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Fairport Public Library relocates for renovations

 FairportThe Fairport Public Library will be temporarily closing December 1 while library staff relocates the collection and services to 30 Perinton Hills Mall, Fairport, NY. The tentative date for re-opening at the temporary site is January 2. Renovations to the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, will take approximately nine months. Therefore, beginning December 1, the Fairport Public Library will not be a pick-up destination for holds until further notice. If you have any questions about your library account or services during the month of December, please contact another library near you.

Barnes & Noble will host Book Fair for Rochester Public Library

 BNThinking of buying the latest best seller, a Nook, DVDs, music or a children’s game as a gift this holiday season? Why not help out your local public library in the process? Rochester Public Library’s Monroe, Highland and Winton branch libraries will be sponsoring a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. If you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble on this day and mention these libraries, a percentage of your total sales will be donated to the Rochester Public Library.

Panel Discussion at Central Explores Crisis in Our Schools

 studentThe Rochester Public Library and Writers & Books cordially invite the public to join us for a panel discussion on Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm exploring the role of the community in delivering quality early learning experiences for children and families. The event will take place in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, first floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Avenue. This program is part of a larger community-wide discussion of issues in public education in our area.

Babies & Books!

 readtochild1Did 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.

ROC The Day December 2

ROC ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that provides you an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. Just go to, a secure online giving platform, to contribute to any participating not-for-profit organizations. Your gift to the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will provide critical support to the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, which has enriched our community’s quality of life for more than a century.

Monroe County Libraries Hosting Healthcare Navigators

 ACALibraries across Monroe County will be hosting healthcare navigators during the next rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act open enrollment period. This is the time when you can find a new marketplace health care insurance plan, keep your current plan or see if you qualify for a subsidy to help pay for your plan. The official open enrollment period to apply for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act will begin November 15, 2014 and continue through February 15, 2015. A healthcare navigator will be here at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, fourth floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building on the following Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning November 26, 2014.

Art of the Book exhibit returns to Central Library

AOTBPThe Rochester Public Library and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth annual juried exhibition, “Art of the Book” which is on display at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County now through January 4, 2015. An opening reception was held on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lower Link Gallery, 115 South Avenue. 

November is NaNoWriMo!

NNWMNovember is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writers nation wide are taking on the annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. With that in mind, the Literature Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring a related workshop dedicated to making you a better novelist. The program is slated for Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am – Noon in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.


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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Saturday, November 22:

AARP Smart Driver Program - Chili Public Library. Learn how to drive safely and you may qualify for a 10% reduction in your automobile insurance!

Craft: Giving Thanks Box - Central Library. Decorate a beautiful box to keep close the things you are thankful for!

Drop-in Craft Time - Monroe Branch. Make crafts at the library!

Geek Out at Your Library - Brockport-Seymour Library. Share your passions or come and see what obsesses other teens. All kinds of geeks are welcome - gamers, artists, musicians, anime fans, environmental advocates, filmmakers, drama geeks, crafty geeks and techno geeks. $1 suggested door fee goes to the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival to benefit teen reading geeks throughout the county. Refreshments, of course! Grades 9-12

Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator - Pittsford Community Library. Health Insurance Enrollment

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. Do you love to make things? Every month our Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's craft for children is "Paperbag Pilgrim Puppet", the teen craft is "Mini Cherry Pies" and adult craft is "Acorn Wineglass Charm". Samples are on display at the Library!

Monthly Book Sale! - Charlotte Branch. Buy quality discards and donated items at amazingly affordable prices! Today, fill a bag for a dollar!

NY State of Health Marketplace One-on-One Assistance - Pittsford Community Library. Open enrollment for the New York State of Health Marketplace begins November 15, 2014. Call the Information Desk at 249-5481 to register to meet with a health care navigator.

PRACTICE SAT with Chariot Learning - Brighton Memorial Library. Students in grades 9-12; call 784-5300 or stop at the Reference Center to register.

Role Playing Gamers Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Teen players are welcome to participate in a variety of role-playing games. D&D is still the top! Join the group and share your favorites!

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

Science Saturdays-Insects - Henrietta Public Library. Don't be surprised if you see a tarantula here!

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.

Tail Waggin' Tutors at Maplewood - Maplewood Community Library. Tail Waggin’ Tutors is a unique & engaging program for young readers of all ages. On the 4th Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12/12:30 p.m., a few friendly dogs and their masters visit the Maplewood Community Library and kids read to them! It’s a relaxing & fun way to practice reading. Families are most welcome!

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