Adult Programs 

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

 

CHOCOLATE TASTING
2016-05-02
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Age Level: Select - Select

Just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8th, learn all about chocolate making and tasting from Nadia, the owner and manager of Cocoa Bean Shoppe in Pittsford.  The talk will focus on the five benefits of cocoa and include sample servings of artisan truffles, 3 types of chocolate bars, and a cocoa drink. REGISTRATION is limited to 25 and begins on Monday, April 18. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.
 


INTRODUCTION TO PINTEREST
2016-05-03
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Arthur Catalanello, VP with Harvey Research, Inc. and owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting, will present this introductory program on Pinterest.  Arthur Catalanello, VP with Harvey Research, Inc. and owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting, will present this introductory program on Pinterest.  One of the fastest growing social media sites, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Curious what the hype is about?  Learn how to create an account, navigate the site and take away tips on making the most out of the Pinterest experience! REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, April 5th.
 


WEDNESDAY, TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2016-05-04
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
2016-05-05
2:00  pm - 3:00  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, April 21.
 


INTRODUCTION TO PATENTS & TRADEMARKS
2016-05-07
10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Think you have a better mousetrap? What if Mr. Smith in Idaho has already thought of it and has a patent on the very same idea?   How can Wegmans use a very similar  “W” to that of Walgreens to advertise their store? Learn why patents are essential, what makes up Intellectual Property rights, and the process involved in protecting those rights. Information on trademarks, which are the symbols that represent the World’s goods and services, will also be covered. Speakers are Kate Meddaugh and Deb Nevin, Patent and Trademark librarians from the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, April 22.
 


MICROSOFT WORD 2013
2016-05-09
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Microsoft Word continues to be the best loved word processor in use today, but the 2013 version looks quite different from Word 2010.  This workshop will introduce you to the newest features including inserting a “live” YouTube or other video into a document, new horizontal/vertical alignment guides, and other great enhancements. REGISTRATION begins Monday, April 25th.
 


CELEBRATING THE BARD FILM SERIES
2016-05-11
6:15  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

In commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death believed to be April 23, 1616, the Penfield Public Library is showing three of the playwright’s films.  The series will continue with the second film Hamlet (Warner Home Video, 2007, 135 minutes, rated PG-13) and conclude with Romeo and Juliet (Paramount Pictures, 1968, 138 minutes, rated PG) on Wednesday evening, May 25 from 6:15-8:40 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION will begin 2 weeks prior to each of the films.


MEET WINDOWS 10
2016-05-12
2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Heard about Windows 10, already have it, or thinking about upgrading or buying a new computer with it?  Joel Elias, Coordinator of the TechAge Adult Computer Learning at the JCC, will show you the new features of Windows 10, how to install it, why you’ll like it and answer your questions about Microsoft’s newest operating system. REGISTRATION begins Thursday, April 28th.
 


SHAKE YOUR SOUL YOGA DANCE
2016-05-14
2:00  pm - 3:25  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Maryanne Turvin will teach participants how to meditate through the practices of Qi Gong and Kripalu Yoga Dance.  Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, within their own comfort level. Emphasis is placed on self-expression, not performance. Connect back to your inner child to bring a sense of joy and freedom to your life. Participants must bring their own yoga mats and are encouraged to bring water. REGISTRATION begins Friday, April 29.
 


TEEN TUESDAYS
2016-05-17
2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: Select - Select

Grades 9-12  Grades 9-12 Hang out with friends after school in the library’s Braman Room.  Play video games such as Super Smash Bros and Minecraft, try out crafts and other activities! Free snacks, too, courtesy of the Friends of PPL. Registration is not required.
 


BOOK DISCUSSION
2016-05-19
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine Leader: Claudia Brent  Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. No registration required. This month’s selection is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. Copies are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.
 


CELEBRATING THE BARD FILM SERIES
2016-05-25
6:15  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

In commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death believed to be April 23, 1616, the Penfield Public Library is showing three of the playwright’s films.  In commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death believed to be April 23, 1616, the Penfield Public Library is showing three of the playwright’s films. The series will continue with the second film Hamlet (Warner Home Video, 2007, 135 minutes, rated PG-13) and conclude with Romeo and Juliet (Paramount Pictures, 1968, 138 minutes, rated PG) on Wednesday evening, May 25 from 6:15-8:40 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION will begin 2 weeks prior to each of the films.
 


NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR SERIES
2016-05-26
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

The Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester will offer its popular series of workshops on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease throughout the year.  This month’s topic will be “ The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.” Explore what distinguishes Alzheimer’s disease from normal aging, how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed, and what community resources are available. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, May 12. The series will conclude on Thursday, June 30 with “Meaningful Activities.” 
 


 


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.