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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

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Recent Posts

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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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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Events

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Village Writers Guild

Village Writers Guild

Oct 1, 10:00am - Oct 1, 12:00pm+8Oct 10, 6:00pm - Oct 10, 7:30pmOct 24, 6:00pm - Oct 24, 7:30pmNov 5, 10:00am - Nov 5, 12:00pmNov 14, 6:00pm - Nov 14, 7:30pmNov 28, 6:00pm - Nov 28, 7:30pmDec 3, 10:00am - Dec 3, 12:00pmDec 12, 6:00pm - Dec 12, 7:30pmDec 19, 6:00pm - Dec 19, 7:30pm

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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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PPL's Meet the Author Series w/ Sam Miller

PPL's Meet the Author Series w/ Sam Miller

Oct 2, 2:00pm

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PPL welcomes local author Sam Miller, as he talks about his memoir: Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community

It's been almost a year since Sam Miller told all about his life with the Amish and, as the title of his book reveals, the "Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community."
Sam did so in the dark of the night, with nothing but the clothes on his back, while his family slept.
Now Sam's book is a part of Potsdam Public Library's North Country Collection and, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 PM, Sam will also be in the North Country Section of PPL to talk about the book and answer any questions about his time there, his reasons for leaving, and how life has changed for him, now that he lives an "English" lifestyle.
Come listen, ask questions, and learn about our Amish neighbors and the man who has lived among them, left them, and wrote a book about it.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
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Noon Book Club

Noon Book Club

Oct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 1:30pm+3Nov 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.

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PPL Board of Trustees Meeting

PPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 12, 5:30pm - Oct 12, 7:00pm+2Nov 9, 5:30pm - Nov 9, 7:00pmDec 14, 5:30pm - Dec 14, 7:00pm

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

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Financial Wellness w/ Alene: Beginning Your Savings Journey

Financial Wellness w/ Alene: Beginning Your Savings Journey

Oct 26, 2:30pm - Oct 26, 3:30pm

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Key Bank Personal Banker Alene Dishman continues her Key Bank at Work Presentation with a discussion on security through savings.

Holidays are a great time to make your finances a priority. With so many responsibilities and obligations this time of year, it is easy to overextend ourselves and spend the rest of the year recouping just to put ourselves through it all again next holiday season. This discussion will help us prepare for the impending holiday season this year while simultaneously managing finances at your own pace to avoid starting the new year with any regrets or new debts!
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