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Get Hired! Local libraries offer literacy and job training classes

 Get Hired!(2)Are you jumping into the job market for the very first time? Or, are you looking to fine tune your résumé or brush up on your career advancement skills? The public library is here to help. With generous financial support from the New York State Education Department, the Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Public Library are pleased to announce the fall and winter schedule of adult workforce development workshops for area residents who seek meaningful employment. The next series of classes begin September 2 and end December 29, 2014.

Central Library & NYSERDA: Partnering to Help Your Business Grow

NYSERDAThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) are scheduling a business workshop to help New Yorkers save money and meet their energy goals. The workshop is titled, “NYSERDA: Partnering to Help Your Business Grow.” The program will take place on Monday, September 15 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue. This program is free with no registration and is open to the public. For more information, you can call the library at 585-428-8130.

BBQ & Blues for Books

 BBQ logoThe Irondequoit Public Library and the Irondequoit Library Foundation are pleased to announce the scheduling of the Second Annual BBQ and Blues for Books fundraiser at Camp Eastman to benefit the new Irondequoit Library. This year’s extravaganza is a two day event slated for Friday evening, August 22 and all day Saturday, August 23. A generous portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the construction and planning operations of the new library building at the Town Hall campus. 

Charlotte Branch Library turns 95!

 Charlotte1The Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Avenue, is hosting a Local History talk on Thursday, September 4th at 2 pm in honor of its 95th year of service to our community. The Rochester Public Library branch first opened its doors at 40 Stutson Street, on September 5, 1919. The first Charlotte Branch Library building pictured here was a converted fire house. The library operated at this location from 1919 to 1961, when it then moved to the corner of Lake Avenue and Britton Road. Today, well over 90,000 residents visit the Charlotte Branch Library each year. 

First Wednesdays for Small Business

 FWDo you need resources to help manage your small business? Or, are you thinking of becoming a small business entrepreneur yourself? Well, get out your electronic calendars and Post-It notes—you may want to jot this down or save this data. The Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are pleased to announce a series of FREE programs at Central Library designed for current and aspiring small business owners.

Art & Architecture Lecture Central Library September 17

 MAG2The Arts, Music and Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce it will be hosting a lecture pertaining to the history and evolution of one of Rochester’s most iconic and idyllic settings. On Wednesday, September 17, we will demystify the complex timeline and architectural styling that inhabit one of the most beloved institutions in our area, the original University of Rochester campus on University Avenue-- which is now the home of the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG). This is a free program and you must register to attend.


VHS2The Literature & Media Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is in the giving mood and has declared Christmas in August! The remaining VHS tapes in the Central Library’s collection are now FREE to any and every good home that still loves this format. We have tons of FREE feature films in stock, children’s movies and many other non-fiction titles are also available. To grow your very own library collection, all you need to do is select your favorite titles in person, check them out at the circulation desk and they are yours to keep-- forever! And, oh yes-- did we mention they are FREE?

Boots and Books at the Barn

bbbOn Saturday evening, September 20, the Friends of the Mendon Public Library will host their first ever barn dance called, “Boots and Books at the Barn.” This fundraising event will be held at the 101 year old Avon Century Barn, West Henrietta Road, Avon, NY. The venue is well known for its magnificent cathedral ceiling, rustic barn wood bar, refurbished hardwood floors and a super large outdoor deck that tumbles into a lush green countryside.


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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, August 20:

READ THE BOOK--JOIN THE DISCUSSION: WINESBURG, OHIO - Brighton Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Friends of BML

Fun with Papier Mache - Scottsville Free Library. Join local author and illustrator, Shella Shubuck for afternoon crafts.

ESOL/Citizenship Classes - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Drop-in tutoring for the ESOL and Citizenship Test, provided by a tutor from Fallsview Academy. Call for 585-428-8212 for details.

Euchre Night @ the Library - Pittsford Community Library. Bring a partner and play euchre at the library! Lemonade provided.

Family Fun Movie - Chili Public Library. Fun movies for the whole family every Wednesday through August 20th!

Family Movie Night - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy some family time with a movie and popcorn at the library! Please call 428-8248 for the title.

Just JUST DANCE - Penfield Public Library. This program is for people in grades 6-12.

LEGO Club - Monroe Branch. Come hear a story and then build something out of LEGOs. We will display your completed project in the Children's Room.

Lego Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Come use your imagination as you build something creative out of our large selection of Legos. For children entering grades K-5. Registration required.

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. Do you love to make things? Every month our Children's and Teen's Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's craft for children is "Paperbag Wolf Puppet", and the teen craft is "Puzzle Photo Frame". Samples are on display at the Library!

Preschool Story Time - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at Maplewood for Preschool Story Time with Ms. Marcia! Includes stories, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration necessary.

Resume Development Lab - Central Library. This workshop will help you format/arrange your resume, reword phrases and learn formatting techniques.

Make a CD Scrapbook - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Use old CDs, colorful paper, and other embellishments to make a scrapbook to hold your memories. Registration required. Call 336-6062 to register.

Year Round Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of puppets! No registration required. Siblings welcome!

Summer Time Stories - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Join us for stories, rhymes and fun! Siblings and families welcome! No registration required.

Tail Waggin Tutors - Arnett Branch. Book-loving dogs are coming to the library to listen to kids read stories. Reading to calm, trained dogs who love to listen is a great way for kids to build confidence reading out loud.

U.S. Citizenship Class - Maplewood Community Library. Study for the U.S. Citizenship exam at Maplewood Community Library! Classes cover English language skills and citizenship test topics.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Despicable Me - Central Library. When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Rated PG.

Wednesday ESOL Class - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at the Maplewood Community Library every Wednesday for English language instruction!

Wednesday ESOL Class - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at the Maplewood Community Library every Wednesday for English language instruction!

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