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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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StoryCorps is coming to Rochester Public Library

 storycorpsThe Rochester Public Library, NY has been selected to be a 2015 StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) site; RPL was one of ten libraries selected from over 300 applicants. StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) is a project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and StoryCorps with additional funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The oral histories will be collected during the months of June through October 2015 at Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Maplewood Branch Library, 1111 Dewey Avenue, and other city branch locations.

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Babies need books!

 babybookDid 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. Why don't you check with your MCLS local public library about resources and programs in your neighborhood?

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MCLS re-launches library book sales webpage

 BookSaleBannerDue to the increased demand for information about Monroe County Library System book sales, MCLS is reintroducing our followers and virtual visitors to a re-vamped comprehensive, up-to-date listings page of on-going library book sales throughout our area. Book lovers, buyers, sellers and readers everywhere can now experience one-stop shopping at our new and improved Monroe County Library System book sales page.

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Vietnam Learning Center

vietnamThe Science and History Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County would like to announce the Vietnam Learning Center.  A generous gift from Local Chapter 20 of the Vietnam Veterans enabled the division to purchase display cabinets, in country maps, the magazine “Between the Lines”, and many circulating books.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, July 1:


Caricature Artist David Boyer - Highland Branch. Have your portrait drawn by caricature artist David Boyer!

Art Show Opening Reception - Charlotte Branch. We're proud to announce that the Irondequoit Art Club will be displaying members' paintings at the library through the month of July. Come view the beautiful artwork (many of which will be lake scenes), meet the artists, and enjoy gorgeous harp music played by Sandy Gianinny. What a perfect way to kick off the summer!

Bushel Brothers Summer Concert - Gates Public Library. Matt and Erik bring you songs from Guster to the Beatles using acoustic and electric guitars, drums, shakers, harmonicas and harmonies.

Fingerprint Comics - Webster Public Library. Make your own comic strip using your fingerprints and a few basic supplies! Registration required.

Drawing Super Heroes - Arnett Branch. Kids can learn how to draw super heroes with artist and author Chris Pallace.

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

Interactive Movie and Pizza - Pittsford Community Library. Here is your chance to use your cell phone during a movie! While the movie plays, you can text your comments to the screen. Please call 249-5481 for the title of the film. Bring your smartphone or tablet to use during the movie. Pizza and refreshments will be served. For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required.

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.

MEHNDI AND SCARF DYEING - Penfield Public Library. Grades 6-12

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!

Patriotic Crafts - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Come make a patriotic craft for the 4th of July holiday. Registration is required

PreK Story Time - East Rochester Public Library. Help your child get ready to read with stories, rhymes, and a simple craft. For ages 2-5 and a caregiver.

STEM Stomp! - Central Library. Science made cool, with Mr. J.

Story Time - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Songs, rhymes, and stories followed by time to color and socialize. No registration necessary.

Super Hero Craft (ages 6+) - Hamlin Public Library. Make your own superhero mask and shield. Call 964-2320 to register.

Superhero Songs and Stories - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join special guest musician Topher Holt for some super stories, songs, and fun. All ages welcome.

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: Sky High - Central Library. Rated PG. In a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Wondrous Wednesday: Karaoke - Sully Branch. It’s all fun and games until someone loses their voice.

Year Round Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, coloring and lots of puppets! Siblings welcome. No registration required.

WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW - Penfield Public Library. Penfield librarian Camille DelVecchio will review a book of special interest to the people gathered for the “Wednesday Teas” series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department.

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