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Hamlin Public Library re-opens at new location on September 29

 HamlinThe Hamlin Public Library will be re-opening at their new location on Monday, September 29 at 10:00 am. The address of the new library building is 1680 Lake Rd. N., adjacent to the Hamlin Town Hall. The new facility will provide increased collections and programming space, almost doubling the square footage of the previous location.

Book Talk with Benjamin Ross

DEJoin the library community and our partner Reconnect Rochester for a conversation with author Benjamin Ross on Monday, September 29 at 6:30 pm at Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Avenue. In his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, Ross traces the rise of suburban sprawl and its implications for our society. For more information about this event, you can call the library at 585-428-8202.

Save Your Photos Day is September 27

Kodak3Your public library is offering you the opportunity to scan and preserve photos and documents for free on Save Your Photos Day, Saturday, September 27. Save Your Photos Day is dedicated to offering individuals the opportunity to safeguard their photos and treasured memorabilia before disasters or accidents occur. With that in mind, the Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will celebrate the day by offering a free scanning session for local residents from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Gates Public Library Promotes Adult Learning Opportunities

 GateslogoAre you interested in getting your high school diploma degree, improving your English comprehension and speaking skills or changing your career path? The Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, is working in partnership with Monroe 2 BOCES and the Center for Workforce Development to deliver high school equivalency preparation, English as a second language instruction (ESOL), and TABE testing in an effort to help local residents achieve the necessary skills to be competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.

East Rochester Public Library re-opens at new location

Eyer1The East Rochester village board voted last year to consolidate several village functions — the East Rochester Public Library, the clerk’s office, police department, courts, assessor and building department, youth center, cable access station and senior center — into one space for its residents. Meredith Fraser, Director of ERPL, says as of today, the library is fully operational. Patrons can visit the library at 317 Main Street and virtual customers can send loan items to be picked up at the new location. She added, “It's a cleaner, fresher space, more easily accessed, better organized."

“Take a Seat, Make a Difference”

 auction3“Take a Seat, Make a Difference” Friendship Chair Project has brought together a select group of local artists to re-purpose a vintage auditorium chair that will be auctioned to raise funds for the Friendship Children’s Center. For over 85 years, the Center has provided creative and educational care within a safe environment for Rochester’s poorest families. Throughout the Online Auction period, September 11 until midnight October 9, all 41 “Friendship Chairs” will be on exhibit at Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Learn to Make Your Own Paper

paper2The Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is hosting a paper making workshop on Saturday, September 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Paper artist Laura Jackett will help you design and create your own paper in any color and thickness. Your new dry sheet of paper can be used for scrapbooking, bookmaking, drawing or any other artistic treatment. This workshop is designed for ages 16 and over and is limited to twelve students. Registration is required.

9th Annual Empire State College Art Show

 ESCASThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting the ninth annual Empire State College alumni, student & faculty art show at the Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Avenue from September 8 through October 9, 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 to 7:00 pm and is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great art, light hors d'oeuvres and punch. For more information about this exhibit, you can contact Timothy Cosgriff at 585-224-3271.


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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Sunday, September 21:

FRIENDS BIG BOOK SALE - Brighton Memorial Library. Today everything is half price. Original price 50 cents-$1.

Modern Culture and Shakespeare: Does Shakespeare Still Matter? - Pittsford Community Library. If Shakespeare’s attributes of “Timelessness and Timeliness” that “go hand in hand” still prevail, then Shakespeare should remain relevant even today.

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