Monroe County Library System NY
Monroe County Library System image


     
Library Applications

See Our Online Sponsors



   

Central Library on Facebook

MCLS on Twitter

MCLS on Twitter





Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest Now Accepting Entries

SokolAward  The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library encourages all interested Monroe County student writers in grades 9 – 12 to enter the 2015 Sokol High School Literary Awards Contest. Organizers and judges are now accepting entries for categories including poetry, short fiction prose and/or recorded performances. The deadline for all submissions is midnight Friday, January 30, 2015.

More...
Civil Air Patrol exhibit now on display at Central Library

capIn honor of 73 years of service to our nation, the Science, History & Travel Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has teamed up with motivated area Civil Air Patrol families to host an enlightening exhibit of memorabilia and display items. The exhibit is now on display through December 31, 2014 in the Science, History & Travel Department of Central Library, second floor, Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Avenue.

More...
Holiday Fiction Sale at Central Library

librarystoreLove a bargain? You can avoid the maddening crowds at the mall this holiday season by shopping local-- at your public library! Come and browse our giant selection of gently used books or library related offerings at The Library Store beginning Monday, December 1, at Central Library, 115 South Avenue. A wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for children and adults will be on sale, with most items costing one dollar or less. The sale will continue through Wednesday, December 31.

More...
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.

More...
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.

More...
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.

More...
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. 

More...
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.

More...

Why support your library?

Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Saturday, December 20:


See It First - "Guardians of the Galaxy" - Saturday Movie Matinee - Central Library. New DVD releases shown every third Saturday

Artist At Work! - Central Library. Rochester Artist Johnnie Lee Smith will be demonstrating painting in the Arts Division.

"Frozen" Sing-Along - Gates Public Library. Tune up your singing voice and come to the library for a sing-along showing of the movie Frozen!

Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator - Lyell Branch. Health Insurance Enrollment

Healthcare Navigator Session - Penfield Public Library. A healthcare navigator will be here to answer questions about the new affordable and comprehensive health insurance options available to New York State residents, as the next open enrollment period began on November 15th.

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 "Handprint Christmas tree", the teen craft is "Paperclip Angel". Samples are on display at the Library!

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!

Science Saturdays-Aquatics - Henrietta Public Library. Don't be surprised if you see an axolotl 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 - Central Library. Cuddle up with a dog and a book.

Click here to receive weekly email updates of upcoming events, or use your mobile device to scan this code:
qrcode

See all events | Search events




 

  Monroe County WebsiteCity of Rochester Website