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Library Events:

2014-09-02; 10:00  am - 8:30  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Learning Center
Age Level: All Ages
Tuesday, Sept. 2—Saturday, Oct. 4 Drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center, and get a voucher for early bird admission from 10-10:30 am on Costume Swap Day, Sat., October 11.  

2014-10-01; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult -- 13 yrs. - And Up
For parents and students in grade 9 - 12.   Learn about FAFSA, financial aid, academic selectivity, common costly mistakes and strategies to save money.  Presented by CAPlus (  Registration is required: 

2014-10-01; 10:00  am  
Central Library
Age Level: Adult
Create a handmade ornament with a holiday or winter theme for the Central Library. These handmade ornaments will be displayed during the month of December in The Central Library. The ornament should reflect the festivity of the season, or the beauty of winter. We cannot accept ornaments with religious or political slogans or images, including references to religious holidays, or ornaments that advertise a product or for-profit business.  There is a $100.00 prize for the most creative ornament. The minimum size is 18 inches, the maximum size is 3 ft. wide, 4 ft. long, and weighing under 5 lbs. For more information and application please click here.

2014-10-01; 5:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: All Ages
Enjoy some family time with a movie and popcorn at the library! Please call 428-8248 for the movie title.  

2014-10-01; 10:00  am - 12:30  pm
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Adult
First Wednesdays for Small Business is a free series of workshops for aspiring or current small business owners.  The Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are sponsoring a free program on Wednesday morning, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building located at 115 South Avenue, Rochester.

  As millenialls, the largest generation in history, infiltrate the workplace, they bring a spirit that is unparalleled. Coddled, structured, team-focused, and diverse, their innovative spirit, quick boredom, and desire for flexibility within their careers often leave their Baby Boomer and Gen X employers bewildered. How do we advise managers of this young generation to rein in their creativity, longing for diversity, and “can do” attitudes? How do we capitalize on their entrepreneurial spirit and electronic literacy? How should companies change their marketing strategies to reach this generation? This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth understanding regarding millennials, how they view the workplace, their impact on consumerism and best practices for fostering their innovative approach to the world.

 Speakers: Dr. Dawn Meza Soufleris is currently the Associate Vice President for Student Behavior and Critical Incidents at the Rochester Institute of Technology and has spent the past 25 years working with college-age students. She holds a PhD in the field of Sociology from the University of Buffalo and Master’s degree in Teaching from Binghamton University. Her professional focus has been in the areas of college student behavior, mental health, alcohol, drug and sexual assault prevention programming and generational theory. Dawn has spoken at numerous national conferences on a variety of topics, including managing campus critical incidents, the impact of technology on college students, teaching millennials, social norming, and working with differently-abled students.

 Mr. Jim Soufleris, is a Certified Business Adviser, speaker and trainer for the New York State Small Business Development Center. He has provided business assistance to hundreds of emerging new and existing businesses in New York City and Western New York.  He received the governor’s “Disaster Phoenix Team” award for his work and efforts in helping New York City businesses secure Economic Injury Disaster loans after the 9-11 attacks.  For nearly 20 years he has worked in the areas of accounting, marketing, retail operations and micro enterprise development.  Mr. Soufleris has a BS in Communications from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and an MBA from Binghamton University. He owns his own consulting firm specializing in retail sales and operations.  Jim has been a guest speaker for the Rochester Business Alliance, numerous civic organizations, the American Association of Small Business Centers, New York Conference of Mayors, Syracuse University, University of Rochester’s Simon School, Rochester Institute of Technology and a variety of community colleges. Mr. Soufleris has been with the SBDC for 16 years.

 Pre-registration for this free program is requested.  To register click HERE or by calling the Central Library at 585-428-8130.  The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program. The program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. 

2014-10-01; 9:00  am - 5:00  pm
Central Library - The Library Store
Age Level: All Ages
The Friends & Foundation of RPL will be hosting a fiction used book sale from October 1st-14th. Over 7,000 adult and children's titles will be available! Hardcovers: $1, Paperbacks $0.50.  For more information, contact The Library Store at 428-8181, or email Store Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm; Th 11am-6:30pm; Sunday 1-4pm.

2014-10-01; 10:00  am - 10:45  am
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: Child
Stories and songs for infants—pre-walkers accompanied by a caregiver  

2014-10-01; 9:00  am - 9:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - And Up
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 craft for children is "Paper plate Halloween Wreath", the teen craft is "Yarn Ghost" and adult craft is "Clothespin Cat". Samples are on display at the Library!  Take it home and make something special! 

2014-10-01; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Presented by ROC Insurance Consulting   Register @ the Reference Center (784-5330).  

2014-10-01; 11:30  am - 12:30  pm
Maplewood Community Library - Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 4 yrs.
Join us at Maplewood for Preschool Story Time with Ms. Marcia! Includes stories, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration necessary.  

2014-10-01; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - 6 yrs.
Stories and more for preschoolers!  Designed for 3 year olds - Kindergartners. This program includes stories, songs, rhymes, and sign language.

2014-10-01; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Lincoln Branch
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - 5 yrs.
Storytime for preschoolers with Children's Librarian Rosa Diaz.  

2014-10-01; 6:30  pm - 8:30  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult
Bring your yarn and needlecraft projects and join us for this new monthly group!  Meet others who enjoy the same hobbies while getting caught up on those unfinished creations. No registration required.

2014-10-01; 10:00  am - 9:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - BML
Age Level: Teen
October1-December 1 Juried art contest for 6th-12th graders living in or attending school in Brighton. Get rules on our website or in the library. Prizes will be awarded in junior and senior divisions. Artwork will be displayed at the library through January 31, 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.  

2014-10-01; 5:00  pm - 6:30  pm
Maplewood Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Study for the U.S. Citizenship exam at Maplewood Community Library! Classes cover English language skills and citizenship test topics.  

2014-10-01; 4:00  pm  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Come in to do a craft, play games or watch a movie. Something different every week!  

2014-10-01; 11:30  am - 1:30  pm
Maplewood Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Join us at the Maplewood Community Library every Wednesday for English language instruction!  Every Wednesday there will be English Language instruction for all adults who wish to learn. People of all different English language comprehension levels are welcome to come. Class runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; no registration is required and there are no fees associated with the class. Class structure is informal and consists of one-on-one instruction, group work, as well as workbook/worksheets to be completed on your own or with assistance as needed. The Maplewood Community Library is located at 1111 Dewey Ave, at the corner of Dewey Ave and Augustine St, next to the Aquinas Institute. For more information please call the library at (585)428-8220.

2014-10-01; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Looking for a good read this fall?   Penfield librarian Camille DelVecchio will review a book of special interest to the people gathered for the “Wednesday Teas” series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. This series is usually held on the first Wednesday of the month.

2014-10-01; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Parma Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 5 yrs.
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, coloring, and lots of puppets! Siblings welcome. No registration required.  

2014-10-02; 4:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Gates Public Library - Gates Town Hall Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Rd.
Age Level: All Ages
Shop the shelves at 1605 Buffalo Rd once a month, and drop off any items you would like to donate.  Held the first Thursday of every month.  Includes fiction, non-fiction, children's books, puzzles, games, and all types of media.

2014-10-02; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
Join Douglas Coffey, painter and RIT fine arts professor emeritus, in a roundtable discussion about art.  No registration required.

2014-10-02; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Brockport-Seymour Library - Story Tower
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 2 yrs.
Join special guest instructor Linda Schmackpfeffer and learn sign language while having fun with your baby.  

2014-10-02; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 18 mos.
A great way to introduce babies to reading!  For newborn to 18 months with a caregiver. Babies will experience books, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and simple sign language. Fifteen minutes of storytime will be followed by 15 minutes of play and socialization.

2014-10-02; 10:00  am - 11:00  pm
Lincoln Branch
Age Level: Adult
Free small group classes in topics including Word, internet, email and more.  

2014-10-02; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of survival, obsession, and a stolen painting. Reviewed by Mary Ann Satter, retired Brighton High School English teacher. Sandwiches are welcome; coffee and tea will be available.  Sponsored by the Friends of BML.  

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