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Book Talk with Benjamin Ross

DEJoin the library community and our partner Reconnect Rochester for a conversation with author Benjamin Ross on Monday, September 29 at 6:30 pm at Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Avenue. In his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, Ross traces the rise of suburban sprawl and its implications for our society. For more information about this event, you can call the library at 585-428-8202.

Save Your Photos Day is September 27

Kodak3Your public library is offering you the opportunity to scan and preserve photos and documents for free on Save Your Photos Day, Saturday, September 27. Save Your Photos Day is dedicated to offering individuals the opportunity to safeguard their photos and treasured memorabilia before disasters or accidents occur. With that in mind, the Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will celebrate the day by offering a free scanning session for local residents from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Gates Public Library Promotes Adult Learning Opportunities

 GateslogoAre you interested in getting your high school diploma degree, improving your English comprehension and speaking skills or changing your career path? The Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, is working in partnership with Monroe 2 BOCES and the Center for Workforce Development to deliver high school equivalency preparation, English as a second language instruction (ESOL), and TABE testing in an effort to help local residents achieve the necessary skills to be competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.

East Rochester Public Library re-opens at new location

Eyer1The East Rochester village board voted last year to consolidate several village functions — the East Rochester Public Library, the clerk’s office, police department, courts, assessor and building department, youth center, cable access station and senior center — into one space for its residents. Meredith Fraser, Director of ERPL, says as of today, the library is fully operational. Patrons can visit the library at 317 Main Street and virtual customers can send loan items to be picked up at the new location. She added, “It's a cleaner, fresher space, more easily accessed, better organized."

“Take a Seat, Make a Difference”

 auction3“Take a Seat, Make a Difference” Friendship Chair Project has brought together a select group of local artists to re-purpose a vintage auditorium chair that will be auctioned to raise funds for the Friendship Children’s Center. For over 85 years, the Center has provided creative and educational care within a safe environment for Rochester’s poorest families. Throughout the Online Auction period, September 11 until midnight October 9, all 41 “Friendship Chairs” will be on exhibit at Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Learn to Make Your Own Paper

paper2The Arts, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is hosting a paper making workshop on Saturday, September 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Paper artist Laura Jackett will help you design and create your own paper in any color and thickness. Your new dry sheet of paper can be used for scrapbooking, bookmaking, drawing or any other artistic treatment. This workshop is designed for ages 16 and over and is limited to twelve students. Registration is required.

9th Annual Empire State College Art Show

 ESCASThe Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting the ninth annual Empire State College alumni, student & faculty art show at the Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Avenue from September 8 through October 9, 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 to 7:00 pm and is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great art, light hors d'oeuvres and punch. For more information about this exhibit, you can contact Timothy Cosgriff at 585-224-3271.

BIG Book Sale at Brighton Memorial Library

BMLThe Friends of the Brighton Memorial Library are hosting a BIG book sale from September 18 – 22. Thousands of books are available for all ages, plus videos, CDs, and more. Most books are 50 cents up to one dollar. FRIENDS DAY is Thursday, September 18 from 10:00 am - 8:30 pm. For all the details, please visit the MCLS Book Sales page here or call the library at 585-784-5300.


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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Friday, September 19:

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 SING, SIGN AND PLAY - Penfield Public Library. Fridays, September 19, 26 and October 3

Baby Lap-sit Story Hour - Ogden Farmers' Library. Bring your baby to the library!

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

Friends of BML BIG Book Sale - Brighton Memorial Library. Friends BIG Book Sale: September 18-22 1,000s of books for all ages, plus videos, CDs, & more. Most books are 50 cents—$1. FRIENDS DAY Thurs., Sept. 18 from 10 am-8:30 pm First day is free for members of Friends of BML. Join or renew @ the door for $10, or pay $5 for first-day entry. OPEN TO ALL: Fri.–Mon. • Fri., Sept. 19 from 10 am—5:30 pm • Sat., Sept. 20 from 10 am—3:30 pm • Sun., Sept. 21 from 1 pm—3:30 pm Everything is half price. • Mon., Sept. 22 from 10 am—1 pm Fill a bag for $3—no limit!

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

Talk-Like-A-Pirate Storytime - Gates Public Library. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with songs, stories, a craft and giveaways! No registration.

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

Story Time - Mendon Public Library. Stories and more to encourage early literacy, a love of books and being read to, following simple directions, taking turns, being part of a group, and being a good listener. Best for toddlers and preschoolers. No registration necessary.

Story Time - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, & action mix with literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! We have blocks, Lincoln Logs, puzzles, puppets, and a much to do! Siblings are welcome.

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

YA Maker Day - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Have fun with different hands-on projects each month! This month we’ll be making mini catapults and basketball hoops! Registration required. Call 336-6062 to register.

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