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Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, 12 to 4 PM

Curbside service will continue to be available. Patrons may place holds at ncls.org. Pickup will be available during our open hours at the garden entrance in fair weather and outside the Friends’ bookstore in inclement weather.

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Recent Posts

Spiritual Abuse

Continuing our series on crisis resources, here is a collection of materials on spiritual abuse. The descriptions are from the...
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PPL on the Outside: Supporting our Supporters – The ADK Mountain Club’s Laurentian Chapter

Blair led a beginner snowshoe trip at Lampson Falls during February 2021. He has given many a chance to fall...
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Potsdam Summerfest Theatre Series at PPL

Theatre continues to make a home of PPL's Main Reading Room during this year's Potsdam Summer Festival, themed Small Town,...
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Abortion

To begin our series highlighting library resources addressing topics of crisis, we present a collection of books and podcasts on...
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Help Yourself

I hope that when you think about the library, you think about having fun; maybe nostalgic childhood memories of reading...
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Events

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Noon Book Club

Noon Book Club

Aug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 1:30pm+5Sep 14, 12:00pm - Sep 14, 1:30pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 1:30pmNov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 1:30pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 1:30pmJan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 1:30pm

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This month the group will discuss titles discovered by its members during the pandemic.

1 interested
PPL Board of Trustees Meeting

PPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Aug 10, 5:30pm - Aug 10, 7:00pm+4Sep 14, 5:30pm - Sep 14, 7:00pmOct 12, 5:30pm - Oct 12, 7:00pmNov 9, 5:30pm - Nov 9, 7:00pmDec 14, 5:30pm - Dec 14, 7:00pm

Potsdam Public Library2 Park StPotsdam, NY13676 Map

Monthly governance meeting of the library board. Open to the public.

3 interested
Village Writers Guild

Village Writers Guild

Aug 11, 4:00pm - Aug 11, 6:00pm+3Aug 18, 4:00pm - Aug 18, 6:00pmAug 25, 4:00pm - Aug 25, 6:00pmSep 1, 4:00pm - Sep 1, 6:00pm

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Weekly writing workshops hosted by Aubrey Slaterpryce

PPL's Aubrey Slaterpryce will host ongoing workshops structured after the Critical Response Process by Liz Lerman. Members will share their written projects, receive feedback, and engage in various prompts to help start the creative process. Feedback requires no outside work, focusing only on your observations in the moment.
Bring and share your original written work of any kind; poetry, fiction and nonfiction, stage and screenplays, or even a graphic novel you’ve been working on! More information on our blog!
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Mighty River Keepers: Freshwater Mussels

Mighty River Keepers: Freshwater Mussels

Aug 16, 3:00pm

2 Park St,Potsdam,13676,US Map

Come learn about freshwater mussels and what they do in the environment, including history in indigenous culture, invasive species, and more

This free program covers what native freshwater mussels are and what they do in an environment, a short history of how they were used by indigenous people, and invasive mussels and their impact on aquatic ecosystems. There will also be a discussion about the Grasse River project that is being conducted by the Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Museum, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division. Samples of mussels and other educational materials will be passed around.
Lauren Eggleston, Assistant Director
Lauren grew up in the North Country and spent her childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario and the River. Lauren joined Save The River in 2020. She holds an MSc in Structural Geology from the University of Alberta. Lauren found a love for education and environmental advocacy with the National Park System and New York State Parks. Her work at Save The River focuses on teaching and collaborative research.

Chelsea Broughton, Education Coordinator
Chelsea was born and raised in western New York but came north to receive a degree in Pre-Law at SUNY Canton. In 2017, she began working at New York State Parks as an Environmental Educator, where her passion for conservation took off. Since then, Chelsea has been involved with multiple education organizations and worked as a Conservation Steward for the SCA. She joined Save The River in 2021 as an intern and was promoted shortly after.
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