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SELF-e The Monroe County Library system has purchased a subscription to BiblioBoard SELF-e, which offers online access to self-published eBooks. SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.

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August Music Month in the Garden

Music in the gardenOutdoor Lunchtime Concerts in August at Central Library

Looking for something to do downtown during the lunch hour? Enjoy free outdoor concerts by local musicians in ‘August Music Month in the Garden,’ a series offered by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and the Arts Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Each hour-long concert will begin at 12:15pm in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden of Central Library, 115 South Avenue in downtown Rochester. The rain location will be Kate Gleason Auditorium of Central Library.

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Drive-In Movie at the Gates Public Library

Drive-InJoin us on Friday, August 14th for a free outdoor showing of a 2014 Disney animated family film starring Baymax. The movie will be shown on a 24' movie screen in the Gates Public Library parking lot at 902 Elmgrove Road. We will begin selling concessions at 8 pm and the movie will begin at 9 pm. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your friends!

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We Need YOUR Input!!

mcls appThe Monroe County Library System is looking for YOUR input about our new downloadable collection through OverDrive. Please take this survey and share your feedback with us. Take our Survey Here  

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Glimpses of Greece- Photo Contest

braddock bay(6)Do you have a passion for digital photography? Do you take pride in your town? The Town of Greece contains over 764 acres of land, 8 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and 17 parks. What is your favorite “Glimpse of Greece”?

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, August 5:


Amazing Magic Joe - Lyell Branch. Magic Joe brings his amazing show to the Lyell Library. You will be astonished, amazed and amused by this high-energy magic show. For all ages. For more information call 428-8218.

Butterflies of Rochester with Carol Southby - Chili Public Library. Join us as we host Carol Southby, president of the Rochester Butterfly Club in a talk about the lives of butterflies in three local nature preserves!

The BCW Trio; Summer Concert - Gates Public Library. Come hear a concert with an eclectic mix of acoustic folk, rock, blues, old standards, Celtic, and kids' songs. Song requests and audience participation encouraged!

Cupcake Decorating Contest - Pittsford Community Library. Compete against your friends to decorate a cupcake representative of the Summer Reading theme, Unmasked. All materials provided. For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required.

Knit Clique: Knitting/Crocheting Drop-In - Brighton Memorial Library. Bring your needlework projects and meet others in a casual and friendly setting. Snacks are welcome.

Every Hero has a Story! Storytime - Brighton Memorial Library. Storytime with an everyday hero theme, for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver.

Family Cupcake Wars with the Storybook Cook - Brighton Memorial Library. Families will be challenged to come up with some creative sweet treats in our version of the popular television show. For families with children ages 6 and up. Register in the Children’s Center (784-5300). Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Family Movie Night - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy family time with a movie and popcorn at the library! Call 428-8248 for the movie title.

Family Movies - Chili Public Library. A weekly movie for all ages!

HEROES & VILLAINS TRASHION SHOW - Penfield Public Library. RECYCLED MATERIALS FASHION

Heroes Olympics - Hamlin Public Library. Call 964-2320 to register.

Intro 2 Cosplay - Create Heroically! - Central Library. Be creatively crafty with artist Shawn Dunwoody!

Legends, Heroes and Myths - Chili Public Library. Join us this summer as we travel back in time and into the Ancient World!

Lego Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Children going into grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some Lego building fun. Registration required.

LEGO Club: Build Green! (T) - Monroe Branch. Learn about Green Heroes during Week 5 of our Summer Reading Program! We'll read a book about people who work to preserve our environment and then "Build Green" with LEGOs! Check in on your reading progress and get credit for the Technology/Engineering puzzle piece of the Rochester Public Library Summer Learning Activity Puzzle!

PreK Music is FUNdamental - East Rochester Public Library. A teacher from the Hochstein School of Music will lead a special musical PreK Story Time. For ages 18mo and up and their caregivers.

Nerds Unite - Chili Public Library. A time to talk about all things nerdy that you are interested in with other people who are also into the same cool stuff!

Percy Jackson Fan Fest - East Rochester Public Library. Can't get enough of Rick Riordan's Lightning Thief books and movies? Join us for a party celebrating the series!

Play Euchre! - Pittsford Community Library. Beat the heat! Bring a partner and play euchre at the library. Lemonade provided. Registration required must register in pairs. Call 585-249-5481 to register.

Seneca Park ZooMobile: Going, Going, Saved - Highland Branch. Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct, and learn what Zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It's not too late to save the world's most precious animals if we all do our part! recommended for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required, please call 428-8206 to sign up.

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 is for adults is "Embellished Bobby Pins", for children it's "Handprint Hermit Crab", and for teens we have "Dragonfly Clip". Samples are on display at the Library!

Anime Fest with Candy Sushi - Webster Public Library. We'll have a special showing of popular anime episodes on our giant movie screen. Make and eat candy sushi during the intermission. Bring your friends and a pillow for lounging. Please register by calling 872-7075 ext. 3.

Teen Talk - High School - Brockport-Seymour Library. Meet once a week for six weeks with other teens who love to read. Free pizza and a chance to talk book with other teen readers. Grades 9-12, fall 2015. Registration required.

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

US Citizenship Class - Maplewood Community Library. US Citizenship test preparation.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Spy Kids - Central Library. Rated PG. The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW - Penfield Public Library. Wednesday Tea

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