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Monthly Schedule
December 2015
Announcement of 2015-16 Winning Book
12/01/2015
Visit our website again on December 1st for announcement of the book we will read together in our 12th season of Saratoga Reads!

12th Season Kick off and Appreciation Party!
12/09/2015
Northshire Bookstore 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 PM
Join us for a party celebrating the start of the Saratoga Reads season!

Enter our door prize raffle.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments courtesy of Healthy Living Market & Cafe.
Receive a 10% discount off this year's Saratoga Reads book of choice.

BOOK DISCUSSION of The Boys in the Boat with "Books and Tea"
12/17/2015
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 3:30-5 pm
Join readers at Saratoga Springs Public Library's "Books and Tea" for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Books and Tea is an ongoing reading group that meets each month from September through June. Copies of the book may be obtained in the Reading Group Choices collection or by placing holds on the online public catalog. Stop by at the Information Desk for any assistance. Come on down and join us for good conversations around books! No registration required.

BOOK DISCUSSION of The Boys in the Boat
12/21/2015
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glan Street, Glens Falls, 6:30-8:30 pm
Join the Wednesday Evening Book Group for a discussion of this year's Saratoga Reads book.

This book group is for anyone who loves reading, talking about books, discovering great authors, or meeting new people, the library offers two monthly book groups. These groups is known for lively, informal discussions, where opinions and laughter are shared in equal measure.

All readers are welcome to attend and new members are greatly encouraged!

Crandall Public Library (Phone) 518.792.6508

January 2016
Film and Discussion: A Hero for Daisy
01/16/2016
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 1:30 pm
A Hero for Daisy is an inspiring film about the courage and determination of two-time Olympic rower Chris Ernst. In 1976 Chris galvanized her Yale rowing team to protest Yale's inadequate and second-class facilities for female athletes. Nineteen athletes stormed the athletic directors office and stripped, exposing the phrase "Title IX" in blue marker on their backs. The story, picked up by The New York Times, created immediate awareness of Title IX across the country.

The Saratoga Reads Capstone event on April 12th will feature fellow Olympian Ginny Gilder who was a freshman rower at Yale and participant in this famous 1976 protest. Gilder then went on to write her book Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX which nicely compliments our community reads book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Special guests participating who can offer their rowing insights will include Eric Catalano, Saratoga Rowing Association Executive Director and Kristi Wagner, Yale alumna who raced on the US under23 world championships team and has done a lot with film and sport and knows this movie well.

Light refreshments will be served.

February 2016
JUNIOR DISCUSSION-Part I: Young Reader's Adaptation of The Boys in the Boat
02/04/2016
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 6:30-8 pm
Readers in GR 4-6 are invited to sign up for this two-part discussion series featuring the Young Reader's Adaptation of The Boys in the Boat.

Sign up is required for this event and students are asked to participate in both Part I and Part II of the series. Sign up by emailing saratogareadsjr@gmail.com

The series is lead by Dr. Catherine Golden of Skidmore College and student mentors from Skidmore and Saratoga Springs High School. Part I on February 4 will feature small group discussions. Part II on February 11 will feature Q & A and a special guest.

Each participant who is part of the Saratoga Springs School District will be given a copy of the book to read and keep. Out of district students will be given a copy of the book to read and keep as numbers allow.

JUNIOR DISCUSSION-Part II: Young Reader's Adaptation of The Boys in the Boat
02/11/2016
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 6:30-8 pm
Readers in GR 4-6 are invited to sign up for this two-part discussion series featuring the Young Reader's Adaptation of The Boys in the Boat.

Sign up is required for this event and students are asked to participate in both Part I and Part II of the series. Sign up by emailing saratogareadsjr@gmail.com

The series is lead by Dr. Catherine Golden of Skidmore College and student mentors from Skidmore and Saratoga Springs High School. Part I on February 4 will feature small group discussions. Part II on February 11 will feature Q & A and a special guest.

Each participant who is part of the Saratoga Springs School District will be given a copy of the book to read and keep. Out of district students will be given a copy of the book to read and keep as numbers allow.

Winter Break family art event at The Tang
02/17/2016
Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, 10:30-Noon.
Join Tang Museum staff for an art project inspired by The Boys in the Boat.

Coordinated by Ginger Ertz Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs 518-580-5538 gertz@skidmore.edu

JUNIOR DISCUSSION for Saratoga Rowing Association coaches and rowers
02/24/2016
Skidmore College Dining Hall Conference Room, 7-8:30 PM
SRA mod and freshmen rowers and all coaches are invited to this discussion of the Young Readers' Adaptation of The Boys in the Boat. This discussion and activities will be lead by Skidmore College Honors Forum students, Isabella Hernandez and Kali Villarosa. Light refreshments will be served.

To sign up go to SRA Book Discussion RSVP

**Parents can dropoff and pick up students in Tower Parking Lot at the west staircase where Greeters will direct students to and from the event space.

March 2016
BOOK DISCUSSION of The Boys in the Boat
03/08/2016
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 7-8:30 pm
Join the Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group for a discussion of this year's Saratoga Reads book. You may register
BOOK DISCUSSION of The Boys in the Boat
03/22/2016
Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville7-8 pm
Join the Schuylerville Public Library Book Club for a discussion of this year's Saratoga Reads book.

Ask the librarian for a copy of this month's book.

Phone: 518-695-6641

April 2016
CAPSTONE EVENT:
04/12/2016
Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 7 PM
Join Saratoga Reads and Northshire Bookstore for this In Conversation" event featuring Ginny Gilder Olympic silver medalist and author of Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX. The conversation will be moderated by Skidmore Professor Jeffrey Segrave.

Book signing with Ginny Gilder and reception will follow the event. Gilder's book will be available in paperback and will be offered for sale by
Northshire Bookstore at the event.

BOOK DISCUSSION of The Boys in the Boat
04/26/2016
Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams Street, 3 PM
Join The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga Book Club for a discussion of this year's Saratoga Reads book. Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga A Community Center for Adults 50 and Over Phone: (518) 584-1621

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