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Library eNewsletter | September 2022


Hard Copy or Digital Program Guide for September & October

SSPL prints limited quantities of our Program Guide, which covers two months of programming at a time. This option is for those who wish to have a physical document highlighting our offerings. If you are comfortable with an online format, we encourage you to help us conserve resources by choosing that option, and visiting our online link to the guide or our Events Calendar at www.sspl.org where you will find these, and other programming, details, and have the ability to register.

It's Tech Tuesday!

Digital Services at SSPL

Do you need reading suggestions? Do you know where to find links to agencies and services in our area? Are you searching for career and job resources? Where can you go for your library's information on Crafting, Finances, or World Languages? Did you know the Saratoga Springs Public Library staff have curated over 93 robust lists full of information to satisfy your curiosity and support lifelong learning? Visit the Research tab at www.sspl.org, and find our LibGuides under "Guides by Librarians" and click the blue link "Recommendations from Our Librarians," lists on just about any topic await.


Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Saratoga History Using Images from the Bolster Collection

The George S. Bolster photographic collection provides historians with 325,000 images that help tell the story of Saratoga Springs. Through a series of specially selected images, local favorite Charlie Kuenzel will tell many stories of Saratoga Springs with facts that are revealed in those images. This program will take place from noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, September 8th either in-person in the H. Dutcher Community Room or Online. Please register online through this link. The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center.


A Photographic Tour of the Pacific Northwest

Join Mo & Jim Coutant, photographers and longtime Adirondack Mountain Club chapter members, for a brief recap of the Pacific Northwest portion of their recent cross-country trip. The couple explored the scenery while trying to avoid the smoke from the wildfires. As most of the country seemed to be in the smoke zone, exploring the coast became the best option. Eventually, Mo and Jim had to head home, and checked off their list a couple of new National Parks along the way. See the great scenery of the National Parks and coastline and learn how the Coutants travelled across the county with no reservations or real plan! Join us from 7 - 8 :30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th in the H. Dutcher Community Room. Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.


They Wore What?

Historical Heroines Kicking @$$ in a Corset

Have you ever wondered how your favorite historical women from book and screen could go about their adventures while wearing all those layers, plus a corset? Weren't they hot? How could they breathe? Librarian and experienced "old-timey-clothes-wearer," Caitlin Sheldon will demonstrate with props and diagrams. Please join her Thursday, September 29th at noon in the H. Dutcher Community Room. Register here.

Kids & Teens Corner

What's New in July for Kids, Teens, & Their Families

Oceans of Possibilities abound this month! Click on the links below to check out these offerings for Kids, Teens, and their Families:


Binders & Water Bottles for Back to School | Sept. 6 - 30 | 3 - 6 p.m. | Grades 7-12

Vinyasa Yoga Flow | Mondays, Sept.12 & 26 |10 - 11 a.m. | Teens & Adults

Luna Visits the Teen Room | Monday, Sept. 12 | 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. | Grades 7-12

Dungeons & Dragons Online | Wednesdays, Sept. 21 & 28 | 6 - 8 p.m.| Grades 6-12

Zentangle for Teens | Tuesday, Sept. 27 |7 - 8 p.m. |Grades 6 -12

The Teen Room is open to students entering grades 7-12 Monday - Thursday, 3 - 6 p.m.

Children & Families

Let's Celebrate Unicorns! | Wednesday, September 7 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Ages 3 - 12

Family Lego Night | Tuesday, Sept. 13 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Ages 5+ with Parent or Caregiver

Library Goes to Town at SPAC School of the Arts | Thursday, Sept.15 | 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Ages 2 - 5 with Parent or Caregiver

Paws4Reading with Keeva | Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22, & 29 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Reading Age

Peace Week Storyteller | Saturday, Sept. 24 | 11a.m. - 12p.m. | Ages 4-10

SSPL Visits the Saratoga Farmers' Market | Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 3 - 6 p.m.| Children of all Ages

Please check our Events Calendar for Story Times, Music & Movement, and Baby Bounce program availability, registration, or to join an existing wait list.

How to Find Out About
Programs at Your Library

Are you participating in programs at your library? View our Events Calendar at www.sspl.org or follow us on your favorite social media platform to stay in the loop!

Facebook: @SaratogaLibrary

Instagram: @SaratogaSpringsLibrary

Twitter: @SaratogaLibrary

TikTok: @SaratogaLibrary

Current Library Hours & Services

The library is open seven days a week and indoor seating is available. Current hours of operation are Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.


Labor Day - Monday, September 5 - LIBRARY CLOSED

Staff Development Day - Friday, September 23 - LIBRARY CLOSED

For a full list of services and additional updates, please visit the Library Announcements section of our homepage at www.sspl.org. Click here for our most recent update.

Watch Us on YouTube!

Over the last 2 1/2 years, our librarians and presenters from a great many Saratoga Springs community organizations have been diligently working to produce online content for our YouTube channel. We're showcasing everything from children's story times, crafts, community conversations with local non-profits, book talks, gardening, travel, local history, art, tech tutorials, and so much more! As we continue with online programming, additional videos are added all the time, so please check out what's currently available and/or subscribe through the link below.

SSPL YouTube Channel

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