Highlighted Events and Programs

Summer Reading - "Tails & Tales"

Join us for our Summer Reading Program from June 21st - August 31st. This summer, it's all about "Tails & Tales!" Activities and programming are available to Children, Teens, and Adults. Please visit our Events Calendar for program and registration information. For more information on how you can register for Summer Reading through Beanstack, please visit the links below...




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Animals! Animals! A Show of Stories, Songs, Dancing Like an Alligator and Laughing Like Hyenas

Date: Friday, August 20
Time: 12:00 a.m.
Location: Presbyterian New England Congregational Church Lawn

Mary Jo Maichack is a nationally recognized singer and storyteller who has performed some 4,000 programs from San Francisco to Vienna, Austria, for the National Storytelling Network, and now returning to Saratoga Springs. She loves her audiences to co-create her shows by singing, dancing, and helping to tell the stories with lots of bright energy and laughs. Come, dance the Alligator Stomp!

This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. Adults and families will have fun too! This event will take place on the lawn at the Presbyterian - New England Congregational Church at 22 Circular St. in Saratoga Springs.

Registration is required and limited. Begining at 1 p.m. on July 23, please register online through our Events Calendar here, in the Children's Room, or by calling 518-584-7860.


West African Drum Circle: Community Fun!

Location: Presbyterian New England Congregational Church

Learn to play a djembe drum (and a few traditional world rhythms) while participating in a West African drum circle class led by musicians-in-residency, Chelsie Henderson and Wayne White of Rural Soul Music Studio. A mask or face covering is required for non-vaccinated participants. Registration is required for the 3 practice sessions and an open presentation to be held on Monday, August 2 at 4:30 p.m. This series will be held on the porch of the Nolan House at the Presbytarian New England Congregational Church on Circular Street in good weather, and will proceed rain or shine but will be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather. Drums are available to borrow from the library on a first come, first served basis. If you cannot get to the library to borrow a drum, a drum will be provided for you. No restrooms or water available on site. Parking available on Circular Street, Park Place. Please register online.

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program will meet  4 Mondays, July 12, 19, 15 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. In lieu of class time on Monday, August 2, there will be an open presentation at 4:30 p.m. for all participants to demonstrate their drum circle experience. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend, but practice social distance, and wear a mask or face covering if not vaccinated. The djembe drums acquisition was made possible through a 2020 Library Services Seed Challenge Grant sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Library System.


Dances of India Performance

Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 12:00 a.m.
Location: Online

Join the teaching artists of Ajna Dance Company for their Dances of India workshop to learn about Indian culture through dance and music. You will learn about, and get to try, different styles of dance that come from the diverse country that is India - and after you watch and learn, be ready to get up and dance! Please register online here.

Photo courtesy of Ajna Dance Co.

This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access.

Registration with an email is 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 the program.