Adult Programs 

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

 

Book Discussion
2014-12-18
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm

This group meets the third Thursday of each month.  


Healthcare Navigator Session
2014-12-20
3:00  pm - 5:00  pm

A healthcare navigator will be here to answer questions about the new affordable and comprehensive health insurance options available to New York State residents, as the next open enrollment period began on November 15th.   It is on a first come, first served basis with no appointments being taken. Additional sessions will be scheduled on Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, February 11.
 


Holiday Concert Celebration
2014-12-21
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm

Listen to the sounds of the season.   An afternoon of spirited and reflective music for the winter solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah with Mitzie Collins, hammered dulcimer and Roxanne Ziegler, harp. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, December 5.
 


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.


TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS SERIES
2015-01-07
6:15  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

“Good Will Hunting” (Miramax, 1997, 127 min., rated R) In light of Robin Williams’ sudden death in August 2014, Penfield Public Library is honoring the esteemed actor with a special series of three films.  The first film features a young working class genius Will Hunting played by Matt Damon who is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor Sean McGuire played by Robin Williams, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor.  Gus Van Sant directed the film which also stars Ben Affleck as Will’s friend Chuckie, Minnie Driver as his affluent British girlfriend Skylar, and Casey Affleck as Will’s friend Morgan. REGISTRATION begins on Tuesday, December 23.


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2015-01-07
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
2015-01-08
1:00  pm - 2:00  
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Learn how to effectively search for a specific title, author, or subject in this version of the LS2PAC online catalog listing the holdings of all Monroe County public libraries.  REGISTRATION begins on Tuesday, December 23.
 


CROCKPOT COOKERY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
2015-01-08
7:00  pm - 8:30  
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Winter time is the perfect time to use your crockpot.   Join us this evening as staff from the Tops Cooking School, return to demonstrate 3-4 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared with a crockpot and serve samples. REGISTRATION  is limited to 50 persons and begins on Tuesday, December 23.


IN A STIR FRIED COUNTRY- A Chinese Travel Smorgasbord
2015-01-11
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

In 2014 Kirk and Robyn Miller traveled to Hong Kong to visit their daughter and then proceeded to mainland China. While there the Millers visited Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing. Highlights of our trip included a raft ride down the Li River, exploring West Lake, visiting the Garden of the Master of the Nets and walking on the Great Wall.  They were struck by the juxtaposition of the old and the new. Join us as we revisit our discovery of this fascinating and beautiful place. REGISTRATION begins on Tuesday, December 23.     


BOOK DISCUSSION
2015-01-15
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

"Flight Behavior”, by Barbara Kingsolver January 15 7:00-9:00 PM Leader: Carolyn Smith   When a young woman walks up a mountain in Tennessee she sees what seems to be a field on fire but is really a massive migration of monarch butterflies. A lepidopterist arrives to study the phenomenon.  This unusual event at first seems miraculous but may be a sign of climate change due to logging  in New Mexico.
 


CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
2015-01-17
2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: Select - Select

MCC Associate Professor of History Njeru Murage will show a short film on Martin Luther King, Jr. and then will invite attendees to share their recollections of the Civil Rights era and what they recall of Dr. King and what effect the Civil Rights Movement had on them.  Registration begins on Friday, January 2.
 


OPEN HOUSE FOR PENFIELD AREA PRESCHOOLS
2015-01-17
10:30  am - 12:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Representatives from area preschools will be available to chat with parents and provide information about their curriculum and programs.  Children are welcome. No registration is required.
 


CONVERSATION ON RACE
2015-01-18
2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Penfield Public Library is pleased to sponsor a “Conversation on Race” that will be a facilitated program with open dialogue about race and its impact on the community.  More than 600 people have participated in Conversations throughout the community. Registration begins on Friday, January 2. The Friends of Rochester Public Library and the Friends of Penfield Public Library will co-sponsor this program. 


NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR SERIES
2015-01-22
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 be “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.” Explore what distinguishes Alzheimer’s disease from normal aging, how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed, and what community resources are available. The series will continue on February 26. Registration for this month’s program begins on Thursday, January 8. 
 


WINTER WONDERLAND PICNIC!
2015-01-24
10:30  am - 11:30  am
Age Level: Select - Select

For ages 3 – 7, accompanied by an adult  We’re having a winter picnic storytime!  Brrr!  Come enjoy some wintry stories and songs.  We’ll warm up afterwards with some hot chocolate and a sweet treat.  Yum!  Registration begins Friday, January 9 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, January 16 for all others. 
 


PENFIELD PEOPLE IN THE PAST
2015-01-25
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Several members of the Penfield Heritage Association will portray important personages from Penfield’s past.  Several members of the Penfield Heritage Association will portray important personages from Penfield’s past.  Co-sponsored with the Friends of Penfield Public Library. Registration begins on Friday, January 9.
 


VALENTINE CRAFTS
2015-01-31
10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Age Level: 10 yrs. - And Up

Join Amy Raimy and Barbara Brachfeld from Close to My Heart for Valentine’s Day crafts.  Create a Valentine Box card, bookmark, and treat bag for your loved ones! Learn crafty creations in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your favorite 2-sided tape runner, mini glue dots, and small sharp scissors. Supplies may be purchased from Michael’s, JoAnn’s, or Hobby Lobby. Registration is open to ages 10 and up and begins on Friday, January 16.   


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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