Adult Programs 

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

 

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.   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.
 


Wednesday Teas Book Review
2014-10-01
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm

Looking for a good read this fall?   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.
 


Hidden Ireland: A Photographic Journey in the Real Ireland
2014-10-02
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

Deirdre McKiernan-Hetzler, author of Irish America Awakening: the Eoin McKiernan Story (Ottawa: Borealis Press, 2013) and national board member for the Irish American Cultural Institute, will take us on a tour to some lovely hidden treasures of Ireland.   Our itinerary will include the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, the rugged Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, West Cork, Blarney Castle, Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel, Enniscorthy Museum, the Waterford glass factory, Dublin, the Boyne Valley, Belfast, Giants Causeway, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Derry, and Donegal. The tour continues with stops at Boyle Abbey and the Famine Museum at Strokestown along with Ben Bulben, made famous in a poem by William Butler Yeats and concludes with lovely Connemara and the lunar-like Burren area. Copies of Mrs. Hetzler’s book about her father, who founded the Irish American Cultural Institute in 1962, will be available for purchase ($20.00) and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins Thursday, September 18.     


Come Along on a Mystery Trip!
2014-10-05
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm

Where do you want to go?   Don’t let a “staycation” become stale! “Kidnap” your favorite travel companion and go on a road trip-just don’t tell them where you are headed. Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee have taken each other on a variety of day-long “mystery trips” throughout western New York State, exploring the outdoors, art, gardens, and scenic views in places you might least expect to find them. All locales will be revealed with addresses so you can plan your own day trips. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins Friday, September 19.   
 


Resume Review
2014-10-07
10:00  am - 12:00  pm

Have you recently updated your resume?   Have your resume evaluated by dozens of eyes. You must bring 10 copies of your updated resume. This is a great opportunity to hear what people see when they read your resume. It is helpful to attend “Right” Your Resume or Basic Resume workshop as a pre-requisite. 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 begins Tuesday, September 23.
 


CatalogPlus
2014-10-09
2:00  pm - 3:00  pm

Looking for materials in the Monroe County Library System?   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 Thursday, September 25.

 


Social Media and the Job Search
2014-10-14
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

You can use social media while looking for employment.  Due to high demand, Arthur Catalanello, VP with Harvey Research, Inc. and Social Media Strategist for The August Group, will return with an updated presentation on how to use social media as a job search tool. This overview will detail the roles of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ in today's job search environment - why they are important, how they fit with other job search strategies and tips to maximize their effectiveness.  Attendees are encouraged to have some prior social media experience. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Library. REGISTRATION begins September 14.
 


Book Discussion
2014-10-16
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm

Read this month's selection and come to the library on the third Thursday of the month.   Title: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake  
Author: Anna Quindlen
 


Interior Design: What Goes into Decorating a Room? Part 1
2014-10-18
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, and create a new look for your child’s room. You will walk away knowing how to design your “dream room;” not just for a child but any room in your home!  The first session will cover developing a floor plan including colors and themes; selecting furniture; and painting and wall art.
Part 2 Saturday, October 25    10:30 a.m.-12 noon
The second session 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 for both sessions is recommended and begins Friday, October 3. 
 


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 Monday, 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.
 


 


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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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