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Holiday Fiction Sale at Central Library

librarystoreLove a bargain? You can avoid the maddening crowds at the mall this holiday season by shopping local-- at your public library! Come and browse our giant selection of gently used books or library related offerings at The Library Store beginning Monday, December 1, at Central Library, 115 South Avenue. A wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for children and adults will be on sale, with most items costing one dollar or less. The sale will continue through Wednesday, December 31.

Libraries closed on Thanksgiving Day

 tgivingDo you have plenty of reading or listening material for this long holiday weekend? If not, why not stop by your local public library today? As most of you know, all City branch libraries plus the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County Library and all Monroe County town libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please check with your local library for hours of operation for Friday, November 28 and this weekend.

Fairport Public Library relocates for renovations

 FairportThe Fairport Public Library will be temporarily closing December 1 while library staff relocates the collection and services to 30 Perinton Hills Mall, Fairport, NY. The tentative date for re-opening at the temporary site is January 2. Renovations to the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, will take approximately nine months. Therefore, beginning December 1, the Fairport Public Library will not be a pick-up destination for holds until further notice. If you have any questions about your library account or services during the month of December, please contact another library near you.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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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A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Wednesday, November 26:

Baby Story Time - Hamlin Public Library. Stories and educational play for 6-12 month old babies; Siblings welcome. Alternate Wednesdays at 9am.

Write it & Read it - Parma Public Library. "Write it & Read it" meets on Wednesday, November 26th at 1 pm!

Cupcake Wars - Chili Public Library. Share your decorating skills with others, then devour your masterpiece!

Family Movie Night - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy some family time with a movie and popcorn at the library! Please call 428-8248 for the movie title.

Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator - Gates Public Library. Health Insurance Enrollment

Affordable Care Act Healthcare Navigator - Central Library. Health Insurance Enrollment

Holiday Craft Fun - Irondequoit – McGraw Branch. . Make Thanksgiving and/or Christmas decorations to use or give as gifts. Registration requiredCall 336-6060 to register.

LEGO Club - Monroe Branch. Come hear a story and then build with LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room. Younger children are welcome to hear the story and play with LEGOs with parental supervision.

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!

PRACTICE SAT/ACT COMBO TEST - Penfield Public Library. For grades 10-12.

Preschool Story Time - Maplewood Community Library. Join us at Maplewood for Preschool Story Time with Ms. Marcia every Tuesday and Wednesday! Includes stories, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration necessary.

Teen Game Night - Henrietta Public Library. Fun and friends for teens!

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

U.S. Citizenship Class - Maplewood Community Library. These classes prepare students to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. English language instruction and practice are included.

Wacky Wednesday - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Come in and play games, watch a movie or do a craft. Something different every week! No registration required.

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

GED Tutoring - Maplewood Community Library. Let us help you prepare for the GED exam.

Year Round Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, coloring, and lots of puppets! Siblings welcome. No registration required.

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