Urban Libraries Top Innovator Award presented to the Central Library
2/23/2017 2:07:28 PM
Susan Benton, President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), a
membership organization of leading public libraries in North America,
will visit the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County on
February 27 at 11 am to formally present the Urban Libraries Council’s
Top Innovator Award to the Rochester Public Library. Special guests will
also include Deputy County Executive, Tom VanStrydonck and Deputy
Mayor, R. Carlos Carballada.
Penfield Public Library Hosts Spring Into Arts Celebration
2/15/2017 2:28:27 PM
Once again Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, is honored to host its 16th annual “Spring Into Arts” celebration.
A variety of special cultural activities and programs for all
ages are planned throughout the month of March and extending into mid
April. Highlighting the arts-focused calendar of events will
be a visit from Clifford
the dog on March 10-11, appearances by the Roc City Ringers, Nazareth
College Story Band, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Irish Musicians
Association), a demonstration of Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating, a talk
by the Opera Guild
of Rochester, a play reading series, art lectures, and book talks. For a complete listing of “Spring Into Arts” programming, please visit the Penfield library website, stop in at the library, or register online at www.penfieldlibrary.org.
E-File your Taxes at the Central Library
2/9/2017 8:13:27 AM
If your income is $64,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance from New York State Tax Return Department volunteers. Our volunteers will guide you through the tax preparation software as you electronically prepare and file your personal income tax return at no charge. Help will be available at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County in the Business & Social Science Division, on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, on Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 3 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm. Visit our website here for a complete list of dates and times or contact the Business Division at (585) 428-8130.
MCLS Celebrates Black History Month
2/1/2017 2:18:09 PM
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an
annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for
recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The
event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted
historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since
1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of
February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world,
including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to
celebrating black history. --history.com
Throughout the month of February we will be celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs, events and exhibits across Monroe County.
Thinking Money traveling exhibition comes to the Central Library
2/9/2017 11:57:08 AM
February 3rd to March 13th, The Central Library of
Rochester & Monroe County will host Thinking Money, a new
traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their
lives about money.
affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart
decisions about our financial futures,” said Jennifer Byrnes, exhibit
coordinator. “Thinking Money is designed to teach us about
financial literacy in a way that is not only understandable, but fun, and we’re
proud to bring it to our library.”