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Book To Screen: Charlotte's Web
2017-04-29; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated G; live action. This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death.  Weave a way to get to the Central Library on Saturday, April 29 so you can see the free screening of the live action, 2006 edition of Charlotte’s Web. The movie, which will begin promptly at 2pm, is rated G; people of all ages will love it. This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death. There is plenty of space, so bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.  


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-05-01; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-01; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Thinking Money: Smart Checking!
2017-05-01; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Money management is a lifetime voyage.  Paper checks may be a thing of the past, but bank management skills are still vital.  Whether it’s opening a new account, clearing up past blemishes, or making the most of a current account, the Smart Checking program can help! This workshop covers everything you need to know to get on track, stay on track, and make the most of your bank account.  The friendly staff from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester will lead the way! Street parking is free after 6 pm!  Registration is not required, but encouraged, please call 428-8130 or click HERE.The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.   


RochesterWorks!@The Central Library: Ace Your Interview!
2017-05-02; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Science Division Program Area, 3rd Floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
You can give a WOW interview!  Learn proper preparation, strategies for answering the most common questions and techniques for handling the difficult questions plus the best follow up practices. Registration for this FREE program is required. To register call Melanie Lewis at 585-428-8312 or sign up in the Job Search Computer Lab located on the 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-02; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 2 Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives By Gary Younge Reviewer: ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc, PhD, Senior Director, Academic Support Center, RIT  


First Wednesdays for Small Business - Social Media Basics
2017-05-03; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  First Wednesdays is brought to you by the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  To register please call 585-428-8130 or click HERE.This program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-03; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Subject to Change Book Discussion: The Book of Joy
2017-05-03; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Memorial Building, Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Join librarians from the Arts and Literature Division for a discussion of the ideas in this NY Times Bestselling book.  Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived exile and the violence of oppression. Despite their hardships, they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? No registration required for this free program. Bag lunches are welcome.


Basic Smartphone (Spanish)
2017-05-04; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about how to use the many features of your Smartphone. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about downloading apps and connecting to your email through your Smartphone.  You can bring your own Smartphone to class and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-04; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting . All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Sokol High School Literary Awards Ceremony and Reception
2017-05-04; 4:00  pm - 5:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Awards, readings and a reception for the best in written and performed poetry and prose by high schoolers in Monroe County.  
Free and open to the public. 


Lego Lab
2017-05-06; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!  Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Saturdays May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Word
2017-05-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Pulling Plot from Fairy Tales: A Writing Workshop
2017-05-08; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room,1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Many of us have no problem coming up with interesting characters, but we stumble a bit when we come to the question of what to do with them. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll use simple exercises to extract basic plot lines from fairy tales and then use them as the skeletons for our own stories. Come ready to talk, write, and share. All levels of experience are welcome! In addition to her full-time work of raising four school-age children, instructor, Jennifer Case teaches writing workshops and leads literary discussion groups at local libraries and senior living communities. Prior to becoming a mother, she led creative writing workshops at Borders Books and taught English at East High School. She also spent time as the Director of Programming at Writers & Books. Jen has a B.A. in English from Alfred University and a M.S. in Education from SUNY College at Brockport.  

All programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.or or 428-8375 to register or for more information about this and other Rochester Writes programs.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. 



 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-09; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 9 Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax By Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine Reviewer: Neil E. Herendeen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center  


Intro. to E-mail
2017-05-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to navigate your e-mail account, unsubscribe from services, create folders, and delete large amounts of junk mail.  This class is for e-mail accounts you use on your phone, tablet, laptop or on our library computers.  You must be able to access your e-mail account on your device or our library computers.  We can also help you set up your first e-mail account if you do not have one.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Self-Published Authors Group
2017-05-10; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Are you a self-published author seeking support and wondering what steps to take next? Or perhaps you are a writer considering the path of self-publishing, but don’t know how, or even whether, to begin. This monthly group, facilitated by successful self-published local author, Amy Gamet, is open to all interested in self-publishing with any level of experience. A specific self-publishing topic will be covered each month, with time built into the group to share your experiences with success and difficulties and receive support while on your self-publishing journey. Topics that will be covered in these monthly groups include cover design, formatting, distribution choices, reviews, writing highly marketable books, advanced book marketing, and creating a business plan.  

Amy Gamet is a wife, mother and successful romance author who used to teach math in East Irondequoit.  A woman of many talents, her children call her “the fun ender” and she’s taken a sudden and strange interest in tent camping and geocaching. She’s written eight novels, sold more than a hundred thousand copies of her books, and given away another half million for free since 2012.  She’s the creator and administrator of the Romance Super Bundle boxed sets, which have sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and hit the USA Today bestseller’s list. 


This program is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division. All programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 or Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org  for more information about this and other Rochester Writes programs.
 
Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. 
  
     


Votes for Women! A 5-Part Reading and Discussion Series
2017-05-10; 6:45  pm - 8:15  pm
Central Library - Rundel Conference Room, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Builing
Age Level: Adult
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Join us for a reading and discussion series on this interesting and important topic!  Our book selection includes history, biography, and fiction, and provides a window into the often overlooked stories and actors behind one of America's greatest social movements. Our meeting dates are March 1, March 22, April 19, May 10, and May 31. Books will be loaned to participants. Registration is required. Please call Michelle Finn at (585) 428-8368 and sign up today!  


Basic Excel
2017-05-11; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Overfed and Undernourished: The Relationship between Food, Disease, and Health
2017-05-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Please join us at the Central Library for an exciting new health program, presented by Ian Cramer, MS, ATC, an eCornell plant-based nutritionist.  Come and discover information on weight loss, cravings, common nutrition myths, and ways to live a healthy, disease-free lifestyle. We will also discuss chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and how they start, progress, and can be prevented or even reversed using diet and lifestyle changes. 

This nutrition program will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium on the first floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. Feel free to bring your lunch, or grab one of the light snacks provided. Please click here, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110, to register.

    



Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting . All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Media in Focus - (title)
2017-05-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
(program details)  Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NYFor more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Colorful Paper Dahlia Flowers
2017-05-13; 12:30  pm - 2:00  
Central Library - 1st floor Rundel Arts room
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
Spring is here. Make sure your home is decorates for the season with some colorful paper dahlia flowers. Simple paper and cardboard decorations for the home or office that can also make a great Mother’s Day gift, which is May 14th.  This program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required. Please register here


Mother's Day Craft
2017-05-13; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Make Mom a Morse Code bracelet and send her a secret message.  Surprise your mom with a beautiful and secret gift that you made yourself. The day before Mother’s Day, Saturday May 13 drop into the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County anytime between 11am and 4 pm to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Morse Code bracelet. Families with kids 5 and older will be able to participate if they have a little help from Dad. All materials will be provided while they last. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


World War I: Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War
2017-05-13; 1:00  pm  
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
In 1914 the world was thrown into the Great War. Although the United States did not officially enter the war until 1917, Rochester participated in the war economy and prepared for eventual entry into the war.  Once the United States declared war, Rochester was an All-American patriotic city. Join us for a very fascinating and informative program by Daniel D. Cody on Rochester's contributions. Complimentary, light refreshments will be served. Daniel D. Cody, M.A., is employed as Collections Manager and Registrar for the Rochester Historical Society. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of American History at Finger Lakes Community College. For more information, please call the Science & History Division at 585-428-8110. The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8034 ten days prior to the program.


Beginning Computer
2017-05-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Facebook
2017-05-15; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting up and using a Facebook account.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-16; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 16 Ray and Joan: the Man who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman who Gave it All Away By Lisa Napoli Reviewer: Dennis Kessler, Edward & Agnes Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Director of Entrepreneurship, U of R Simon Business School  


Are We Ready to Write Grants?
2017-05-17; 10:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
We want you to join us! With grant sources increasingly deluged with requests, we all want to maximize the use of our time and resources. This workshop is designed to increase your competitiveness for grant proposals. It includes tools to complete an organizational assessment of “grant readiness”, as well as exercises designed to help you craft a clear and compelling message to funders.  Robyn K. Miller has successfully applied for funding from private, state and federal sources. She served as a grant reviewer at a large community foundation and is an adjunct instructor for the nonprofit management certificate program at St. John Fisher College’s Center for Community Engagement. Pre-registration for this free program is required, and is limited to 60 participants. Register online or by calling the Central Library Business & Social Sciences Division at 585-428-8130. The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Basic Word
2017-05-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing: A Four-Part Series
2017-05-17; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Learn how to publish your own book, from formatting and cover design to uploading at the retailers and creating print copies. We’ll also cover basic marketing, how to setup a mailing list and strategies for increasing sales. This is a four part series. The dates are as follows: Wednesdays, May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 from 6:30 - 8:00pm.  


Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information about this or other Rochester Writes programs. All programs at the Central Library are free and open to the public.

Instructor, Amy Gamet is a wife, mother and successful romance author who used to teach math in East Irondequoit.  A woman of many talents, her children call her “the fun ender” and she’s taken a sudden and strange interest in tent camping and geocaching. She’s written eight novels, sold more than a hundred thousand copies of her books, and given away another half million for free since 2012.  She’s the creator and administrator of the Romance Super Bundle boxed sets, which have sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and hit the USA Today bestseller’s list.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.  


Votes for Women/ Songs for Women with Michael Lasser
2017-05-17; 7:00  pm  pm
Central Library - Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building, Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Michael Lasser is the host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin' Rhythm, winner of a 1994 Peabody Award.  Michael's engaging, song-filled talk uses popular music to reveal the changing attitudes about women during the years around 1917. 


Love Your Bones!
2017-05-18; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Learn all about bone health and how to protect yourself from fractures at our next Got Health talk!  Our speaker will be Freda B. Hannafon, nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester Center for Bone Health. She will talk about osteoporosis, who is at risk for fractures, how much calcium and vitamin D we need, and medicines that might help. No registration is required for this health talk. Just come on in, bring your lunch, or grab one of the light snacks provided. There will also be a free raffle drawing at the end of the program, with prizes generously provided by our partners at the Center for Community Health. We hope to see you there!


Job Search Online
2017-05-18; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-18; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting . All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Effective Communication with Dementia
2017-05-20; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Science & History Division, 3rd Floor, Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
Explore how dementia can affect a person's ability to express themselves at our next class in the Alzheimer's community education series.  We will learn helpful strategies for communicating with someone who has memory loss and who may no longer be able to understand complex concepts. This is a free program, but registration is requested. Please click here to register, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110 for more information.

 If you would like to attend this class and need someone to stay at home with your loved one who has dementia, you may call the Alzheimer's Assocation at 1-800-272-3900 to arrange for in-home respite care during the class. Please give at least one week's advance notice. 


Rochester's Rich History Series
2017-05-20; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
From Flappers on Stage to Shakespeare at the Bowl: 93 Years of Rochester Community Players History, presented by Peter Scribner  


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-05-20; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Cuddle up with a dog and a good book!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! Kids of all ages are invited to read a short book to these specially-trained and wonderful dogs. Research shows that the more time kids spend practicing reading aloud, the better readers they become. Since dogs are not judgmental about fluency in reading, they don’t worry if a child stumbles over a word. These Tail Waggin’ Tutors are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Kids can come any time between 11am and noon on the third Saturday of the month: May 20, 2017. Kids can bring their own books or read one of ours.  Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-22; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Tablets (Spanish)
2017-05-22; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the tablet to get on the internet.  You can bring your tablet if you have one and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  No prior computer experience nor personal tablet required.  This class will be taught in Spanish. Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Basic Excel
2017-05-24; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Brownbag Book Discussion - The Turner House
2017-05-24; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Basic Word
2017-05-25; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting . All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Book To Screen: The Bridge To Terabithia
2017-05-27; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, this movie is a tearjerker!  Read the book and then see the movie! Compare the two to decide which one you liked better. On Saturday, May 27 the Children’s Center will host a free screening of the movie The Bridge to Terabithia from 2 -3:30pm. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy this movie. Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, this movie is a tearjerker! It is rated PG. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.  


Think Genealogy It's Saturday: Read All About It…Newspapers
2017-05-27; 10:15  am - 11:00  am
Central Library - Local History
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us for our monthly genealogy series on the fourth Saturday of every month from September through June. Taught by Staff Genealogist Barb Koehler, each session features tips, tools, discussions, and demonstrations on a different topic each month!  Newspapers are an invaluable resource for tracking down family information.  And, in this digital age, they have never been more readily available or sometimes more confounding to navigate!  Join us as we explore some of the great websites available, as well as tips for achieving the best search results. 


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-31; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Intro. to Powerpoint
2017-06-01; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about preview mode and how to create slideshows with images and text.  Learn about using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Lego Lab
2017-06-03; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!  Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Drop In Resume Help (Spanish & English)
2017-06-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Write a new resume or work on your existing resume.  Bring you work history and we can teach you how to incorporate it into a resume using Word 2010.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.  


Intro. to Computers
2017-06-05; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


June Jazz Duets: Theresa Chen, keyboard, and Jakob Ebers, bass
2017-06-06; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location, Kate Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Enjoy an hour of live jazz in the beautiful Dorris Carlson Reading Garden.  


RochesterWorks!@The Central Library: Being Your Own Boss
2017-06-06; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Science Division Program Area, 3rd Floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Have you thought about starting a business but not sure if it's for you?  This workshop will explore what to consider when working for yourself and next steps to get started. Registration for this FREE program is required. To register call Melanie Lewis at 585-428-8312 or sign up in the Job Search Computer Lab located on the 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.


First Wednesdays for Small Business - Legal Considerations
2017-06-07; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  First Wednesdays is brought to you by the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  To register please call 585-428-8130 or click HERE.This program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Intro.,to Computers
2017-06-07; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Internet (Spanish)
2017-06-08; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites. This course is taught in Spanish.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Media in Focus - (title)
2017-06-09; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
(program details)  Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NYFor more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Beginning Internet
2017-06-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Buy a New SmartPhone
2017-06-12; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about all the aspects of deciding to purchase a smartphone.  What is a data plan?  Can I use wifi to download apps?  What is an app?  Answer all these questions and more in this class.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


June Jazz Duets: Danny Ziemann, bass and Michael Sherman, guitar
2017-06-13; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Kate Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
Enjoy live jazz in the beautiful Dorris Carlson Reading Garden during the lunch hour.  


Drop-In Resume Help
2017-06-14; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Write a new resume or work on your existing resume.  Bring you work history and we can teach you how to incorporate it into a resume using Word 2010.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Word
2017-06-15; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Excel
2017-06-19; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Word
2017-06-19; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


June Jazz Duets: Rosanna Moore, harp and Erin Futterer, French Horn
2017-06-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages
Enjoy live jazz during the lunch hour in the beautiful Dorris Carlson Reading Garden.  


Intro. to HTML (Webpage Programming)
2017-06-21; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
This course will cover the basics of using HTML tags to create or modify a basic webpage.  Learn about HTML tags and how to modify text, colors and embed links and images into a webpage. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Job Search Online
2017-06-22; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Think Genealogy It's Saturday: Ancestry.com
2017-06-24; 10:15  am - 11:00  am
Central Library - Local History
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us for our monthly genealogy series on the fourth Saturday of every month from September through June. Taught by Staff Genealogist Barb Koehler, each session features tips, tools, discussions, and demonstrations on a different topic each month!  This repeat of our most popular program is designed to send you off into a great summer of research. The Library Edition of Ancestry.com is FREE to use in the Local History & Genealogy Division, along with 12 town libraries and is a must-have database for every researcher!  We will also take a look at how the Library Edition differs from personal subscriptions. 


Intro. to Powerpoint
2017-06-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about preview mode and how to create slideshows with images and text.  Learn about using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Tablets (Spanish)
2017-06-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the tablet to get on the internet.  You can bring your tablet if you have one and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  No prior computer experience nor personal tablet required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Brownbag Book Discussion - A Gentleman in Moscow
2017-06-28; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Intro. to Python Programming
2017-06-28; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Get introduced to programming in the modern computer language Python.  This course will cover the basics of using the computer language Python for number, text and graphic manipulation.Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computer
2017-06-29; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Concert: Alexander Pena, viola
2017-07-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Kate Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
Enjoy live music during the lunch hour in the beautiful Dorris Carlson Reading Garden.  


Brownbag Book Discussion - Nora Webster
2017-07-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - Commonwealth
2017-09-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - Small Great Things
2017-10-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - A Man Called Ove
2017-11-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - My Name is Lucy Barton
2017-12-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.






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