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Stories and Songs with Topher Holt
2017-02-24; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child
Topher Holt will lead us in songs and tell us stories! Maybe he’ll bring along some musical instruments!  Children of all ages will enjoy interactive storytelling through song and dance with Topher Holt. Topher has presented music and story programs  all over Monroe County, and his performances are always well attended. He will be in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on Friday, February 24, 2017. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Book to Screen: The BFG
2017-02-25; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.  Don’t worry, the giant won’t eat you! He may look big and scary, but he is a Big Friendly Giant and you will want to watch this newly released movie, which is based on a book of the same title (The BFG) by Roald Dahl. The screening will be held in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County from 2-4pm on Saturday, February 25. It is rated PG and is about a girl named Sophie who encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


African-American Literature: A 5-Part Discussion Series
2017-02-27; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join us in celebration of African American History Month as we read and discuss a selection of important African-American texts from the 1920s to the present. Our meeting dates are Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6.  

This program has been filled and registration has been closed. Please contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 or carol.moldt@libraryweb.org to join a waiting list.

Week 1 (February 6):
Selected poems by Langston Hughes.

Week 2 (February 13):
“Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin, from his collection of essays, Notes of a Native Son.

Week 3 (February 20):
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the poem by the same title by Richard Wright.

Weeks 4 & 5 (February 27 & March 6):
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid.

Facilitator, David Sanders is Professor Emeritus of English at St. John Fisher College. He has taught British, American, and biblical literature in a career that spans more than forty years. Though widely published in professional journals and still active as a scholar, he has always enjoyed getting beyond the academic classroom to promote literary discussion with readers in the wider community.

The first week’s poems will be provided at the first discussion. All other works will be available at the Central Library at the first meeting for library card holders to borrow. 


Basic Excel
2017-02-27; 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. 


Central Library Crocheting and Knitting SnowBomb Project - Through January 31st
2017-02-28; 11:30  pm  
Central Library - Arts and Literature Division, Rundel Memorial Library Building
Age Level: Adult
We are SnowBombing the Central Library with crocheted and knitted snowflakes! The snowflakes will hang from the trees on Broad St. and in Central's Reading Garden. Make one or as many as you want just make sure you use acrylic yarn. Make them at least 3 inches wide and bring them to the Arts and Lit Desk in the Rundel Building from now through end of February. Ask for Nanci in the Arts Division. If you have any questions email us at artref@libraryweb.org or call us at 585-428-8380.  Thanks for helping to make our city look beautiful in the winter!


Tuesday Topics 2017 - How Clean is Our Water? A Checkup on Local Waterways
2017-02-28; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
How Clean is Our Water? A Checkup on Local Waterways Presenter: Joseph Makarewicz, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Environmental Science & Biology, The College at Brockport  Many people see the abundant water in western New York as an asset, but decades of industrialization and agriculture have contributed to water pollution in different ways.  Environmental concerns have led to safeguards for our waterways, but are we are doing enough to protect them?



First Wednesdays for Small Business - Selling to the Government
2017-03-01; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  Carla Vazquez, Certified SBDC Business Advisor, will host and present “The Procurement Experience.” Government agencies buy goods and services. The program will address how small businesses can participate in the process g id=19 selling products and services to government agencies. Also, this program will include a panel discussion featuring local successful business owners. Carla Vazquez will provide an updated overview abut SBDC resources and information regarding the NYS certification processes as well as information and resources regarding procurement.  Matt Burrell, U.S Air Force (Ret.), PTAC Monroe County Procurement Counselor, and VA Certified Verification Counselor, will present information about how to read and respond to contract bid opportunities.  There will be a panel discussion about procurement and selling to the government. Local business owners who have been successful with procurement will share their own experiences and insight.  The panel discussion will feature:Maat Reed, President, On the Move Contracting Services, LLC Nancy Baroody, Owner, Contract Furniture Services, Inc. James Terhune, President & CEO, T&T Materials, Inc. Kham Hosmer, President & Managing Member, Hosmer Services Group, LLC 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. The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program. 


Votes for Women! A 5-Part Reading and Discussion Series
2017-03-01; 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!  


Beginning Computer
2017-03-02; 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. 


My Plate
2017-03-02; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Come find out how to build a healthy plate!  Everything you eat and drink matters, and the right balance can help you feel healthy and energized. Michelle Weiler, an Eat Smart Nutrition Educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, will help you focus on variety, amounts, and building a healthier eating style. Light and healthy snacks will be provided at the end of the class. Registration is requested in order to help us better prepare for the program, but is not required. Please click here to register, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-03-02; 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 - Women in Comics and Film: an Overview
2017-03-03; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
It has taken women a long time to break into the boys' club strongholds of visual media, but over the last few years we've seen an explosion of talented creators and directors emerge on the scene. Learn about the pioneers and the trendsetters in this brief overview of women in comics and films representing their characters.  Presenter: Jason Poole 

Jason M. Poole has been a children's librarian at the Webster Public Library since 2005. He was a founding member of the MCLS Kids' Comics Committee and served from 2009-2014, as well as helping to organize two regional Comics, Libraries, and Education conferences during that time. He was on ALA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens from 2013-2016, chairing the committee his last year. He was on a panel of judges for the Einser awards (also known as the "Oscars of comics") in 2016 that nominated a record-breaking number of women creators. He has occasionally written graphic novel reviews for School Library Journal.


Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY

For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.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. 
 


A Morning of Writing Prompts
2017-03-04; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Gallery Space, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Come prepared to follow guided writing exercises in a fun and relaxed setting. Whether you’re suffering from writer's block or are just looking for something to kick start your writing, this workshop is for you. Material gathered can be used at a later time for your prose or poetry. There are no judgments, only collected words for later use. Anything is possible. Bring a notebook and pen. Instructor Gail Hosking is the author of the memoir Snake's Daughter: the Roads in and out of War and the poetry chapbook The Tug. Her work has been anthologized several times. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and taught for many years at RIT.  

This class is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information.

This program 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.

 


Artist at Work: Mia Sohn demonstrates tradional Ukrainian Egg Decorating
2017-03-04; 12:00  pm - 1:30  pm
Central Library - Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Mia Sohn is an expert in the "magic" of turning eggs into intricate works of art.  Mia will demonstrate how she uses wax, dyes, and a steady hand and plenty of creativity to make the beautifully decorated eggs known as "Pysanka." During the month of March, dozens of Mia's ornately decorated eggs will be on display on the second floor of the Rundel Building.
  


Lego Lab
2017-03-04; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child - 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 March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150.


Basic Internet
2017-03-06; 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. 


Tuesday Topics 2017- Women Making History from 1917 - 2017
2017-03-07; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Women Making History from 1917 - 2017 Presenter: Deborah Hughes, President & CEO, Susan B. Anthony Museum & House   This year marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State, and now women are holding unprecedented levels of leadership in government. Hear about how Suffrage Centennial will celebrate these achievements with events planned for upstate New York in the historical context of women’s longstanding struggle for political, social and economic equality. 


E-Mail Survival Class
2017-03-08; 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. 


Short Films Sandwiched In
2017-03-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films at the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360
www.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.
 


Fabulous Flowers! Expert gardening help and books to inspire you
2017-03-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Join a master gardener and a librarian for an informal lunchtime chat about resources to help get your garden started, or answers to help you improve your current garden.  Kathy Lewis, of Cornell Cooperative Extension, leads “Blocks in Bloom,” a program that provides free plants, soil, and gardening expertise to residents of low-income city neighborhoods. Learn how to create beauty and community through gardening!  Kathy will be joined by a librarian from the Arts and Literature Division, who will bring plenty of inspiring books from the library's collection. Bagged lunches welcome. 


Basic Word
2017-03-09; 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
2017-03-09; 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.  


Make Your Own Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium Workshop
2017-03-11; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - 1st floor Arts Division
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
You’ve probably heard of making terrarium with moss and ferns, succulent and cacti, and other easy-to-maintain plants, but have you heard of Marimo moss ball terrariums? Marimo (also known as "Japanese Moss Balls"), are a rare and unique species of algae native to Lake Akan in Hokkaido, Japan. The Marimo species is found only in a small number of lakes in the northern hemisphere. They are a source of fascination in Japan, where they are popularly kept as home or office “pets” and for good luck. Craft your very own whimsical yet practical aquatic ecosystem. Discover just how simple it is to build and maintain your new Marimo moss ball terrarium. These terrariums will make the perfect plant “pet,” as minimal care is needed; they thrive on indirect sunlight and a monthly water change! Make one for yourself or make one as a gift for a friend! All materials are included and you will create and take home your very own terrarium.  This class is for ages 16 and older and requires registration. Please register here.


New Release Movie: The Secret Life Of Pets
2017-03-11; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.  What do your pets do when no humans are in the house? Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 1pm on Saturday, March 11 to find out. We will be screening the recently released movie The Secret Life of Pets, in which the quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. This free movie will appeal to people of all ages and there is plenty of space, so be sure to bring along a friend or two.     


Prismatic Gardens: Moss Balls
2017-03-11; 11:00  am - 1:00  pm
Central Library - 1st floor Rundel
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Make Your Own Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium Workshop You’ve probably heard of making terrarium with moss and ferns, succulent and cacti, and other easy-to-maintain plants, but have you heard of Marimo moss ball terrariums? Marimo (also known as "Japanese Moss Balls"), are a rare and unique species of algae native to Lake Akan in Hokkaido, Japan. The Marimo species is found only in a small number of lakes in the northern hemisphere. They are a source of fascination in Japan, where they are popularly kept as home or office “pets” and for good luck. Craft your very own whimsical yet practical aquatic ecosystem. Discover just how simple it is to build and maintain your new Marimo moss ball terrarium. These terrariums will make the perfect plant “pet,” as minimal care is needed; they thrive on indirect sunlight and a monthly water change! Make one for yourself or make one as a gift for a friend! All materials are included and you will create and take home your very own terrarium.  This program is for ages 16 and older and requires registration. Please register here.


Basic Excel
2017-03-13; 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.


Generation Listen: Too Sweet, Or Too Shrill? The Double Bind for Women
2017-03-13; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Business Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
From Hidden Brain: Too Sweet, Or Too Shrill? The Double Bind for Women. Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what’s a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes?  

Special guest moderators: Patricia Uttaro and Marisol Ramos-Lopez

 Patricia Uttaro leads two separate organizations, the Rochester Public Library and the Monroe County Library System. Her leadership focuses on connecting libraries with their communities, creating a symbiotic relationship that ignites learning, creativity, and civic engagement.

Marisol Ramos-Lopez is the Commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services for the City of Rochester. Ms. Ramos-Lopez oversees recreation centers and youth programs, including Summer of Opportunity, BizKid$ and Pathways to Peace. She also leads parks stewardship efforts and administers the Public Market of Rochester.

An NPR Listening Gathering is an awesome way to bring together folks from the community for a fun and refreshing social experience that is usually solitary: listening to radio.  Wherever you find those audio stories that stoke your curiosity and make you think a little differently about what goes on around you. NPR offers a window into the world through great storytelling.

For more information, please call the Reynolds Media Center at 428-8360.

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 Tablets (Spanish)
2017-03-13; 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 is 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.  


Basic Powerpoint
2017-03-16; 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. 


Effective Communication with Dementia
2017-03-18; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Science & History's Meeting Space, 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 communication with someone who has memory loss and who may no longer be able to understand complex concepts. This is a free event, but registration is requested in order to help us better prepare for the program. Please click here to register, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110.

 


Pizza & Pandemonium with 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Phenomenal Founder James Kennedy
2017-03-18; 12:30  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Exploratorium: The new program space on the second floor of the Bausch and Lomb Building
Age Level: Teen - 18 yrs.
Calling future filmmakers! Join the wacky & wildly creative James Kennedy who will talk about books, imagination and mayhem!  The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Every year, the best movies are shown at gala screenings all over the country—co-hosted by founder James Kennedy and other great children’s authors. This year, Rochester, NY is one of the lucky cities that will host a gala screening at the Dryden Theater on Sunday March 19th, 2017! However, the most EXCITING & UNPREDICTABLE thing is that James Kennedy will come to Teen Central on Saturday March 18th, 2017 from 12:30-2pm to show some 90 Second Newbery films and talk about how YOU can enter next year’s contest.  


Rochester's Rich History: Two Kinds of Fear
2017-03-18; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Join storyteller and writer Bill Pruitt as he weaves true stories from the lives of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass together to tell a remarkable tale about two remarkable people.  Two Kinds of Fear is a story about Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, beginning in their youths, and then moving to Rochester as their lives overlapped in the tumultuous events leading up to and beyond the Civil War. It is not a talk but a telling, a true story documented from writings in published archives. Two Kinds of Fear offers a glimpse into the lives of two remarkable human beings as well as the turbulent, dark and hopeful times in which they lived. 


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-03-18; 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:  March 18, April 15, and 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. 


Tax Assistance Program
2017-03-18; 10:30  am - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Beginning Computer
2017-03-20; 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. 


Smart Phone Basics (Spanish)
2017-03-20; 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. This class is 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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.  


Books Sandwiched In
2017-03-21; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
March 21 Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising in 1971 and Its Legacy By Heather Ann Thompson Reviewer: The Honorable Ellen M. Yacknin, Rochester City Court Judge  


Brownbag Book Discussion - To the Bright Edge of the World
2017-03-22; 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, To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. 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.


Short Films Sandwiched In - Women in Short Films
2017-03-22; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films with women as producers or featured characters in the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.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.
 


Smart Phone Basics
2017-03-22; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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. 


Tax Assistance Program
2017-03-22; 11:00  am - 5:00  am
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-03-23; 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 is 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. 


Raising Healthy Kids!
2017-03-23; 12:10  pm - 12:50  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
It's not "one size fits all" when it comes to raising healthy kids!  Join us at our next Got Health talk and find out what you can do at home to help your children be healthy and happy. Our speakers for this program are Erick Stephens, Parent Engagement Specialist, and Alicia Evans, Healthy Schools Project Coordinator, both from the Healthi Kids Coalition. Together, they will discuss what role schools can play in keeping kids healthy, and about knowing your village - you're not in this alone!

 No registration is required for this free health talk. Just stop on by, bring your lunch, or grab one of the light snacks provided. The program will be followed by a free raffle drawing, with prizes generously provided by the Center for Community Health. We hope to see you there!


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-03-23; 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.  


See It First Saturday Movie Matinee - Doctor Strange (PG-13)
2017-03-25; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: All Ages - Select
Marvel Comics character, Doctor Strange, is a former neurosurgeon that embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams. Run time 115 minutes.  

New DVD releases shown every third Saturday

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.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.


Book To Screen: Jumanji
2017-03-25; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.  Don’t get stuck in a game – get stuck in a movie instead! Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County on Saturday, March 25 for the free screening of Jumanji. We will start the movie promptly at 1pm, so you will want to run to get here so you won’t miss a single second. This exciting movie will appeal to people of all ages, although it might be a little scary for younger kids. It is rated PG. When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. There is no need to register to come, and there’s plenty of space, so be sure to bring along a friend or two. 


Tax Assistance Program
2017-03-25; 10:30  am - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Think Genealogy It's Saturday: How Did They Get Here?
2017-03-25; 10:15  am - 11:00  am
Central Library - Local History & Genealogy Division, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
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!  Before Ellis Island and after, our ancestors arrived in vessels and steamships to more than ninety US ports. Finding the records of their journey, both immigration and naturalization, is a fascinating piece of the puzzle you will want to explore for yourself. 


Writing Your Family History: A Four-Part Series
2017-03-25; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
Perhaps you are the family storyteller, remembering the tales told by those who have passed. Or perhaps you are the genealogist, collecting the facts and photos and relationships. You often say, “I should write this down. I should tell their story, my story.” Well, this is the time to do it! Whether you are a beginning or an experienced writer, join us in this four-week workshop and preserve your family’s history for the future. 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 Rundel’s Rochester’s Rich History Series).   

Writing Your Family History is a four-part series. The dates are as follows: Saturdays, March 25, April 1, 8, and 15. All programs are free and open to the public. 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 program or 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.  
  


Basic Internet
2017-03-27; 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. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-03-28; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
March 28 How the Post Office Created America: A History By Winnifred Gallagher Reviewer: William Daniels, PhD, Dean Emeritus & Professor of Political Science Emeritus, College of Liberal Arts, RIT  


Smart Phone Photography
2017-03-29; 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. 


Tax Assistance Program
2017-03-29; 11:00  am - 5:00  am
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Basic Word
2017-03-30; 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
2017-03-30; 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.  


Lego Lab
2017-04-01; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child - 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 April 1, May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Tax Assistance Program
2017-04-01; 10:30  am - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Basic Excel
2017-04-03; 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. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-04-04; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 4 Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill By Candice Millard Reviewer: Sanford Shapiro, Esq.  


First Wednesdays for Small Business - SBIR/STTR
2017-04-05; 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 Tablets
2017-04-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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. 


Bringing Poetry Alive
2017-04-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Poet and teacher Kitty Jospe joins the "Subject to Change" discussion group to talk about poetry.  Come for an hour of lively sharing of a sampling of poems.  Kitty Jospe will demonstrate how to maximize the pleasure of reading poetry aloud and seeing it on the page.  Audience participation is encouraged, and no knowledge of poetry is required.


Tax Assistance Program
2017-04-05; 11:00  am - 5:00  am
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Job Searching Online (Spanish)
2017-04-06; 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. This class 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.


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-06; 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.  


Tax Assistance Program
2017-04-08; 10:30  am - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Beginning Computer
2017-04-10; 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. 


Buying a Smartphone
2017-04-12; 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.    


Short Films Sandwiched In
2017-04-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films at the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.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.


Tax Assistance Program
2017-04-12; 11:00  am - 5:00  am
Central Library - Business & Social Sciences Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to host the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program.  The FSA Program provides volunteers who will come to the Central Library to provide assistance for people filing their 2016 individual income taxes. The program will provide laptops for filing and the FSA volunteers will be there to provide assistance and to answer questions. This service will be provided multiple times during the 2017 tax season. Click here to see a list of scheduled sessions. All sessions of this FREE service will be held in the Business and Social Sciences Division on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building. Appointments may be scheduled in advance by calling the Business Division at 585-428-8130. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Beginning Internet
2017-04-13; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-13; 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)
2017-04-14; 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.
 


Rochester's Rich History Series
2017-04-15; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Rochester’s Forgotten Architects: A Selection of Designers from the 19th and 20th Centuries, presented by Cynthia Howk  


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-04-15; 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:  April 15, and 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. 


Basic Word
2017-04-17; 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. 


Buying a Smartphone (Spanish)
2017-04-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about all the aspects of deciding to purchase a smartphone. This class will be taught in Spanish.  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. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-04-18; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 18 Forward: A Memoir By Abby Wambach Reviewer: Jeff DiVeronica, Sports Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle  


Short Films Sandwiched In
2017-04-19; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films at the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.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.
 


Basic Excel
2017-04-20; 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. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-20; 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.  


Job Search Online
2017-04-24; 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. 


Books Sandwiched in Spring 2017
2017-04-25; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 25 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams Reviewer: Rev. Stephen Cady, PhD, Senior Minister, Asbury First United Methodist Church  


Brownbag Book Discussion - Last Bus to Wisdom
2017-04-26; 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, Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. 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 E-mail Account
2017-04-26; 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. 


Beginning Computers
2017-04-27; 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. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-27; 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.  


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.


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.  


Lego Lab
2017-05-06; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child - 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. 


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  


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.
 


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  


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.  


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. 


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.


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.  


Lego Lab
2017-06-03; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child - 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. 


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.


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.
 


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.


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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