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Literature and Media Division

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  Rundel Building  

of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
1st Floor, Rundel Memorial Library Building 

Literature: (585) 428-8380
Media (Audio, Video): (585) 428-8360
Computer Center: (585) 428-8361  Hours 

Literature Division

The Literature area of the department includes a number of special collections and subjects. View the list.  



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Brown Bag Book Discussion Group

Our discussion group meets from Noon - 1:00,  Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Central Library’s Rundel Building.
Bring your lunch.
Group Moderator:  Carol Moldt, 428-8375,  

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AAW Film Series 

 Academy Award Winners Film Series

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Kate Gleason Auditorium - 2:00 p.m.

Logan’s Run, Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov, May 17, 2014


2013 Poems 4 Lunch 



Poems for Lunch

Moderated by Kitty Jospe, an active poet.
Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud. This lunch “offering” is open to anyone interested in how something ordinary can become astonishing through good language. You are invited to discover all that a poem can do and to share ideas with others.

No background is necessary— only an open mind!
Free and Open to the Public – Brown bag lunch welcome. No registration required. Drop-ins are welcome.
12:00  pm - 1:00  pm, Literature Study Room, 1st floor Rundel Bldg.

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29



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Giving Voice to Your Writing

Come silent writers, take a chance ... let's see what happens when we create a melody of our expressive and divergent voices.

Every other Monday, beginning June 9th through August 18th (June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18)  12 noon – 1:00 pm. Literature Study Room, 1st Floor Rundel Memorial Building.


Contact: Carol Moldt in the Literature Division at 428-8375 or 




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World Literature, Philosophy, and Religion at RPL

List of newest acquisitions in World Literature, Philosophy, and Religion available in the Literature division. 


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The Lithuanian Studies Collection

These books, a gift of retired Branch Manager, Richard Gervickas, “give particular attention to the fields of Lithuanian history, culture, literature, and art”.


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 World Historical Fiction Bibliographies

 Historical Fiction Set in Africa  

 Historical Fiction Set in Asia  

 Historical Fiction Set in Europe  

 Historical Fiction Set in North America  

 Historical Fiction Set in Oceania  

 Historical Fiction Set in South America  

 Historical Fiction Set in the United Kingdom 


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 The African American Experience Videography  

 The Anime Videography   

 The Foreign Film Videography   

 The Westerns Film Videography  

 The World War Videographies 


Media Division


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The Media section of the department includes: 

  • Audio visual materials in Blu-ray, DVD and VHS formats, from popular titles to documentaries, non-fiction titles, and educational videos, as well as foreign films from more than 40 countries. 
  • Rundel Xpress DVDs - Borrow for 2 days. See select DVDs on select shelves in the Media Dept. Must be returned to the Rundel Building Circulation Desk ONLY. No renewals or holds. 
  • Audio books: fiction, religion, plays and poetry on cassette and CD; also some on MP3CD & Playaway®. 
  • Audiovisual Equipment Rental. Call (585) 428-8360 or click here for slide projector, 8mm and 16mm film projectors, and projection screens. A 24-hour notice is required for all equipment rental reservations.  
  • Coming Soon - Music CD's currently located in the Arts Division. 


Computer Center

The Computer Center has computers with Microsoft Office software, a scanner, and printers that print both color and black-and-white and oversize. 


Computer Center Hours



10 am - 5 pm


10 am - 5 pm


10 am - 5 pm


11 am - 6:30 pm


10 am - 5 pm


10 am - 4:30 pm (Sept. - June)


1 pm - 4:30 pm (Oct. - mid May)


Materials and Services for People with Disabilities

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