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.-1:00 p.m.

  gardeningEdible Landscaping Program: Join us on Wednesday, August 13 to learn how using edibles in landscape design can enhance a garden by providing a unique ornamental component with additional health, aesthetic, and economic benefits. Homeowners with small or large yards can benefit from a trellis of cherry tomatoes cascading over the entryway, a fragrant border of colorful and flavorful basils, or a prolific semi-dwarf apple tree or two. Together we’ll cover the practical integration of food plants within an ornamental or decorative setting, substituting edible plants such as lettuces, blueberries, vegetables and fruit trees for some of the otherwise unproductive plant material. Grossmans Garden and Home Center of Penfield will be conducting this program sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. Please visit our program calendar to register.

 /uploadedImages/Penfield/Home/6.jpgWe're number 6 and we like it.  A recent survey about favorite places to take children in the Rochester area conducted by ranked public libraries the 6th most favorite in the top 20 list.  That ranking places us among such luminaries as The National Museum of Play and the Seneca Park Zoo.  One advantage we have over many of the destinations on the list is that we are absolutely FREE.  This summer we are offering opportunities for all ages to earn prizes for reading and programs that tie in with our themes of Fizz!  Boom!  Read! (children),  Spark a Reaction! (teens), and Literary Elements (adults).  For more information, please visit us, call us at 340-8720, or click here for children’s events, here for teens, or here for adult programs.      

 /uploadedImages/Penfield/Home/menchies_logo_character.jpgMenchie's Frozen Yogurt
2160 Penfield Road
Penfield, New York 14526

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  slow cookerHave you used your slow cooker this summer?  Remember, crockpots are not just for cooking in the winter. Come see what it can do for summer meals too. On Monday, August 11, Tops Cooking School manager Liz Bauld will return to demonstrate 3-4 slow cooker recipes including: spinach-artichoke dip, apricot pulled chicken paninis, no fail BBQ ribs, and caramel pear cake. Sample tastings will be offered. Sponsored b y the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Monday, July 28.


movie nightSummertime Flicks at the Library: Based on the 2009 book by Robert Edsel, this month's film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. The film, directed and written by George Clooney who also stars in it, features Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman. Showtime will be Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins on Thursday, July 24.

 Spark a Reaction 
Spark a Reaction at Your Library Teen Reading Game begins Monday, June 30 and runs through Wednesday, August 6.

6th - 8th graders click here to play. 
9th - 12th graders click here to play. 

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