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Penfield Public Library Hosts Used Book Sale

book sale(1)The Friends of the Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, will be hosting their annual Used 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. The pre-sale for members of the Friends of PPL will be held on Tuesday, September 9 from 2:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. For non-members, Tuesday pre-sale admission is $5.00.

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Local author presents: Haunted Rochester

MWThe Friends of the Brighton Memorial Library, the Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library, and the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County present “Haunted Rochester,” a program series featuring spooky tales by local author Mason Winfield. The author is widely considered the leading local authority on paranormal activity, the supernatural and uncanny occurrences in the Western New York region. The programs are slated for September 22 and 23. These programs are free and no registration required.

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“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.

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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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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, September 3:


Costume Swap Drop-Off - Brighton Memorial Library. Tuesday, Sept. 2—Saturday, Oct. 4 Drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center, and get a voucher for early bird admission from 10-10:30 am on Costume Swap Day, Sat., October 11.

Family Movie Night - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy some family time with a movie and popcorn at the library! Please call 428-8248 for the title.

First Wednesdays for Small Business - Small Business Start-Up: Doing it Right! - Central Library. First Wednesdays for Small Business is a free series of workshops for aspiring or current small business owners.

Lap Sit Storytime - Brighton Memorial Library. Drop-in stories and songs for infants through pre-walkers with their caregivers

LEGO Club - Monroe Branch. Come hear a story and then build with LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room.

Rochester Works! Catchy Cover Letters - Chili Public Library. Learn how to put together cover letters and thank you letters that will help get you noticed.

Year Round Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of puppets! No registration required. Siblings welcome!

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.

Time for Tots - Gates Public Library. Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time.

Wacky Wednesday - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Come in to do a craft, play games or watch a movie. Something different every week!

WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW - Penfield Public Library. Penfield librarian Camille DelVecchio will review a book of special interest to the people gathered for the “Wednesday Teas” series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department.

Citizenship Class - Fairport Public Library. Taught by Karen Barbato, this class is for permanent residents preparing for U.S. citizenship. The application and the interview will be explained and there will be many opportunities for participants to practice their English speaking, reading and writing. Each participant must have a green card and have lived in the country for five (5) years.

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