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Central Library Crocheting and Knitting SnowBomb Project - Through January 31st
2016-12-28; 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 until end of January. We begin hanging around January 11, 2017. You don't have to help hang them, but any help would make the hanging go faster. 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 - Policing in 2017: Promises and Pitfalls
2017-01-17; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Policing in 2017: Promises and Pitfalls Presenter: Scott Peters, Deputy Chief, Rochester Police Department   From body cameras to Black Lives Matter, police work has new opportunities and challenges as never before.  Hear from the deputy chief how responsive the department reorganization has been to those opportunities and learn what the greatest challenges to public safety are today. 


Health Insurance Navigator (Affordable Care Act)
2017-01-18; 11:00  am - 5:00  pm
Central Library - 4th floor
Age Level: Adult
Assistance in enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  A Certified Application Counselor will be available to assist you in enrolling for health insurance through the New York State of Health Exchange (Affordable Care Act).  Please be sure to bring ID, the previous year’s tax return, and the social security numbers and dates of birth for all members of your family you will be enrolling. 
 


Intro. to Hoopla
2017-01-18; 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 use the app on your smartphone, tablet, or notebook computer to access free music and movies 24/7 from your city branch libraries.  Practice using Hoopla to instantly borrow free digital movies and music 24/7 with your city library card.  Note that Hoopla is only available to patrons with a city of Rochester address.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Internet (in Spanish)
2017-01-19; 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. (taught in Spanish)  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Alzheimer's Disease: Know the Ten Signs!
2017-01-19; 12:10  pm - 12:50  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Are you worried that you or a loved one may have Alzheimer's Disease?  Then join us for our next Got Health talk, where we will look at 10 symptoms to watch out for. Our speaker is Nanette Friedman, Program and Services Director for the Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter. She will discuss the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, what to do if you see warning signs, how the disease is diagnosed, and why it's best to catch it early!

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


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-01-19; 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: The Nightingale in Rochester: Jenny Lind Visits the Flour City
2017-01-21; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Come hear award-winning composer and filmmaker Gerry Szymanski give a lively lecture on how Swedish soprano Jenny Lind influenced music in nineteenth-century Rochester.  In the summer of 1851, the arrival of singing sensation Jenny Lind created a wave of excitement in the City of Rochester. How did she get here? Where did she perform? What did she sing? This lively lecture will explain all and show the direct connection between her concerts and the founding of the Eastman School of Music. Join Gerry Szymanski for an in depth look at how this Swedish Soprano influenced music in nineteenth-century Rochester. 


See It First Saturday Movie Matinee - Jason Bourne (PG-13)
2017-01-21; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: All Ages
The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding (Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA) to uncover more explosive truths about his past.  

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures' Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA's most lethal operative drawn out of the shadows. Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones.  Runtime: 123 min.

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.


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-01-21; 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: January 21, February 18, 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. 


Writing With Photographs
2017-01-21; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Bring a few photographs to work with as we learn how to study them for information we can use in our writing. We will learn the art of observation using the French philosopher Roland Barthes terms “the punctum” and “the stadium.” From there we will unfold what needs to be written and begin to shape some of the photographs’ secret truths. Gathering these threads of history, we will find our material. 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.   

Registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 or carol.moldt@libraryweb.org to register or for more information.

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 Excel
2017-01-23; 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: NPR Listening Gathering - Where Do Our Politics Come From?
2017-01-23; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Business Division, 4th Floor, Central Library, 115 South Avenue
Age Level: Adult
With Evan Dawson and Mona Seghatoleslami. 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.  

From Hidden Brain
, When It Comes to Politics, Family Matters, explores how we come to our political views – and why we hold them so close.

Presented by the Reynolds Media Center

Evan Dawson joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. Evan is the host of Connections, which airs every weekday from Noon-2 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370 or WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester and WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva. He has written freelance articles on topics including politics, wine, travel, and Major League Baseball.

Mona Seghatoleslami is the host and producer on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM weekdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. She also hosts the lunchtime concert series Live From Hochstein Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., interviews musicians, produces special programs, and works on any project she can find that helps connect people and music in our community through WXXI.

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.


Tuesday Topics 2017 - Amerks With Jody Gage
2017-01-24; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Amerks with Jody Gage Presenter: Jody Gage, Director of Strategic Planning, Rochester Americans and member of the Halls of Fame of the Rochester Americans and the American Hockey League.  Find out what’s new with Rochester’s own professional hockey team, and hear stories of past and present seasons from Mr. Amerk himself.  Gage is the Amerks' all-time leader in games played (728), goals (351), and assists (377).    


Brownbag Book Discussion - A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
2017-01-25; 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 non-fiction book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw. 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.


Family Powerpoint Slideshow
2017-01-25; 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 create a Powerpoint slideshow using your family photos.  Bring in paper-printed photos or photos on a flashdrive to build a Powerpoint slideshow.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Bilingual Health Insurance Navigator (Affordable Care Act)
2017-01-25; 11:00  am - 5:00  pm
Central Library - 4th floorhttp://roc-ekstage-mcls.cityofrochester.gov/WorkArea/edit.aspx
Age Level: Adult
Assistance in enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  A Certified Application Counselor will be available to assist you in enrolling for health insurance through the New York State of Health Exchange (Affordable Care Act).  Please be sure to bring ID, the previous year’s tax return, and the social security numbers and dates of birth for all members of your family you will be enrolling. Navigator speaks both English and Spanish.
 


Intro. to Computers
2017-01-26; 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
2017-01-26; 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.  


Creative Writing: A Four-Part Series
2017-01-28; 10:30  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult
Are you looking to get your creative juices flowing? In our four sessions with instructor, Jennifer Case, we’ll explore the basics of creative writing through a variety of activities. Participants will read and discuss a short story, respond to writing prompts, and have the opportunity to share their efforts in a safe and friendly workshop setting. A list of additional resources will also be provided for people who want to continue working on their craft beyond class. All levels of experience are welcome. Come prepared to write with a notebook and pen or device. This series will take place on January 28, February 4, 11, and 18. Attendance at all four sessions is requested.  

Registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information. 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.  


Snowman Craft
2017-01-28; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Create a cool, decorative snowman from a creamer bottle!  Rush to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County so you can make a fun snowman out of a creamer bottle. On Saturday, January 28, the fun will start at 11am and we’ll clean up at 4pm, so you’ll have all day to construct. Families with children of all ages will be engaged by making this fun creation, and all materials will be supplied, while they last. Don’t worry, we have plenty of supplies, and there’s no need to register. Feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Internet Class
2017-01-30; 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 - Opioid Crisis Deepens
2017-01-31; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Opioid Crisis Deepens Presenter: Mark Winsberg, MD, Clinical Director of Chemical Dependency Services, Rochester Regional Health System  The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers affects the health, social and economic welfare of our entire region. Find out about the complexity of opioid addiction as a brain disease and the scientific insight needed to balance the negative and growing impact of opioid abuse on health and mortality with the fundamental role of prescription opioid pain relievers in healing and reducing human suffering. 


First Wednesdays for Small Business - Contractor Planning & Finance
2017-02-01; 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.


Basic Word (Spanish)
2017-02-02; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  The class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-02-02; 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.  


Financial Literacy: Train the Trainer Session for Case Workers and Service Providers
2017-02-02; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Helping Clients Work Through Financial Matters – Budgeting and Money Management  Sadly, financial stress is a widespread experience. With the rising cost of living, many individuals are feeling the crunch of financial stress. Anxiety over money can negatively affect health and impact lives in many ways. This workshop will equip you with a better understanding of the many services Consumer Credit Counseling Services offers, basic strategies for assisting clients with their financial matters, the ability to help clients set financial goals, and an understanding of credit reporting practices and avoiding financial predators.  Completion Certificates for professional development and toolkits will be provided upon request.  Limited to 30 participants.  To register CLICK HERE or call 428-8130.
 


Artist at Work Demonstration of Book Art
2017-02-04; 12:00  pm - 1:30  pm
Central Library - Arts and Literature Division, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Artist Martha Schermerhorn will demonstrate how she creates beautiful and imaginative books out of a variety of materials.  If you've seen the "Art of the Book" exhibit at Central, you know that the creative ideas that can be expressed, and the kinds of materials used to create an "artist book" are limitless.  Stop by Central and meet Martha, and see a fascinating demonstration. There may be a chance for some "hands on" creativity for participants, as well. There will be a display of some of Martha Schermerhorn's art in the library during February.


Junk Rethunk: Turn Your Junk Into Toys!
2017-02-04; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Turn your junk into toys!  Can you re-think the way you see junk? On Saturday, February 4, 2017 author/illustrator Brian Yanish will be in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to show you how you can make toys and other fun stuff from what some people might consider junk. Junk Re-thunk is the title of Brian’s book as well as this program, and he will be here from 1-4 on Take your Child to the Library Day to help kids make amazing interactive art from recycled materials that you probably have at home. This program is open to families with children of all ages, and we will have plenty of junk, so all you will need to supply is your imagination.  


Lego Lab
2017-02-04; 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 February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Sonnets & Serenades Book Sale
2017-02-06; 10:00  am - 8:00  pm
Central Library - The Library Store
Age Level: All Ages
Looking for a unique gift for your Valentine? You'll find it at this week-long sale at The Library Store. 50% off a large selection of poetry, music, Valentine's day books, and romance novels.  Sale dates: February 6 - 13. Store Hours: Monday and Wednesday - 9am - 8pm, Tuesday and Friday, 9am - 5pm, Thursday 11am - 6pm, Saturday, 10am - 2pm. For more information, call The Library Store at 428.8181.


African-American Literature: A 5-Part Discussion Series
2017-02-06; 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.  

Free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org or 428-8375.

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):
Jamaica Kincaid by Annie John.

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 Word
2017-02-06; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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.


Tuesday Topics 2017 - Keeping Ahead of the Hackers
2017-02-07; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Keeping Ahead of the Hackers Presenter: Bill Stackpole, Professor, Department of Computing Security, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, RIT  With increasing leaks of personal information and access to sensitive records, much of our software contains secret flaws that criminals can use to their advantage. Learn about the human and technical factors in cybersecurity and what research is being done to prevent further exploitation.  


Smart Phone Basics
2017-02-08; 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.


Subject to Change Book Discussion: Investment Books: Classics and More
2017-02-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Business and Social Sciences Division, 4th Floor BLB
Age Level: Adult
Do you want to learn how to invest your money wisely?   
Some books on investing in the stock market have "stood the test of time" to be regarded as classic works, such as Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor and Burton Gordon Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street.  Librarian Linda Halliburton will provide a list of some of these classics, which are still relevant for today's reader.  Linda will give a tour of the Business/Social Sciences Division highlighting resources of interest to the individual investor seeking information to make better investment decisions on companies, stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and more.         


Basic Excel
2017-02-09; 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
2017-02-09; 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.  


Valentine's Day Craft
2017-02-11; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Stickers! Glitter! Glue! Oh my!  Join us in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County anytime between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, February 11 to create a Valentine to give to a friend or loved one.  All materials will be supplied, while they last. Families with children of all ages are welcome to make a Valentine. We have lots of supplies, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 585 428-8150.


Basic Powerpoint
2017-02-13; 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. 


Tuesday Topics 2017 - WXXI at 50 and Beyond
2017-02-14; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
WXXI at 50 and Beyond Presenter: Norm Silverstein, President & CEO, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council & the Little Theatre Film Society   WXXI is celebrating five decades of public television in Rochester this year! Go back in time to hear about the studios in the old East High School and learn of the dedication of Harold Hacker and the founding trustees.  Norm Silverstein will also present what WXXI offers today to advance education as well as support quality arts and culture programming in our community. 


Intro to Tablets
2017-02-15; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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. 


Beginning Computers
2017-02-16; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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
2017-02-16; 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: The Devil at Genesee Junction: The Murders of Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formicola, 6/66
2017-02-18; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Join Michael Benson, local true crime author and frequent guest on the Investigation Discovery channel, as he discusses the history of the Genesee Junction region (East Chili), the murders of 1966 and subsequent investigation, and his own unique connection to the horrible crime that traumatized a neighborhood.  In this lecture Michael Benson will share a dark corner of Rochester's history. Based on his book of the same title (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), Benson will discuss the history of the Genesee Junction region (East Chili), the murders of 1966 and subsequent investigation, and his own unique connection to the horrible crime that traumatized a neighborhood. In recent years, Benson has teamed up with the mother of one of the victims and Private Investigator Don Tubman to thrust the investigation into this cold case in an exciting new direction.  


See It First Saturday Movie Matinee - Queen of Katwe (PG)
2017-02-18; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: All Ages
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.  

The movie is based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess in this celebration of the human spirit, adapted from a non-fiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers who became acquainted with Phiona Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN.

  
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

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The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-02-18; 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: February 18, 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. 


Basic Internet
2017-02-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


New Release Movie: Storks
2017-02-20; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.  Fly to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County so you won’t miss a single second of the newly released movie Storks. The fun will start at 2:00 on Monday, February 20, to give the kids something fun to do during February Recess. This free showing is rated PG and will appeal to kids of all ages. The storyline is: storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.  For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Smart Phone Basics (Spanish)
2017-02-20; 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 will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about downloading apps and connecting to your email through your Smartphone.  You can bring your own Smartphone to class and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Tuesday Topics 2017 - Refugees in Rochester
2017-02-21; 12:10  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Refugees in Rochester Presenter: Lisa Hoyt, Department Director, Refugee, Immigration & Language Services Department, Catholic Family Center  The United States is struggling to agree on how to assist refugees fleeing war-torn areas of the world, often arriving with serious health risks, economic difficulties and mental health strain. Find out what determines how wide a country will swing open their borders in a resource-limited world, and learn about the resettlement process and how Catholic Family Center has helped over 15,000 refugees resettle in Rochester.    


Brownbag Book Discussion - The Enchanted (If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book selection)
2017-02-22; 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, The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. This book is the If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book selection. 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.


Kids Can Code
2017-02-22; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child - And Up
Have fun while learning some of the basics about computer coding. Personal devices are welcome, but not required.  Computer coding can seem complicated and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Come to the Children’s Center from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, February 22 to play a coding game, learn the ABCs of how a computer “thinks,” practice coding with Scratch, and participate in other “coding” activities. Families with children who are aged 8 and up will benefit the most from this program entitled Kids Can Code. Personal devices are welcome but not required. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.


New Release Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings
2017-02-22; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.  A brand new video has just been released, and the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is pleased and proud to be able to show it over February Recess. The movie is Kubo and the Two Strings, and we will be showing it from 2:00-3:30pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This free movie is about a young boy named Kubo who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past and is rated PG. There’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. If you have any questions, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Word
2017-02-23; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about 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
2017-02-23; 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.  


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. 


Bestselling Author Mindset Formula
2017-02-25; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor Bausch & Lomb Building
Age Level: Adult
Come learn what it really takes to be a bestselling author. We’ll be uncovering what’s stopping you, holding you back or keeping you from creating the success you want to see in your writing life. You’ll walk away from this workshop with the tools and resources to become that bestseller you’ve always dreamed of being. Instructor, Jennifer Blanchard, is a 2 x Amazon Best Selling Author, and a Strategy and Success Mindset Coach for emerging self-published authors who want to create their dream writing lives on their own terms.  

Registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information about this program.
 

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. 

  


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. 


Thinking Money - The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Financial Decisions.
2017-02-25; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Thinking Money - The psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions.  Why is it so much more fun to spend than save?  Can we re-wire our brains to make smarter financial decisions?  Join us for a showing of the documentary "Thinking Money" followed by a discussion with Dr. Christopher Niemiec of the University of Rochester Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology.  Thinking Money explores:--Ways behavioral biases affect your financial decisions--Why too many choices can be paralyzing--How a good "nudge" can help you achieve your financial goals--How technology can be embraced to help you save money--Steps you can take to achieve greater financial securityProfessor Niemiec is interested in human motivation, emotion, and personality in social contexts. His research uses self-determination theory to examine the nature and functional significance of autonomy in a variety of life's domains, including finance. Thinking Money was produced by Rocket Media Group, LLC in association with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Maryland Public Television.  Distributed nationally by American Public Television. 
 To register CLICK HERE or call 428-8130.
 


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. 


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.  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
2017-03-02; 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.  


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.

 


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.


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. 


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.  


Rochester's Rich History Series
2017-03-18; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Two Kinds of Fear, presented by Bill Pruitt  


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. 


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.


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.  


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. 


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.


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.  


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.  


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. 


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.  


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.


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.  


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. 


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.  


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.


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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