a new dad looking for tips, we have an assortment of books about fatherhood. Interested in real-life stories of everything dad? Browse these father-themed biographies here and check one out today!
Almost 80% of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. Nine out of 10 victims do not survive, often because people around them do not begin CPR. You can help change this statistic.
On Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 pm, the Troy Library is sponsoring a Family and Friends CPR/AED training, led by Jay Hernandez, paramedic and an AHA facilitator.
This training is for the layperson who wants to learn CPR but who does not need a CPR course completion card for his or her job. It is ideal for students, parents, grandparents, baby sitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. The training will also cover student athlete cardiac arrest risk and prevention.
Space is limited for this program. Register by clicking on the date above or by calling 248.524.3542. For ages 9 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who also signs up for the class.
You may have read about the Coast2Coast Rx Card in the Oakland Press or heard about it on the news. The Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card that is available to all individuals and families in Oakland County and surrounding areas (even those who have health insurance) with no health restrictions and no paperwork to fill out.
All major pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Oakland County are participating in this program. Cardholders can save up to 75% immediately on brand name and generic drugs, and can benefit from further savings up to 55% annually through other discount programs, including dental, hearing, and vision care; diabetic equipment and supplies; labwork, and imaging tests. It can be used to cover gaps in Medicare Part D coverage, and even covers some pet prescriptions!
Coast2Coast RX cards are available at the Troy Library's Adult Information and Technology Desks, and in the lobby. Or visit Coast2Coast Rx Card, fill out the form online, and print for immediate use.
On May 4, celebrate the wonderful art of comic books on Free Comic Book Day.
The Troy Library's Youth Services Department will be giving away free comic books to the first 100 young patrons who come up to our reference desk to ask for one. Don't forget to take a look at the latest Graphic Novels while here in the library. Those are always free to check out!
Back 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, May 6, from 7:00-8:30 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. Call the Troy Public Library Technology Center at 248.524.3542 for more information.