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2016-09-12; 10:00  am  
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Teen
GRADES 6-12   Accepting submissions September 12 — November 14
Hippogriffs, Thestrals, Basilisks, Dragons, Pixies, Centaurs, Merpeople and more! We want to see your fantastic art before the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out on November 18.

The Rules for Participants:
Artwork can be in any medium (drawings, paintings, digital images, sculpture, etc.).
You may submit up to three works.
Each entry should be your own original creation. Although you may be inspired by pre-existing works, especially from the Harry Potter books and movies, do not copy directly from a third party work or simply make alterations to a third party work.
“Fantastic Beasts” can be based on characters in the Harry Potter books and movies, or they can be original creatures from your own imagination. More than one fantastic beast can be depicted in the artwork.
Submit your original work along with a 3x5 index card listing your name, grade, contact information (phone and email), media, and title of your artwork. If the title does not specify the type of fantastic beast, please list this as well. You may bring in artwork to the Information Desk any time the library is open.

The library will photograph all submissions and the images will be exhibited on a slideshow in the teen area and on
Facebook. Some submissions will be put on exhibit in a locked display case in the Teen Area and on a bulletin board near the circulation desk. The library will strive to protect and secure all submissions, but if participants don’t want their original works in the public area please note this on the index card and we will use only photographs of the artwork for display.
Judges from the library staff will choose 1 winner from grades 6-8 and 1 winner from grades 9-12 based on an overall impression of the work encompassing quality of the artistic design and creativity. Winners will be announced on November 16 and receive $25 gift cards to Regal Theatres in time to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
After the exhibit, library staff will email participants to let them know when submissions may be picked up (this should be around the last week of November).

If you have questions, please email Teen Librarian Lyla Grills at

2016-10-03; 11:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: All Ages
Tell us about a time when you've felt the presence of the supernatural or paranormal. The creepiest stories will win a Halloween prize!  

2016-10-17; 10:00  am - 5:00  pm
Central Library - The Library Store
Age Level: All Ages
October 17 - 31. A hauntingly good book sale for all ages! Come browse a large selection of Mystery, Crime, Suspense, Thriller, and Halloween-themed books.  Store hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 9am - 5pm; Thursday - 11am - 6:30pm; Saturday - 10am - 5pm. For more information, contact The Library Store at 585.428.8181.

2016-10-21; 3:30  pm - 5:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Fans of Japanese animation are welcome to share snacks and watch an anime movie with other otaku. What better way to spend a Friday afternoon? Grades 6-12  

2016-10-22; 10:00  am - 2:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Ellwanger Room
Age Level: Teen
Unleash the power of your imagination while you interact with other teens. Create your own unique character to guide through battles, quests and courtly intrigue. D&D is THE classic role-playing game. Interested in starting a group? Being DM? Stop in and talk to us! Grades 7-12  

2016-10-22; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Maplewood Community Library
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Read to a dog! The Tail Waggin' Tutors brings trained therapy dogs that children can read to. Bring the kids and have them read to a furry friend!  Have your child work on their reading skills with a dog! The Tail Waggin' Tutors brings trained therapy dogs that children can read to. Kids can bring one of their favorite books or pick one of ours. Dogs are friendly and safe for kids to be around.For children ages 4-12. No registration is required.  

2016-10-22; 7:00  pm - 10:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
The Teen Library Corps hosts a unique celebration of this fearsome holiday. Join us as we dance the night away to music provided by our favorite DJ, Em. Costume contest with prizes! Refreshments! Open to anyone in grades 9-12  

2016-10-23; 2:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities   Using a short text (Creative Democracy by John Dewey) the conversation will be facilitated by St. John Fisher College Political Science and Legal Studies
professors Dr. Wesley B. Renfro and  Dr. Kathleen Donovan.
REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 23.

2016-10-24; 3:30  pm  
East Rochester Public Library
Age Level: Child
Unwind after school in an informal learning environment with a different activity each week. We'll offer stories, crafts, games, cool tech gadgets, science experiments and more. For ages 5 and up.  

2016-10-24; 10:00  am - 10:45  am
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: Child
Stories and songs for children with a caregiver.  

2016-10-24; 10:15  am - 11:00  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 18 mos.
Enjoy our interactive baby play time!  Join us for a relaxed half hour spent playing and exploring. We will have a variety of toys and sensory activities that will help your baby to grow and learn. Designed for babes ages 0-18 months. No registration required.

2016-10-24; 9:30  am  
East Rochester Public Library
Age Level: Child
Learn games to play with your baby, sing songs, and read stories to support your baby's early literacy development. For babies and their caregivers.  

2016-10-24; 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.  Children can interact with each other while parents gain new songs, stories, and literacy skills to share with their children.  No registration.  

2016-10-24; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Irondequoit Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 2 yrs.
Enjoy the company of other babies and caregivers while supporting your baby's literacy through songs, rhymes, and stories. Then there will be time for play and socializing. No registration necessary.  

2016-10-24; 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. 

2016-10-24; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Learn methods to clean your house without ingesting toxic chemicals.  Class size is limited and registration is required.   

2016-10-24; 4:30  pm - 5:30  pm
Chili Public Library - Storytime Room
Age Level: Child -- 10 yrs. - 14 yrs.
Join us as we read an exciting new mystery or adventure book each month!  We will be discussing the books, playing games, having snacks and doing related activities. Books will be available a month ahead of time at the Checkout Desk. No registration required.

2016-10-24; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Child
Join us for making leaf people, a Frankenstein sun catcher, bead pumpkins, and slime. Take them home to show your family! All ages, no registration required.  

2016-10-24; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Join us for a discussion of the popular book Room, by Emma Donoghue. Room Is home to Jack, but to Ma it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. To register, please call 428-8206, or stop in at the Information Desk.  

2016-10-24; 9:15  am - 9:35  am
Pittsford Community Library - Storytale Room
Age Level: Child -- 18 mos. - 3 yrs.
Offered three times each Monday: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45 a.m.  Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old (with a caregiver). No registration required.

2016-10-24; 6:30  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
With Halloween just around the corner, October is the perfect time to indulge in a little Edgar Allan Poe.  We’ll read and discuss a few short stories on the spot. No prior time investment, no essays, no pressure. Just come and enjoy great stories and interesting conversation. Registration required. 

2016-10-24; 6:30  pm  
Pittsford Community Library - Storytale Room
Age Level: All Ages
A story time perfect for the whole family!  Join us two Mondays each month for stories, songs and play. For all ages. No registration required.

2016-10-24; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Parma Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
NEW ADULT PROGRAM - "FINISH IT!" Stop in at the Parma Public Library on Monday, (YES, IT A MONDAY THIS MONTH!) October 24th from 1-3 pm. BRING YOUR "IN PROGRESS" ART OR CRAFT PROJECT TO THE LIBRARY AND "FINISH IT!" All Adults Welcome! No registration! Walk-Ins Encouraged!   This month we will meet on Monday, October 24th from 1-3 pm with like-minded creative types and enjoy sharing and learning from one another. (Please bring your own supplies) SUGGESTIONS: JEWELRY, YARN, SEWING, QUILTING, PAPER OR PAINTING (NO OILS, PLEASE).
COLORING PAGES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE. All Adults Welcome! No registration! Walk-Ins Encouraged! Please Join Us!

 Call Rosalind Lipomi, Adult Services Librarian at 392-8350 for more information. 

2016-10-24; 3:00  pm  
Arnett Branch
Age Level: Child
The Homework Helpers will at the library from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. School kids can stop by and receive help with their homework. This program is sponsored by Dial-A-Teacher. The Homework Helpers are at the Arnett Branch Library most Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm during the school year. For more information please call 585-428-8214.  

2016-10-24; 4:00  pm - 5:00  pm
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Child -- 8 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Join other kid writers and write fun stories!  Stretch your imagination and write some fun stories. We'll use games and other techniques to get our creativity going. Feel free to bring any of your own writing with you. A snack will be provided. Designed for children ages 8-12. Please register.

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