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Fairport Public Library Grand Opening

FairportPlease join us as we dedicate the renovated Fairport Public Library to the Fairport/Perinton Community at the Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The ribbon cutting and brief remarks will be held at the Main Street entrance from 9-9:30 am, followed by light refreshments in the Community Room until 11 am. Various family events are scheduled throughout the day. And don’t forget Fairport’s "Come Home for the Holidays" and Community Tree Lighting events. For more information, visit the Fairport Library's website

Monroe County Public Libraries to Assist with Insurance Enrollment

Health NavigatorResidents of Monroe County will have more than 50 opportunities to go to area libraries for assistance in enrolling in the New York State Health Care Exchange. Navigators from Law NY and Coordinated Care Services, Inc. will be on site for more than 200 hours at 11 libraries. Open Enrollment is from November 1st to January 31st. A full list of dates, times and locations can be found here

Call for Entries: 2016 Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest

FriendsThe Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library invites Monroe County student writers in grades 9 – 12 to enter their poetry, short fiction prose and/or recorded performances in the 2016 Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest.   The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016. For complete instructions, go to, call 428.8350 or email

Check Out What Local Authors Are Writing About

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.

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.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, December 1:

Adult Book Discussion - Chili Public Library. Come to the library and discussion the current book of the month!

All-Ages Storytime Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Stories and more for all ages!

Babies & Books - Monroe Branch. Join us at the Monroe Branch for a drop-in baby story time! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays with your baby, while you both get a chance to socialize. Ages 0 -18 months with caregiver(s); older siblings are welcome to play quietly or participate.

Babies and Books - Brockport-Seymour Library. Stories, rhymes, and play time for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

Baby Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books.

Baby Storytime on Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Introduce your little one to reading

Baby Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Becky for stories, songs, fingerplays, and playtime. No registration required.

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

Candlelight Night - Pittsford Community Library. While you’re enjoying Pittsford’s Candlelight Night, stop in and decorate some holiday cookies! For all ages. Drop in—No registration required

Affordable Care Act Health Care Navigator - Sully Branch. Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator

In Concert: Allendale Columbia School Students - Pittsford Community Library. While you are enjoying Pittsford’s Candlelight Night, stroll in to the library and listen to music performed by the students of Allendale Columbia School under the direction of Lisa Barnes and Gabriel Costanzo. No registration.

Knitting for Charity - Pittsford Community Library. This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Please bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required.

LEGO CLub - Chili Public Library. Come to the library and have fun building with LEGO bricks and making new friends!

LIBRARY LEARNING LAB FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: THE SHAPE OF THINGS - Brighton Memorial Library. Experiment with the shapes in our world as you explore multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Presented by teacher Jennifer Cesare and made possible by Friends of BML and a grant from the Farash Foundation. For Pre-K—12th graders and their caregivers. Stop @ the Children’s Center or call 784-5300 to register.

Preschool Activity Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join us each Tuesday for a fun craft or project. Things can get messy, so play clothes are recommended.

Preschool Playtime - Lyell Branch. Join Ms. Elise for some Preschool Fun. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts and play! Designed for the 4 and under crowd and a caregiver.

Preschool Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Drop in for some great stories.

Rochester Educational Opportunity Center Tabling Event - Arnett Branch. Need to get your High School Equivalency? Learn about tuition-free training options and testing/evaluation options. Have all your questions answered personally by an REOC Admission Advisor. This program is open to teens and adults.

Robotic Adventures - Brighton Memorial Library. Tuesdays, December 1, 15; January 5 @ 4 pm Do you like Minecraft? Coding? Robots? The Mercy Xcentrics FIRST Robotics Team from Mercy High School will explore a different aspect of science, technology, engineering, and math at each adventure. Ages 6—12. Stop @ the Children’s Center or call 784-5300 to register.

Stop Think Act: How to Recognize and Avoid Scams - Irondequoit Public Library. Stop, Think Act: How to Recognize and Avoid Scams with Melanie Grossman, Upstate New York Outreach Coordinator for the NYS Division of Consumer Protection Scams, frauds, and hoaxes cost consumer and businesses time and billions of dollars each year. This presentation helps you recognize and avoid scams, and presents potential resources if you fall victim to a scam. Room 113. Registration Required.

Story Time - Arnett Branch. Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! Registration is not required. Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday and 1:00 pm on every Saturday that the library is open.

Story Time with Hannah - Gates Public Library. For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.

STORY TIME WITH MISS JEAN - Winton Branch. Please join us for weekly stories, rhymes, music and other fun activities.

TASC/GED PREPARATION - Lyell Branch. Receive tutoring to prepare for the TASC. This class is free and open to the public. Registration not required.

Tech Help - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Adults who need assistance with basic computer and mobile device issues can join us to learn tips and tricks to improve their digital literacy, and to better know their devices.

Teen Tuesday - Parma Public Library. Every week is Teen's Choice. Choose from a variety of activities and enjoy snacks with friends.

TEEN TUESDAYS - Penfield Public Library. Teen Tuesdays for grades 9-12.

Tinker Tuesdays - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Construct, innovate and show off your creative abilities.

Tween Craft: Loopy Wreath - Gates Public Library. This simple paper craft is made by attaching self-adhesive paper loops to a paper plate. Make this pretty holiday decoration from a kit.

Wee Read: Baby and Toddler Story Time - Central Library. Join us for songs, stories, and toys.

WINTER READ TO ANNIE, our favorite therapy Shih-Tzu - Brighton Memorial Library. Pick out your favorite story to read to adorable Annie. Call 784-5300 or stop at the Children's Center to sign up. Also on Dec. 8.

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