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July '64: Darryl Porter Visits Teen Central

DarrylOn July 22, Teen Central of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County hosted a screening of the documentary film, July ’64 to a packed house of youth and parents. Darryl Porter, former president of the Rochester City School District and former City administrator now retired, captivated his audience by his charm, wit and no nonsense approach on how to succeed in life. After the screening, the teens asked Mr. Porter some poignant questions about growing up in Rochester fifty years ago as a gang member— and his answers did not disappoint.

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Musical Mondays at Monroe Branch Library

 guitarOn Monday, July 21, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, the Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Avenue, will host The Doug Stone Group with Grammy award-winning special guest keyboardist, George Caldwell. The Doug Stone Group combines the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic landscapes of jazz standards and some original material. These adept jazz improvisers offer a refreshing approach to classic jazz compositions, rooted in the historical traditions while inflecting cutting edge modern and contemporary jazz trends. On Monday evening, July 28, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, the library will host the musical group, String of Pearls. For more information about Musical Mondays, you can call the library at 585-428-8202.

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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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Squirrel Hillbillies to perform at Central Library July 28

SH imageThe Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce the scheduling of a free afternoon concert by one of the most unique musical acts travelling the country today. Hailing from Pittsburgh's East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies have become a folk-rock critic’s delight and have garnered a well-crafted reputation for delivering the musical goods. The concert will take place rain or shine on Monday, July 28 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden or the Kate Gleason Auditorium. For more information, you can call the library at 585-428-8140.

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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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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, July 23:


FIZZ! BOOM! READ! All Ages Storytime - Brighton Memorial Library. Summertime stories and songs are all ages accompanied by a caregiver

19th Century Baseball - Chili Public Library. A look at early baseball and the evolution of the game, including pictures and equipment from baseball's formative years.

ART NIGHT ~ WITH MEHNDI, SILK PAINTING, AND TILE MOSAICS - Penfield Public Library. Get a gorgeous temporary henna tattoo from mehndi artist Meena Lall.

Write it & Read it - Parma Public Library. "Write it & Read it" meets on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1 pm!

Batman Day - Pittsford Community Library. Celebrate Batman Day (declared by DC Comics) at the library with a film!

Brown Bag Book Discussion "One Summer: America 1927" by Bill Bryson - Central Library. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest of the time), a semi-crazed sculptor with a mad plan to carve four giant heads into an inaccessible mountain called Rushmore….

Build a Fairy House - Highland Branch. Build a fairy house in the park out of leaves, twigs, and anything else you find! Parents need to join the adventure, please call 428-8206 to register.

Computer & E-Reader Skills Training - 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.

CSI 101 - Hamlin Public Library. Do you have the skills to be a detective? Come practice your sleuthing skills in this fun program! (Registration opens June 30. Call 964-2320)

Engineering a Marble Slide - Henrietta Public Library. Learn about engineering while creating a marble slide!

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.

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. Please sign up for Wednesday OR Thursday, not both.

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!

Maker Camp - Robots—make your own robot! - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Sign up for one week or every week as we hang out, mess around, and geek out with different projects! Registration required and begins 3 weeks before program date. Call 336-6062 to register.

Binary Code Bead Necklaces - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Encrypt your name in binary code using black and white beads. String the beads to make a necklace. Registration required. Call 366-6060 to register.

Paper Plane Science - Arnett Branch. Kids will lean about aerodynamics by making and flying paper airplanes.

Read With Seymour- The Lace Reader - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join us for a discussion of Brunonia Barry's 'The Lace Reader'. Copies are available at the library. Everyone is welcome!

Screening of JULY ‘64 and panel discussion - Central Library. Producer Chris Christopher and director Carvin Eison join Christopher Lindley, Gap Mangione, Darryl Porter and Tom Proietti to share their experiences and insights.

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

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

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

Summertime READ TO ANNIE - Brighton Memorial Library. Our favorite therapy Shih-Ttzu, Annie, will be back to help us with our annual summer reading program. Bring in or pick out a book to read aloud to Annie. Register in the Children’s Center. Also on July 25 @ 1 pm.

Topher’s Weird Science - Brighton Memorial Library. Topher Holt’s concoction of rhythm, story and chemical eruptions is sure to have you bubbling over with joyful madness. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Frozen - Central Library. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG

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