Special Program – An Evening with Outlander

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

The Kilgour Scottish Center, 2363 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48083

Outlander is a television drama based on author Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel book series of the same name.  The show premiered on August 9, 2014, and stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married World War II nurse who in 1945 finds herself transported back to the Scotland of 1743, where she encounters the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite risings.

Evening with Outlander will include:

  • Dinner of Shepherd’s Pie or Vegetarian Stir Fry with Rice, salad, rolls, coffee, tea, and shortbread
  • Cash Bar
  • Presentation on living in Scotland during the years 1743 – 1746
  • Outlander Trivia Game
  • Ticket Bag Auction
  • Presentations of Scottish Dancing and Bagpipe Playing

In addition, you will have an opportunity to have your picture taken with a life-size cut out of Jamie Fraser.

Tickets are $20 per person and available online at https://detroitscots.com.

Please designate that you are with the Friends of Troy Public library in drop-down for tickets.

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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: http://mi.evanced.info/suburban/troy/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=31454

Become a member of the Friends and personally greet Colin at a members-only reception before the program.  Join here: https://wpc.friendstpl.org/members/membership-application/

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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.

New Year's Resolutions

If your resolution was to declutter around the house, you can donate any clean and gently used books or media items to the Friends.

https://wpc.friendstpl.org/2017/02/27/have-materials-you-wish-to-donate/

If your resolution was to help out in the community, you can apply to become a Friends volunteer.

https://wpc.friendstpl.org/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.

https://wpc.friendstpl.org/2017/01/01/friends-shop/

If your resolution was to find a good use for a few of those extra bucks from last year’s Bonus or Bull Market, you can join the Friends as a member or simply make a small donation.

https://wpc.friendstpl.org/members/

https://wpc.friendstpl.org/join/donation-form/

Remember, the Friends are an all-volunteer organization and all proceeds are given back to the Troy Public Library for programs and other enhancements.

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

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 !

 

Giving Thanks

The Friends of the Troy Public Library are thankful to all of our Friends, our volunteers, our library patrons, and our customers.  Without the collective group, our work could not be done.

In the last year, the Friends have donated the funding for the programming of the library, the lobby furniture, and other enhancements that benefit the entire library community.

Our lobby Friends Shop is open daily, and our lower-level Book Shop operates every Sat./Sun. that the Library is open.  Visit us soon to see what we have to offer.  Additionally, watch this space for announcements of upcoming holiday events and special shopping experiences!

Thanks for supporting the Friends!

Meet and Greet with Chris Bohjalian

It’s Time for Another Friends of the Troy Public Library

Members Only Event!

Join the Friends for an exclusive Members Only Meet and Greet with Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of over nineteen novels. A master of literary suspense, Mr. Bohjalian weaves stories that explore contemporary social issues and the ways they play out in the lives of ordinary people. His book titles include Midwives, The Night Strangersand his latest, The Sleepwalkers.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with him in a small group setting on the evening of October 17, 2017. Be sure to also pre-register with the Troy Public Library for his 7PM speaking engagement and book signing with the general public.

Not a member? Join us! Please visit our website at http://www.friendstpl.org/members or pick up a membership application from the Friends Shop located across from the circulation desk.

Don’t miss out! You may bring your membership application on the evening of the presentation.