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Temporary Closing of Hamlin Public Library

HamlinHamlin Public Library will be closed from December 5th through December 17th due to old shelving being removed and new shelving being installed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this closing please call the Hamlin Public Library at (585) 964-2320.

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The Rochester Public Library brings “Suffrage and the Flower City” online with Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection

Susan B AnthonyOver 50 artifacts from the Rochester Public Library can now be viewed online by people around the world thanks to a new partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

This partnership is part of the Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection, which brings together over 60 exhibits and 2500+ artifacts from 44 institutions dedicated to the preservation of U.S. political history and the practice of American democracy. The exhibition is open for all at g.co/AmericanDemocracy and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.

 In just a few clicks, users will be able to see Susan B. Anthony’s press pass from the Centennial Exposition of 1876, suffrage campaign buttons, pro- and anti-suffrage political pamphlets, and many other treasures from the collections of the Rochester Public Library, the Office of the City Historian, and the City of Rochester. Discover this exhibit here

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Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce

Soldiers The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has collaborated with Library Commerce Inc. to provide the public with access to some of the library’s most popular digital images from the Rochester Images Collection. Library Commerce has compiled a collection of popular low resolution images from Rochester, NY’s history. Images include MidTown, canal boats and early Monroe County maps as well as Rochester luminaries, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman. 

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Monroe County Library System Electronic Newsletters

Electronic NewslettersIt's never been easier to find out what's going on at your local library! Click Here sign up for an electronic newsletter with upcoming events, new library services, recommended reading, and more. You'll receive library news delivered right to your email inbox! You may sign up for as many newsletters as you'd like. Check back often, as more libraries will be adding newsletters in the future.

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MCLS re-launches library book sales webpage

 BookSaleBannerDue to the increased demand for information about Monroe County Library System book sales, MCLS is reintroducing our followers and virtual visitors to a re-vamped comprehensive, up-to-date listings page of on-going library book sales throughout our area. Book lovers, buyers, sellers and readers everywhere can now experience one-stop shopping at our new and improved Monroe County Library System book sales page.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, December 7:


Adult Book Discussion - Chili Public Library. Come and enjoy some lively discussions about a different book every month!

All-Ages Storytime on Wednesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Storytime fun for all ages!

Appy Hour: Online Shopping - Ogden Farmers' Library. Want to avoid the crowds during the holiday season? Join us for Appy Hour. Learn all about online shopping apps and precautions you should take when using them. Please bring your smart phone, tablet, or computer, or use one of the library’s laptops. Registration Required.

Basic Computer Classes - Charlotte Branch. 1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment. Please call 428-8216 to register.

eBook & eMagazine Help Session - Pittsford Community Library. Stop by to learn how to download library eBooks and eMagazines.

Family Movie Fun - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy family time with a movie at the library. We'll even make the popcorn! Call 428-8248 each week for the upcoming title.

First Wednesdays for Small Business - Risk Management - Central Library. Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.

Health Insurance Navigator (Affordable Care Act) - Central Library. Assistance in enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "All the Light" by Anthony Doerr - Irondequoit Public Library. The paths of a blind French girl and a German boy collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Homework Helpers - Arnett Branch. The Homework Helpers will at the library from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. School kids can stop by and receive help with their homework. This program is sponsored by Dial-A-Teacher. The Homework Helpers are at the Arnett Branch Library most Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm during the school year. For more information please call 585-428-8214.

Learn to Knit-Knitting Circle - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Everyone is welcome! We can provide needles and yarn for your first project. Experienced knitters are encouraged to help beginners.

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

Mega Block/Duplos Club - Hamlin Public Library. Play with our gigantic collection of Mega Blocks and Duplos and meet new friends; Ages 2 and up. 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.

O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch - Pittsford Community Library. Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry.

Drop-In PJ Time Storytime - Brighton Memorial Library. Stories for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver.

READING POWER PLAY: AMERKS VISIT! - Penfield Public Library. As part of the Amerk’s Reading Program, come meet one of the Rochester Amerks and their Moose mascot!

Resume Roundtable - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Need to start or improve a resume? Join us for help, and learn how to make your resume more marketable!

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. Do you love to make things? Every month our Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's crafts for teens are "Beaded Candy Cane" and "New Years Eve Jingler", for children we have "Snowman Mobile" and adults can pick up a zentangle page.

TASC Prep - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Those looking to develop their skills for the TASC (GED) exam are welcome to join. Nor registration required. Ages 18 and older.

Computer Class: Tech Trends: Smart Phone Photography - Pittsford Community Library. Join Mike Kuhn from TechKnowU to learn tips on smart phone photography.

Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor - Irondequoit Public Library. Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.

Time for Tots - Gates Public Library. Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time.

TODDLER DANCE PARTY - Brighton Memorial Library. Toddlers and their caregivers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months—3 years, accompanied by a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML

Tutor Help - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Get help with your homework.

Ukrainian Christmas Eggs - Gates Public Library. Learn to make a Christmas ornament from an eggshell using the scratch technique. Materials are provided.

Wild Wii Wednesday - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Get your game on!

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