Highlighted Events and Programs

The Great American Road Trip

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online

Take control of your vacation. Traveling by car you can design your own itinerary, choosing to go where you please with the most flexibility. Getting off the interstate highways and exploring the USA’s many scenic byways will give you a new perspective on our beautiful country. Whether you have immediate plans or are planning for a future trip, join travel planner Rhona Koretzky for a look at America’s hidden gems. Please register online.

National Poetry Month - Poetry Reading with Denise Duhamel

Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online

April is National Poetry Month and Saratoga Springs Public Library is thrilled to welcome back poet Denise Duhamel for readings from her new and acclaimed book, "Second Story." A question and answer session will follow. Please register online.

Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry is Second Story (Pittsburgh, 2021). Her other titles include Scald; Blowout; Ka-Ching!Two and TwoQueen for a Day: Selected and New Poems; The Star-Spangled Banner; and Kinky. Ms. Duhamel is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Distinguished University Professor in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

Listen to: Poet Richard Blanco discusses Denise Duhamel's poetry on Village Voice podcast

Watch: SSPL Poets Talk Poetry with Denise Duhamel

Learn to Make Fantastic Ethnic Food

Location: Online

Learn to Make Tanzanian Curry: Maharagwe-ya-mnazi: Monday, April 19 | 5 - 6 p.m.

Maharagwe-ya-mnazi is a National dish of Tanzania. It's a Swahili dish which is made from red kidney beans, very simple spices, tomatoes, and coconut milk. In the Kiswahili language, maharagwe is red kidney beans and mnazi is coconut. This vegan one-pot meal is filling and super tasty. Please register online here. 

Learn to Make an Indian Feast: Gujarati Thali: Monday, May 3 | 5 - 6 p.m.

Explore the exotic cuisine of Gujarat, a state in Northwestern India famous for its rich cultural heritage, especially dance (Garba and dandiya raas) and food! Tarla Dalal (One of India’s most well-known cooking teachers) states “Gujarati’s have truly perfected the art of vegetarian cooking. Using a little ingenuity, they have succeeded in transforming the simplest ingredients into mouth-watering delicacies”. In this class, we will teach you the skills to create a typical Gujarati Thali (plate) that is a daily staple in Gujarati homes. A typical Thali consists of roti (bread), dal (lentils), shaak (vegetables), and rice. For this class, we will make Gujarati Toor Dal (pigeon peas), rotis (flat bread) and basmati rice. Please register online here. 

These online programs use the Zoom livestreaming platform. You will need access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access.

Registration with an email is also required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of each program.

Overcoming Picky Eating and Raising Intuitive Eaters

Location: Online

Mariel Baron, a local Registered Dietitian, discusses how to make family meals more peaceful by defining yours and your child's roles at the table and developing strategies to help your child build comfort around new foods. Learn how to navigate handling sweets and how to encourage your child to trust their own body to guide their eating. We are offering two dates for this program:

Thursday, May 13, 8 - 9 p.m. Register online beginning Thursday, April 22.

Thursday, June 10, 8 - 9 p.m. Register online beginning Thursday, May 20.