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Business First Wednesdays

business firstThere are just two Business First Wednesday programs left in this season’s series. Join us Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am for “Website Development.” Then on Wednesday June 1 for our final program in the series “Social Media Marketing.”

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Borinquen Dance class & Latino Art Exhibit

Dance1Join us for the final two programs in our celebration of 500 years of Latino culture in the United States and in Rochester, NY. On Saturday May 7, participate in an interactive Borinquen Dance class, no registration required to observe and enjoy the program. Participation in the workshop will be limited to the first 30 to sign up at the door.  Then view pieces by various local Latino and Latina artists and discover how their personal histories have affected their work at the Latino Art Exhibit, located in the lower link of the Central library of Rochester & Monroe County, May 7 through June 30, 2016. For more information, please call 585-428-8140.

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Construction on Broad Street Bridge

constructionVisitors to the Central Library, be advised that the Broad Street Bridge construction project will begin Monday, May 2nd.  

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Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce

Soldiers The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has collaborated with Library Commerce Inc. to provide the public with access to some of the library’s most popular digital images from the Rochester Images Collection. Library Commerce has compiled a collection of popular low resolution images from Rochester, NY’s history. Images include MidTown, canal boats and early Monroe County maps as well as Rochester luminaries, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman. 

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Check Out What Local Authors Are Writing About

SELF-e The Monroe County Library system has purchased a subscription to BiblioBoard SELF-e, which offers online access to self-published eBooks. SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, May 4:


A Free Concert by the Swooners: A Journey Through American Music - Irondequoit Public Library. A talented local band will perform a wide variety of popular songs. Come and enjoy a free concert for all ages! Registration required.

Adult Book Discussion - Chili Public Library. Come and enjoy some lively discussions about a different book every month!

Bring your own Device (Tablet or Smartphone) and join us as we learn about some cool new apps! - Ogden Farmers' Library. Enjoy mocktails as you learn how to explore the app store, how to download, and how to use Instagram & other photo editing apps. No registration required.

Archie the Dog - Monroe Branch. Read to Archie, a distinguished Golden Doodle and member of Therapy Dog International.

Business First Wednesdays -Web Site Development - Central Library. Free workshops for business professionals and aspiring business owners.

Colored Pencils Art Class - Gates Public Library. This is a 5 week class, participants will create a stunning sketch with colored pencils. Each one must bring their own art supplies.

eBook & eMagazine Help Session - Pittsford Community Library. Stop by to learn how to download library eBooks and Zinio™ eMagazines. Bring your device and account login information. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room

Excel 2.0: Beyond Basics - Pittsford Community Library. Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables will also be discussed. Registration required.

Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group "The Dressmaker" by Kate Alcott - Irondequoit Public Library. A spirited young woman on board the Titanic captures the attentions of two men: a kindhearted sailor and an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. They barely escape with their lives, and then face the difficulty of settling in a new country. New members always welcome! Book copies available across from the circulation desk. No registration necessary

DROP-IN KNITTING GROUP - Brighton Memorial Library. Bring your projects and meet others. Snacks are welcome. During our redesign project, Knit Clique will be held in Study Room #1.

LEGO Club - Monroe Branch. Hear a story and then build a project out of LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room.

Library Learning Lab for Homeschoolers: Camping Out - Brighton Memorial Library. Discover nature and the challenges of camping in the wild as you explore multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Presented by teacher Jennifer Cesare and made possible by Friends of BML and a grant from the Farash Foundation. Open to Pre-K—12th graders and their caregivers. Registration is recommended; call 784-5300. .

Mega/Duplo Blocks - Hamlin Public Library. Ages 2 and up can play with our gigantic collection of Mega Blocks and Duplos and make new friends. First Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. (Free Program-no registration required)

Drop-In Needlecraft and Coloring Group - Winton Branch. Bring your own needlecraft project and socialize with others who share your love of knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, quilting or any other textile art. We have added coloring books and coloring supplies for adults--the latest craze.

DROP-IN PJ STORYTIME FOR ALL AGES - Brighton Memorial Library. Bedtime stories for all ages, accompanied by a caregiver. Bears and jammies are welcome.

Story Time - Irondequoit Public Library. Storytime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children, Each session features songs, finger plays, and stories and more with a different theme each week. No registration necessary.

Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Mrs Amy for stories, songs, coloring and lots of puppets. All ages are welcome, no registration required.

Take and Make Crafts - Gates Public Library. 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 flower wreath", for teens we have "cork key chain" and adults can pick up a zentangle page.

Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor - Irondequoit Public Library. Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.

Time for Tots - Gates Public Library. Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time.

Timeless Classics Book Group - Pittsford Community Library. "A Death in the Family" by James Agee Copies of the book will be available at the Check Out/Return Desk. No registration required.

Citizenship Test Preparation - Maplewood Community Library. Prepare for the USCIS Naturalization Exam.

Learn English - Maplewood Community Library. Class for English language learners.

Preschool Storytime - Maplewood Community Library. Sing songs, read stories, and play games with Ms. Marcia.

WEDNESDAY, TEAS BOOK REVIEW - Penfield Public Library. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello, will review a book or books of special interest to the people gathered for the “Wednesday Teas” series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department.

Wii Wednesdays - Irondequoit Public Library. Kids up to age 12 are welcome to drop in and try out Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. on the Wii. No registration necessary.

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