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Glimpses of Greece- Photo Contest

braddock bay(6)Do you have a passion for digital photography? Do you take pride in your town? The Town of Greece contains over 764 acres of land, 8 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and 17 parks. What is your favorite “Glimpse of Greece”?

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StoryCorps is coming to Rochester Public Library

 storycorpsThe Rochester Public Library, NY has been selected to be a 2015 StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) site; RPL was one of ten libraries selected from over 300 applicants. StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) is a project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and StoryCorps with additional funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The oral histories will be collected during the months of June through October 2015 at Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Maplewood Branch Library, 1111 Dewey Avenue, and other city branch locations.

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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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Vietnam Learning Center

vietnamThe Science and History Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County would like to announce the Vietnam Learning Center.  A generous gift from Local Chapter 20 of the Vietnam Veterans enabled the division to purchase display cabinets, in country maps, the magazine “Between the Lines”, and many circulating books.

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Email Notification: Sign Up Now!

EmailPostal rates are going up again. Have you thought about what you could do to help your library save money on postage? How about signing up for email notification?

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Thursday, July 2:


Pajama Story Time - Gates Public Library. A family program for all ages; pajama wear is optional!

Baby Time - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Enjoy the company of other babies and caregivers while supporting your baby’s literacy through stories, songs and rhythm. Summer series begins June 25 and continues weekly through July 30. No registration needed.

Board Gaming Time - Arnett Branch. Kids can play some very fun board games every Thursday during July and August at 3:30 pm.

Make & Take Craft: Color Your Own "Every Hero Has a Story" Poster - Brighton Memorial Library. In the Children’s Center, while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of BML

Crafty Fun Days - Penfield Public Library. For children entering grades 1-4.

Basic Crochet with Tamara Kelley - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Learn the basics and make small projects. Yarn and hooks provided. Registration required.

Exploration Station - Central Library. Hands on activities will be provided to explore a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concept each day.

GED/TASC Tutoring - Maplewood Community Library. Receive free tutoring to prepare for the GED/TASC.

Highland Park Story Time Thursdays - Highland Branch. Join Ms.Sarah in Highland park for stories, rhymes, songs and more! Recommended for children ages 1 to 4 years old, siblings welcome. rain location: Highland branch Library's children's area.

Junior DaVincis Arts & Crafts Club - Charlotte Branch. Tweens and teens, spend time with friends while making some impressive crafts! Today we'll be making stone paperweights. Space is limited so please call 428-8248 to register!

Lego Club 2 - Brockport-Seymour Library. Children going into grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some Lego building fun. Registration required.

Make Super Hero or Villain Logo Buttons - Chili Public Library. Become a hero or villain and create a button (or two or three) with your newly created logo!

Me the Superhero! (ages 7+) - Hamlin Public Library. Fill out a questionnaire: if you could be a super hero, what would you look like, wear, do and have for "super powers" etc. Then take those answers and create your own superhero!

Sand Art - Brockport-Seymour Library. Unleash your superpowered creativity with a mix of sand and glue. Registration required.

Sit, Knit and Stitch - Gates Public Library. Bring your own project to work on while enjoying the company of others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting. All skill levels welcome, from beginners to experts.

Preschool Story Time - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join us for some stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Ages 2-5

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. We'll read our stuffed animals a bedtime story, share a bedtime snack, then make capes for our animals to wear on their library adventure. Animals will be left at the library over the long weekend, so bring someone you won't miss too much! Pick up the animals on Monday, July 6th, along with a picture of what they did at the library. Registration required.

Summer Family Storytime - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Summer Family StoryTime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children ages 2-5. Each session features stories, songs, finger plays and more with a different theme each week. Choose from three weekly sessions: Mondays at 10:30 am, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm or Thursdays at 11:30 pm. Summer Family Storytimes begin June 29 and continues through July 30. No registration needed.

Super Hero Yoga - Chili Public Library. Lauren Seaver of Rochester Yoga Preschool will be at the library to conduct an interactive, super hero storytime that includes fun yoga poses and creative movement!

Tech Tutor - Brockport-Seymour Library. Do you need help with your e-reader, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 min session with a librarian. Other tech questions? Bring those, too! Registration required

Teen Talk Middle School - Brockport-Seymour Library. Meet once a week for 6 weeks with other teens who love to read. Free pizza and a chance to talk book with other teens. Grades 6-8 Registration required.

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