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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. 


Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale
2017-06-26; 12:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Central Library - Youth Services Programming Room - 2nd floor, BLB
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Start your summer vacation off right by attending our Summer Reading Kickoff Sale! This one day sale will feature hundreds of gently used children’s and teen books for just 50 cents each. Picture books – Chapter books – Craft and project books – Manga – and MORE!  For information call The Library Store at 428-8181.


The Jazz Starts Here-Katy Wright
2017-06-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Rain location is Kate Gleason Auditorium  Information is from Xerox Rochester International Jazz festival  


The Jazz Starts Here-Christian Crawford
2017-06-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Rain Location in Kate Gleason Auditorium  Information is from Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 


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. 


The Opioid Crisis: A Community Discussion
2017-06-28; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: All Ages
With hundreds of drug overdoses happening across the country every week, the opioid epidemic has been deemed a public health emergency!  However, as with many social issues, the conversations surrounding this epidemic are complex and involve input from many different perspectives. The Rochester Public Library and Gates Public Library will host a free panel discussion with representatives from local law enforcement, experts in physiology and psychology, and advocates of the addiction community. Each panelist will share the challenges they face within their field, what they're doing to address these challenges, and what changes they'd like to see happening in our communities. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please click here, or call (585) 428-8397.


The Jazz Starts Here-Melissa Gardiner
2017-06-28; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Rain Location is Kate Gleason Auditorium  Information taken from Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Wild
2017-06-28; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated G. An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.  Run to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, and be sure you don’t get lost! You won’t want to miss a single second of the animated movie The Wild with Keifer Sutherland and Jim Belushi. This free screening, rated G will start at 1pm on Wednesday, June 28. It is about an adolescent lion that is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back. This movie will appeal to families with children of all ages. There is no need to register and we have plenty of space, so be sure to bring along the whole family (and some neighbors, too). For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


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. 


The Jazz Starts Here-Ben Tiberio
2017-06-29; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Rain location is Kate Gleason Auditorium  Information taken from Xerox Rochester International Jazz FestivalBen credits his time at Fairport High School and the Eastman Community Music School as being crucial to his musical development, helping land him a full scholarship at the University of Miami for his undergraduate degree in jazz performance.    Ben began international endeavors during a semester abroad at the Sibelius Academy in Finland in 2012. Upon graduating from UM in 2014, Ben participated in the Banff Institute for Creative Music in Alberta, Canada, and the International Association of Schools of Jazz conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2015, Ben moved to New York City to begin earning his place as one of the leading voices on bass in his generation; one of his first and most continuously fulfilling ventures has been as a founding member of the fierce young jazz collective "Good Vibes," led by vibraphonist Joel Ross.  Ben has since performed at some of New York's premier jazz clubs, including Dizzy's Club, Smalls, Smoke, and Minton's Playhouse. His talents have taken him to festivals all around the United States, and most recently to Pakistan, as part of the American Music Abroad program. His credits include performances or recordings with Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Herlin Riley, Terell Stafford, Kenny Barron, Danilo Perez, Ben Wendel, Aaron Goldberg, among other notable artists.  With upcoming performances in both Canada and Europe, Ben looks towards broadened horizons in his continued musical pursuit.


The Jazz Starts Here-Jacob Dupre
2017-06-30; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Rain location is Kate Gleason Auditorium  Jacob Dupre is a fifth generation musician and composer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He is a 2014 graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music where he earned an undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media.  He is also a 2016 graduate of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas of Austin where he earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies. Accomplished far beyond his age, he plays piano, trumpet, bass, drums, and is a vocalist and composer. He began his formal music training at the age of four, and early on showed a gift for jazz.  Jacob studied privately, and while a student playing in elementary and middle school bands, he was selected for All Parish ensembles and participated in Jazz Festivals, earning top scholarships and awards.  As a high school musician, he was selected to both Jazz and Classical All State Ensembles on both piano and trumpet.  He also attended various festivals and workshops such as the Loyola Jazz Workshop & Festival in New Orleans, the University of North Texas Jazz Festival and Vocal Jazz Workshop, the Florida State Summer Workshop, the Eastman Summer Jazz Workshop, and the Birch Creek Music Academy in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, earning high accolades and awards in all events.  While attending Baton Rouge Academic and Performing Arts Magnet High School, Jacob studied classical and jazz piano with renowned Louisiana musicians and educators, Willis Delony and Mike Esneault.Read more at about Jacob Dupre at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-07-03; 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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.  


Beginning Internet
2017-07-03; 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. 


Lego Lab
2017-07-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
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 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, August 2, and 9. Note we will not meet on Wednesday July 26, but come anyway so you can see Rap, Rock and Read with Miss Nina. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Using your Smartphone
2017-07-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  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.  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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Lego Movie
2017-07-05; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.  Unglue yourself from your house and hop on down to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County for a free showing of the The Lego Movie. An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. Starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday July 5, the movie is rated PG, so everyone will be able to enjoy it!  For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Word (Spanish)
2017-07-06; 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. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


WXXI & Central Library Exploration Stations
2017-07-06; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.  This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Make & Take
2017-07-07; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Excel
2017-07-10; 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. 


Beginning Tablet
2017-07-10; 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.  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. 


English Country Dancing for Everyone
2017-07-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Harold Hacker Hall of the Rundel Memorial Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
Join us for an exciting hour of interactive English Country Dance lessons hosted by the Meryton Assembly Dancers. This Introductory class will allow you to learn a fun and energetic type of dance in a group setting with experienced English country dancers. English country dance (ECD) is an elegant, accessible and popular form of community social dance enjoyed by people all over the world. Dancers move in a number of specific "figures", sometimes holding hands, sometimes by themselves. A simple walking step is used and no partner is necessary. Flat shoes or sneakers are recommended. English Country Dancing was the most popular form of social dancing in Britain and North America from the early 1600s to the 1820s. It is most often associated with the cinematic adaptations of the novels of Jane Austen (1775-1817).  Learn more about the Meryton Assembly Dancers on their website http://www.dancelikejaneausten.com/


In Jest: Build a Better World
2017-07-10; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Nels will perform daring feats of danger, juggle various scary items and fruit, and if we are lucky, he will even balance on his unicycle.  Are you ready for an all new, side-splitting, gravity-defying comedy variety show with Nels Ross from In Jest? Nels will perform daring feats of danger, juggle various scary items and fruit, and if we are lucky, he will even balance on his unicycle. Everything will start in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30 am on Monday, July 10. This free program will appeal to families with children of all ages as well as families with no children. So bring a friend and rush on down so you won’t miss a single second. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


In Jest: Juggling Workshop
2017-07-10; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Youth Program Room
Age Level: Child -- 8 yrs. - And Up
Learn from the pro!  Anyone, no matter how young or old, can learn how to juggle, especially, when they are working with the master Nels Ross himself. Nels will give you tips and strategies for keeping many balls in the air as well as time to practice. Even if you don’t go home an expert juggler, you will have enough knowledge to do so if you practice, practice, practice. The juggling class will be offered at 1pm in the Youth Program Space on the second floor of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building on Monday, July 10, 2017. It will be widely enjoyed by families with kids who are eight years old and older. All materials will be supplied and there is no need to register, so come one, come all, and bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


In Jest: The Greatest show on Mirth
2017-07-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
This will be a laugh-until-it-hurts variety show that blends clean comedy, flying objects, acts of balance, absurd theatrics, and assorted fruits and vegetables.  Nels Ross is returning to the Central Library on Monday, July 10 at 7:00pm with his Greatest Show on Mirth, which is a laugh-until-it-hurts variety show that blends clean comedy, flying objects, acts of balance, absurd theatrics, and assorted fruits and vegetables. This free program will appeal to people of all ages and will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, located at 115 South Avenue. Since registration is not required, please bring your family, friends, and neighbors. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


All Ages Storytime
2017-07-11; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.  


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-07-11; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Concert in the Garden: Alexander Pena, classical viola
2017-07-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location is the Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
Classical viola music in a beautiful setting.  Bring your lunch and hear a concert with violist Alexander Pena, director of the ROCmusic Collaborative, and faculty at the Eastman School of Music. The concert will be held in the lovely Dorris Carlson Reading Garden.  Rain location is the Gleason Auditorium.


Lego Lab
2017-07-12; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
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 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesdays July 12, 19, August 2, and 9. Note we will not meet on Wednesday July 26, but come anyway so you can see Rap, Rock and Read with Miss Nina. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Microsoft Word
2017-07-12; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Ratchet & Clank
2017-07-12; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.  Rush to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County so you can get here by 1:00 on Wednesday, July 12. That’s what time we will be starting the recently released movie Ratchet & Clank. This movie, which is rated PG, will appeal to families with children of all ages. When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe. There is no need to register and we have plenty of space, so be sure to bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Intro. to Powerpoint
2017-07-13; 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. 


WXXI & Central Library Exploration Stations
2017-07-13; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.  This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on July 13, 20, 27, and August 3. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Make & Take
2017-07-14; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays July 14, 21, 28, August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Help with Resume (Spanish)
2017-07-17; 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. This help session will be conducted in Spanish.  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. 


Job Search Online
2017-07-17; 12:00  pm - 1:00  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. 


Omnipresent Puppet Theater Presents…The Three Little Pigs
2017-07-17; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
The story of the three little pigs is twisted in this funny puppet tale.  The Omnipresent Puppet Theater is back with a new puppet tale: the Story of the Three Little Pigs. The Big Bad Wolf is back, and he’s menacing three pigs, who are just out on their own in the world. But the brick house is only half finished! A story of teamwork, as it takes all the pigs’ efforts to complete the house before the wolf comes! This puppet show will be presented in the Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on Monday, July 17. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy being a part of this free program. There is no need to register, so bring along the whole family. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


All Ages Storytime
2017-07-18; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 18, July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.  


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-07-18; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 18, July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Concert in the Garden: Ad Hoc Music Ensemble
2017-07-18; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location is Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
The Ad Hoc Music Ensemble plays Classical music with a twist.  With a changing roster of exceptional classical musicians, and a huge repetoire, every Ad Hoc performance is exciting and unique.  Enjoy a free concert in the lovely Dorris Carlson Reading Garden. Bring your lunch, or pick something up at Starry Nites Cafe.


Beginning Computer
2017-07-19; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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. 


Lego Lab
2017-07-19; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
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 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesdays July 19, August 2, and 9. Note we will not meet on Wednesday July 26, but come anyway so you can see Rap, Rock and Read with Miss Nina. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Angry Birds
2017-07-19; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.  You’ve played the game(s). Now you can find out the backstory about why the birds are so angry and what the piggies did to them. Fly your way to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to at 1pm on Wednesday, July 19 to see the free showing of the movie Angry Birds. This movie is rated PG and will appeal to families with children of all ages. There’s no need to register, and there’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8152. 


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-07-20; 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. 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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


WXXI & Central Library Exploration Stations
2017-07-20; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.  This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on July 20, 27, and August 3. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Make & Take
2017-07-21; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays July 21, 28, August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Beginning Internet
2017-07-24; 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. 


Build a Better Plate with the Storybook Cook
2017-07-24; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join the Storybook Cook for a couple of good stories and make (and eat!) some fun food creations.  Liz Bauld, the Storybook Cook, is coming to help kids make some fun and nutritious goodies to eat. We will read a food related story or two, and then make (and eat!) some delicious treats. In the process, we will learn a little something about good nutrition. The fun starts at 10:30am on Monday, July 24 in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library. The free program, entitled Build a Better Plate, will have a wide appeal to families with kids of all ages; as usual, all materials will be provided while they last. (Don’t worry; we have lots and lots of supplies!) For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Smartphone Photography
2017-07-24; 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 take, send, and delete photos with your smartphone.  Send your smartphone photos through e-mail and to facebook.  Learn how to manage your photos in albums.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Writing Prompts: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
2017-07-24; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us for an evening of writing prompt exercises in a friendly and supportive environment. These exercises are fun and stimulating and designed to get your creative juices flowing. Writing prompts are helpful in breaking through writer’s block and providing new ideas and inspiration. Open to writers of all levels. Lisa Kleman has been teaching writing courses for more than two decades, both at the college level and for community workshops. Currently, Lisa is researching and writing a book and articles about her own Rochester relatives (the Dossenbachs), as well as giving local talks at the George Eastman Museum, the Century Club, Historic Brighton, Greece Historical Society, and for Central Library's Rochester’s Rich History Series.  

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

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.    


All Ages Storytime
2017-07-25; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.  


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-07-25; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Concert in the Garden: Ginger Majority
2017-07-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location is the Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
High energy folk/fiddle/contra dance music from a super talented young band.  Using irresistible harmonies and rhythms, Ginger Majority blends fiddles, guitar, cello and percussion in a way that is both contemporary and traditional.  Enjoy this free concert in a lovely urban oasis, and bring your lunch or pick something up at Starry Nights Cafe.

 


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.


Clean up your Email
2017-07-26; 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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Rap, Rock & Read with Miss Nina
2017-07-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Miss Nina is coming back! And we are so excited!   We hope you are as excited as we are that Miss Nina is coming back to the Central Library! She will be performing in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library Wednesday evening at 7pm on July 26, 2017. The program, Rap, Rock & Read, is interactive from the get-go, with kids waving, clapping, stomping, shaking, dancing, and singing along. Although everyone is welcome, the program will appeal particularly to families with young children. The auditorium is a huge space, so be sure to bring along a couple of friends. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Bugs’ Life
2017-07-26; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.  March two by two or even four by four to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. However you get here, be sure to make it by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 26 so you won’t miss a second of the PG-rated movie, A Bugs’ Life. It is about a misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy a grasshopper, who recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. This free screening will appeal to families with children of all ages. There is no need to register, and there’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.
 


Basic Excel
2017-07-27; 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. 


WXXI & Central Library Exploration Stations
2017-07-27; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.  This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on July 27, and August 3. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Make & Take
2017-07-28; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays July 28, August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Animal Adaptations with the Wildlife Defenders
2017-07-31; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Live animals! Learn all about them!  Meet some live, exotic animals that you may never have met before and see how they have adapted to their environment.  The Wildlife Defenders will present lots of information and introduce you to some real, live animals. They will be in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at 10:30am on Monday, July 31, 2017. Don’t be late; you won’t want to miss a single second! This program will appeal to families with children of all ages, so don’t be shy; bring along the whole family. Bring some friends, too! For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Beginning Word
2017-07-31; 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. 


Intro. to Facebook (Spanish)
2017-07-31; 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. This class will be taught in Spanish.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


All Ages Storytime
2017-08-01; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.     


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-08-01; 10:00  pm - 10:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Concert in the Garden: Laura Dubin, piano, and Antonio Guerrero, percussion
2017-08-01; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
Jazz pianist Laura Dubin has performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and is joined by exceptional drummer Antonio Guerrero for a concert of beautiful music in an urban oasis.  All About Jazz describes Dubin as "a special talent definitely worth keeping an eye on." Bring your lunch, or pick something up at Starry Nites Cafe.


Beginning Computer
2017-08-02; 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.


Concert in the Garden: Fatima
2017-08-02; 5:15  pm - 6:15  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Rain location: Kate Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: Adult
Fatima is a singer, beatboxer, looping artist and pianist who is influenced by Adele, Alicia Keys, and Janis Joplin.  Drawing on her experiences growing up in war-torn Bosnia, Fatima's voice throbs with emotion, and her storytelling draws audiences in.  Her talent and energetic performances have made her a favorite in the Rochester music scene.


Lego Lab
2017-08-02; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
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 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesdays August 2, and 9.  For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150.    


We Write Short Shorts: The Art of Writing Flash Fiction - A Four-Part Series
2017-08-02; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Flash fiction--a/k/a the “short short” –combines the gut punch of story with the precision of poetry in a few hundred words—but how? This class will introduce you to the craft elements necessary to an effective short-short – character, conflict, significant detail and point of view -- through readings of published short-shorts. In-class exercises will help you craft your own story. Suitable for writers at any level. Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. Other books include A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, winner of the Editor’s Choice award from Accents Publishing, and Sort of Gone. Her work has appeared in Sun Magazine, Hotel Amerika, BOAAT Journal, Rattle, on Writer’s Almanac, and anthologized in the 2011 anthology Good Poems: American Places. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006.   

Please note that this class is a four-part series. The dates are Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

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

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.  
  


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Wild Life
2017-08-02; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.  Swim on over to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to see the movie The Wild Life. In this story, rated PG, a daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island. We will start the film rolling at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 2, so hold on to your hats and come along for the ride! This movie will appeal to families with children of all ages. There is no need to register, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Beginning Tablet
2017-08-03; 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 choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer.  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. 


WXXI & Central Library Exploration Stations
2017-08-03; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.  This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on August 3, 2017. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Make & Take
2017-08-04; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Beginning Computer
2017-08-07; 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.  


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-08-07; 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. 


If You Give a Mouse a Tool Belt…
2017-08-07; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
You know what happens when you give a mouse a cookie. Find out what happens when you give him a toolbelt! Photo Opportunity, Activities, Crafts, and more!  Bring your camera because you’re sure to want to get a picture of yourself with the mouse. The mouse will get a tool belt, and you know what happens if he gets one thing…he wants something else! Come at 10:30am on Monday August 7, to see what else he’ll want. We’ll have lots of fun mousie activities and crafts to do! This program will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Mouse books will be offered for sale, or come up to the Children’s Center and see if we have any left to be borrowed. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.  


Concert in the Garden: Doug Stone Quartet
2017-08-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
Saxophonist Doug Stone's career has involved touring the world with jazz luminaries such as Maynard Ferguson, and the "world-jazz" group Panoramic.  He currently lives and performs in Rochester, NY with the Dave Rivello Ensemble, the Westview Project, the Gap Mangione Big Band, Quintopus, the John Nyerges Duo and Quartet, Jeff Campbell, Rich Thompson, and other talented local jazz artists. Bring your lunch, or pick something up at Starry Nites Cafe and enjoy world class jazz in a beautiful setting.


Beginning Internet
2017-08-09; 7:00  pm - 8:00  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. 


Lego Lab
2017-08-09; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
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 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Nut Job
2017-08-09; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.  Go nuts in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County when you come to the movie Nut Job at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 9. Families with children of all ages will enjoy this silly movie about an incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel who finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery. There is no need to register for this free movie, and there’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring a friend. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Beginning Internet (Spanish)
2017-08-10; 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 class will be taught in Spanish.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Gateways Music Festival Chamber Music Concert
2017-08-11; 4:30  pm - 5:30  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location, Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
The Gateways Festival has been in Rochester since 1995 and celebrates the participation and increases the visibility of classical musicians of African descent.  Enjoy a free concert in the library's lovely reading garden with some of the extraordinary musicians from the Gateways Music Festival. 



Make & Take
2017-08-11; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!  Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project on Friday, August 11, 2017 anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Word
2017-08-14; 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. 


Beginning Internet (Spanish)
2017-08-14; 7:00  pm - 8:00  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.


Concert in the Garden: Bill Watson Trio
2017-08-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
The Bill Watson Trio is Bill Watson, piano, Ansel Eklund, violin, and Mike Fittipaldi, bass.  With great renditions of jazz standards, a concert with this trio is always a delight, especially when it's in the beautiful Carlson Reading Garden.  Bring your lunch, or pick something up at Starry Nites Cafe.  


Basic Word
2017-08-16; 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. 


Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Bolt
2017-08-16; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.  Race your way to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in time to see the free screening of the movie Bolt. The movie starts at 1pm on Wednesday, August 16. It is rated PB and will appeal to families with children of all ages. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. There is no need to register, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Excel
2017-08-18; 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. 


Beginning Computer
2017-08-21; 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 the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. 


Beginning Tablet (Spanish)
2017-08-21; 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.  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. 


Basic Excel
2017-08-23; 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. 


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-08-24; 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 in the Garden: George Diaz Muniz, classical guitar
2017-08-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (rain location Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
George Diaz Muniz plays classical and Spanish guitar music that is perfect for a summer afternoon in the garden.  Bring your lunch and take a break listening to live music in an urban oasis.  This is a free concert.


Beginning Internet
2017-08-28; 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. 


Job Search Online (Spanish)
2017-08-28; 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. This course will be taught in Spanish.  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. 


Mastering your Smartphone
2017-08-30; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about many of the aspects of using your smartphone.  Can I use wifi to download apps?  How do I delete an app?  How do I transfer my pictures from my phone?  Answer all these questions and more in this class.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Basic Word
2017-08-31; 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. 


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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