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Business First Wednesdays

business firstThere are just two Business First Wednesday programs left in this season’s series. Join us Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am for “Website Development.” Then on Wednesday June 1 for our final program in the series “Social Media Marketing.”

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Construction on Broad Street Bridge

constructionVisitors to the Central Library, be advised that the Broad Street Bridge construction project will begin Monday, May 2nd.  

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Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce

Soldiers The 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 George Eastman. 

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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.

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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.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, May 25:


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

Alzheimer's Disease: Role Changes and Transitions - Chili Public Library. The Neighbor Next Door Caregiver Education Series presents Role Changes and Transitions.

Brownbag Book Discussion: Circling the Sun - Central Library. Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.

CELEBRATING THE BARD FILM SERIES - Penfield Public Library. In commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death believed to be April 23, 1616, the Penfield Public Library is showing three of the playwright’s films.

Classic Book Discussion "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner - Irondequoit Public Library. First published in 1929, Faulkner created his “heart’s darling,” the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers–the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason. New members always welcome! Book copies available across from the circulation desk. No registration necessary.

Cutting the Cord: Options for TV without Cable - Pittsford Community Library. This class will explore the various services and devices that allow you to reduce your monthly expenses without a cable subscription.

Douglass Book Group - Frederick Douglass Community Library. Join us in a discussion of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. despite the tumor shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at cancer Kids Support group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Registration is required, please stop in at the Information desk or call 428-8206.

Hula Hoop and Zumba - Frederick Douglass Community Library. Join us for some fun exercise with Miss Rosalind from Victory fitness. All ages, no registration required.

Internet Safety for Tweens - Lyell Branch. Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Think you're doing everything you can to keep yourself safe online? Every day, thousands of people are scammed, harassed or otherwise exploited on line. Come to this short presentation, learn something new, or get a refresher. For children in grades 4-8. Parents are welcome. Registration required. Please call 428-8218 for more information.

Knitting Circle - Irondequoit Public Library. Bring your knitting supplies and handiwork projects along. Come join other knitters to knit and chat! We’re partnering with the Central Library in Craft it Forward @ the Library and hosting a blanket square drive to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center. To participate, make 9” x 9” squares (any color or pattern) from machine-washable yarn that will be made into blankets this summer! No registration necessary.

LEGO Club - Monroe Branch. Hear a story and then build a project out of LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room.

Music for the Merry Month of May (Tunes Shakespeare Would Have Loved) - Charlotte Branch. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. To commemorate the event, harpist Sandy Gianinny will play an enchanting program of Elizabethan music - music the bard himself would have tapped his toe to!

DROP-IN PJ TIME STORYTIME - Brighton Memorial Library. Bedtime stories for children of all ages, accompanied by a caregiver. Bears and jammies are welcome.

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

Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Mrs Amy for stories, songs, coloring and lots of puppets. All ages are welcome, no registration required.

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 "paper plate flower wreath", for teens we have "cork key chain" and adults can pick up a zentangle page.

TASC Prep - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Those looking to develop their skills for the TASC exam are welcome to join. No registration required, just walk in!

Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor - Irondequoit Public Library. Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.

Teen Game Night - Henrietta Public Library. Fun and games for teens!

Time for Tots - Gates Public Library. Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time.

Wii Wednesdays - Irondequoit Public Library. Kids up to age 12 are welcome to drop in and try out Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. on the Wii. No registration necessary.

Wild Wii Wednesdays - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Get your game on!

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