Adult Programs 

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

 

Adult Summer Reading Game
2015-06-29
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.
 


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2015-07-01
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
2015-07-02
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 LSPAC 2.8.5 online catalog listing the holdings of all Monroe County public libraries.  REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, June 18.
 


CELEBRATING GENIUS THROUGH FILM
2015-07-09
6:15  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

“A Beautiful Mind”( Universal Pictures, 2001, 136 min., rated PG-13)  The true story of the recently deceased, prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. portrayed by Russell Crowe and directed by Ron Howard is based on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. Nash suffered from years of schizophrenia which he eventually overcame and late in life, received the Nobel Prize. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly as his devoted wife Alicia and also Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, June 25 for the first film. This series will continue on Thursday, August 13 with Little Man Tate (MGM Entertainment, 1991, 99 min., rated PG) and conclude on Thursday, September 10 with Rain Man (MGM Home Entertainment, 1988, 134 min., rated R). Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. 
 


ZAURAC
2015-07-23
7:00  pm - 8:15  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

In keeping with the adult reading theme of “Escape the Ordinary,” the Penfield Public Library will present Zaurac (aka Steve Fentress, Director of the Strasenburgh Planetarium) performing a “Celestial Keyboard” program that combines cosmic-themed instrumental songs, performed live on a Yamaha keyboard, with projected imagery from early Space Age illustrated books, antique postcards, and modern views from space telescopes and interplanetary spacecraft. Selections include: Clair de Lune (Debussy), Misty (Errol Garner),and Blue Moon (Rodgers & Hart).  Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, July 9.
 


ZENTANGLE
2015-07-30
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.     
 


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2015-08-05
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.
 


TOPS COOKING SCHOOL - SUMMER VEGETABLES
2015-08-12
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.
 


CATALOGPLUS
2015-08-13
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. Registration begins
Thursday, July 30.
 


SECOND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
2015-08-16
1:00  pm  

Penfield Public Library Open House   Come explore what the library has to offer. No registration required.
 


ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
2015-08-20
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


CELEBRATING GENIUS THROUGH FILM
2015-09-13
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.


 


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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.