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2017-06-12; 11:00  am  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
It's time for summer reading! Read a book and then write a short review and give it to Sean for a chance to win a prize!  


2017-07-10; 12:00  am  
Central Library - Ending Reception will be August 23 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Discover some fantastic books, meet other book lovers, and have a chance to win prizes!  The theme of this year's summer reading program is "Build a Better World Through Reading." Read an adult level book (here's a LIST of recommended titles,) fill in an entry form to be entered into a drawing by clicking HERE. Connect with other Rochester readers, if you'd like to, by joining the facebook group @Roccentrallibrary. There will be a reception with refreshments, door prizes, and drawings for a Kindle Fire and a Barnes and Noble gift card on August 23 in the Rundel Arts Room from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call he Arts and Literature Division at 585-428-8380.
 


2017-08-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Webster Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Are you ready to write creatively? Come hang out this summer and learn creative writing or build on skills you've already gained! Join other teens in thoughtful and silly prompts and writing games for creative writers of all kinds! You'll have plenty of time to get creative and write while exploring some of the different styles and genres of writing. We will encourage each other and welcome those who'd like to share work. Our group goals are to exercise our imagination, improve our writing, and get a few pieces of work started that we'd like to expand on! Come join us for a great creative experience and some snacks! No registration required. Grades 6-12. Fridays, August 4-25.    


2017-08-16; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Flash fiction--a/k/a the “short short” –combines the gut punch of story with the precision of poetry in a few hundred words—but how? This class will introduce you to the craft elements necessary to an effective short-short – character, conflict, significant detail and point of view -- through readings of published short-shorts. In-class exercises will help you craft your own story. Suitable for writers at any level. Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. Other books include A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, winner of the Editor’s Choice award from Accents Publishing, and Sort of Gone. Her work has appeared in Sun Magazine, Hotel Amerika, BOAAT Journal, Rattle, on Writer’s Almanac, and anthologized in the 2011 anthology Good Poems: American Places. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006.   

Please note that this class is a four-part series. The dates are Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

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

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.  
  


2017-08-21; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Webster Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
"Habitat Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of wildlife habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments." Visit the Webster Public Library to discover how you can map your local habitats, and contribute to this nation-wide effort to build more wildlife habitat for all to enjoy.  


2017-08-21; 1:15  pm - 4:00  pm
Webster Public Library - Outdoors
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us at the library to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse! The eclipse officially begins around 1:20pm, but peak viewing will be around 2:35pm when the eclipse reaches its maximum coverage (70%) for this region. Feel free to hang out with family and friends, and frost your own half-moon cookies, until the sun is officially back around 4pm. We will be providing a limited number of eclipse-viewing glasses.  


2017-08-21; 1:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
For all ages. Join us on the library lawn to view the Solar Eclipse. Free viewing glasses provided to the first 200 people by STARnet! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks.  Registration is not required.   


2017-08-21; 9:30  am - 10:00  am
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 2 yrs.
Babies from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.   


2017-08-21; 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 the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. 


2017-08-21; 6:00  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Take time to reflect on your own stories. This will enable you to be more comfortable with job search interactions, interviews and networking.  Please sign up to attend.


2017-08-21; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Child - 18 yrs.
Our chess club is an informal group where children can learn and play the game of chess in a welcoming atmosphere!  Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Mellender are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching kids who want to learn the game of chess. No registration required.


2017-08-21; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
This group provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers.  Shared work can include stories, novels, poems, screenplays, nonfiction, etc.  Group writing exercises are sometimes included to practice particular writing techniques.  No registration.


2017-08-21; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Primer Piso, Laboratorio de Computadoras en el nuevo Edificio Bausch & Lomb
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Aprenda sobre el uso de Facebook, Twitter e Instagram Conozca las fortalezas y debilidades de las tres principales redes sociales: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  Usted no necesita tener estas aplicaciones descargadas o cuentas registradas para aprender los conceptos básicos de estos tres servicios de redes sociales. Venga y aprenda los conceptos básicos y a como configurar la información general cuenta y de privacidad de su cuenta para el buen uso de estas aplicaciones.  


2017-08-21; 10:00  am  
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Child
Miss Adele will introduce you to her cello and share her enthusiasm for it. The program includes a Cello Petting Zoo!  For all ages. No registration required.


2017-08-21; 6:30  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
No different from the sewing bees of old, open knit nights are for people united by their love of sticks and yarn! Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register.  


2017-08-21; 12:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: All Ages -- 12 yrs. - And Up
Magic, Yu-gi-oh, Pokémon - any card game player is welcome to our day-long immersion in the fun of trading card games. Refreshments and prizes. Presented by Collector's Choice. NOTE ENDS AFTER CLOSING  


2017-08-21; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Monroe Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child
Make a pinhole camera to view the Solar Eclipse!  


2017-08-21; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables will also be discussed. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register. This is the first part of a two part program.  


2017-08-21; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, rated PG-13. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers. Refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.  Please sign up to attend.


2017-08-21; 11:30  am - 12:15  pm
Monroe Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child
Enjoy stories while you eat! Make sure to pack a snack, a sandwich, or any other mealtime necessities.  


2017-08-21; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: All Ages
Save the date for a full day of solar-powered fun!  We will have a variety of activities for all ages. Watch for more details closer to the event.


2017-08-21; 12:30  pm - 2:30  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Have you ever seen a Solar Eclipse before? From our location, the solar eclipse will be partially visible and the Ogden Farmers’ Library will have 50 free glasses to use for viewing courtesy of the STAR (Science-Technology Activities & Resources) Library Education Network. Enjoy space themed snacks and ask a scientist from University of Rochester about how eclipses work. Join us for an afternoon that will be truly out of this world! Registration (in person, over the phone, or online) is requested  


2017-08-21; 1:30  pm - 2:30  pm
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: All Ages
There's going to be a big solar eclipse on August 21st and we'll have activities to celebrate it!  


2017-08-21; 1:15  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - South Terrace of the Rundel Building
Age Level: All Ages
Join us at the Central library (South Terrace of the Rundel Building, look for the tents) to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse! The eclipse begins at 1:20 pm and ends at 4 pm and will be at its peek around 2:35 pm. We will be providing free eclipse-viewing glasses. Registration is not required.  


2017-08-21; 11:00  am - 11:45  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
For children entering kindergarten in September 2017. Our annual summer program is designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Come join in the fun as we read stories, and make a simple craft celebrating this special event!  REGISTRATIONbegins Monday, August 7 for Penfield town or school district residents; Monday, August 14 for all others.      


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