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Tim Hortons Closes Central Library Location

 THCentral Library patrons and staff, downtown workers and city residents are now scrambling to find a morning jolt or an afternoon pick-me-up. The Tim Hortons location inside the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, closed permanently as of Wednesday, March 25. Downtown's only other Tim Hortons franchise — at the Four Corners intersection — also closed earlier this month. Both store locations opened in 2012. The closings come as Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. merged with Burger King Worldwide Inc. at the end of 2014 into a new company, Restaurant Brands International.

RRLC's Library of the Year Contest runs April 5-18, 2015

rrlcsealDo you have a favorite local library? What does your library mean to you and to your community? Inquiring minds want to know! In recognition of National Library Week, April 12 - 18, 2015, the Rochester Regional Library Council will name three area libraries -- one public, one school and one academic/special –- as the “RRLC Library of the Year 2015.” Winners will receive a banner and engraved plaque to hang in their library, a $100 gift card, and will be recognized at the RRLC Annual Meeting in June at Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, NY.

National Library Week April 12 - 18

 nlwdbuttonNational Library Week will be observed April 12-18, 2015 highlighting the theme, "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®." First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country. Each April, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries will participate again this year -- school, public, academic and specialty libraries. National Library Worker's Day is Tuesday, April 14.

RPL will present historical bicycling exhibit at RoCo

rocoPhotographs and other items from the Rochester Public Library’s Local History & Genealogy Department will be featured in a special exhibit at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, from April 3 to May 15, 2015. “Ride It: Art and Bicycles in Rochester,” is a diverse exploration of bike art, culture, and history featuring projects from a variety of artists and cultural organizations. An opening reception is planned for Friday, April 3 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. This collaboration is co-sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. For more information, you can call the library at 585-428-8370.

Rochester, NY: Then and now through photographs

iraRochester’s Rich History Series resumes Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Rundel Auditorium, third floor, Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Avenue. This program is sponsored by the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County’s Local History & Genealogy Department. This visually stunning eye-popping presentation will be hosted by our very own City of Rochester photographer, Ira Srole. Did you know that Rochester is one of a handful of cities in the United States to employ its own photographer? Mr. Srole has been an omnipresent player in documenting Rochester’s rich history and has been a City of Rochester photographer for more than thirty-five years. If you love photography, you'll love this program!

Central Library goes blue for the month of April rundelblue

 The iconic Rundel Memorial Building of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has been an architectural gem on the City of Rochester skyline since the 1930’s. Perched over the east side of the Genesee River directly above the Johnson and Seymour millrace and the old Rochester Subway bed, the library building continues to excite the architectural and visual senses of downtown residents and visitors at night with its relatively new high-tech lighting capabilities.


Local artist featured in new exhibit at Central Library's Lower Link Gallery

 vcThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce the opening of a new fine art exhibit titled, “womanscape,” by local artist Virginia Cassetta. The artwork will be on display now through April 15 in the Lower Link Gallery, 115 South Avenue. You can see the exhibit free of charge by visiting the Central Library during regularly scheduled business hours. 

Haiku Contest for Monroe County Teens

 haikuThe Greece Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month this April by sponsoring a Haiku Contest for teens ages 12 – 18. Entries must be in the form of a three line haiku, a total of 17 syllables or fewer (line one 5, line two 7, line three 5). The poem must be an original work written in English and authored by any teen presently residing in Monroe County, NY. Contest submissions begin April 1 and end April 30. Winners will receive gift cards and be notified by phone and email May 11.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Saturday, March 28:

Heart of China by Rail: Shanghai to Bejing - Winton Branch. Shanghai and Beijing are not only China's two most populated cities, but each one is in itself colorful, historic, and vibrant. The 1,000 mile,17-hour train trip between the two reveals a fascinating landscape.

Drop-in Craft Time - Monroe Branch. Make crafts at the library!

Friends of Chili Public Library Booksale - Chili Public Library. Join us for the Friends of the Chili Public Library Booksale!

Frozen Sing Along and Snowflake Craft - Central Library. Sing along with the movie at 11 am and then create a snowflake to take home.

Monthly Book Sale - Charlotte Branch. Buy quality discards and donations at amazingly affordable prices. Today fill a bag for a dollar!

Origami Competition - Sully Branch. Do you know how to make origami? Show us what you can do by participating in our origami competition. You will be able to compete in one of four age groups: Ages 7 and under Ages 8-12 Ages 13-18 Ages 19-119 We will accept submissions from Tuesday March 24, 2015 – Tuesday March 31, 2015.

Role Playing Gamers Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Teen players are welcome to participate in a variety of role-playing games. D&D is still the top! Join the group and share your favorites!

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.

Tail Waggin' Tutors - Maplewood Community Library. Read to a dog!

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 craft for adults is "Crepe Paper Carrots", the teen craft is "Minion-Chip Clips" and for children we have "Paper Bag Lion". Samples are on display at the Library!

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