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 Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

November 7 - Scenes from Saranac Lake History – 1870 to 1970
                              Neil Surprenant

November 21 - The Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory
                                Seth McGowan

December 5 - Backpacking and Paddling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
                             Scott McKim

December 19 - The Globalization of Goodwill - Creating Connection One Postcard at a Time
                                Liz Defonce

January 9 - ADK Mushrooms Through the Seasons
                         Susan Hopkins

January 23 - From Cabin Fever to Prehistoric Park:30 Years of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Slideshow

                           Mark Kurtz

February 20 - Finding True North – A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks
                              Fran Yardley

March 5 - The Politics of Climate Change
                      Joseph Henderson, Ph D

March 19 - A Season in Shangri-la: a Medical Journey to Bhutan
                       Steve Sonnenberg, MD

April 2 - What Would a Woodpecker Do?
                   Tom Manitta

April 16 - Wild Places and the People Who Protect Them - from the Adirondack Park to Patagonia
                     Tom Butler


Library Luncheon


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

Phone: (518) 891-4190


Hours of Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday  10:00am - 2:00pm


We are closed for the following holidays:

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