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Barnes & Noble will host Book Fair for Rochester Public Library

 BNThinking of buying the latest best seller, a Nook, DVDs, music or a children’s game as a gift this holiday season? Why not help out your local public library in the process? Rochester Public Library’s Monroe, Highland and Winton branch libraries will be sponsoring a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. If you make your purchases at Barnes & Noble on this day and mention these libraries, a percentage of your total sales will be donated to the Rochester Public Library.

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Panel Discussion at Central Explores Crisis in Our Schools

 studentThe Rochester Public Library and Writers & Books cordially invite the public to join us for a panel discussion on Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm exploring the role of the community in delivering quality early learning experiences for children and families. The event will take place in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, first floor Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Avenue. This program is part of a larger community-wide discussion of issues in public education in our area.

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Babies & Books!

 readtochild1Did you ever wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby? Granted, an infant won't completely understand everything you're doing or why. However, reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can experience for many years to come — and it's an important form of stimulation and critical to early childhood development.

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ROC The Day December 2

ROC ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that provides you an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. Just go to ROCtheDay.org, a secure online giving platform, to contribute to any participating not-for-profit organizations. Your gift to the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will provide critical support to the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, which has enriched our community’s quality of life for more than a century.

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Monroe County Libraries Hosting Healthcare Navigators

 ACALibraries across Monroe County will be hosting healthcare navigators during the next rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act open enrollment period. This is the time when you can find a new marketplace health care insurance plan, keep your current plan or see if you qualify for a subsidy to help pay for your plan. The official open enrollment period to apply for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act will begin November 15, 2014 and continue through February 15, 2015. A healthcare navigator will be here at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, fourth floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building on the following Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning November 26, 2014.

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Art of the Book exhibit returns to Central Library

AOTBPThe Rochester Public Library and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth annual juried exhibition, “Art of the Book” which is on display at Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County now through January 4, 2015. An opening reception was held on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lower Link Gallery, 115 South Avenue. 

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NYS Library announces continuation of NOVELNY

 NYSLBernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and who serves as our State Librarian, is pleased to announce the continuation of the current NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) databases. NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide. NOVELNY is an online library of literally hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker-- free of charge.

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November is NaNoWriMo!

NNWMNovember is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writers nation wide are taking on the annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. With that in mind, the Literature Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring a related workshop dedicated to making you a better novelist. The program is slated for Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am – Noon in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Friday, November 21:


Afternoon Stories - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Join us for stories, rhymes and fun! Siblings and families welcome! No registration required.

Anonymous Otaku Anime Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. 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

A Passion for Paint - Painting Program for Adults - Parma Public Library. "A Passion for Paint" meets on the 3rd Friday of EVERY month at 1 pm. No experience needed. (Be brave…we are in this together! All Adults Welcome! No registration! Walk-Ins Encouraged!)

Baby Lapsit Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Bring your baby to the library!

Book Sale - Hamlin Public Library. Book Sale $1.00 Hard cover books, $.50 Paperback books, $.25 Children's books

Building Buddies - Mendon Public Library. This combination story time and play time fosters early literacy, social skills, creativity, fine motor skills, and parallel play among young children. Grown-ups can socialize or browse through a magazine or newspaper in our comfortable Jacobs Family Reading Room while children play with building blocks. No registration necessary.

Friday ESOL Class - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at the Maplewood Community Library every Friday for English language instruction!

Fun Fridays - Charlotte Branch. Join the "imagination station" as we play with play dough, finger paints, and LEGOS! We also bring out the Wii. Younger children are welcome with parental guidance.

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 "Paperbag Pilgrim Puppet", the teen craft is "Mini Cherry Pies" and adult craft is "Acorn Wineglass Charm". Samples are on display at the Library!

MOMMY & ME LAPSIT WITH MISS JEAN - Winton Branch. Engage your child at the library. We will use board books, bounce rhymes, musical instruments and puppets.

Monthly Book Sale! - Charlotte Branch. Buy quality discards and donated items at amazingly affordable prices!

Preschool Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Drop in for some great stories!

Story Time - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, & action mix with the best in children's literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! Siblings are welcome.

Story Time Stars - Pittsford Community Library. Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Yoga Storytime - Gates Public Library. No registration.

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