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Holiday Fiction Sale at Central Library

librarystoreLove a bargain? You can avoid the maddening crowds at the mall this holiday season by shopping local-- at your public library! Come and browse our giant selection of gently used books or library related offerings at The Library Store beginning Monday, December 1, at Central Library, 115 South Avenue. A wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for children and adults will be on sale, with most items costing one dollar or less. The sale will continue through Wednesday, December 31.

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Fairport Public Library relocates for renovations

 FairportThe Fairport Public Library will be temporarily closing December 1 while library staff relocates the collection and services to 30 Perinton Hills Mall, Fairport, NY. The tentative date for re-opening at the temporary site is January 2. Renovations to the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, will take approximately nine months. Therefore, beginning December 1, the Fairport Public Library will not be a pick-up destination for holds until further notice. If you have any questions about your library account or services during the month of December, please contact another library near you.

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Barnes & Noble will host Book Fair for Rochester Public Library

 BNThinking of buying the latest best seller, a Nook, DVDs, music or a children’s game as a gift this holiday season? Why not help out your local public library in the process? Rochester Public Library’s Monroe, Highland and Winton branch libraries will be sponsoring a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. If you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble on this day and mention these libraries, a percentage of your total sales will be donated to the Rochester Public Library.

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Babies & Books!

 readtochild1Did you ever wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby? Granted, an infant won't completely understand everything you're doing or why. However, reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can experience for many years to come — and it's an important form of stimulation and critical to early childhood development.

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ROC The Day December 2

ROC ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that provides you an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. Just go to ROCtheDay.org, a secure online giving platform, to contribute to any participating not-for-profit organizations. Your gift to the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will provide critical support to the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, which has enriched our community’s quality of life for more than a century.

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Monroe County Libraries Hosting Healthcare Navigators

 ACALibraries across Monroe County will be hosting healthcare navigators during the next rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act open enrollment period. This is the time when you can find a new marketplace health care insurance plan, keep your current plan or see if you qualify for a subsidy to help pay for your plan. The official open enrollment period to apply for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act will begin November 15, 2014 and continue through February 15, 2015. A healthcare navigator will be here at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, fourth floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building on the following Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning November 26, 2014.

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Art of the Book exhibit returns to Central Library

AOTBPThe Rochester Public Library and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth annual juried exhibition, “Art of the Book” which is on display at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County now through January 4, 2015. An opening reception was held on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lower Link Gallery, 115 South Avenue. 

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November is NaNoWriMo!

NNWMNovember is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writers nation wide are taking on the annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. With that in mind, the Literature Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring a related workshop dedicated to making you a better novelist. The program is slated for Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am – Noon in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

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