Colin Wright to Speak at Troy Community Center

Join the Friends of the Troy Public Library as we present best-selling author, speaker and podcast host, Colin Wright for a special talk on the topic of Living Intentionally.  It’ll be all about how we perceive the world around us, how we behave based on those perceptions, and how to become who we need to be to face the challenges of today and of tomorrow. When:         Tuesday October 2, 2018 Time:          7:00 PM Where:        Troy Community Center; 3179 Livernois Rd. Troy, MI 48083 This is a free event, but you must register in advance: Become a member of the Friends and personally greet Colin at a members-only reception before the program.  Join here:

2018 New Year’s Resolutions

If you made New Year’s Resolutions for 2018, let the Friends of the Troy Public Library help you accomplish them.  We can help you to help us to help the Library. If your resolution was to declutter around the house, you can donate any clean and gently used books or media items to the Friends. If your resolution was to help out in the community, you can apply to become a Friends volunteer. If your resolution was to read more, you can find many interesting used volumes in our Book Shop and Gift Shop.  Remember, most books are priced at $1 or less. If your resolution was to find a good use for a few of those extra bucks from last year’s…

Winter Solstice & Holiday Weekend Schedule

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a book, game or CD from our Book Shop.  Most titles priced at $1 or less. While you’re at it, finish last minute holiday shopping in our Gift Shop. Both Shops are located inside the Troy Public Library Holiday Weekend Schedule: Saturday December 23 – Book Shop (10AM-1PM), Gift Shop (11AM-4PM) Sunday December 24 – Troy Public Library Closed Saturday December 30 – Book Shop (10AM-1PM), Gift Shop (11AM-4PM) Sunday December 31 – Troy Public Library Closed

Special Holiday Shopping Hours on Wednesday December 20

Special hours on Wednesday December 20 for last minute holiday shopping.  The Friends Book Shop will be open 3-7 PM.  Located on the lower level of Troy Public Library, 90% of the inventory is priced at $1 or less (and even some of those will be discounted!).  We’ll be giving away some special prizes to lucky shoppers, too. Our Friends Gift Shop will also be open until 7PM on Wednesday. Enjoy some great deals on used books, recorded media and memorable gifts while supporting the Troy Public Library.  

You’re Invited to the 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Festival on Friday December 8, 2017! Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Troy Public Library

You’re Invited to the 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Festival on Friday December 8, 2017!    Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Troy Public Library

This FREE event returns to the Troy Civic Center Campus with new special features! Start the night at the south entrance of City Hall along West Big Beaver Road for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm. Throughout the evening, move on to the Troy Public Library and Troy Community Center to participate in fun activities for the whole family. Special this year, activities geared for ages 5 and under will take place at the Library and activities for 5 and above will take place at the Community Center. Dress warmly and we’ll see you there !  

Our lower level Book Shop is re-opened!

Our lower level Book Shop is re-opened!

The Friends have been given the “green light” to reopen! We welcome you back! We re-opened August 14, 2021! The Friends operate two unique shops right in the Troy Public Library! Watch this video for a comprehensive overview of our operations from Board Member Lou Wassel (click here!).  Friends Book Shop   Saturdays 10AM-1PM and Sundays 1-4PM Located on the lower level of the Troy Public Library, the Book Shop is open every weekend. You’ll find thousands of items in various categories, from our youngest readers to adult-aged book lovers. Organized by subject, we carry a large variety of fiction in hardcover, trade paperback, and pocket paperback sizes, as well as audio fiction.  Our non-fiction subjects span every interest, and we have a large selection of…

Join Programs and Groups

Join Programs and Groups

The Friends promote and support the Troy Public Library, and we have done so for over fifty years!  That means we provide the funding for the programming and enhancements at the library. Every time you attend a program or presentation for youth or adults, or use materials and enhancements (like the meeting room or lobby furniture!), we’ve provided the funding to make that possible! There is always something going on at the Troy Public Library. Check out the TPL calendar for events and programs; these are planned and executed by the talented and dedicated librarians and staff.  They include the following: Summer reading clubs for youth, teens, and adults Book clubs on a range of topics Computer classes Lap-sits and craft programs in the newly remodeled Youth Services room Author…