Adult Programs 

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

 

WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2014-09-03
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

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. 


CATALOGPLUS
2014-09-04
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, August 21. 
 


ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE
2014-09-10
10:00  am - 9:00  pm

Thousands of Used Books, CDs, DVDs. Audio books, & videos. ALL ARE WELCOME! SENSATIONAL BARGAINS!  Wednesday, September 10 10 am-9 pm & Thursday, September 11 10 am-9 pm Friday, September 12 10 am -6 pm (half-price day) Saturday, September 13   9 am-2 pm (bag sale-$3.00 per bag) Pre-sale for the Friends of Penfield Public Library: Tuesday, September 9    2-9 pm Friends membership: $5.00 per family. Renew early or join at the door. Hardcover books: $1.00, Paperbacks: $.50. Specials at designated prices…over 85,000 books sorted in 50 categories (including local history category) also audio books, videos, DVDs, CDs, records, games, framed prints, and puzzles.
NARROW AISLES-NO BABY STROLLERS NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES, PLEASE. Sale presented by The Friends of Penfield Public Library. Proceeds benefit the Penfield Public Library.
 


BOOK DISCUSSION
2014-09-18
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

“The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey Kathryn Hill will lead the discussion of The Snow Child. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel.  Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. Eowyn Ivey spoke at the Penfield Library in March of 2014. She was chosen as the author for the Writers & Books program, “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…”
 


TRIBUTE TO PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN SERIES
2014-09-22
6:30  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Capote (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005,116 min., rated R)  Fairport native and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will be honored in a special series beginning with his 2005 film Capote which chronicles the life of Truman Capote, who in 1959 decides to write a book about the case of a Kansas family who was murdered. He also forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. Hoffman won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Capote in the film which also stars Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., and Chris Cooper. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Monday, September 8.


EXCEL 2007 FOR BEGINNERS
2014-09-23
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

This hands-on class will introduce some of the basic features of Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program.   REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, September 9 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, September 16 for all others. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Library.
 


NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR SERIES
2014-09-25
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

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.  Usually the group will meet on the last Thursday evening of the month. The series will begin with “Know the Ten Warning Signs.” REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, September 11. The remaining sessions for 2014 include: Managing Grief and Guilt (October 30); Communication (November 13), and Caregiving at the Holidays (December 11). Registration begins two weeks prior to the program.
 


HUMAN BOOK LIBRARY/HUMAN HISTORY PROJECT
2014-09-27
1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Penfield Public Library will be participating in a mini Human Book Library/Human History project in an attempt to dispel human prejudices and stereotypes.  Its purpose is to bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate the richness of diversity. To date our panelists include: Njeru Murage, born in Kenya and Associate Professor of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology at Monroe Community College; MCC psychology professors Susan Thompson and Renee Coleman, Alejandra Molina of the Intercultural Affairs office at Hobart & William Smith College, and Virginia H. Graham, newsletter editor of the Hearing Loss Association of America, -Rochester chapter, and a cochlear implant recipient. Bring your questions and be prepared for an engaging conversation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library.REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 12. Rochester Public Library and Henrietta Public Library are also holding simultaneous Human Book Library projects. 
 


LAKE ONTARIO LAMP
2014-09-27
10:30  am - 11:30  am
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Kimie Romeo, a project manager with the Center for Environmental Initiatives, will give a quick overview of the Lakewide Action Management Plan (LAMP) for Lake Ontario, toxins in the Niagara River, and the 1972 signing of the First Water Quality Agreement with Canada, leading up to and including the completed remedial projects.  In addition, Ms. Romeo will mention future projects and what every citizen can do (from joining volunteer science programs at the Department of Environmental Conservation to our local H2O Hero).  Please bring your questions. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 12.       
 


PENFIELD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: EAST PENFIELD
2014-09-28
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Jan Braman, long-time East Penfield resident, and Kathy Kanauer, Penfield Historian, will talk about historic East Penfield. Reminisce and learn about Lovetts Corners, the Wilson/Gifford store, East Penfield Baptist Church, the flower nurseries, and more.  Presentation will include maps, photos, and artifacts Co-sponsored with the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 12.
 


COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PLUS SEMINAR
2014-09-29
6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Age Level: 16 yrs. - And Up

For families with students in high school Registration is required and begins September 15.  Presented by College Assistance Plus (CAPlus), this session will cover information on reducing college costs, preventing costly mistakes parents make during the college process, the debt issue, academic selectivity, exploring Financial Aid packages, and how to better handle this big financial decision. REGISTRATION begins September 15 for Penfield town or school district residents.

 


INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL
2014-09-30
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

This hands-on class will show you how to use simple formulas, freeze panes, add headers and footers, and use autofill to improve a spreadsheet.  This hands-on class will show you how to use simple formulas, freeze panes, add headers and footers, and use autofill to improve a spreadsheet. REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, September 16 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, September 23 for all others. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Library.
 


 


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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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