Mr. Rogers Sweater Collection
Mr. Rogers Sweater Drive project is a partnership with Rochester City
School District Early Childhood Department, WXXI, the Little Theatre and
participating Monroe County Library System (MCLS) branches. Collection boxes
for new or gently used sweaters (or other cold-weather clothing items) will be
available from September 6th through September 25th at:
· WXXI, 280 State Street,
Rochester, NY 14614
· Little Theatre, 240 East
Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
· Monroe County Library System,
Participating branches: Webster, Pittsford, Mendon, Chili, Central, Winton,
Douglass, and Monroe
Construction begins at the Central Library
Construction 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
Music Play at the Sully Library
Join 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.
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
Over 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 &
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 g.co/AmericanDemocracy
and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.
The Rochester Public Library’s contribution to this
effort includes a new virtual exhibition about Rochester’s role in the woman
suffrage movement. Specially
curated for online visitors, “Suffrage and the Flower City” tells the story of
Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and other Rochesterians who stood at the
center of 19th- and early 20th-century American reform movements. 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.
Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has collaborated with Library
Commerce Inc. to provide the public with access to some of the library’s most
popular digital images from the Rochester Images Collection. Library Commerce has compiled a collection of popular
low resolution images from Rochester, NY’s history. Images include MidTown, canal boats and early Monroe County
maps as well as Rochester luminaries, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and
A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Sunday, September 25:
ERIE BYWAYS: FEEL THE LAKE EFFECT
- Penfield Public Library.
Enjoy a scenic driving tour along Lake Erie’s shoreline from Derby, NY, to Erie, Pennsylvania, and on to Ashtabula County, Ohio.
Shakespeare Sundays: The Mysterious Character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- Pittsford Community Library.
Join us for a talk on one of the most famous characters in English literature. Dr. Rufino Pabico will explore the mystery and the reasons of Hamlet’s behavior, citing various interpretations of literary critics and psychoanalysts. Registration required.
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