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Tree PuzzleHelp us plan our Fall Genealogy Workshop  

On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Central Library and the Rochester Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring a free daylong genealogy workshop on researching immigrant ancestors.

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”?

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.

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.

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.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, July 7:

Adult Book Discussion - Chili Public Library. This book club meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Babies & Books - Chili Public Library. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by an open play session.

Baby Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy and Miss Becky for stories, fingerplays, songs, rhymes, and play time. No registration required

Baby Storytime - Henrietta Public Library. Introduce your baby to books!

Basic Computer Classes - Charlotte Branch. 1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: Internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-book assistance. By appointment only; please call 428-8216 to register.

Big Screen Heroes: Despicable Me (PG) - Brighton Memorial Library. When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love changes him for the better. Rated PG, 95 min. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Bubble Party - Brockport-Seymour Library. Have some soapy fun at our huge bubble party. Make bubbles off all sizes and colors.

Teen Community Service - Pittsford Community Library. Earn community service hours for school credit by helping in the library! Activities include shelf reading and creating displays. For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Weekly registration required.

Crafts With Miss Caitlyn - Charlotte Branch. Come see what craft projects Miss Caitlyn has dreamed up! Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.

Crafty Kids Story Time - East Rochester Public Library. Share your love of storytelling and all things creative with other kids. We'll read stories together and make a craft. For elementary school-aged children, but younger siblings are always welcome.

Drop-in Baby Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books.

Gazebo Story Hour - Ogden Farmers' Library. Enjoy stories canal-side at the Spencerport Gazebo.

GED/TASC Tutoring - Maplewood Community Library. Receive free tutoring to prepare for the GED/TASC.

LEGO CLub - Chili Public Library. Come to the library and have fun building with LEGO bricks and making new friends!

Movie Tuesdays - Highland Branch. Relax and watch a G-rated family movie with us!

Summertime Read to Annie - Brighton Memorial Library. Read to Our Favorite Therapy Shih-Tzu, Annie Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 @ 5:30 pm Bring in or pick out your favorite summertime story to read to Annie. Register (784-5300) for your time slot.

Stages Summer Jam - Brockport-Seymour Library. Learn special skills and boost your self-esteem through activities and crafts in this program for children entering grades 3-5. Registration required. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions.

Star Wars Movie Nights (rated PG) - Hamlin Public Library. Popcorn and drinks provided. Register at 964-2320

Stories & More Story Time - Penfield Public Library. For children ages 3-6, older siblings welcome.

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

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

Story Time with Hannah - Gates Public Library. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.

Summer Family Storytime - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Summer Family StoryTime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children ages 2-5. Each session features stories, songs, finger plays and more with a different theme each week. Choose from three weekly sessions: Mondays at 10:30 am, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm or Thursdays at 11:30 pm. Summer Family Storytimes begin June 29 and continues through July 30. No registration needed.

Summer Movie Series: SPARE PARTS (PG-13) - Brighton Memorial Library. Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. 2015, PG-13, 83 min. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML

Super Babies - Brockport-Seymour Library. Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a variety of sensory activities and fun.

Super Babies & Books - Monroe Branch. Babies & Books is a great way to introduce your baby to stories, music, and rhythm, while you both get a chance to socialize.

Teen Movie Makers - Brockport-Seymour Library. Interested in learning more about creating, editing and posting your own videos? Join Teen Movie Makers where we share our knowledge and talents to create wonderful and wacky teen-made movies. Grades 6-12

Toddler/Preschool Storytime - Winton Branch. Please join us for weekly stories, rhymes, music and other fun activities.

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