Adult Programs 

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

 

END OF SUMMER/ FALL SLOW COOKER MEALS
2017-08-24
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm

Let’s welcome back, Liz Bauld, The Storybook Cook, as she shows us how to make some fabulous late summer-early fall entrees in our slow cookers. The best part of class?...the delicious samples you will get to taste.   REGISTRATION starts Thursday, August 10.         


HEALTHCARE NAVIGATOR SESSION
2017-09-05
4:30  pm - 8:00  pm

A certified application counselor from CCSI will be available the first Tuesday of every month in the library’s study room 4 to assist individuals with enrolling in health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Please be sure to bring ID, the previous year’s tax return, and the social security numbers and birth dates for all members of your family you will be enrolling. Even though open enrollment has ended, individuals can still apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Essential Plan, or if they have had a life qualifying event within the past 60 days.  All appointments are scheduled by calling (585) 613-7662. 


WEDNESDAY TEAS BOOK REVIEW
2017-09-06
1:00  pm - 2:00  pm

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. 


FIELD TRIP TO SENECA FALLS
2017-09-15
10:00  am - 6:00  pm

Spend the day exploring the rich history of the Women’s Rights movement in this day long visit to Seneca Falls. There will be a flexible itinerary, and participants can lunch and explore downtown Seneca Falls on their own. The fee of $12 payable to Penfield Recreation Department does not include lunch or admission to any of the museums located in Seneca Falls.  REGISTRATION begins on August 1 through Penfield Recreation Departmentand the Penfield Library. 


NY HUMANITIES PUBLIC SCHOLAR EVENT
2017-09-16
2:00  pm - 3:30  pm

Dr. Susan Goodier, coordinator for the Upstate New York Women’s History Organization (UNYWHO) and book review editor for New York History Journal, has co-authored with Karen Pastorello, a new book Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State,to be published in September 2017. This program is jointly sponsored by the Penfield Public Library, Penfield Town Historian, and the Penfield Recreation Department.  REGISTRATION begins on September 5 through Penfield Recreation Department and the Penfield Library. The program will be held in the Penfield Community Center.  

 


INTRODUCTION TO CANVA
2017-09-18
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

Librarian Stephanie Hranjec will offer a hands-on introductory experience to Canva.com, a graphic design website. It is considered one of the best design tools for non-professionals and professionals alike. Canva is perfect for making beautiful posters, invitations, cards, logos, photo collages, certificates, bookmarks, website graphics, calendars, and more.  REGISTRATION begins Monday, September 4.     


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2017-09-21
7:00  pm - 9:00  pm

Leader: Christina Gutt. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly.  No registration required. 


KUSUDAMA FLOWERS
2017-09-23
10:30  am - 12:30  pm

Skilled artist Linda Bowers who has conducted Ukrainian Easter egg decorating programs, returns to help participants make beautiful origami Kusudama (medicine ball) flowers. Kusudama is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together for their points to form a spherical shape. She will demonstrate the construction of the kusudama flower and students will make three flowers in class.  REGISTRATION is limited to 15 and begins on Friday, September 8.  


INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY HISTORY
2017-09-24
2:30  pm - 4:00  pm

What’s your family history? In this genealogy class you will learn the ins and outs of one of the world’s largest free online, FamilySearch.org. Learn to navigate the website to help you find your roots. This program will be conducted by Larry Naukam, retired director of historical services (Local History, Genealogy, and Digitizing) at Rochester Public Library. Mr. Naukam, current President of the Rochester Genealogical Society and a volunteer at the Family History Center since 1987, is a community representative of the Digital Public Library of America.  REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 8.   


BOSNIAN IMMIGRANTS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
2017-09-28
7:00  pm - 8:30  pm

First-time author Aisa Purak, born in the small, beautiful village of Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will discuss the journey of 100 Bosnian Muslim families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in America.  The book documents not only the challenges Bosnians experienced coming to a foreign country, but also discovering endless opportunities in the United States. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($20 pap) and signing.        


TALK SAVES LIVES
2017-09-30
10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Age Level: 13 yrs. - And Up

Karen Heisig from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will give a brief introduction to suicide prevention and talk about warning signs, risk factors, and what a person should do to help someone in danger. Mrs. Heisig speaks from personal experience, having lost both her husband and his brother to suicide.   REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 15. 


 


 


 

 

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.

 

Looking for more programs and events?  See what Penfield Recreation has to offer.