Highlighted Events and Programs

DIY Holiday Card Kit for Teens

Dates: Monday, Nov 29 9:00 a.m. – Friday, Dec 10 6:00 p.m.

Make your own holiday cards to share with friends and family. Decorative stickers and markers are included in this free kit. Available for pickup in Youth Services from Nov 29th-Dec 10th, while supplies last. This kit is ideal for ages 11-17.

Season's Readings

It's difficult to believe, but 2021 marks our 7th annual Season's Readings list. Once again, our library staff has compiled a list of their favorite books of released this calendar year. Whether you're looking for holiday gift ideas or just a good book to curl up with on a cold winter's night, we've got you covered. Check out our 2021 Season's Readings list through this link

SaratogaREADS! Voting is Open

As we head into the new year, in the interest of involving members of our community in decisions around programming, we are reviving the practice of asking for your votes in the selection of the 2022 SaratogaREADS! selection.

The mission of SaratogaREADS! is to invite all members of the Saratoga Springs community to participate in a shared reading experience, and to take part in conversations and events inspired by our annual reading selections.

This year, we have narrowed down the selections to 5 top choices, and are seeking your vote for the one that you think is the most discuss-able, and has the greatest potential for related programs and events. Please cast your vote by December 31, 2021 here at the library or online through the SaratogaREADS online voting page. You will find all five titles and brief descriptions of each book in both locations. We anticipate an announcement of the final selection shortly after the beginning of the New Year. Thank you for participating in SaratogaREADS!

The Big Mess: Climate Change

Date: Wednesday, January 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Major forces are in play that are endangering the natural world as we know it. At the top of the list are the movement of organisms around the planet, and, the biggest of them all, climate change. Both problems are exacerbated by our relentlessly increasing human population. The speaker, Al Hicks, a retired wildlife biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, spent much of his career dealing with the consequences of the first, especially as it relates to bats,and the disease white nose syndrome, and he will speak about those efforts. He will also discuss the work of researchers that have been raising the alarm about climate change for decades but, thanks to the ceaseless actions of powerful interests, almost nothing has been done. Our window for addressing climate change is rapidly closing, and we cannot depend on the better angels of our elected officials alone to counter the tide, and prevent a dismal future for our children. Whatever good that comes out of the next few years will determine the future of this planet. That good will depend on you.

Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Registration is required. Please register online through this link.