Adult Programs 

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

 

Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Series
2014-10-20
6:30  pm - 8:30  pm

This is the second film in the series.  
Fairport native and Oscar winner the late Philip Seymour Hoffman will be honored in a special series continuing with this film which describes a Catholic school principal questioning a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. The film is directed by John Patrick Shanley and besides Hoffman stars Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins Monday, October 6.
The final film in the series will be shown on Monday evening, November 17 from 6:15-8:30 pm.
REGISTRATION  begins Monday, November 3.
 


Winston Churchill
2014-10-23
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

A fascinating character...  Great Britain’s famous Prime Minister during World War II, Winston Churchill will be discussed by Richard Rosenbaum, former New York State Supreme Court Justice and former New York State Republican Chair. Mr. Rosenbaum, winner of the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor and numerous other awards and honors, will describe Mr. Churchill’s life including what made him tick as well as his witty sense of humor and his wisdom. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.
REGISTRATION  begins Thursday, October 9.
 


Interior Design: What Goes into Decorating a Room? Part 2
2014-10-25
10:30  am - 12:00  pm

Have you ever wondered how decorators choose what is needed to create a “dream room”?  Join Barbara Brachfeld, decorator from Pottery Barn Kids, in this second session, which includes decorative accessories such as bedding, storage, hardware, window covering, lighting, and rugs. Bring your questions and you will find answers.
Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins Friday, October 3. 
 


Neighbor Next Door Series
2014-10-30
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

Need information on Alzheimer's disease?   The Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester will again offer its popular series of 10 workshops on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease throughout the year. This month’s topic will explore the feelings of guilt and grief associated with caregiving and you will learn about the five tasks of grief work. REGISTRATION begins Thursday, October 16.
Future topics include: Communication (November 13) and Caregiving at the Holidays (December 11). Registration begins two weeks prior to each program.
 


THANKSGIVING: CREATE A GRATITUDE BOOK
2014-11-03
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 10 yrs. - And Up

Having family and guests for Thanksgiving? Make a Gratitude Book with Amy and Barbara.  Amy Raimy and Barbara Brachfeld from Close To My heart, will teach you how to create a lasting keepsake from your Thanksgiving Gathering. Have family and friends write about what they are grateful for and capture it in this decorative keepsake that you will use on Thanksgiving Day. We will provide the supplies and instruction; you the talent; you and your guests the words. The result: a lasting memory of how everyone looked and what they were grateful for in 2014. Sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION is open to children ages 10 and up with a parent. It is limited to 20 persons and begins Monday, October 13.


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2014-11-05
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

This series is usually held on the first Wednesday of the month.  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.

 


CATALOGPLUS
2014-11-06
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 version of the LSPAC2.0 online catalog listing the holdings of all Monroe County public libraries.  REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, October 23.

 


LAND OF THE MORNING CALM-KOREA
2014-11-09
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

It has been said that the Republic of Korea is the “Best Kept Secret in Asia...”  Veteran traveller Tom DeClaire invites us to pay a visit to this historic and beautiful land, beginning in its bustling capital Seoul, where we’ll stay at a traditional Korean inn, visit its famous historic palaces, and attend a Korean folk dance performance. By train, we’ll travel to the ancient Silla capital of Kyong-Ju, with its lovely Lake Bomun and famous Pulguk-Sa Temple. The travelogue concludes with a somber visit to Pan’Mun’Jom and the demilitarized zone with North Korea. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, October 24.

 


INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK
2014-11-11
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Arthur Catalanello, VP and Senior Research Officer with Harvey Research in Fairport and social media manager for the August Group, will present an introduction to Facebook, the popular social networking site.  He will demonstrate how to create an account, navigate the site, and interact with friends and businesses on Facebook. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Library. REGISTRATION begins on October 11.


NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR SERIES
2014-11-13
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

The Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester will offer its popular series of 10 workshops on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease throughout the year.  This month’s topic will explore Communication through the stages of the disease and how it changes. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, October 30.

 


CENTENARY OF WORLD WAR I
2014-11-16
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Preston E. Pierce, Ontario County Historian, adjunct professor of history at Finger Lakes Community College, and former regional archivist of the Rochester Regional Library Council, will speak about the legacy of World War I.  Dr. Pierce is also a retired Army officer having worked with the US Army Center of Military History. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, October 31.


TRIBUTE TO PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN SERIES
2014-11-17
6:15  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Title: “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures, 2011, 133 min., rated PG-13)  Fairport native and Oscar winner the late Philip Seymour Hoffman will be honored in a special series continuing with his film “Moneyball” which describes how Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt who also produced the film) successfully attempted to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Hoffman plays the team’s field manager Art Howe in this film  which also stars Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, and Chris Pratt. Sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Monday, November 3.

 


Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator
2014-11-19
5:00  pm - 8:30  pm

Health Insurance Enrollment  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.


BOOK DISCUSSION
2014-11-20
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Kathleen Wakefield, a published poet and Library staff member, will work with our group to read and discuss the work of a contemporary poet.  Kathleen’s life in poetry and mastery of the craft brings poetry closer to our lives.


ROCHESTER WORKS- RESUME DEVELOPMENT LAB
2014-11-20
10:00  am - 12:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Learn how to format/arrange your resume, reword phrases or get something down electronically.  You must have: some knowledge of computers and/or keyboarding, a revised and working copy of your resume (handwritten or electronic) and a flash drive (no CD’s) to save your work. A pre-requisite is either Basic Resume or “Right Your Resume.”  This two-hour workshop will be conducted by staff from Rochester Works as part of a New York State Education Department workforce development grant. REGISTRATION is limited to 8 persons and begins on Thursday, November 6.


CHRISTMAS IN WILLIAMSBURG
2014-11-23
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Enlighten your holiday spirit by touring historic Williamsburg this holiday season.  Stroll through the streets of Williamsburg and see the timeless charm of the three hundred year tradition of holiday wreaths made out of natural greenery and fruits. Learn about classic holiday events that take place in this historic town. Librarian Christy Simons will present this travelogue sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION  begins on Thursday, November 6.


Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator
2015-01-06
10:00  am - 2:00  pm

Health Insurance Enrollment  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.


Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator
2015-02-11
1:00  pm - 5:00  pm

Health Insurance Enrollment  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.


 


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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.

 

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