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2017-09-07; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Local History Room
Age Level: Teen
Our high school volunteer group helps the library in many ways. Join TLC and plan and present programs for older teens. Volunteer at library events. Make friends and support your community. Grades 9-12  


2017-09-08; 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  


2017-09-11; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
A welcoming group for overly imaginative and creative persons in grades 6-12. Connect with other teen writers. Build your skills with our exercises and tips. Laugh and learn with other teens. Here's your chance to write for fun! Grades 6-12  


2017-09-15; 3:30  pm - 5:00  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. Join our group and see what it's all about! Grades 6-12  


2017-09-18; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
A weekly storytime session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. This session will begin, Monday September 18, 2017 – April 2018.  (*No storytimes on Mondays, October 9, November 13; Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 23.) Please note that there are different dates for the storytimes. You can come Monday/Thursday 10:30 - 11:00am, OR Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:30am. There is no online registration. To register, please call (585) 340 - 8720, or register in person, starting Thursday, September 7.

 


2017-09-18; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Let's get together and talk about Bob Dylan! He has not only been performing and writing for over 50 years, but is now a Novel Prize winner. He was the Voice of a Generation - but he, and we, keep changing as the decades roll by. Let's get to the heart of his writing - his nuanced use of poetic and literary devices, the references to literature and the Bible which are sprinkled throughout his work, his themes and genres and points of view. Bob Dylan has been telling stories of America, and Americans, for so long now, and we are lucky to have him in our midst.  

This is a two-part course with Lisa Kleman, taking place on Mondays, September 18 & 25. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at 428-8375 for more information or to register. Sponsored by the Arts & Literature Division. Free and open to the public.

Lisa Kleman, a former English Adjunct Professor, is now enjoying teaching Creative Writing while she researches, writes, and gives public talks about her relatives - the musical Dossenbachs - who lived in Rochester in the decades just before and after the turn of the 20th century. 
 


2017-09-21; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Leader: Christina Gutt. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly.  No registration required. 


2017-09-21; 6:30  pm - 7:45  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
Lots of energy, lots of help and lots of fun - that's what middle-schoolers are! We want you to be a BRAT, help out at the library and plan fun things for our group to do. New BRATS are always welcome! Grades 6-8  


2017-09-21; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Join Miss Sarah for Stories and songs for all ages!  


2017-09-22; 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  


2017-09-22; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
Presented by Baby signing instructor Linda Schmackpfeffer. Fridays, September 22, 29, and October 6. Join us for a fun and interactive class for hearing babies up to 24 months and their caregiver. We will use music, books and playful activities to promote preverbal communication using ASL signs. Babies who use a few simple signs actually speak sooner and are less frustrated than their non-signing peers. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.  REGISTRATION begins Friday, September 8 for Penfield town or school district residents and Friday, September 15 for all others.     


2017-09-23; 10:30  am - 12:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Skilled artist Linda Bowers who has conducted Ukrainian Easter egg decorating programs, returns to help participants make beautiful origami Kusudama (medicine ball) flowers. Kusudama is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together for their points to form a spherical shape. She will demonstrate the construction of the kusudama flower and students will make three flowers in class.  REGISTRATION is limited to 15 and begins on Friday, September 8.  


2017-09-24; 2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
What’s your family history? In this genealogy class you will learn the ins and outs of one of the world’s largest free online, FamilySearch.org. Learn to navigate the website to help you find your roots. This program will be conducted by Larry Naukam, retired director of historical services (Local History, Genealogy, and Digitizing) at Rochester Public Library. Mr. Naukam, current President of the Rochester Genealogical Society and a volunteer at the Family History Center since 1987, is a community representative of the Digital Public Library of America.  REGISTRATION begins on Friday, September 8.   


2017-09-25; 9:40  am - 10:05  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays for children age 2 will run from September 25- December 6, 2017. Parent or caregiver must attend with the child.  (* No storytimes on Mondays, October 9, November 13; Tuesday,November 21; Wednesday, November 22. Siblings welcome.) *Please note that the "Terrific Twos" are Mondays, Tuesdays, OR Wednesdays.* There is no online registration. To register, please call (585) 340 - 8720, or register in person, starting Thursday, September 7.

 


2017-09-25; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Join us to discuss The THE WHISTLER by John Grisham. To register, please call 428-8206 or stop in at the information desk.  


2017-09-25; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Duryea Room
Age Level: Teen
A welcoming group for overly imaginative and creative persons in grades 6-12. Connect with other teen writers. Build your skills with our exercises and tips. Laugh and learn with other teens. Here's your chance to write for fun! Grades 6-12  


2017-09-26; 6:45  pm - 7:15  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
A weekly storytime session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. This session will begin Tuesday, September 26 – April 2018.  There is no online registration. To register, please call (585) 340 - 8720, or register in person, starting Thursday, September 7.
 


2017-09-26; 2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Teen
For grades 9 - 12, meet up with old and new friends after school to relax and enjoy video games, crafts, movies, and more! Free refreshments are provided by the Friends of Penfield Public Library.  Registration is not required.


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.


2017-09-28; 2:30  pm - 3:30  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Stop by to read a book to a calm, trained dog who loves to listen. All ages, no registration required.  


2017-09-28; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
First-time author Aisa Purak, born in the small, beautiful village of Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will discuss the journey of 100 Bosnian Muslim families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in America.  The book documents not only the challenges Bosnians experienced coming to a foreign country, but also discovering endless opportunities in the United States. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($20 pap) and signing.        


2017-09-28; 6:45  pm - 7:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
For children in grades 3 -5, accompanied with a parent. Join us for a new session of our book club! This year we will be reading popular children books selected by you! However, for the September meeting, please read Frindle by Andrew Clements and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children librarian, the group will meet monthly.  Registration is not required. Our next book group is Thursday, October 26. 


2017-09-28; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Join Miss Sarah for Stories and songs for all ages!  


2017-10-20; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
A nine-week session of stories, songs, and finger plays for infants to pre-walkers will run October 20 – December 15, 2017.   (*No storytimes, November 10 & 24. Siblings welcome) There is no online registration, to register please call (585) 340 - 8720, or register in person, starting Thursday, September 7.
  


2017-10-20; 11:30  am - 12:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
A special weekly class for children 12-23 months old and their parents/caregivers will run October 20 – December 15, 2017. Enjoy some playtime & socialization with your child through stories, songs and rhymes that stimulate your child’s growing mind!  (*No storytimes, November 10 & 24. Siblings welcome) There is no online registration. To register, please call (585) 340 - 8720, or register in person, starting Thursday, September 7.

 


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