Adult Programs 

Call 585-340-8720 to register, or click on the registration link to register online.

 

STRONG WOMEN FILM FEST : MONA LISA SMILE
2017-06-29
6:30  pm - 8:00  pm

Set in 1953, Katharine Watson (played by Julia Roberts) is a free spirited graduate of UCLA who accepts a teaching post at Wellesley College, a woman-only school where the students are torn between the repressive mores of the time and their longing for intellectual freedom. The film, directed by Mike Newell and written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal.,also stars Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, and Marcia Gay Harden.  Registrationbegins on Thursday, June 15.   


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2017-07-05
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm

Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, will review a book or books of special interest to the people gathered for the “Wednesday Teas” series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. This series is usually held on the first Wednesday of the month.  No registration is required. 


A SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
2017-07-13
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm

Continuing with the theme of “Building a Better World,”  Carole Camp, a volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby, which is a grassroots not for profit organization whose goal is to create political will for a livable world, will discuss upcoming legislation reducing CO2 significantly in the next 20 years. At the same time this bill will add millions of jobs, increase health by reducing pollutants associated with the release of CO2 and increase income monthly in the form of a dividend given to each household equally (from the fee charged at the source of Carbon). Bring your questions.  REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, June 29.   


FAMOUS WOMEN OF MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY TOUR
2017-07-15
10:00  am - 12:00  pm

Celebrating the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State, the Penfield Public Library, the Town Historian, and the Penfield Recreation Department will all participate in a guided tour of America’s first municipal Victorian cemetery conducted by Dennis Carr, Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. View the graves of Susan B. Anthony, Anna Murray-Douglass (Frederick Douglass’ first wife), and Margaret Woodbury Strong. The group will meet at the North Gate House, 791 Mt. Hope Avenue (opposite Robinson Drive). **In the event of inclement weather, this presentation will be rescheduled. **Please contact the library for any updates.**  REGISTRATION is required and begins on Friday, June 16 and is limited to 15. Car pooling is advised. Several other Monroe County public libraries are participating as well.    


ICE CREAM TRIVIA
2017-07-15
10:45  am - 12:30  pm

For All Ages. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. In honor of National Ice Cream month, the Penfield Library is hosting a fun trivia game! Teams will compete to win a fabulous prize and afterwards, enjoy some delicious ice cream. Yum! When you register, please list how many people will be in your group.  Registrationbegins on June 22 for Penfield Town residents, and June 29 for all others.


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-07-20
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm

Leader: Robyn Miller Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Pleasantville by Attica Locke.  No registration is required. 


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
2017-07-27
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm

In keeping with the theme of “Building a Better World,” Shelia Sloan, construction manager for Flower City Habitat for Humanity, will discuss this ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester. FCHH, founded in 1984 by Roger and Barbara Cross as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has helped 221 families with decent affordable housing by building or remodeling homes throughout the city of Rochester. Each year nearly 3,000 people volunteer to help build houses under the expert supervision of professional construction supervisors, who teach unskilled volunteers five days a week. Learn all that is involved in this amazing project.  REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, July 13.  


 


 


 

 

To assist our special needs patrons, the library has available a portable magnifier and Merlin LCD for magnifying print size.  Every computer station allows customization of font size.

 Penfield Public Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call (585) 340-8720 x4020 at least 14 days prior to the event.

 

Looking for more programs and events?  See what Penfield Recreation has to offer.