Adult Programs 

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

 

AUTHOR VISIT: RENE DENFELD: THE ENCHANTED
2017-03-29
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

On Wednesday evening, March 29 at 7:00 pm Rene Denfeld, author of three non-fiction works All God’s Children, The New Victorians, and The Head Will Fall will discuss her latest book The Enchanted ( Harper, 2014).  Denfeld, by profession a death penalty investigator who works with men and women facing execution, explores an unexpected enchanted world: a death row in an ancient stone prison viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. The female investigator searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, and reveals shocking secrets of her own.This event is sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library and the Gift & Memorial Fund of the Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Wednesday, March 1.   
 


ROC CITY RANGERS
2017-04-02
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

The Roc City Ringers is a community handbell ensemble formed in 2013.  The choir performs a wide range of classical, contemporary, and sacred music, and has presented concerts at the Rochester Fringe Festival, with the Irondequoit Chorale, and at many local libraries and other community venues. The playlist includes: Here Comes the Sun (Beatles!), Hallelujah, A Walk in the Park, a Stephen Foster medley, and some classical-type numbers. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, March 17.
 


SUFFRA TEA
2017-04-04
2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Joining us for tea and delectables will be Susan B. Anthony and her sister Mary.  A wonderful presentation has been prepared by Miss Anthony and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to sit and visit with us for this very special hour. Penfield Recreation, the Penfield Town Historian, and Penfield Library are co-sponsoring this program which will be held in the Senior Lounge. No registration required.
 


INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK
2017-04-05
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world with over 1.7 billion users worldwide.  Arthur Catalanello, Owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media manager for the August Group, will present Introduction to Facebook. He will demonstrate how to create an account, navigate the site, and interact with friends and businesses on Facebook. REGISTRATION begins Wednesday, March 8.
 


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2017-04-05
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.
 


ADVENTURE THROUGH SOUTHERN SWEDEN
2017-04-06
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Sweden, known for “Ikea and the musical group Abba,” is a beautiful country with wonderful people. Experience the wonderful cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Maimo.  In Stockholm walk along the “Gamla Stan,” see the spectacular Drottningholm Palace, and see the 17th century ship called the “Vasa.” These sights and more will be presented by librarian Christine Simons. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, March 23.
 


INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
2017-04-10
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 Monday, March 27.
 


UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DECORATING
2017-04-15
10:30  am - 12:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Just in time for Easter, experienced artist Linda Bowers returns to demonstrate the scratch technique of decorating.  Participants will then have the chance to scratch a design into a dyed egg and after the instructor spray varnishes the egg, it may be taken home. REGISTRATION is limited to 20 and begins on Friday, March 31.
 


BOOK DISCUSSION
2017-04-20
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Leader: Kathleen Wakefield Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting.  This month’s theme is Personalities in Poems. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk beginning on Friday, March 17. No registration required.
 


HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES: THE OTHER PLACE
2017-04-22
2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES: THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Lindsey Reading Korth and narrated by Barbara Lobb.  Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth,and fragmented memories collides in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, March 31.


LIFE IN WEST PENFIELD
2017-04-23
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Age Level: Select - Select

Local History Room Volunteer Diane Dayton Riley and Penfield Town Historian Kathy Kanauer will share insights into the western most part of our town.  Kathy will give a brief history of the area and Diane will relate her personal story of growing up in West Penfield. This side of town, containing Irondequoit Creek and Bay, played an important role in the early development of the town. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, April 7.
 


THE TRUTH ABOUT DANIEL BOOK SIGNING AND TALK
2017-04-27
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Jeanne Gehret, author of several books including the biography Susan B. Anthony and Justice For All, will discuss her latest work, a novel about Daniel Read Anthony, brother of Susan and a Civil War colonel who battled slavery.  Daniel was one of the original Kansas Jayhawkers, who fell in love with a wealthy young heiress from Martha’s Vineyard named Annie Osborn whose own heroine was Susan B. Anthony. The book chronicles their courtship and is the first historical novel in the Dauntless Series. Ms. Gehret’s interest in Susan B. Anthony and her family began when she was a docent at the local Susan B. Anthony House and Museum in 1992 and later portrayed the famous suffragette. Copies of Ms. Gehret’s novel published by Verbal Images in paper in January 2017 will be available for purchase at $15.00 and autographing.  
 


GROWING MUSHROOMS IN YOUR HOME GARDEN
2017-04-29
10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Learn how to grow edible mushrooms with Mary Jo Lane, a local garden designer, with Mjcreativevegardens@yahoo.com.  It’s easy and fun! It will feature a PowerPoint presentation and demonstration, plus a raffle for a mushroom fairy house at the end of class! REGISTRATION begins on Friday, April 14.
 


A POETRY SALON
2017-04-30
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Age Level: 18 yrs. - And Up

Kathleen Wakefield will offer an “informal” reading from her new book of poetry Grip, Give and Sway: Poems (Silver Birch Press, 2016)  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences of reading and writing, and how they relate to their lives. REGISTRATION begins on Friday, April 14.
 


 


 


 

 

To assist our special needs patrons, the library has available a portable magnifier and Merlin LCD for magnifying print size.  Every computer station allows customization of font size.

 Penfield Public Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call (585) 340-8720 x4020 at least 14 days prior to the event.

 

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