We will be performing routine system maintenance on our catalog and database servers beginning this Saturday, February 18th, at 6 pm. Access to all library catalogs (CatalogPlus, Classic Catalog and Kids Catalog), EZ Login, Check My Account, and System Databases, including Overdrive, will be interrupted until the work has been completed. Access should be restored early Sunday morning. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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E-File your Taxes at the Central Library
2/9/2017 8:13:27 AM

TaxesIf your income is $64,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance from New York State Tax Return Department volunteers. Our volunteers will guide you through the tax preparation software as you electronically prepare and file your personal income tax return at no charge. Help will be available at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County in the Business & Social Science Division, on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, on Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 3 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm. Visit our website here for a complete list of dates and times or contact the Business Division at (585) 428-8130.

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MCLS Celebrates Black History Month
2/1/2017 2:18:09 PM

BHMBlack History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. --history.com 

Throughout the month of February we will be celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs, events and exhibits across Monroe County.

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Thinking Money traveling exhibition comes to the Central Library
2/9/2017 11:57:08 AM

MoneyFrom February 3rd to March 13th, The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about money.

“Money affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart decisions about our financial futures,” said Jennifer Byrnes, exhibit coordinator. “Thinking Money is designed to teach us about financial literacy in a way that is not only understandable, but fun, and we’re proud to bring it to our library.”

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Libraryweb.org gets a NEW look
1/24/2017 1:25:14 PM

WebsiteNewThe Monroe County Library System launched a new website Friday, January 20, 2017 (www.libraryweb.org). The new layout provides better and easier access to the system's collections, services and electronic resources, including a new mobile-friendly design.

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Central Library Extends Evening Hours
1/19/2017 1:43:04 PM

Hours Beginning in 2017, the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will be offering extended evening hours two nights a week. 

The hours will begin on January 4th

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Monday, February 20:

African-American Literature: A 5-Part Discussion Series - Central Library

Basic Internet - Central Library

Family Movie - Brockport-Seymour Library

For the Love of Words - Pittsford Community Library

Freedom Quilts - Phillis Wheatley Community Library

It’s Magic, Of Course! with Ted Burzynski - Brighton Memorial Library

Maker Monday - Phillis Wheatley Community Library

Movie Day for Teens! - Phillis Wheatley Community Library

Movie Days - Hamlin Public Library

Movie Monday- Books That Became Movies - Frederick Douglass Community Library

Munchkin Monday Story Hour (ages 2-5) - Hamlin Public Library

New Release Movie: Storks - Central Library


Parachute Play - Charlotte Branch

Smart Phone Basics (Spanish) - Central Library


TASC Tutoring - Lyell Branch

Teen Writing Group - Brockport-Seymour Library

Toddler Time - Brockport-Seymour Library

Widget and Joey - Brockport-Seymour Library

Winter Cursive Writing Camp - Monroe Branch

All-Ages Storytime - Fairport Public Library

Baby Storytime - Fairport Public Library

Meet Elephant and Piggie! - Fairport Public Library

Teen Gaming at the Library - Fairport Public Library

Pizza & Pages - Fairport Public Library

PJ Storytime - Fairport Public Library

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