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Smart Phone Photography
2017-03-29; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to take, send, and delete photos with your smartphone.  Send your smartphone photos through e-mail and to facebook.  Learn how to manage your photos in albums.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Word
2017-03-30; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-03-30; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Artist at Work: You are the artist! 6x6 party
2017-04-01; 12:00  pm - 1:30  pm
Central Library - Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Have fun creating square art to support Rochester Contemporary Art Center's 6X6X2017 exhibit.  The Arts & Literature Division will provide supplies for you to create 6 inch square artwork.  If you would like to donate your art to the RoCo exhibit, Art Division staff will provide an entry form, and will submit the artwork for you.  Be a part of the international small art phenomenon, and help support a great not-for-profit local arts organization.


Lego Lab
2017-04-01; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!  Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Saturdays April 1, May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Excel
2017-04-03; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-04-04; 10:15  am - 10:45  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. All activities are designed to be fun and engaging for young children. Come as you are: on time, 15 minutes late, if you can’t remember all the words to The Itsy Bitsy Spider, breastfeeding or formula feeding, if your child cries often, if you just need to get out of the house. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10:15-10:45 every Tuesday morning in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


RochesterWorks!@The Central Library: Basic Resume Workshop
2017-04-04; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Science Division Program Area, 3rd Floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Don't know where to start? Write a resume that will get noticed!  Learn the important do's and don'ts of resume writing; how to properly state your objective, how to turn your resume into a "sales brochure." Registration for this FREE program is required. To register call Melanie Lewis at 585-428-8312 or sign up in the Job Search Computer Lab located on the 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-04-04; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 4 Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill By Candice Millard Reviewer: Sanford Shapiro, Esq.  


First Wednesdays for Small Business - SBIR/STTR
2017-04-05; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  First Wednesdays is brought to you by the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  To register please call 585-428-8130 or click HERE.This program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Intro. to Tablets
2017-04-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer.  Learn about wifi and how to use the tablet to get on the internet.  You can bring your tablet if you have one and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  No prior computer experience nor personal tablet required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Bringing Poetry Alive
2017-04-05; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Poet and teacher Kitty Jospe joins the "Subject to Change" discussion group to talk about poetry.  Come for an hour of lively sharing of a sampling of poems.  Kitty Jospe will demonstrate how to maximize the pleasure of reading poetry aloud and seeing it on the page.  Audience participation is encouraged, and no knowledge of poetry is required.


Job Searching Online (Spanish)
2017-04-06; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-06; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Pop-Up Craft Party- Ribbon Topiary
2017-04-08; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - 1st Floor Rundel-Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
Using clay pots, ribbon, moss and paint create a cute decorative ribbon topiary for your home or office. This program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required.  Registration is required. Please register here


Spring Craft
2017-04-08; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Spring is springing. Let your creative juices flow!  It’s spring! What better time to create something beautiful?  Come to the Children’s Center anytime between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017, while supplies last to let your creative juices flow. Our Spring Craft will be fun for families with children of all ages. All supplies will be provided. There is no need to register, so feel free to bring your friends.  For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Computer (Spanish)
2017-04-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. Course taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Course taught in Spanish. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computer
2017-04-10; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Federal Home Loan Savings Bank - Overview and Updates
2017-04-10; 9:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Federal Home Loan Savings Bank- Overview and Updates  The staff of Consumer Counseling Service of Rochester will provide an overview to the Federal Home Loan Savings Bank and recent updates to the program. The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.  To register please click HERE.


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-04-11; 10:15  am - 10:45  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.   The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. All activities are designed to be fun and engaging for young children. Come as you are: on time, 15 minutes late, if you can’t remember all the words to The Itsy Bitsy Spider, breastfeeding or formula feeding, if your child cries often, if you just need to get out of the house. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10:15-10:45 every Tuesday morning in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Buying a Smartphone
2017-04-12; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about all the aspects of deciding to purchase a smartphone.  What is a data plan?  Can I use wifi to download apps?  What is an app?  Answer all these questions and more in this class.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.    


Self-Published Authors Group
2017-04-12; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Are you a self-published author seeking support and wondering what steps to take next? Or perhaps you are a writer considering the path of self-publishing, but don’t know how, or even whether, to begin. This monthly group, facilitated by successful self-published local author, Amy Gamet, is open to all interested in self-publishing with any level of experience. A specific self-publishing topic will be covered each month, with time built into the group to share your experiences with success and difficulties and receive support while on your self-publishing journey. Topics that will be covered in these monthly groups include cover design, formatting, distribution choices, reviews, writing highly marketable books, advanced book marketing, and creating a business plan.  

Amy Gamet is a wife, mother and successful romance author who used to teach math in East Irondequoit.  A woman of many talents, her children call her “the fun ender” and she’s taken a sudden and strange interest in tent camping and geocaching. She’s written eight novels, sold more than a hundred thousand copies of her books, and given away another half million for free since 2012.  She’s the creator and administrator of the Romance Super Bundle boxed sets, which have sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and hit the USA Today bestseller’s list. 


This program is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division. All programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 or Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org  for more information about this and other Rochester Writes programs.
 
Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. 
  
     


Short Films Sandwiched In
2017-04-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films at the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary 

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Beginning Internet
2017-04-13; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-13; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Modeled Drawing: How to Describe Shape
2017-04-15; 12:30  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - 1st Floor Rundel
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
The Arts Division is offering a Drawing Series where you will learn basic drawing skills from proportions to composition. Local artist and teacher, Gina, Zanolli, will teach you drawing basics from proportions to balancing the composition of a drawing. These classes will be taught on the third Saturday of the month, February through May. Gina is an art professor at Monroe Community College and she also teaches teens at the Memorial Art Gallery. All materials will be supplied for this class but if you have your own sketchbook and ebony pencil you can bring it with you.  These classes are for ages 16 and older. Registration is required, please register here.


Rochester's Rich History: Rochester's Forgotten Architects
2017-04-15; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
Join Cynthia Howk of the Landmark Society as she introduces us to several important Rochester architects and their works.  While the general public usually knows of Frank Lloyd Wright and might have heard of Claude Bragdon or, more recently, James Johnson (Mushroom House, Liberty Pole)  – the majority  of the talented designers who created Rochester’s built environment over the past two centuries are almost totally unknown.   These include the family dynasty of Andrew Jackson Warner and son, J. Foster Warner, architect/inventor/politician/philanthropist James Goold Cutler, designer/artist/architect Harvey Ellis, prolific father/son architects Otis & Harwood Dryer,  MIT’s first woman graduate from their architecture school, Anne Graham Rockfellow,  as well as several dozen others (both individuals & architectural firms).


See It First Saturday Movie Matinee - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
2017-04-15; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: All Ages
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Newt, studying fantastic beasts, arrives in 1926 NYC and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released.  

Starring Eddie Redmayne. Runtime: 133 min.

2017-04-15_Fantastic_Beasts

New DVD releases shown every third Saturday

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary 

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-04-15; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Cuddle up with a dog and a good book!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! Kids of all ages are invited to read a short book to these specially-trained and wonderful dogs. Research shows that the more time kids spend practicing reading aloud, the better readers they become. Since dogs are not judgmental about fluency in reading, they don’t worry if a child stumbles over a word. These Tail Waggin’ Tutors are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Kids can come any time between 11am and noon on the third Saturday of the month:  April 15, and May 20, 2017. Kids can bring their own books or read one of ours.  Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Basic Word
2017-04-17; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Generation Listen - Climate Cast: Can Scientists Predict the Effects of Climate Change?
2017-04-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Business Division, 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult
Rex Tillerson has his doubts that scientists can measure our impact on the atmosphere. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed this with the Washington Post's deputy weather editor, Angela Fritz. Join us with Special Guest Moderator: Lawrence Torcello,  an Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology specializing in social and political philosophy, moral theory, and applied ethics. His current research interests focus on democratic theory, liberalism, and issues of climate justice. Mr. Torcello's recent work explores the moral implications of climate change denialism and other forms of science denial.

An NPR Listening Gathering is an awesome way to bring together folks from the community for a fun and refreshing social experience that is usually solitary: listening to radio.  Wherever you find those audio stories that stoke your curiosity and make you think a little differently about what goes on around you. NPR offers a window into the world through great storytelling.

For more information, please call the Reynolds Media Center at 428-8360.

 The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-04-18; 10:15  am - 10:45  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. All activities are designed to be fun and engaging for young children. Come as you are: on time, 15 minutes late, if you can’t remember all the words to The Itsy Bitsy Spider, breastfeeding or formula feeding, if your child cries often, if you just need to get out of the house. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10:15-10:45 every Tuesday morning in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-04-18; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 18 Forward: A Memoir By Abby Wambach Reviewer: Jeff DiVeronica, Sports Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle  


New Release: Moana
2017-04-18; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.  Did you miss it in the theater? Did you want to see it again? Hula your way to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to see the (very) recently released movie, Moana. Families with children of all ages will enjoy the movie, which is rated PG. Showtime is at 2pm on Tuesday, April 18. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. There is plenty of space, and no cost you you, so be sure to bring along some friends and family. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


A Talk on Victorian Insane Asylums
2017-04-19; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room 1st floor Rundel Arts Division
Age Level: Adult -- 16 yrs. - Select
Professor Verdigris Wetware, is the Medical Superintendent of the Mechanicsburg Asylum for the Wrathful & Sullen and Consultant to the County Home for the Inconvenient. He is also the steampunk alter-ego of Eric Brewer, MS, MD, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; a practicing Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience of work in psychiatric hospitals and residential institutions. He currently works in a facility constructed of brick and asbestos and featuring crenelation, gabled parapets, half-timbering, steeply gabled roofs, and arches reflective of the Tudor Revival style. Dr. Brewer’s statements and opinions are solely his own, and are not the official position of any agency or department of the United States Government.  
Professor Verdigris Wetware is affiliated with:
 

2014 The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition

2014 The Leonard Oakes Steampunk Festival

2015 The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition

2015 The Wicked Faire

2015 The Steampunk World's Fair

2015 Leonard Oakes Steampunk Festival

2016 The International Steampunk Symposium

2016 Tora-Con

2016 The Steampunk World’s Fair

2016 The Leonard Oakes Steampunk Festival

2016 The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition



Short Films Sandwiched In
2017-04-19; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
One of the audience favorites from a selection of short films at the Rochester International Film Festival.  

Your host, Brian DiNitto, librarian and Rochester International Film Festival organizer,  began reviewing submitted films for the festival, and ushering at the Dryden Theater during the festival and has been involved ever since in his roles as Critique Coordinator, board member, and occasional host of screenings at his home.  The 59th annual festival takes place from April 20 to 22, 2017 at the Dryden Theater of the George Eastman Museum. If you are interested in getting involved visit rochesterfilmfest.org.

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NY
For more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360

www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary 

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Votes for Women! A 5-Part Reading and Discussion Series
2017-04-19; 6:45  pm - 8:15  pm
Central Library - Rundel Conference Room, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Builing
Age Level: Adult
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Join us for a reading and discussion series on this interesting and important topic!  Our book selection includes history, biography, and fiction, and provides a window into the often overlooked stories and actors behind one of America's greatest social movements. Our meeting dates are March 1, March 22, April 19, May 10, and May 31. Books will be loaned to participants. Registration is required. Please call Michelle Finn at (585) 428-8368 and sign up today!  


Basic Excel
2017-04-20; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Exploration Stations: Joseph's Overcoat
2017-04-20; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child - 12 yrs.
In honor of Earth Day, we will be exploring the science of recycling through the story of Joseph’s Overcoat. Cosponsored by WXXI.   Be reminded of the excitement of The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County’s Exploration Stations. If you’ve never been to one before, you are in for an exciting preview of what we’ll be doing this summer! We look at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concepts through the lens of folktales. This time, in honor of Earth Day, we will be exploring the science of recycling through the traditional Jewish story of Joseph’s Overcoat. WXXI cosponsors this exciting, free program that is designed for families with children aged 3-12. Drop in to the Children’s Center anytime between 11am-4pm on Thursday, April 20 to see what it’s all about. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Doctor's Appointments: How to Get the Most from Them!
2017-04-20; 12:10  pm - 12:50  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Doctor appointments seem to be getting shorter and shorter these days, making it difficult to receive quality healthcare.  Join us for our next Got Health talk, and learn how you can get the most from your visit to the doctor's office! Dr. Ryan Pastena, Preventive Medicine Resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss why doctor appointments are so important, when to go see your doctor, how to communicate more effectively, and how to be your own health advocate.

 No registration is required for this health talk. Please feel welcome to bring your own lunch, or grab one of the light snacks provided. This program will be followed by a free raffle drawing, with prizes generously provided by the Center for Community Health. We hope to see you there! 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


New Release: Sing
2017-04-21; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated PG. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.  The Children’s Center of the Central Library is pleased to be able to show the newly-released movie Sing. If you missed it at the theater, or if you enjoyed it so much that you want to see it again (for free), this is your chance. The movie will start promptly at 2 pm on Friday, April 21, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time so you won’t miss a single second. Families with children of all ages will love this PG-rated movie. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. There will be plenty of space, so be sure to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


Know the 10 Signs!
2017-04-22; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Science & History Division
Age Level: Adult
Are you worried that you or a loved one may have Alzheimer's Disease?  Then join us for our next class from the Alzheimer’s Association’s community education series, where we will look at 10 symptoms to watch out for. You will learn the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, what to do if you see the warning signs, how this disease is diagnosed, and why it's best to catch it early.  This program will take place next to the new Health Central space on the 3rd floor of the Bausch & Lomb public library building. Registration is requested in order to help us better prepare for the program, but is not required. Please click here to register, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110.

If you would like to attend this class and need someone to stay at home with your loved one who has dementia, you may call the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 to arrange for in-home respite care during the class. Please give at least one week’s advance notice. 


Life Hackathon For Kids
2017-04-22; 11:00  am - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Life Hacks will be going on all through the building. These programs are for kids (and grownups, too).  The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will be filled with life hack programs on Saturday, April 22. The Children’s Center wanted to offer some fun stuff for kids, too. Drop in anytime from 11am-1pm for Acting and Improvisation and/or Build an Earth Day Electronic. From 11-12 and 1-2 we are offering an Origami You Can Use program. As usual, all materials will be supplied, so stop in any time for some exciting and fun programs. Adults are welcome, but will probably want to leave themselves enough time to explore the rest of the library too! For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 


LIFE HACK-A-THON: A HOW-TO FESTIVAL
2017-04-22; 11:00  am - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Throughout both the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building and the Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
LEARN HOW TO DO 25 THINGS IN 3 HOURS! This "How-To Festival" will show you how to do things from playing the ukulele or urban chicken farming to swing dancing or starting your own radio show. Join us for this fun-filled event.  

Howto: Find Missing Money, Do Zentangle, Make Wine, Make Soap, Change a Bike Tire, Enjoy the Ride on RTS, Intro to Meditation & Mindfulness, and more!

2017-04-22_Life Hacks

2017-04-22 Life Hack Map

For more information, please call the Reynolds Media Center at 428-8360.

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 
 


Job Search Online
2017-04-24; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Media in Focus - Celebrating International Jazz Month
2017-04-24; 6:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Central Library - Reynolds Media Center, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
Derrick Lucas, host of The Spectrum on Jazz 90.1 every Sunday night from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., will be in the Reynolds Media Center talking about jazz and “spinning” some of his favorites along with music of local jazz musicians.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. 

Derrick has been with Jazz90.1 since 1989 and is a five time JazzWeek Jazz Programmer of The Year nominee, and a winner of the award in 2006. Derrick’s lifelong obsession and passion for jazz started when he bought his first jazz album Spectrum, by drummer Billy Cobham—at age 4. When not at the station he often can be found at various times and places around the Flower City sharing and spreading his passion for great music, especially during the Jazz Festival.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) in Rochester, New York, has quickly become one of the nation's most popular and most respected music festivals. Founded in 2002 in Rochester NY, attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to nearly 205,000 in 2016, attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world. From legendary performers and familiar favorites - to rising stars and new discoveries - this is a festival that navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. 

2017-04-24 Jazz
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NYFor more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Baby & Toddler Storytime
2017-04-25; 10:15  am - 10:45  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.  The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. All activities are designed to be fun and engaging for young children. Come as you are: on time, 15 minutes late, if you can’t remember all the words to The Itsy Bitsy Spider, breastfeeding or formula feeding, if your child cries often, if you just need to get out of the house. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10:15-10:45 every Tuesday morning in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Books Sandwiched in Spring 2017
2017-04-25; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
April 25 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams Reviewer: Rev. Stephen Cady, PhD, Senior Minister, Asbury First United Methodist Church  


Brownbag Book Discussion - Last Bus to Wisdom
2017-04-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Clean up your E-mail Account
2017-04-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to navigate your e-mail account, unsubscribe from services, create folders, and delete large amounts of junk mail.  This class is for e-mail accounts you use on your phone, tablet, laptop or on our library computers.  You must be able to access your e-mail account on your device or our library computers.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computers
2017-04-27; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Blubber Burger
2017-04-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Do you know what’s actually in that fast food burger you’re eating?  Find this out and much more at our next nutrition program! Our presenter is Michelle Weiler, an Eat Smart Nutrition Educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. She will show us what foods are high in saturated fats, what fats are good for us, and ways to cut back on the bad fats in our diet. 

 Light and healthy snacks will be provided at the end of the program. Registration is requested in order to help us better prepare for the program, but is not required. Please click here to register, or call the Science Division at (585) 428-8110. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-04-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Book To Screen: Charlotte's Web
2017-04-29; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Rated G; live action. This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death.  Weave a way to get to the Central Library on Saturday, April 29 so you can see the free screening of the live action, 2006 edition of Charlotte’s Web. The movie, which will begin promptly at 2pm, is rated G; people of all ages will love it. This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death. There is plenty of space, so bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.  


Poetry: Playing with the Power of the Line
2017-04-29; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
This workshop is open to all interested in the power of words. Whether you are trying out poetry for the first time, or you are a seasoned writer, understanding the impact of line as a unit in a poem is crucial to effective writing. This workshop will explore techniques and variations of line and line break, end-rhyme, stanza and line enjambment.  

Kitty Jospe is a teacher, active poet, and Memorial Art Gallery docent. She currently facilitates the Poetry Oasis discussion group at the Central Library. Kitty has poems in various magazines and anthologies, and three published books.

 All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information about this program.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.
   
  


Rochester Oratorio Society presents: Songs of Suffrage
2017-04-29; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Maestro Eric Townell leads Resonanz, a select high-quality choral ensemble of the Rochester Oratorio Society.  Resonanz will perform songs that were sung by the suffragists as they fought for the right of women to vote, and songs about women suffragists. The Rochester Oratorio Society is the leading choral ensemble in Rochester and the surrounding seven county region.  


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-05-01; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-01; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Thinking Money: Smart Checking!
2017-05-01; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Money management is a lifetime voyage.  Paper checks may be a thing of the past, but bank management skills are still vital.  Whether it’s opening a new account, clearing up past blemishes, or making the most of a current account, the Smart Checking program can help! This workshop covers everything you need to know to get on track, stay on track, and make the most of your bank account.  The friendly staff from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester will lead the way! Street parking is free after 6 pm!  Registration is not required, but encouraged, please call 428-8130 or click HERE.The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.   


RochesterWorks!@The Central Library: Ace Your Interview!
2017-05-02; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Science Division Program Area, 3rd Floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
You can give a WOW interview!  Learn proper preparation, strategies for answering the most common questions and techniques for handling the difficult questions plus the best follow up practices. Registration for this FREE program is required. To register call Melanie Lewis at 585-428-8312 or sign up in the Job Search Computer Lab located on the 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-02; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 2 Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives By Gary Younge Reviewer: ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc, PhD, Senior Director, Academic Support Center, RIT  


First Wednesdays for Small Business - Social Media Basics
2017-05-03; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  First Wednesdays is brought to you by the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  To register please call 585-428-8130 or click HERE.This program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-03; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Subject to Change Book Discussion: The Book of Joy
2017-05-03; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Memorial Building, Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Join librarians from the Arts and Literature Division for a discussion of the ideas in this NY Times Bestselling book.  Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived exile and the violence of oppression. Despite their hardships, they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? No registration required for this free program.  Bag lunches are welcome.


Basic Smartphone (Spanish)
2017-05-04; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about how to use the many features of your Smartphone. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about downloading apps and connecting to your email through your Smartphone.  You can bring your own Smartphone to class and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-04; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Lego Lab
2017-05-06; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!  Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Saturdays May 6, and June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


Basic Word
2017-05-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Pulling Plot from Fairy Tales: A Writing Workshop
2017-05-08; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room,1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Many of us have no problem coming up with interesting characters, but we stumble a bit when we come to the question of what to do with them. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll use simple exercises to extract basic plot lines from fairy tales and then use them as the skeletons for our own stories. Come ready to talk, write, and share. All levels of experience are welcome! In addition to her full-time work of raising four school-age children, instructor, Jennifer Case teaches writing workshops and leads literary discussion groups at local libraries and senior living communities. Prior to becoming a mother, she led creative writing workshops at Borders Books and taught English at East High School. She also spent time as the Director of Programming at Writers & Books. Jen has a B.A. in English from Alfred University and a M.S. in Education from SUNY College at Brockport.  

All programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.or or 428-8375 to register or for more information about this and other Rochester Writes programs.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. 



 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-09; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 9 Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax By Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine Reviewer: Neil E. Herendeen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center  


Intro. to E-mail
2017-05-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to navigate your e-mail account, unsubscribe from services, create folders, and delete large amounts of junk mail.  This class is for e-mail accounts you use on your phone, tablet, laptop or on our library computers.  You must be able to access your e-mail account on your device or our library computers.  We can also help you set up your first e-mail account if you do not have one.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Self-Published Authors Group
2017-05-10; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Are you a self-published author seeking support and wondering what steps to take next? Or perhaps you are a writer considering the path of self-publishing, but don’t know how, or even whether, to begin. This monthly group, facilitated by successful self-published local author, Amy Gamet, is open to all interested in self-publishing with any level of experience. A specific self-publishing topic will be covered each month, with time built into the group to share your experiences with success and difficulties and receive support while on your self-publishing journey. Topics that will be covered in these monthly groups include cover design, formatting, distribution choices, reviews, writing highly marketable books, advanced book marketing, and creating a business plan.  

Amy Gamet is a wife, mother and successful romance author who used to teach math in East Irondequoit.  A woman of many talents, her children call her “the fun ender” and she’s taken a sudden and strange interest in tent camping and geocaching. She’s written eight novels, sold more than a hundred thousand copies of her books, and given away another half million for free since 2012.  She’s the creator and administrator of the Romance Super Bundle boxed sets, which have sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and hit the USA Today bestseller’s list. 


This program is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division. All programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 or Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org  for more information about this and other Rochester Writes programs.
 
Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. 
  
     


Basic Excel
2017-05-11; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Media in Focus - (title)
2017-05-12; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
(program details)  Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NYFor more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Beginning Computer
2017-05-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Facebook
2017-05-15; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting up and using a Facebook account.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Books Sandwiched In Spring 2017
2017-05-16; 12:12  pm - 12:52  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
May 16 Ray and Joan: the Man who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman who Gave it All Away By Lisa Napoli Reviewer: Dennis Kessler, Edward & Agnes Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Director of Entrepreneurship, U of R Simon Business School  


Basic Word
2017-05-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing: A Four-Part Series
2017-05-17; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Learn how to publish your own book, from formatting and cover design to uploading at the retailers and creating print copies. We’ll also cover basic marketing, how to setup a mailing list and strategies for increasing sales. This is a four part series. The dates are as follows: Wednesdays, May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 from 6:30 - 8:00pm.  


Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 to register or for more information about this or other Rochester Writes programs. All programs at the Central Library are free and open to the public.

Instructor, Amy Gamet is a wife, mother and successful romance author who used to teach math in East Irondequoit.  A woman of many talents, her children call her “the fun ender” and she’s taken a sudden and strange interest in tent camping and geocaching. She’s written eight novels, sold more than a hundred thousand copies of her books, and given away another half million for free since 2012.  She’s the creator and administrator of the Romance Super Bundle boxed sets, which have sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and hit the USA Today bestseller’s list.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.  


Votes for Women/ Songs for Women with Michael Lasser
2017-05-17; 7:00  pm  pm
Central Library - Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building, Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Michael Lasser is the host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin' Rhythm, winner of a 1994 Peabody Award.  Michael's engaging, song-filled talk uses popular music to reveal the changing attitudes about women during the years around 1917. 


Job Search Online
2017-05-18; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-18; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Rochester's Rich History Series
2017-05-20; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: All Ages
From Flappers on Stage to Shakespeare at the Bowl: 93 Years of Rochester Community Players History, presented by Peter Scribner  


Tail Waggin' Tutors
2017-05-20; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Cuddle up with a dog and a good book!  The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! Kids of all ages are invited to read a short book to these specially-trained and wonderful dogs. Research shows that the more time kids spend practicing reading aloud, the better readers they become. Since dogs are not judgmental about fluency in reading, they don’t worry if a child stumbles over a word. These Tail Waggin’ Tutors are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Kids can come any time between 11am and noon on the third Saturday of the month: May 20, 2017. Kids can bring their own books or read one of ours.  Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-22; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Tablets (Spanish)
2017-05-22; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the tablet to get on the internet.  You can bring your tablet if you have one and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  No prior computer experience nor personal tablet required.  This class will be taught in Spanish. Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Basic Excel
2017-05-24; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Brownbag Book Discussion - The Turner House
2017-05-24; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Basic Word
2017-05-25; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime
2017-05-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Arts & Literature Division, 1st floor Rundel Building
Age Level: Adult
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! Free and open to the public. Brownbag lunches are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.  


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-31; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Lego Lab
2017-06-03; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!  Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30am on the first Saturday of the month to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 


RochesterWorks!@The Central Library: Being Your Own Boss
2017-06-06; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Science Division Program Area, 3rd Floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Have you thought about starting a business but not sure if it's for you?  This workshop will explore what to consider when working for yourself and next steps to get started. Registration for this FREE program is required. To register call Melanie Lewis at 585-428-8312 or sign up in the Job Search Computer Lab located on the 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.


First Wednesdays for Small Business - Legal Considerations
2017-06-07; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.  First Wednesdays is brought to you by the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  To register please call 585-428-8130 or click HERE.This program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.


Media in Focus - (title)
2017-06-09; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library bldg.
Age Level: Adult
(program details)  Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue, Rochester NYFor more information please call the Reynolds Media Center at 585-428-8360www.facebook.com/RocCentralLibrary  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.
 


Brownbag Book Discussion - A Gentleman in Moscow
2017-06-28; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - Nora Webster
2017-07-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - Commonwealth
2017-09-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - Small Great Things
2017-10-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - A Man Called Ove
2017-11-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.


Brownbag Book Discussion - My Name is Lucy Barton
2017-12-20; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Our group meets on a monthly basis, reads mostly contemporary fiction, although we occasionally read non-fiction, and is always welcoming new participants. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at Central Library during the month prior to the discussion date.  

Brownbag lunches are welcome. Refreshments are served, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Arts & Literature Division at 428-8380, or email Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org.






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