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.

Visit Our Shops

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 10-1PM and Sundays 1-4PMBook Shop

Located on the lower level of the 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 AV materials, including CD’s and DVD’s.

Most items are priced at $1.00 or less and are hand-selected by our hard-working volunteers to provide you the highest quality materials.

Friends Gift Shop  Monday-Thursday 12-6PM, Saturday 10:30-4PM, and Sunday 1-4PM
Located in the library lobby, across from the Circulation Desk, the Gift Shop has a great selection of unique gift items for adults, teens and children, including:Friends Shop Entrance

  • Jewelry
  • Fashion accessories
  • Greeting cards, stationery and gift bags
  • School and office supplies
  • Toys and games
  • Decorative home decor
  • “Emergency” items like batteries, umbrellas, sewing kits, ear buds and reading glasses

For your convenience, the Friends Shop also carries a limited selection of used books, music CDs and movies on Blu Ray and DVD’s.  Proceeds from both of our shops support all the  programming and various  library enhancements.

Volunteer with us! We always welcome volunteers to help us work in our shops. Shifts are flexible, and the library is a great place for high school students (16 years or older) to earn community service credit. Join us today!