Library Lunch Series


From November until the end of April, the Saranac Lake Free Library presents a Library Luncheon Series with featured speakers from all walks of life with interesting topics to relate. These informal sessions begin at noon in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room, generally lasting an hour. Bring lunch if you like; desserts and beverages are provided by the Hospitality Committee. The programs are free. All are welcome.

Library Lunch Series 2018 -2019

November 1-

 The Stunning Benefits of Mushrooms for Health and the Environment

 Cheryl Joyce -  Paul Smiths College Faculty

 November 15-

Monarchs and More:  Butterflies of the Adirondacks

Sue Grimm Hanley - former manager of Butterfly House at Paul Smiths VIC

 November 29-

Trees of Saranac Lake: Natives, Non-Natives and the Endangered

Randall Swanson - Paul Smiths College Faculty

 December 13-

 Holiday Music

 January 3-

Healing Anxiety and Stress through Nature Practices

Suzanne Weirich and Helene Gibbens, Adirondack River Walking

 January 17-

Frame Your Story: A Photography Project with Refugee Youth in Istanbul and Berlin

Beatrice Schachenmayr

 January 31- 

 Road Salt, and the Contamination of Adirondack Groundwater

 Dan Kelting - Executive Director of Adirondack Watershed Institute

 February 21-

 Aces and Balloon Busters: The Birth of the Army Air Service in World War I

 Brian O’Connor - North Country Community College Librarian

March 7-

Plastics: A Story of Ocean Pollution

Michael Trumbower - School Programs Coordinator,The Wild Center

March 21-

The Role of Exercise in Maintaining and Improving Health

Lynda Garrand – General Manager, Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center

April 4-

Vigo, and the K-9 Unit of the Saranac Lake Police Department

Travis McDonald – Patrolman and Certified Instructor, SLPD K-9 Unit

April 18-

Today’s Perspectives on Healthy Eating

Carl Bowen – Director of Nutritional Services, Adirondack Health


Library Luncheon


Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190

Hours of Service

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Hours:

September - May: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day