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.
Are 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.
Attention 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.
Make a difference for a hungry child this summer. Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan invites you to participate in the annual Hunger Free Summer Food Fight to Tackle Childhood Hunger now through August 2.
The Food Fight is a contest to collect food and dollars to help feed hungry children. Gleaners distributes to more than 400 agencies to help area families. Last year the Food Fight raised $40,762 and 12,899 pounds of food for families in need.
Food collection bins are at Troy Public Library, Troy City Hall, the DPW Building, and the Troy Community Center. Only non-perishable food items should be donated.
Monetary donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Charter One Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Epoch Restaurant Group, and others to provide six meals per dollar for children who are at risk of hunger and malnutrition while school is out. Make a secure online donation with your credit card. When you “Checkout” or “Skip, Give Now,” choose City of Troy from the dropdown list. For cash donations, make checks payable to: Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and drop off at the Community Affairs Department in City Hall (2nd floor). All donations are tax deductible.
This annual food drive has enjoyed the tremendous support of Troy residents, and businesses across Oakland County for more than a decade. Make the 2013 Food Fight to Tackle Childhood Hunger the most successful one ever! For more information, visit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice. Although Austen wrote many other favorites, Pride and Prejudice continues to spark the interest fans new and old.
Come to the Adult Information Department of Troy Public Library to check out a display highlighting all things Jane Austen. Are you an Austen fan looking for a classic read? You will find copies of all of Jane's works along with their film interpretations on this display.
Interested in a fresh take on an Austen story? Look for spinoffs in genres ranging from mystery to zombie, including Death Comes to Pemberley and Pride & Prejudice and Zombies. The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy: a Novel is a must for fans of the dreamy Mr. Darcy! Click here to browse these great titles.
For anyone wanting to get fit this summer, but find their budget is the leanest part of their lifestyle, a quick trip to the Troy Public Library for a free pass into MI Big Green Gym is the first step to getting started.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources started the Park & Read program in 2010 as a way to provide free passes to state parks. Now, with support from Blue Cross, the program has been expanded into the Green Gym, to promote outdoor fitness by providing free one-day passes into any state park, state forest campground or pathway, and family-friendly destinations at select community recreation facilities.
A Green Gym pass allows one vehicle into a state park for one day and are valid for seven days from check-out. It can be used for day-use only, not for use at prearranged/ multiple person private gatherings, or overnight camping. The program is available June 1 to October 1.
Stop by the Troy Library for your pass, then head to the Big Green Gym for fun and fitness.