1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Mansions of East Avenue, Part 1  Sunday, June 5th,  2:30-4:00 p.m. and Part 2  Sunday, June 12th, 2:30-4:00 p.m.  Don Hall, former director of the Strasenburgh Planetarium, discusses Rochester's East Avenue between Alexander and Colby Streets, which remains one of the best preserved gateway streets entering any city in the United States. Through the use of historic and contemporary photos, this presentation contrasts vanished East Avenue with the present, including showing adaptive re-use of many fine homes and information on several of the local architects who designed these fabulous dwellings. Register here or call 340-8720.

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Overheard in the Library . . . . . .  "The staff of the Penfield Public Library is always quite courteous and helpful. Their number one priority is customer service, whether it is locating a book, answering reference questions, or having a sufficient number of computers for patrons to use. These are things that all libraries should do, but not all of them have the requisite resources. Penfield has a community that supports and uses its library and in return the library does a terrific job of staying relevant in the Internet age."


Neighbor Next Door Series: "The Basics -- Understanding Alzheimer's Disease", Thursday, May 26th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  This program is part of the Alzheimer's Association of Rochester's monthly series of topics designed to bring understanding to caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. This month's topic explores what distinguishes Alzheimer's disease from normal aging, how Alzheimer's is diagnosed, and what community resources are available. Register here or call 340-8720.


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 Don's Original 

   Don's Original Restaurant and Pub
   2055 Nine Mile Point Rd.
   Penfield, NY  14526

  Supports Penfield Library Volunteers



  Computer Classes 

 Computer and Internet Safety,  Thursday, June 2nd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Viruses, worms, spyware, hoaxes, phishing, SPAM, scams  . . .  the Internet can be a dangerous place for the uninitiated. Joel Elias, Coordinator of the TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center at the JCC, will help you learn to use the Internet, and e-mail safely and with confidence. Register here or call 340-8720.


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 Attention multitaskers! Whenever you shop on Amazon, you can benefit the library at the same time. Log into You will be prompted to select a benefitting organization. We hope you'll choose Penfield Public Library. Then, shop as usual. .5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization.



 We now offer wireless printing! Whether inside or outside the library, just go to , upload your document, then pick it up using our document station. Our station will remember your document for 3 days.  The cost is 15¢ per black and white side and $1.00 per color side.

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