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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. 

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Henna Demo at Central Library August 13

 henna handsOn Wednesday, August 13, from 1:00 pm -  2:30 pm, the Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will host local artist Robin Jaeckel, who will present and demonstrate the ancient art of Henna. The art of Henna (called Mehndi in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced no less than 5,000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East. Today, people from all walks of life have adopted the ancient traditions of adorning their bodies with the natural extracts created from the henna plant.

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Charity Golf Tournament to benefit local libraries

 golfOn Monday, August 4th, the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce will host their 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and dinner auction to be held at Brook Lea County Club, 891 Pixley Road, Rochester, NY 14624. The tournament will be a shotgun start scramble format and a full day of fun activities are planned. The beneficiaries of the fundraising event this year are the Friends of the Gates Public Library and the Friends of the Chili Public Library.

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World Wednesdays coming to Central Library in July

 worldIn collaboration with the Al Mutanabbi Street: Start The Conversation art exhibit at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, the Science, History & Travel Division will be hosting a series of community conversations focusing on our basic freedoms and what it truly means to be a global citizen. The public is invited to join us for this four session program in the month of July titled, "World Wednesdays." 

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East Rochester Public Library closed July 14 - August 10 for move

ERThe East Rochester Public Library will be closed Monday, July 14 through August 10 and will re-open on Monday, August 11. The library will not be a valid pick-up branch for holds during this time period. The library is moving from West Elm Street to the Eyer Building, 317 Main Street in the Village of East Rochester, NY, where it will occupy two floors of the building. We appreciate the community’s patience while we transition to our new location.

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Central Library’s Children and Family Summer Programs

FBR iconThe Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is concocting a big dose of eye-popping summertime fun for area kids as part of the Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Reading 2014 initiative. Events and activities will include arts and crafts, variety and magic shows, free movies plus story times. Families who participate can also win tickets to Red Wings baseball games plus memberships to the Strong Museum of Play and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. For more information, you can call the library at 585-428-8150.

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Fizz! Boom! Read!

FBRSummer Reading 2014 at Monroe County libraries is an annual program initiative that brings children, teens and families into local public libraries for reading and fun activities. With the rising interest in STEM subject matter, the theme for summer reading programs this year is called, Fizz! Boom! Read! and will inhabit a truly "scientific" flair! The deadline to register for summer reading programs in Monroe County is August 4.

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Teen Tech Tutors available at Fairport Public Library

TTTThis summer, the Fairport Public Library will be linking tech savvy teen volunteers with adults to help them build basic computer skills such as creating and saving word documents, setting up an email account and to efficiently navigate the internet. The library's Teen Tech Tutors will also help the older generation learn their way around laptops, e-readers, smartphones or tablet devices. Registration is not required. For more information about this program, you can call the library at 585-223-9091.

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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, July 29:


Arts and Crafts for Kids - Arnett Branch. Kids can get creative at the Arnett Branch Library every Tuesday in July and August at 3:30 pm.

Babies & Books - Chili Public Library. Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays followed by an open play session!

Baby Science - Brockport-Seymour Library. You're never too young to explore the world around you. Join us each Tuesday for some science activities for babies and toddlers. This week we'll be experimenting with physics using balls.

Baby Storytime - Henrietta Public Library. Join us for a fun way to introduce your baby to books!

Book Adventures Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Children ages 4-5 can enjoy stories and songs.

Chapters and Dessert - Lyell Branch. Spend some time after lunch listening to and discussing stories. Dessert will be provided. For more information call 428-8218.

Computer & E-Reader Skills - Mendon Public Library. One-hour, one-on-one training sessions customized to your needs: how to use Kindles/Nooks, file management, application use, Internet use, and computer set-up and maintenance. Please call 624-6067 to register, though walk-ins are welcome if there is an opening.

Computers 101 - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Open Computer class for questions, help with resumes, email accounts, Internet searching and other basic computer skills.

Crafts With Miss Emily - Charlotte Branch. Join Miss Emily as she explores the wonderful world of crafts. Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.

Make it with Duct Tape - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Use cool and colorful duct tape to make wallets, bags, sandals, and more! Registration required and begins 3 weeks before program date. Call 336-6060 to register.

Fizz! Boom! Movies! SPACE BUDDIES G, 85 min. - Brighton Memorial Library. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.

Fizz, Boom, Read Mad Scientist - Mendon Public Library. Become a mad scientist and make fun experiments, some you can even eat! Adults will want to have a camera ready. Registration is limited to 40, so please call 624-6067 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

Gazebo Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Enjoy stories canal-side in the village!

July '64 Walking Tour - Lincoln Branch. MCC Professor Verdis Robinson will lead a walking tour of Joseph Avenue and discuss the historically significant sites of the July 1964 riots. Refreshments provided.

Junior Friends - Chili Public Library. If you are interested in helping expand the teen collection, volunteering in the community and the library, or meeting other young adults who share your love of reading and the community, this group is for you!

Lego Block Party - Pittsford Community Library. Calling all budding architects!

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 "Butterfly Windsock Craft", and the teen craft is "Paperclip Bracelet". Samples are on display at the Library!

Martial Arts Interactive Demo with Murray's Martial Arts-for Teens! - Charlotte Branch. Join us for a cool martial arts program here at the library! You'll learn some karate basics and have a lot fun!

Environment Lesson, Session 1 - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. This lesson, provided by the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, is an Introduction to the Environment. No registration required.

Movies Tuesdays - Highland Branch. Relax and watch a fun family movie with us!

Preschool Story Time - Monroe Branch. Come meet new friends and enjoy a special story time at the library!

Science Storytime - Parma Public Library. Children in grades 1-3rd Join Miss Amy for science stories, experiments, and an activity to take home. Each sessions will focus on a different aspect of science and art. Registration is required.

STORIES ‘N’ MORE STORY TIME - Penfield Public Library. Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM June 24 - August 5 For children ages 3 – 6

Story Time - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, & action mix with literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! We have blocks, Lincoln Logs, puzzles, puppets, and a castle...so much to do! Siblings are welcome. Please knock on the front door on Tuesdays to enter.

Story Time - Arnett Branch. Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! This event is best suited for preschool age children. Registration is not required. Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday that the library is open and at 1:00 pm on most Saturdays.

Story Time with Hannah - Gates Public Library. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.

Storytime for All Ages - Henrietta Public Library. Stories and more for all ages!

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