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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

The library will close at 2:00 on Wednesday, November 23rd, and will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th, for Thanksgiving.

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Recent Posts

Grief

Our own experience of grief is as unique as a fingerprint. Most of us have lost or will lose a...
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Village Writers Guild presents . . . 

The Village Writers Guild returns this fall to the Potsdam Public Library. A 12-week series of workshops and discussions that...
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Recent Book Orders

The Bullet That Missed: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA new mystery is afoot in the...
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Introducing Young Adult (YA) Literature for Older Adults

You don't have to be young to read young adult literature. In PPL's new hour-long program, Young Adult (YA) Literature...
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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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Events

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Village Writers Guild

Village Writers Guild

Dec 3, 10:00am - Dec 3, 12:00pm+2Dec 12, 6:00pm - Dec 12, 7:30pmDec 19, 6:00pm - Dec 19, 7:30pm

2 Park St,Potsdam,13676,US Map

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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4 interested
Annual early winter hike/ski/snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park

Annual early winter hike/ski/snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park

Dec 10, 7:00pm

442 Cold Brook Drive,Colton,13625,US Map

Higley Flow nature hike with Dr. Blair Madore, ADK Mountain Club Trail Coordinator and Laurentian Chapter Vice-Chair, Education

Join Dr. Blair Madore as he leads a 2-3-mile romp on the park trails. We’ll hike/ski/snowshoe about 2-3 miles as conditions permit and have a fire and cookout at the lean to. Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs for an all-ages fun event. The mode of transportation will be determined by the weather and the choice of participants. There are skis and snowshoes available at the park if anyone needs to rent.
Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. This is a joint PPL on the Outside event with Laurentian Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club.
To learn more about the Laurentian Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club, and to find other events, contacts, and how to become a member, visit adklaurentian.org/
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25 interested  ·  1 going
Noon Book Club

Noon Book Club

Dec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 1:30pm+1Jan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 1:30pm

Potsdam Public Library2 Park StPotsdam, NY13676 Map

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

2 interested
Beginner Snowshoe at Southville State Forest

Beginner Snowshoe at Southville State Forest

Jan 14, 7:00pm

West Stockholm Southville Road,Potsdam,13676,US Map

Beginner Snowshoe at Southville State Forest with Dr. Blair Madore, ADK Mountain Club Laurentian Chapter Vice-Chair, Eduction.

This is a 2.3 mile snowshoe hike for beginners through a beautiful forest and along the west branch of the St. Regis river.
Be sure to dress warm (no cotton), wear a polypropylene liner (something like Under Armour) and then a lightweight breathable shirt (some sort of poly blend) and then a sweater of wool or fleece and, if you have them, wear waterproof winter boots.
If you don't have equipment, contact us in advance and we should be able to help you. 2.3 miles and little elevation change.
Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. This is a joint PPL on the Outside event with Laurentian Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club.
To learn more about the Laurentian Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club, and to find other events, contacts, and how to become a member, visit adklaurentian.org/
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36 interested