Highlighted Events and Programs

Watch Baby chicks Hatching LIVE!

Location: Online

Our chicks are set to begin hatching right around May 7, 2021. Watch here on our LIVE Chick Cam, and don't forget to stop by the Saratoga Springs Public Library Children's Room for a closer look! https://www.sspl.org/children/live_cam/

Bizarre Science with Paul Phillips Tales and Tails

Location: Online

Children in grades 4-7 can join Paul Phillips as he explores scientific Tales and Tails inspired by our upcoming Summer Reading Program in this 4-part series! Topics are:

  • May 4, 2021:  How Whales Lost Their Legs and Gained a Tail: the 40 Million Year Evolution of Whales and Dolphins
  • May 11, 2021:  Comets, Asteroids, and Other Inter-Galactic Visitors Tell a Fascinating Tale of the Universe
  • May 18, 2021:  Extinction: How Life on Earth Has Experienced Five Major Extinctions and Lived To Tell About It
  • May 25, 2021:  More Residents of the Age of Dinosaurs: Mammals, Avian Birds and Archosaurs, Fur, Feathers and Prehensile Tails

Please register online here, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305.

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 to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the schedued start time of the program.

Case Files: The Case of the Missing Books

Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Participate in our first ever immersive mystery story discussion. This new program is our virtual version of a murder mystery dinner party without the dinner. Register for the program, and we provide fictional case files that were written by one of our library employees for you to read and analyze to solve The Case of the Missing Books: The Incident at Pinewood Library. You may view the Case Files LibGuide or pick up hardcopies at the Information Desk in the library. Read through the case files prior to the program then we will discuss the "who, what, where, when and hows" of the mystery. Please register online here to recieve the Zoom link.

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.

Juneteenth: In Conversation

Location: Online

During the month of June, join us in honor of Juneteenth as we read, listen, learn, and discuss topics in Black History in America. Each week we will focus on a historical topic by reading articles, listening to podcasts, or watching videos before meeting to discuss what we've learned. Please register online here

Week 1: The Tulsa Massacre For the June 3 meeting please read "‘Black Wall Street’: The history of the wealthy Black community and the massacre perpetrated there" and listen to the Smithsonian Institute's Sidedoor podcast episode "Confronting the Past."

Week 2: Red Lining For the June 10 meeting please listen to the interview or read the transcript of "A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America" and read "Why the homeownership gap between White and Black Americans is larger today..."

Week 3: The Criminal Justice System For the June 17 meeting please read "The battle for voting rights in the age of mass incarceration" and watch the TED Talk "We Need to Talk About an Injustice"

Week 4: The Black Experience in America For the June 24 meeting please listen to the "This Racism is Killing Me Inside" episode of NPR's Code Switch podcast and read "Walking While Black