Adult Programs 

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


Adult Summer Reading Game
10:00  am  

Escape the Ordinary!  Monday, June 29-Friday, August 7
Adults ages 18 and up
“Escape the Ordinary”is the theme of our adult summer reading game. Complete one raffle slip for each book read.
You will be eligible for weekly prizes!
Lists of suggested readings will be available.

7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 13 yrs. - And Up

“Escape the Ordinary” by learning how to do a Zentangle.  Colleen Anguish will offer instruction. Please bring the following supplies: 9x12 or larger pad of paper or sketchbook; multi media paper preferred; black markers preferably Faber Castel assorted black markers or assorted colored pencils. REGISTRATION is limited to 12 and begins on Thursday, July 16. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.     

1:00  pm - 2:00  pm

Wednesday Tea   Penfield librarian Camille DelVecchio will review a book 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.

7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

What can you do with your summer vegetables?   Come join your favorite culinary instructor Liz Bauld, former manager of the Tops Cooking School, as she shows us some new, delicious ways to cook up some of your summer vegetables and incorporate them into some light meals. Liz will discuss using the microwave and outdoor grill so you don’t heat up your kitchen. Samples and recipes will be provided.
REGISTRATION begins on Wednesday, July 29 and is limited.

2:00  pm - 3:00  pm

Learn to effectively search MCLS holdings   Learn how to effectively search for a specific title, author, or subject in this new version of the LSPAC 2.8.5 online catalog listing the holdings of all Monroe County public libraries.
REGISTRATION  begins on Thursday, July 30.

6:30  pm - 8:15  pm

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY   A seven year old child prodigy Fred Tate played by Adam Hann-Byrd is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom Dede who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development. Jodie Foster plays the precocious boy’s mother and made her directorial debut. The film also stars Dianne Wiest , Harry Connick Jr., David Hyde Pierce, Debi Mazar, P.J. Ochlan, Alex Lee, and
Michael Shulman.
REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, July 30.

1:00  pm  

DIGITAL DAY AT THE LIBRARY   Join us on a Sunday afternoon for our second annual open house as we demonstrate downloadable books, several electronic databases, the website for children, and an intro to social media.  Join the Minecraft Meet-up.  (Bring your own device if you have one).   Free refreshments and an e-reader giveaway. The library will be open for regular business.

7:00  pm - 9:00  pm

Title: To be announced   Leader: Gerri Maurer.
Join this fun and lively book discussion meeting the third Thursday of every month. No registration required


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

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 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.