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Library Events:

2016-06-27; 10:00  am  
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Teen
FOR GRADES 6 - 12.   Get your Scratch-Off Prize Tickets! You could be an instant winner or the recipient of a prize package in our weekly raffles. Each day you visit the library we will give you one Scratch-Off Prize Ticket, simply for stopping in!
Pick up a “Get in the Game: Read” coupon book filled with reading challenges and complete them throughout the summer to earn additional Scratch-Off Prize Tickets! The library’s
Information Desk is the place to go for all the details.

2016-06-27; 10:00  am  
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Monday, June 27-Friday, August 5 Adults ages 18 and up “Exercise Your Mind-Read! “ is the theme of our adult summer reading game.   Complete one raffle slip for each book read.
You will be eligible for weekly prizes!
Lists of suggested readings will be available.

2016-06-27; 6:00  pm  
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child
The reading game begins Monday, June 27, and runs through Wednesday, August 3.   You play once a week on:
Mondays, 6:00– 8:00 PM, or
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, or
Tuesdays, 6:15– 8:15 PM, or
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, or
Wednesdays, 3:30– 5:45 PM

To play, you need to contract with the children’s librarians to read at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week (children who are not yet reading can be read to). We fill out the contract when you come to register. Child must be present to register. You will also receive a special reading game bag with our official reading calendar and an “Early Bird” bonus activity card!
Every DAY your contract is met, you earn a coupon that can be redeemed for prizes at our prize table. Each week when you come to play the game, you get one roll of the dice to advance on the game board. For each week your contract is met, you earn an extra roll of the dice. You will also earn a raffle ticket to enter our weekly prize drawing. And if you follow the special directions on certain squares, you can earn EVEN MORE raffle tickets. Come in to play each week and pick up an ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ bonus activity card. Do the activity each week to earn EXTRA COUPONS!!

2016-07-11; 1:00  pm  
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult
This year's theme is Exercise Your Mind - Read!  Catch up on fun summer reads and complete entries to win some great prizes! Please visit the branch or call 428-8206 for more information.

2016-07-25; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Age Level: Child
Mixing stories and yoga will help children grow with a strong sense of self and positive self-image.  Stretch your imagination, patience, kindness, and your body with Stretching Kindness Storytime Yoga with Erin Wafer.  Erin will be presenting her story and yoga program in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 10:30 am on Monday July 25. She believes that in order to grow, children need a strong sense of self and a positive self-image. Mixing stories with yoga will help to accomplish these goals. She is excited to share her expertise with local families with young children. There’s no need to register for this free program, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2016-07-25; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 4 yrs.
For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult Families are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays presented by our children’s librarian.   This program is geared for toddler and pre-school children not yet comfortable leaving their parent/caregiver. No registration is required.

2016-07-25; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your e-reader, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 min.session with a librarian. Other tech questions? Bring those too! Registration required.  

2016-07-26; 4:00  pm - 5:30  pm
Central Library - Teen Central
Age Level: Teen
En garde! An introduction to fencing with the Rochester Fencing Club.  En garde! Come to Teen Central on Tuesday July 26th at 4pm – 5:30pm and cross blades with the Rochester Fencing Club. They will bring regulation gear for teens to learn the basics and discuss the sport of fencing. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. 

2016-07-26; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Hamlin Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Explore the world through games. Call 964-2320 to register.  

2016-07-26; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Rain Location: Kate Gleason Auditorium)
Age Level: All Ages
The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra performs a free concert of pop and jazz favorites.  Perfect Music for a summer afternoon!  The RUO has performed at the Rochester Fringe Festival and other venues in the area, and are always entertaining!  Pick up a lunch at Starry Nights Cafe in the library, or bring your own.

2016-07-26; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child -- 6 yrs. - 10 yrs.
Why should Preschoolers have all the fun? We will be sharing stories, games, crafts, and more for the school-age crowd. Please call 428-8218 for more information.  

2016-07-26; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library - Local History Room
Age Level: Teen
Join the Seymour Coding Club and STEAM up your summer vacation! Anyone in grades 4-8 with an interest in computer coding and robotics is invited to register for this camp. Weekly meetings allow everyone to go at their own speed. Beginning with coding concepts in Scratch - at whatever level you need, we will move on to introduce the Seymour Ozobots, mini-robots that perform all sorts of activities. Finally, you'll learn to create your own code for an ozobot and make it do incredible things! Registration is required. Each camper will need their own laptop, with Scratch downloaded before the first class. A few library laptops are available on a first-ask, first-receive basis. Space is limited! Sign up now!  

2016-07-26; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 6 yrs.
For children ages 2 – 6, older siblings welcome.  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 unless the child is younger than three. No registration is required.

2016-07-26; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Make your own video game controllers using our Makey-Makey boards. Bring your friends, get creative, and have a totally tubular time! Eighties music included. Registration required.  

2016-07-26; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Central Library - Children's Center
Age Level: Child
Join us for songs, stories, and toys!  Join us for songs, stories and toys! Every Tuesday at 10:00am, parents are invited to bring babies and toddlers to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to enjoy a variety of fun early literacy activities such as singing, rhyming, and playing with toys and other young children. While the children learn to play with each other, parents will have an opportunity to socialize. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays July 26, August 2, 9, and 16. Wee Read is intended for children 3 and under and is free and open to the public.  This week’s Wee Read is entitled Music and Dance and is all about music and movement. Children and caregivers will get a chance to play with a variety of instruments, sing songs, and dance around. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! For more information, please call the Children’s Center at

2016-07-26; 4:00  pm - 0:00  
Maplewood Community Library
Age Level: Teen -- Select - Select
Young Adult Summer Craft Program.  Do you have old Cds you don't listen to anymore? Turn them into a creative work of art! 

2016-07-27; 4:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Childrens Room and Library Yard
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Join us as we have a great time romping around the library!  

2016-07-27; 10:15  am - 10:45  am
Henrietta Public Library - Community Room
Age Level: Child -- 2 yrs. - 5 yrs.
Storytime fun for all ages!  All-ages storytime is designed for ages 2-5 years, but all are welcome! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and simple sign language.

2016-07-27; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library - Ireland Room
Age Level: Adult
Experience the thriving cultural city of Austin, Texas and see the state capital, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas White House Ranch, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden Center!  Visit the five historic missions in San Antonio founded by the Spaniards. Lastly, enjoy two small western towns, and the Gulf Coast of Corpus Christi. This program is presented by librarian Christine Simons. Registration is required and begins July 11. Click here to register.

2016-07-27; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor Rundel Memorial Bldg.
Age Level: Adult
Please join our book discussion group to discuss the novel, The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende. 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 Literature Division at 428-8380, or email    

2016-07-27; 1:30  pm - 2:15  pm
Winton Branch - COMMUNITY ROOM
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 17 yrs.
Learn the basics of juggling with Chris Pallace, an accomplished juggler. Chris will explain how juggling can help you beat stress, improve eye-hand coordination and teach you a bit about the process of becoming your best in all that you do. And, juggling is fun.  Pre-registration helpful but not necessary.

2016-07-27; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 113
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. This book tells the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg Murray, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe who are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. New members always welcome! Book copies available across from the circulation desk. No registration necessary.  

2016-07-27; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Teen
Get help creating a knockout college application essay. In this series of three sessions, you will receive lots of individual advice. Bring your laptop and flash drive. Grades 10-12. Registration required.  

2016-07-27; 5:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: All Ages
Join us for a movie and popcorn at the library! Call 428-8248 for the movie title.  

2016-08-02; 3:30  pm - 5:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Child
Join us for a fun family movie and relax in the air conditioning!  

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