City of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has initiated a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency for Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in anticipation of temperatures that are expected to reach 90 degrees. The Arnett, Lincoln, Maplewood and Winton Branch Libraries will stay open later, until 9:00 pm, on Wednesday evening, July 29, 2015 to allow people an air conditioned place to go to get relief from the heat. All other city branches and Central Library will close at their normal times.  

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Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know About Severe Allergic Reactions

Allergy Advocacy AssociationOn Thursday, July 30th, 2015 from 12 - 1 pm the Science Division along with The Allergy Advocacy Association will be hosting a free program about sever allergic reactions. This event will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Bausch & Lomb Building of the Rochester Public Library.

Help us plan our Fall Genealogy Workshop

Tree Puzzle On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Central Library and the Rochester Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring a free daylong genealogy workshop on researching immigrant ancestors.

Glimpses of Greece- Photo Contest

braddock bay(6)Do you have a passion for digital photography? Do you take pride in your town? The Town of Greece contains over 764 acres of land, 8 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and 17 parks. What is your favorite “Glimpse of Greece”?

StoryCorps is coming to Rochester Public Library

 storycorpsThe Rochester Public Library, NY has been selected to be a 2015 StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) site; RPL was one of ten libraries selected from over 300 applicants. StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) is a project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and StoryCorps with additional funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The oral histories will be collected during the months of June through October 2015 at Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Maplewood Branch Library, 1111 Dewey Avenue, and other city branch locations.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, July 28:

Star Wars Movie Nights (rated PG) - Hamlin Public Library. Popcorn and drinks provided. Register at 964-2320

Aquaman Adventures - Brockport-Seymour Library. Come cool down at the library with Aquaman fun. This will be an outdoor program.

Babies & Books - Chili Public Library. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by an open play session.

Baby Storytime - Henrietta Public Library. Introduce your baby to books!

Baby Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy and Miss Becky for stories, fingerplays, songs, rhymes, and play time. No registration required

Basic Computer Classes - Charlotte Branch. 1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: Internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-book assistance. By appointment only; please call 428-8216 to register.

Be an Environmental Superhero - Charlotte Branch. Learn about our environment, water, and recycling in three fun sessions taught by Tina Stevens, Department of Environmental Services. Please call 428-8248 to register.

Big Screen Heroes: EPIC (PG) - Brighton Memorial Library. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into a secret universe deep in the forest, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world—and ours. Rated PG, 102 min. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Fingerprint Comics - Gates Public Library. Deb Coller will show you how to make your own funny cartoons and comics using fingerprints!

Teen Community Service - Pittsford Community Library. Earn community service hours for school credit by helping in the library! Activities include shelf reading and creating displays. For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Weekly registration required.

Crafts With Miss Caitlyn - Charlotte Branch. Come see what Miss Caitlyn is creating in the world of crafts. Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.

Crafty Kids at the Movies - East Rochester Public Library. Watch a movie about a big hero, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. Movie is rated PG.

Drop-in Baby Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books each Tuesday morning in July.

Fabulous Films at the Library - Pittsford Community Library. Please call 249-5481 for the title of tonight’s movie. No registration required

Make your own fingerprint comic! - Sully Branch. Express your inner superhero by making your own fingerprint comic! Please call 585-428-8208 to register.

Freeze Out! - Central Library. Heroic science presented by the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Gazebo Story Hour - Ogden Farmers' Library. Enjoy stories canal-side at a special location today only: the Trolley Depot & Museum.

GED/TASC Tutoring - Maplewood Community Library. Receive free tutoring to prepare for the GED/TASC.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH IN EUROPE - Parma Public Library. GENEALOGY RESEARCH IN EUROPE - Tuesday, July 28th from 6 - 7 pm. Take your search overseas without getting on a plane!

Junior Friends Meeting - Chili Public Library. Share your library passions with other teens!

Movie Tuesdays - Highland Branch. Relax and watch a G-rated family movie with us!

Stories & More Story Time - Penfield Public Library. For children ages 3-6, older siblings welcome.

Story Time - Irondequoit - Evans Branch. Songs, rhymes, and stories followed by time to color and socialize. No registration necessary.

Story Time - Arnett Branch. Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! Registration is not required. Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday and 1:00 pm on every Saturday that the library is open.

Story Time at the Beach - Charlotte Branch. We'll gather at the Ontario Beach Park flagpole to enjoy some books, followed by play in the sunshine! Look for Miss Kim. (In case of rain, we'll meet at the Charlotte Library. Just knock at the front door.)

Story Time with Hannah - Gates Public Library. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.

Summer Family Storytime - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. Summer Family StoryTime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children ages 2-5. Each session features stories, songs, finger plays and more with a different theme each week. Choose from three weekly sessions: Mondays at 10:30 am, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm or Thursdays at 11:30 pm. Summer Family Storytimes begin June 29 and continues through July 30. No registration needed.

Summer Movie Series: SELMA (PG-13) - Brighton Memorial Library. A 2014 historical drama film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by FRIENDS OF BML.

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