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Book Sale at Greece Public Library

GreeceThe Friends of the Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd., will be hosting a fiction only BOOK SALE to help support programs and services at the library. The used book sale will begin on Wednesday, September 10 and end on Saturday, September 13. For more information, you can call the library at 585-225-8951.

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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.

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BSI begins September 9

BSI thumbThe Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce the fall schedule for the ever-popular ‘Books Sandwiched In’ book review series. A staple of Rochester cultural activities since 1955, the series begins Tuesday, September 9 with James Norman, President & CEO of Action for a Better Community, reviewing the book titled, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, by Clay Risen. Each Tuesday program begins at 12:12 pm, Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Ave, Rochester, NY.

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Got Library Card?

 librarycardmonthEvery September, the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all. As our global community shifts to a more active role in the creation of culture and information, today’s libraries are finding new and innovative ways to extend their collections and services, providing access to a wide variety of tools, both high-tech and low-tech, to empower their communities. Simply put, your library card is your passport to the future.

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Poems For Lunch Program Returns to Central Library

 Poetry(1)Are you interested in making the ordinary printed word jump off the page? Why not attend our Poems for Lunch series, hosted by local poet and teacher Kitty Jospé? Due to popular demand, this robust Thursday lunchtime program at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, has returned for the remainder of the year. This is not a writing course. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, you will be able to read poems out loud and discuss them in a group setting.

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Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

 BBW2Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September (21 - 27), it highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The event brings together the entire book community-- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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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.

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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.

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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Monday, September 1:


Willy Wonka Drama Kids Contest September 1 - 20, 2014 - Central Library. Be a part of the Rochester Fringe Festival and win one full school year of Drama Kids Community Classes (September 2014-May 2015).

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