Highlighted Events and Programs

Summer Reading Program 2020

Date: Monday, June 22
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Once again, Saratoga Springs Public Library is proud to participate in the annual New York State Summer Reading program. This year, we invite you to "Imagine Your Story" through a wide range of activities, challenges, programming, and of course... READING! To discover all the ways you can participate, please click on the links below:  

Children: https://www.sspl.org/children/

Teens: https://www.sspl.org/teens/

Adults: https://guides.sspl.org/2020summer


Let's Talk About Race Series

Location: Online

In this series, we will talk about different aspects of race in America.

Part 1: (8/18 & 8/20) Implicit Bias: we will talk about what implicit bias is, how it manifests itself and why it happens

Part 2: (8/25 & 8/27) Institutional and Structural Racism: a look at past and present practices and systems

Part 3: (9/1 & 9/3) Ways to Combat Racism: we will talk about resources, organizations and things you can do in your community to combat racism

Part 4: (9/8 & 9/10) For Your Information: resources about Leaning About Racism in America

To register for any of these sessions, please visit: https://sspl.libcal.com/calendar/programs/?t=d&q=race%20talk&cid=10655&cal=10655&inc=0

Please join us for one or all of the topics in this series. Each program will present information on the associated topic as well as provide time to have a thoughtful discussion.

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.

Leaving Our Fingerprints

Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.

How can you get involved? Please take some time to fill out this form -- and feel free to share with your friends, family members, and neighbors -- the more people participate, the better understanding we’ll have of the impact of COVID-19. Take the short survey.