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Weaving Autumn Gourds

Gourd WeavingLearn how to weave on autumn gourds with artist Sandra Kampat at the Central Library, 115 South Ave., Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building - 2nd floor Arts Division, on Saturday, October 4, from 1 - 2:30 pm.

Financial literacy a top priority for area libraries

 FINRAAs the People’s University, the Rochester Public Library (RPL) is dedicated to serving the needs of all its community members. In that spirit, for several years now RPL has been a host site for teaching English (ESOL) to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Rochester area. RPL is also a proud official partner of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). And starting this October, RPL will be introducing financial literacy information as part of the ESOL curriculum at the Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Avenue. There will be a kickoff celebration at the first class session with library officials and local dignitaries of the refugee communities on Tuesday, October 2 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

“Take a Seat, Make a Difference”

 auction3“Take a Seat, Make a Difference” Friendship Chair Project has brought together a select group of local artists to re-purpose a vintage auditorium chair that will be auctioned to raise funds for the Friendship Children’s Center. For over 85 years, the Center has provided creative and educational care within a safe environment for Rochester’s poorest families. Throughout the Online Auction period, September 11 until midnight October 9, all 41 “Friendship Chairs” will be on exhibit at Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY.

9th Annual Empire State College Art Show

 ESCASThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting the ninth annual Empire State College alumni, student & faculty art show at the Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Avenue from September 8 through October 9, 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 to 7:00 pm and is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great art, light hors d'oeuvres and punch. For more information about this exhibit, you can contact Timothy Cosgriff at 585-224-3271.

Marketing and Managing the Millennials

 BSBDCThe Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are sponsoring a free workforce program on Wednesday morning, October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. This workshop is part of the Small Business First Wednesday program series.

“Artist at Work!” series back for third season

AAW1The Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is hosting the third season of the very popular “Artist at Work!” series, which begins Saturday, September 20, 2014. On the third Saturday of each month from September through June 2015, a local artist will visit the Arts Division at Central Library from 1:00 – 3:00 pm demonstrating their art, and informally interacting with interested observers. It’s a very relaxed program that allows people to meet some talented local artists, talk to them about their work and see art as it is being created. Famed oil and watercolor artist Peggy Martinez will be the first local artisan scheduled for the series.

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.

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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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, September 30:

After-School Board Games - Pittsford Community Library. Like board games? We do and we’re setting up Settlers of Catan, Trivial Pursuit Junior, and Scrabble for you to play!

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

Babies and Books - Brockport-Seymour Library. Share some stories, rhymes, and songs with your baby or toddler, then stick around for some playtime. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.

Baby Storytime on Thursdays - Henrietta Public Library. A great way to introduce babies to reading!

Book Adventures Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Children ages 4-5 can enjoy stories and songs.

Books Sandwiched In- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - Central Library. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Reviewer: Jennifer Litt, Owner, Jennifer Litt Writing Services.

Hard Body Boxing - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Join us for a demonstration presented by Sam Muratore! Registration required. Register by calling 336-6062 or visiting the Information Desk.

Computers 101 - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Open Computer class for questions, help with resumes, email accounts, Internet searching and basic computer skills.

Crafts With Miss Emily - Charlotte Branch. Join Miss Emily as she explores the wonderful world of crafts. Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL - Penfield Public Library. This hands-on class will show you how to use simple formulas, freeze panes, add headers and footers, and use autofill to improve a spreadsheet.

Lego Club - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. We provide the Legos, just come in with your imagination and build!

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. Do you love to make things? Every month our Children's and Teen's Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft.

Mock Interviews for Job Seekers - Pittsford Community Library. Practice interviewing with real people!

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

Pom-Pom Creatures - Gates Public Library. Make pom-pom creatures from yarn, googly eyes and cardboard.

Preschool Activity Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join us for a fun craft or art project at the library each Tuesday. We'll provide the materials and handle the clean up.

Putting Your Garden to Bed - Pittsford Community Library. Taking time to winterize your garden helps ensure that plants stay toasty and healthy through winter.

Retirement: Making Your Money Last - Chili Public Library. Have you retired recently or are you planning to retire soon?

Social Security Planning - Mendon Public Library. This course will cover what Baby Boomers need to know about Social Security and maximizing income. We will discuss what Social Security is, how to enroll, survivor benefits, how payout is calculated, and how to determine what is required for each individual. This course will provide a solid overview of the Social Security benefit in an educational setting. Please call 624-6067 to register.

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.

Story Time - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, & action mix with literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! We have blocks, Lincoln Logs, puzzles, puppets, and a much to do! Siblings are welcome. Please knock on the front door on Tuesdays to enter.

Story Time - Mendon Public Library. Stories and more to encourage early literacy, a love of books and being read to, following simple directions, taking turns, being part of a group, and being a good listener. Best for toddlers and preschoolers. No registration necessary.

Tech Tutor - Brockport-Seymour Library. Don't have a resume and want help getting started? Do you have questions about email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Tablet Computers, Smartphones, Laptops, or the Internet? Help is here for you! There will be four 30min one-on-one session with a librarian for questions and answers on basic computer skills. Bring a disc or USB drive to save your files to. Registration is required!

Technology Training - Mendon Public Library. One-hour, one-on-one training sessions customized to your needs: how to use Kindles, Nooks, iPads, tablets, laptops, and more. Also learn how to manage files, use software, find information on the Internet, or set-up and maintain a computer. Please call 624-6067 to register, though walk-ins are welcome if there is an opening.

Toddler Storytime on Thursdays - Henrietta Public Library. Storytime fun for toddlers!

TODDLER STORYTIME (AGES 2 & 3 WITH CAREGIVER) - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Songs, rhymes, and stories followed by time to color and socialize. Songs and rhymes are the same for the session; stories are based on a weekly theme. No registration required.

Tuesday Computer Tutoring - Charlotte Branch. Sign up for one-on-one computer training. We can teach you the basics of Microsoft Office, Web searching, Emailing, and help you with your E-reader. Please call 428-8216 to sign up.

Tuesday ESOL Class - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at the Maplewood Community Library every Tuesday for English language instruction!

Winton Book Sale - Winton Branch. Big Book Sale!

Zumbini - Chili Public Library. Zumbini is a 45 minute, music and movement class, designed for children ages 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers.

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