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Finding Neverland brings J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys to life

Lost Boys The Finding Neverland tour stops in Rochester later this month as part of the 2016-2017 M&T Bank Broadway Season, and the Monroe County Library System has partnered with The Rochester Broadway Theatre League for a special celebration of books and theatre! On Tuesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 pm MCLS will host a post-production discussion comparing and contrasting the stage adaptation of Finding Neverland and the story behind it. Participants will be treated to a private tour of the Auditorium Theatre.

Opportunity is Knocking

KnockingPlease join us for a free program called: Opportunity is Knocking: Learn what the Internet Doesn’t Tell You: How to Buy Your First or Next Home. The first program will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:30 am-1 pm and will be repeated on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11 am-12:30 pm. Both programs will take place at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in the Kate Gleason Auditorium. This program is presented by the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Genesee Region, the Business & Social Sciences Division and the Science & History Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Click here or call 585-428-8110 for additional details and registration. Participants must register to receive a free giveaway upon arrival--while supplies last.

Construction begins at the Central Library

constructionConstruction for phases 2 & 3 of the Central Library Master Space Plan is beginning the week of September 5, 2016.  During this time the library will be relocating the Central Library's Arts Division to the first floor of the Rundel Library Building. Arts Division will be temporarily closed starting September 7. Materials typically found in the Arts Division (non-fiction books, music scores, graphic novels & framed prints) will be available during renovations, but a majority will require retrieval assistance from the 1st floor reference desk in the Rundel Memorial Library building. 

Music Play at the Sully Library

MusicJoin us at the Sully Library for our first season of Music Play at Sully Library! Together families and ROC Music Play staff will focus on family-centered music making. Children will experience songs and chants written to help them to develop a listening vocabulary.

 This program will be held on Friday mornings from 11:10 - 11:50 am on September 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 14, 21, and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2. For more information, call the Sully Library at (585) 428-8208.

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 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


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Sunday, October 23:

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON DEMOCRACY - Penfield Public Library. sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities

Shakespeare Sundays: How to Enjoy Snippets from the Sonnets - Pittsford Community Library. Kitty Jospe will present a blend of poetry, ideas, and words in a few of Shakespeare's popular sonnets to enhance participants’ appreciation of what goes into 14 lines! 

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