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Teen Guitar Classes

Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Susman Room

Learn to play guitar or improve your style with Jeff Budge, local guitarist and musician. Students in grades 6-12 may bring their own guitar or use one of ours - first come, first serve. No registration required. 

PLEASE NOTE: The time of this program has been changed to 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Comedy Educates: #SocialJustice

Date: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Beck Krefting,  Skidmore professor and former stand-up comic, discusses the role of charged humor in the service of social justice--historically and now--in addition to exploring contemporary writings that use charged humor to educate. This includes Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, which leverages humorous incidents from his life to educate and bridge cultural divides.

This program is inspired by our SaratogaREADS! book selection. Co-sponsored by MLK Saratoga and Saratoga Pride. No registration required.

Beck Krefting is Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies at Skidmore College. She is the author of All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents. Her research explores social and cultural issues surrounding humor whether political correctness, the gendered expectations around who is qualified to solicit laughter, or the kinds of racialized humor allowable in 21st century contexts. She has presented nationally and internationally and is currently researching and publishing on Hannah Gadsby's feminist comedy and writing a book on changes in identity politics impacting the economy of comedy.

Genealogy: Creative Ways to Use Your Findings

Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Computer Lab

Learn to use your genealogy research results in creative ways to pass the information you gathered along to future generations. Suggestions include creating puzzles, books, slideshows with music and voice, and much more. Please register through or online Events Calendar.