Adult Programs

Budget Vote and Trustee Election 6/19

Time to Vote, trustee election and budget vote June 19th, 12 to 8 pm

Come to the library and vote on June 19, 12 - 8 PM, and bring your friends! One of the most important ways you can support your community is by casting your vote. Please help spread the word!

POTSDAM — Potsdam Public Library officials will be asking library district voters to approve a 2.99% increase in the tax levy, amounting to $16,664. The increase would add three cents per thousand dollars of taxable property value.


Around Town: Community Events of Interest and Where to Find Them

Norwood Brass

By Maggie McKenna, Adult Program Coordinator @ PPL

Potsdam is my home, but it hasn’t always been. I’ve decided to make my way here with my family and personally feel like I’ve found a diamond in the rough in this quirky little place. I grew up near New  York City where one might think there were always far too many events from which to choose. I don’t remember ever being all that busy with community events as a kid, mainly because I don’t think my community was as connected as we are here.


Seed Lending Library

Seed Library


This seed library exists to help people learn to garden and save seeds, and participate in growing and sharing seeds, food, and knowledge.


Peruse our seed book and select up to 5 varieties you'd like to grow. Bring a variety card with you to the front desk and a staff member will give you a packet of seeds.


Check the library's calendar, Facebook page, or email newsletter to find out about classes on gardening, and events like seed and plant swaps.



Reading & Discussion Series: The Serious Side of Food


Reading & Discussion Series: The Serious Side of Food
2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the Village community room

The Potsdam Public Library and GardenShare host a Reading & Discussion series on The Serious Side of Food. This program is made possible by a Humanities NY grant and supported by the Potsdam Food Co-op. The librarywill be working with Maggie Smith, program coordinator (Americorps VISTA) at GardenShare, to read books about the current and past business of food and discuss our local food economy. We will be reading: 


In the Stacks Music Series

In the Stacks Music Series is a new program presented by the Potsdam Public Library and Madstop Records at SUNY Potsdam. These recorded concerts are held in the main reading room of the Potsdam Public Library. Each Sunday concert begins at 4:00 PM is approximately 1 hour long.

February 4 - Jackson Cavalier

March 4 - Jazz with Bill Vitek & Friends

March 25 - Jerod Stephen Doyle

April 15 - Frackenpohl Brass Quintet


After Work Book Club

After Work Book Club logo

The After Work Book Club is a new book club that meets later in the evening, open to all. The club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the main reading room of the Potsdam Public library for about an hour to discuss the month's book. Here's a list of the books we've selected for the next few months:

Click each title for book review link.



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