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Get Hired! Local libraries offer literacy and job training classes

 Get Hired!(2)Are you jumping into the job market for the very first time? Or, are you looking to fine tune your résumé or brush up on your career advancement skills? The public library is here to help. With generous financial support from the New York State Education Department, the Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Public Library are pleased to announce the fall and winter schedule of adult workforce development workshops for area residents who seek meaningful employment. The next series of classes begin September 2 and end December 29, 2014.

Central Library & NYSERDA: Partnering to Help Your Business Grow

NYSERDAThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) are scheduling a business workshop to help New Yorkers save money and meet their energy goals. The workshop is titled, “NYSERDA: Partnering to Help Your Business Grow.” The program will take place on Monday, September 15 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue. This program is free with no registration and is open to the public. For more information, you can call the library at 585-428-8130.

BBQ & Blues for Books

 BBQ logoThe Irondequoit Public Library and the Irondequoit Library Foundation are pleased to announce the scheduling of the Second Annual BBQ and Blues for Books fundraiser at Camp Eastman to benefit the new Irondequoit Library. This year’s extravaganza is a two day event slated for Friday evening, August 22 and all day Saturday, August 23. A generous portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the construction and planning operations of the new library building at the Town Hall campus. 

Charlotte Branch Library turns 95!

 Charlotte1The Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Avenue, is hosting a Local History talk on Thursday, September 4th at 2 pm in honor of its 95th year of service to our community. The Rochester Public Library branch first opened its doors at 40 Stutson Street, on September 5, 1919. The first Charlotte Branch Library building pictured here was a converted fire house. The library operated at this location from 1919 to 1961, when it then moved to the corner of Lake Avenue and Britton Road. Today, well over 90,000 residents visit the Charlotte Branch Library each year. 

First Wednesdays for Small Business

 FWDo you need resources to help manage your small business? Or, are you thinking of becoming a small business entrepreneur yourself? Well, get out your electronic calendars and Post-It notes—you may want to jot this down or save this data. The Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are pleased to announce a series of FREE programs at Central Library designed for current and aspiring small business owners.

Art & Architecture Lecture Central Library September 17

 MAG2The Arts, Music and Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce it will be hosting a lecture pertaining to the history and evolution of one of Rochester’s most iconic and idyllic settings. On Wednesday, September 17, we will demystify the complex timeline and architectural styling that inhabit one of the most beloved institutions in our area, the original University of Rochester campus on University Avenue-- which is now the home of the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG). This is a free program and you must register to attend.


VHS2The Literature & Media Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is in the giving mood and has declared Christmas in August! The remaining VHS tapes in the Central Library’s collection are now FREE to any and every good home that still loves this format. We have tons of FREE feature films in stock, children’s movies and many other non-fiction titles are also available. To grow your very own library collection, all you need to do is select your favorite titles in person, check them out at the circulation desk and they are yours to keep-- forever! And, oh yes-- did we mention they are FREE?

Boots and Books at the Barn

bbbOn Saturday evening, September 20, the Friends of the Mendon Public Library will host their first ever barn dance called, “Boots and Books at the Barn.” This fundraising event will be held at the 101 year old Avon Century Barn, West Henrietta Road, Avon, NY. The venue is well known for its magnificent cathedral ceiling, rustic barn wood bar, refurbished hardwood floors and a super large outdoor deck that tumbles into a lush green countryside.


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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Saturday, August 23:

Back to School: Fast and Delicious Lunches and Dinners - Gates Public Library. Wegmans staff will be here to show you how to get fast, filling and affordable dinners on the table on school nights, as well as delicious lunches for school that can be put together quickly.

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. Do you love to make things? Every month our Children's and Teen's Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's craft for children is "Paperbag Wolf Puppet", and the teen craft is "Puzzle Photo Frame". Samples are on display at the Library!

Mini Book Sale - Scottsville Free Library. Stock up on books for the beach!

Read to Emmie - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Emmie is a 4 year old Shetland Sheepdog, and she would love to hear you read to her! Children of all ages can practice reading to Emmie.

Saturday ESOL Class - Maplewood Community Library. Come learn English at the Maplewood Library!

Winton's Science Fiction Film Festival--"A Sound of Thunder" (2005) - Winton Branch. "A Sound of Thunder" (2005; rated PG-13; 103 minutes).

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

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