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Monroe County Library System Programs

Coming up the week of May 30 - June 5, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30
All-Ages Storytime on Tuesdays  10:45 am - 11:15  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Stories and more for all ages!>>

Babies & Books  2:00 pm - 2:30  pm
Monroe Branch - Children's Room
Join us at the Monroe Branch for a drop-in baby story time! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays with your baby, while you both get a chance to socialize. Ages 0 -18 months with caregiver(s); older siblings are welcome to play quietly or participate. >>

Babies and Books  10:30 am - 11:15  am
Brockport-Seymour Library - Story Tower
Stories, rhymes, and songs for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers followed by time to play and socialize.>>

Baby Storytime on Tuesdays  10:15 am - 10:45  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Storytime fun for babies!>>

Basic Computer Class  10:30 am - 11:30  am
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.>>

Childhood Memories of Life in 1940’s Rochester  7:00 pm - 8:30  pm
Irondequoit Public Library
Irondequoit resident Donald Messina will share memories of Rochester during World War II. This program will be a lecture and open discussion. Attendees are welcome to share their thoughts on discussion topics, including rationing, the role of the media, sharing the war with neighbors and family, using horses and automobiles, and attending school. No registration is necessary.>>

Crafts with Rachel  3:30 pm - 5:30  pm
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Come see what new craft project Rachel has dreamed up! Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.>>

Knitting Circle  1:00 pm - 3:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 213
Bring your knitting supplies and needlework projects along, and chat with others while you work. No registration necessary.>>

Mix & Mingle: Fresh Garden Salad  5:00 pm - 6:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
We will make a salad using the types of lettuce and vegetables we grow in the garden.>>

Oscar Movie Night  6:00 pm - 8:45  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Come watch one of the movies nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Academy Awards! This month we will be watching 'Hacksaw Ridge,' Hidden Figures,' and 'Lion.'>>

Resume Writing for Teens  5:00 pm - 6:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
It's not too late to apply for a Summer job. Let Ms. Lynnecshia and Ms. Lori help.>>

SCORE Workshop: Business Planning for Your Small Business  6:30 pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Starting a business or need help with your business?  Participants will learn about the role and outline of a successful business plan and the reasons for developing one, as well as the information your plan should include. Workshop leader Robert Zinnecker has over 25 years of experience in helping small businesses. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register. >>

Sensory Play!  10:30 am - 11:30  am
Parma Public Library
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Sensory Play time. Babies and young children are invited to explore a variety of sensory stations that promote early literacy. No registration required.>>

Story Time  11:15 am  
Arnett Branch
Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday and 1:00 pm on every Saturday that the library is open.>>

Story Time with Hannah  10:15 am - 11:00  am
Gates Public Library
For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.>>

Story Time with Kim  11:00 am  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Art, music, and action mix with stories for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! Please knock at the front door as story time starts before the library opens.>>

Take and Make Crafts  9:00 am - 9:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Do you love to make things? Every month our Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's crafts for children is "Striped Kite" and for teens we have a "Craft Stick Flag". Adults can pick up a zentangle page!>>

Tech Help  11:00 pm - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help you with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of a smart phone issue? We can figure it out.>>

TeenImpact  6:30 pm - 8:00  pm
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Be a teen library advisor!>>

Tween Craft: Sand Art  6:30 pm - 7:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Self adhesive sections make it easy to add colored sand onto a cheetah, monkey or toucan. A sensory experience creates a fun decoration!>>

Yay for Movie Tuesday  3:00 pm  
Frederick Douglass Community Library
It's movie Tuesday!>>

Wednesday, May 31
"instrumental" by Dave Chisholm - Book Talk, Sales & Signing, Soundtrack Release  6:30 pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
From the critically acclaimed jazz musician Dave Chisholm, "Instrumental" is a high-spirited, suspenseful, formally inventive, visually musical graphic novel, an epic yet intimate riff on our longing search for what’s next. >>

All-Ages Storytime on Wednesdays  10:15 am - 10:45  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Stories and more for all ages!>>

Basic Computer Class  3:00 pm - 4:00  pm
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.>>

Family Movie Fun  5:00 pm  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the library. We'll even make the popcorn! Please call 428-8248 each week for the upcoming title. >>

Introduction to Fairy Gardens by the Artful Fairy  7:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Join the Artful Fairy in this hour-long session on creating an outdoor fairy garden!>>

KNIT CLIQUE: Knitting Crocheting Drop-In  12:00 pm - 2:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Drop in to do needlework. Bring your projects and meet others. Snacks are welcome. >>

LEGO Club  4:30 pm - 5:30  pm
Monroe Branch - Children's Room
Hear a story and then build a project out of LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room. >>

Let's Talk Money: Credit  5:30 pm - 7:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
This round table discussion will cover credit. Americorps members and a representative from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester will be coming to speak about the services that their organization offers and answer any questions patrons may have about the company or credit as a topic in general. There will be refreshments provided and everyone is welcome.>>

Online Job Search Help  7:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.>>

Resume Roundtable  6:00 pm - 7:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Need to start or improve a resume? Join us for help, and learn how to make your resume more marketable!>>

Spring Haiku COntest  11:00 am  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Drop your best haiku poem in the box for a chance to win a library prize!>>

Take and Make Crafts  9:00 am - 9:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Do you love to make things? Every month our Librarians put out bags filled with instructions and supplies to make a new craft. This month's crafts for children is "Striped Kite" and for teens we have a "Craft Stick Flag". Adults can pick up a zentangle page!>>

TASC Prep  3:00 pm - 5:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Those looking to develop their sills for a TASC (formerly GED) exam are welcome to join. No registration required, just come in! Ages 18 and older.>>

Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor  4:00 pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.>>

TEEN TUESDAYS  2:30 pm - 4:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Every Tuesday in May from 2:30-4:00pm For Grades 9-12 Meet up with friends after school to hang out, enjoy video games, and participate in other weekly events. Registration is not required. >>

Time for Tots  10:15 am - 11:15  am
Gates Public Library
Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time. (Note: held on a different day this week)>>

Tutor Help  5:00 pm - 7:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Get help with your homework.>>

Votes for Women! A 5-Part Reading and Discussion Series  6:45 pm - 8:15  pm
Central Library - Rundel Conference Room, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Builing
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!>>

Wednesdays in the Garden  4:30 pm - 6:30  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Have fun with Mr. Dan getting the garden ready for plants!>>

Wild Wii Wednesday  5:00 pm - 7:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Get your game on!>>

Thursday, June 1
4 Hour Book Sale  4:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Gates Public Library
This is held at the Gates Recreation Room, next to Gates Town Hall. 1605 Buffalo Road, 14624. >>

Creative Writing  6:30 pm  
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Get your creative juices flowing!>>

Explore Your Imagination with the Whole Family  5:45 pm - 6:45  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
This is not just for the crafty person in you, this is for anyone who wants to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math in a laidback and fun environment!>>

HOMESCHOOL TEEN BOOK CLUB  10:30 am - 12:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
AGES 13 - 17. >>

Intro. to Powerpoint  1:00 pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Learn about preview mode and how to create slideshows with images and text.>>

Newman Riga Library Annual Book Sale  1:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Newman Riga Library
Annual book sale with mystery, thrillers, general fiction, cookbooks, home improvement, children's books, large print, books on CD, DVDs and more.>>

Pajama Story Time  6:30 pm - 7:15  pm
Gates Public Library
A family program for all ages; pajama wear is optional! in honor of Star Wars Day we will have a space-theme tonight.>>

Science Fun for Kids  6:00 pm  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Coat hanger science! What?! Try some quick and cool science experiments.>>

Screening of Shoulders to Stand On Documentary  6:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library
Learn the history of the LGBT Community in Rochester from the people who made that history. Executive Producer Evelyn Bailey and Director Kevin Indovino have produced a documentary that "entertains as it enlightens" viewers about Rochester's rich LGBT history - a story that has not been told in other media. There will be a discussion after the screening. >>

Sit, Knit and Stitch  6:30 pm - 8:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Bring your own project to work on while enjoying the company of others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting. All skill levels welcome, from beginners to experts.>>

STRONG WOMEN FILM FEST : SUFFRAGETTE  7:00 pm - 8:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, an ordinary wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the UK’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanizing the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside the women from all the walks of life. The film directed by Sarah Gavron and the screenplay written by Abi Morgan, stars Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep. >>

Tech Tutor  1:00 pm - 3:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Do you need help with your e-reader, laptop, tablet, or smart phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration required.>>

Wegmans Informational Session for Teens  5:30 pm - 6:30  pm
Webster Public Library - Meeting Room
Wegmans staff will present an informational session for teens about working for Wegmans, as well as, sharing general interviewing tips. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.>>

Friday, June 2
1st Friday Art - Make It & Take It  2:00 pm - 4:00  pm
Parma Public Library - Meeting Room
Stop in at the Parma Public Library on Friday, June 2nd at 2 pm. We will be taking an up close and personal look at Paris during its "Luminous Years". The time when Paris became the epicenter for radical innovation and experimentation that changed the course of art in the Western world.>>

2017-06-02 Lego Club  4:00 pm - 5:30  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Lego Club>>

First Friday Films  10:00 am - 11:30  am
Gates Public Library
Join us for short films and popcorn on the first Friday of each month! All ages.>>

Movie Matinee  1:00 pm  
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon movie with popcorn! Call 585-248-5481 for today's title. No registration required. >>

Newman Riga Library Annual Book Sale  11:00 am - 5:00  pm
Newman Riga Library
Annual book sale with mystery, thrillers, general fiction, cookbooks, home improvement, children's books, large print, books on CD, DVDs and more.>>

Technology for Seniors  12:30 pm - 1:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Each month we tackle a different topic related to technology, using tablets. Bring your tablet, if you own one, or use one of the library's iPads.>>

Technology for Seniors  2:00 pm - 3:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Each month we tackle a different topic related to technology, using tablets. Bring your tablet, if you own one, or use one of the library's iPads.>>

Saturday, June 3
Be My Neighbor Day  11:00 am - 3:00  pm
Central Library - Children's Center
Come join us as we celebrate Be My Neighbor Day!>>

Lego Lab  10:30 am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Children's Center, Secret Room
Create! Construct! Build!>>

Newman Riga Library Annual Book Sale  10:00 am - 2:00  pm
Newman Riga Library
Annual book sale with mystery, thrillers, general fiction, cookbooks, home improvement, children's books, large print, books on CD, DVDs and more.>>

Saturday Baby Story Time  10:30 am - 11:00  am
Gates Public Library
Babies from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.>>

Story Time  1:00 pm  
Arnett Branch
Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday and 1:00 pm on every Saturday that the library is open.>>

Writing About Place: The Physical World  10:30 am - 12:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Come write about the dynamics and interconnections that exist in the places you have lived. Consider the complex responses to the concept of “home.” Think of the elements of your environment that you might take for granted. Place could become a character, a primary subject, or an emotional landscape well beyond a dot on the map. Open to writers of all levels. Instructor, Gail Hosking is the author of the memoir Snake's Daughter: the Roads in and out of War and the poetry chapbook The Tug. Her work has been anthologized several times. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and taught for many years at RIT. Her poems and essays have been published in such places as Lilith Magazine, Nimrod, The Chattahoochee Review, Tar River Poetry and The Fourth Genre. Two recent essays were considered "most notable" in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. >>

Sunday, June 4
Life in the Past Lane: History Along the Highways of NYS  2:00 pm - 3:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Whether day trips or week-long vacations, there are always historic destinations on the horizon in New York State. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Erie Canal construction and 100 years of women’s suffrage. Join Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee to explore homes of artists, authors, and presidents all across our state. No registration required. >>

Monday, June 5
2017-06-05 Widget & Joey Reading Dogs  3:00 pm - 4:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Children's Room
Widget and Joey - The Reading Dogs>>

American Girl® Club  4:00 pm - 5:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Join us for a book discussion, crafts and more all about the American Girls®!>>

Baby Story Time  9:30 am - 10:00  am
Gates Public Library
Babies from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.>>

Chess Club  6:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Our chess club is an informal group where children can learn and play the game of chess in a welcoming atmosphere!>>

Drop In Resume Help (Spanish & English)  7:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Write a new resume or work on your existing resume.>>

Estate Planning: What to Consider When Making Your Plan with Jeffrey Douglass from The Principal Financial Group  7:00 pm - 8:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library
A good estate plan allows you to choose who gets the property you own, when they receive it, and how they receive it; all in a way that can allow substantial tax savings and requires little use of the legal system. This seminar will cover ten key actions to take to create your own estate plan and handouts will be provided. Registration is required.>>

Great Novels Book Group  7:00 pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
We will be discussing "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. >>

HEALTHCARE NAVIGATOR  4:30 pm - 7:45  pm
Winton Branch - Main Reading Room
Open enrollment has ended for this year but individuals can still apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, & Essential Plan. Those who have had a life qualifying event, such as a birth or marriage, may apply for additional insurance coverage.>>

Ideas 'n' Authors  7:00 pm - 8:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Gates Public Library's book discussion group is the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. This month we discuss "Night Strangers" by Chris Bohjalian.>>

Intro. to Computers  12:00 pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.>>

Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics  7:00 pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, modify the page setup, and insert simple formulas. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library. >>

Story Time with Mary Jo  10:15 am - 11:00  am
Gates Public Library
For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.>>

Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor  4:00 pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.>>


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