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Literature Division


  Rundel Building  

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

Literature: (585) 428-8380


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 monthly on Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 in Central Library's Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building.

Refreshments are served. Brownbag lunches are welcome.

Group Moderator:  Carol Moldt, 428-8375,  

2016 Brownbag Book Discussion 

2015 (Jan-July) Brownbag Book Discussion 

  2015 (Sept-Dec) Brownbag Book Discussion 



2013 Poems 4 Lunch 



Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime


Each Thursday at noon, local poet and teacher, Kitty Jospe, selects a variety of poems for the group to read and discuss. Come experience the magic that happens when we slow down to read poetry out loud in a relaxing setting.

All are invited to join this welcoming group. No poetry background is necessary - only an open mind!

Thursdays, noon - 1pm

Central Library's Literature Study Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building

For more information, contact Carol Moldt, 428-8375, 




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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 


Materials and Services for People with Disabilities

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