Highlighted Events and Programs

March Book Madness 2023

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Adults 18 and up are invited to participate in March Book Madness 2023 with Saratoga Springs Public Library! The idea is simple: Vote for your favorite books! The books advancing to the next round will be posted every Monday during the tournament. The "Book Champion" will be announced Friday, March 31, 2023.

Related LibGuide: SSPL March Book Madness by Jasmine Gage

Books are available in print, ebook and/or audiobook formats through Libby and Hoopla. If you want to place a hold, you may do so online through the library's website, the Libby or Hoopla app, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 210.

The Equal Rights Amendment: A 24-Word Lightning Rod since 1923

Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Women’s suffrage was just one small step toward women’s equality in this country. Despite being more than 51% of the population, American women do not have the same protection as men under the law, leaving them vulnerable to unfair policies and legislation. Since 1923, an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution has been proposed to rectify such inequality but continues to be blocked by opponents in and out of Congress. New York State voters will have the opportunity to vote on a state-level amendment in 2024. Author Patricia Nugent will trace the history of the national ERA effort, discuss the NYS version, and offer suggestions for removing barriers for future generations. Please register online through this link.

This program is inspired by our 2023 SaratogaREADS! Selection: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham.


Mini Job Fair

Date: Thursday, March 30
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Meet representatives from several local businesses who are seeking to grow their work force. Participating recruiters include Captain Community Human Services, Dark Horse Mercantile, ESPEY, Hannaford, Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, Impressions of Saratoga, Integrated Staffing Employment Agency, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, RISE Healthy Housing and Support Services, Saratoga Bridges, Vander Molen Fire, The Wesley Community, WSWHE BOCES, and more. Apply for jobs on the spot. Use the library computing and printing area to work on your resume. All are welcome! Applicants should be prepared with resumes for impromptu interviews or to schedule interviews. Thank you to the New York State Department of Labor, Warren County Career Center, Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives, and Saratoga County Employment and Training for partnering with us! Registration for job seekers is encouraged through our online events calendar or by calling 518-584-7860, option 4 or 5.

Revolutionary Roots: The 1848 Women's Rights Convention

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Online with Zoom

How does a social movement grow? Join a ranger from the Women's Rights National Historical Park to meet the organizers of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention and learn more about the Wesleyan Chapel in which it was held. Discover how Faith, Fortune and Fate combined to ignite a movement. This is an online program that will be held via Zoom. Please register online through this link.

This program is inspired by our 2023 SaratogaREADS! Selection: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham.