Adult Programs 

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

 

CELTIC HOLIDAY CONCERT
2016-12-06
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Celebrate the season with a joyous concert (including several Jewish songs performed by a fiddler)!  The trio Cuisle Mo Chroi (pronounced “Cushla Ma Chree) which is Gaelic for “Pulse of My Heart” consists of Pat Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, they are known for vocal harmonies and unique instrumental arrangements on Irish harp, flute, tin whistle, guitar, mountain dulcimer, and Irish drum, called a bodhrán. In this concert the trio, formed in 1989, presents Christmas music from their “roots” and recorded in their CD “Winter Root.” Featured are songs learned from parents, grandparents, and Irish friends, including carols from New York State, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, French Canada, and Italy. Enjoy your heritage! REGISTRATION  begins on Tuesday, November 22.
 


GARDENING IN ANOTHER REALM
2016-12-08
7:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Master gardener Laurie Burtner will show photos of gardens from around the world including historic sites from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, other countries of Europe, China, and Tibet.  Master gardener Laurie Burtner will show photos of gardens from around the world including historic sites from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, other countries of Europe, China, and Tibet. The presentation  will show how gardeners in other parts of the world create beautiful garden spaces. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, November 25.
 


Health Insurance Navigator (Affordable Care Act)
2016-12-08
12:00  pm - 4:00  pm

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. 
 


HOLIDAY ORNAMENT DECORATING
2016-12-10
2:00  pm - 4:00  
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Linda Bowers of Eggsquisite returns to help you create a unique gift or tree ornament by scratching a design onto a dyed chicken egg.  Remember decorating eggs isn’t just for Easter! This program is open to ages 10 and up. REGISTRATION is limited to 15 students and begins on Friday, November 25. 
 


BOOK DISCUSSION
2016-12-15
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Because December can be a busy month, we get together to revisit our favorite books of the year and recommend choice reads to each other and enjoy some holiday treats!  Please bring one of your favorite books to present/share with the group. There is no specific book selected for discussion. No registration required.
 


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2017-01-04
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

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 required.
 


CATALOGPLUS
2017-01-05
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Learn how to effectively search for a specific title, author, or subject in this new version of the LSPAC2.8.5 online catalog listing the holdings of all Monroe County public libraries.  REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, December 22.
 


Health Insurance Navigator (Affordable Care Act)
2017-01-07
11:00  am - 3:00  pm

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. 
 


CALIFORNIA TRAVELOGUE
2017-01-08
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Travel down the coast with Gene Wolfarth as he relives his July 2016 tour starting in northern California with a look at the giant Redwoods and Lassen Volcanic Park. Then visit San Francisco with its famous wharf area, the Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. and continue south to Monterey Bay, the sardine capital of the world. Drive south on coastal highway Route 1, seeing Pebble Beach and the scenic Pacific coast and then tour Hearst Castle, the famous summer home of William Randolph Hearst. Continuing south, we visit Universal City in Hollywood, seeing the great Harry Potter exhibit.  Then take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and see the stars in the walk. Visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the famous La Brea Tar Pits. Before departing California, we take a brief look at Yosemite National Park. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, December 23.
 


TEEN TUESDAY
2017-01-10
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: Select - Select

For grades 9-12  Meet up with friends after school to hang out and participate in some special activities! Registration is not required.
January 3- Winter Games Outside
January 10- Fandom Trivia (+ Video Games)

 


OPEN HOUSE FOR PENFIELD AREA PRESCHOOLS
2017-01-14
10:30  am - 12:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Representatives from area preschools will be available to chat with parents and provide information about their curriculum and programs.  Children are welcome. No registration is required.
 


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-01-19
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Leader: Carolyn Smith Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting.  This month’s selection is Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg. Copies will be available to borrow, starting December 16, at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.
 


THE FROST FAMILY OF ROSELAND IN PENFIELD
2017-01-29
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Join Penfield Town Historian Kathy Kanauer in learning about the Frost family.  This family contributed four soldiers for the Union cause during the Civil War, and produced a very prolific photographer in the late 1800’s. We will explore both joys and sorrows of the family. This programis a joint collaboration with the library and the Local History Room staff. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, January 13.    
 


GREAT DECISIONS 2017
2017-01-30
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Mondays, January 30-March 27 (no session on February 20)   This is a discussion program in conjunction with the Foreign Policy Association that focuses on U.S. foreign policy. This year’s topics include: the future of Europe, the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia, Latin American politics, and nuclear security. Participants will be notified when the briefing books ($22.00) will be available  at the library circulation desk for pick up and purchase. Snow date will be Monday, April 3. REGISTRATION is limited with priority given to past participants. Open registration begins on Monday, December 12, and closes on Friday, January 6.
 


 


Click on the book cover above for more information on our monthly book discussions. 

 


 

 To assist our special needs patrons, the library has available: a portable magnifier and Video Eye! for magnifying print size, a large print Internet monitor (available by appointment), and an infrared listening system (please request when registering for programs).

Penfield Public Library welcomes people with special needs into our programs.  In order to make your experience positive and enjoyable, please inform us at least two weeks in advance of any special accommodations you may require.  Sign interpreters  can be arranged one week in advance, made possible through a grant from The Friends of the Penfield Public Library.

 

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