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2014-06-23; 9:00  am  
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 9 yrs. - 18 yrs.
This program runs from June 23 - August 2. Keep a record of what you read this summer and earn chances to win some really cool prizes.  The more you read, the better your chances to win.  Get your registration packet from the Circulation Desk.


2014-06-24; 11:00  am - 6:00  pm
Winton Branch - Lois K. Hoffmann Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Open to kids who have completed grades K-12.  Get a contest entry for every book you read. Program runs through July 31st. Sponsored by: Woods Oviatt Gilman Law Firm & Monroe County Children's Librarians. 


2014-06-30; 10:00  am - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
For adults 18 and up.   “Literary Elements” is the theme of our adult summer reading game which runs from Monday, June 30 through Friday, August 8. Complete one raffle slip for each book read. You will be eligible for weekly prizes! Lists of suggested readings will be available.
Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.
 


2014-06-30; 9:00  am - 8:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 10 yrs.
Register now for our reading game, which opens today and continues through August 14.  Complete your science Lab Book to earn prizes, enter raffles and play our cool prize game! For kids entering grades K-5.


2014-06-30; 10:00  am - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Teen
This year's reading game is for 6- 12 graders and runs from Monday, June 30 through Wednesday, August 6.  Sign up to play the online reading game- look for a link from the library’s teen webpage beginning June 30. Every hour you read counts as an entry into the weekly Prize Package drawings. Earn additional entries by writing book reviews online and by coming to library programs. Check out the Prize Packages on display in the Teen Area. New this year the top ten readers of the summer will be honored with a mystical “SPARK A REACTION” prize as well! All of the details will be available online after you sign up.
 


2014-07-01; 10:00  am - 9:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Drop off arttwork @ BML
Age Level: Adult -- 13 yrs. - And Up
BICENTENNIAL ART CONTEST: Best of Brighton Art Contest July 1-July 31 Celebrate 200 years of Brighton! Use your vision and creativity and enter our art contest. Pieces must depict Brighton: its history, culture, people, and/or places. Art may be in any medium except video, and must be appropriate for viewing by all ages. Contest is open to Brighton residents ages 13 and up. Submissions accepted July 1 to July 31. One entry per person. Maximum size of pieces accepted is 2ft x 2ft x 2ft. Artwork will be on display @ BML from August 5-26. Winners will be chosen by library patrons, and will be notified on August 28. Three winners will be selected: one grand prize winner, one winner in the adult category and one winner in the young adult category. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.  


2014-07-01; 2:00  pm  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Teen
This program runs from July 1-August 27 Come into the teen area to sign up and receive your Summer Reading log. Stop in each week to record the minutes on your log and to be eligible for a weekly prize. While here participate in the weekly craft! The more minutes you read, the better prize you will qualify for at the Summer's End Reading Party.  


2014-07-07; 2:00  pm  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
This program runs from July 7-August 27 Select books outside of your comfort zone. Write a brief review and win a prize!  


2014-07-07; 1:00  pm  
Highland Branch
Age Level: Adult
Sign up at Highland Branch Library starting on June 23 to win great prizes.  


2014-07-18; 10:00  am - 9:00  
Irondequoit - Evans Branch
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - 10 yrs.
For children preschool through entering grade 5. Read 20 minutes a day to earn books and prizes. Registration begins on Friday June 27th. Join us for the opening day festivities, featuring a photo booth at the McGraw Branch from 10–12 and at the Evans Branch from 1–3.   We will also be raffling off a Barnes and Noble gift card at each branch to children who register for summer reading.  The program concludes on Friday August 8th. 


2014-07-19; 10:00  am - 9:00  pm
Irondequoit – McGraw Branch
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - 10 yrs.
For children preschool through entering grade 5. Read 20 minutes a day to earn books and prizes. Registration begins on Friday June 27th. Join us for the opening day festivities, featuring a photo booth at the McGraw Branch from 10–12 and at the Evans Branch from 1–3.   We will also be raffling off a Barnes and Noble gift card at each branch to children who register for summer reading.  The program concludes on Friday August 8th. 


2014-07-21; 1:30  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Rochester native and national author Bruce A. Jacobs, whose latest book is Race Manners for the 21st Century, returns to his home town to speak about how racial dynamics have changed since the riots of 1964 and how they have not. He will follow his talk with a Q&A session. Jacobs has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN and elsewhere, and writes, travels and speaks about race and social justice.   Presented by Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and the Office of the City Historian. For more information, contact  Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org or 428.8350.    


2014-07-22; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Story Tower
Age Level: Adult
Most may not be looking for a hearty bread in the summer months, but Mary from The Kneading Life Blog, has other uses for sourdough! Come to this demonstration and see how easy it is to use sourdough starter to make scones and biscuits. Learn where to find locally sourced fruits and herbs, and how to use them to enhance your delicious creations! Bring a container, and you can leave with your own sourdough starter to help you get baking! Registration is required  This program is part of the Seymour Library Adult Summer Reading Program. Receive an extra 'grand prize' entry form for attending!


2014-07-22; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 8 yrs.
Join Miss Emily as she explores the wonderful world of crafts. Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.  


2014-07-22; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: All Ages
Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.  


2014-07-22; 2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Irondequoit – McGraw Branch
Age Level: All Ages
Enjoy an afternoon of magical entertainment. No registration required.  


2014-07-22; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Join us for a cool martial arts program here at the library! You'll learn some karate basics and have a lot fun!  


2014-07-22; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library - Teen Central
Age Level: Teen
JULY ’64 tells the story of three historic days in two African American neighborhoods of Rochester. Darryl Porter, former president of the Rochester City School Board and gang leader in his youth, will lead a discussion with teens after the screening.   Presented by Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and the Office of the City Historian. For more information, contact  Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org or 428.8350.  


2014-07-22; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - 6 yrs.
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM June 24 - August 5 For children ages 3 – 6  Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays presented by our children’s librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend. However, you must remain in the library during story time. No registration is required.
 


2014-07-22; 11:00  am  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 4 yrs.
Art, music, & action mix with literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! We have blocks, Lincoln Logs, puzzles, puppets, and a castle...so much to do! Siblings are welcome. Please knock on the front door on Tuesdays to enter.  


2014-07-22; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Winton Branch - Meeting Room
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 8 yrs.
Please join us for weekly stories, rhymes, music and other fun activities.  Child must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Registration is suggested but not required. Please call 428-8204. 


2014-07-22; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Teen Place
Age Level: Adult
Earn community service hours for school credit by helping in the library!   Activities include shelf reading, creating displays, and more. For tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Every Tuesday July 1 - August 12. Weekly registration required.   


2014-07-22; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
Age Level: Adult
Sign up for one-on-one computer training. We can teach you the basics of Microsoft Office, Web searching, Emailing, and help you with your E-reader. Please call 428-8216 to sign up.  


2014-07-23; 10:15  am - 11:00  am
Brighton Memorial Library - Learning Center
Age Level: All Ages
Summertime stories and songs are all ages accompanied by a caregiver  No registration! 


2014-07-23; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult
A look at early baseball and the evolution of the game, including pictures and equipment from baseball's formative years.  Registration is required and begins July 7. Click here to register.


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