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Temporary Closing of Hamlin Public Library

HamlinHamlin Public Library will be closed from December 5th through December 17th due to old shelving being removed and new shelving being installed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this closing please call the Hamlin Public Library at (585) 964-2320.

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The Rochester Public Library brings “Suffrage and the Flower City” online with Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection

Susan B AnthonyOver 50 artifacts from the Rochester Public Library can now be viewed online by people around the world thanks to a new partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

This partnership is part of the Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection, which brings together over 60 exhibits and 2500+ artifacts from 44 institutions dedicated to the preservation of U.S. political history and the practice of American democracy. The exhibition is open for all at g.co/AmericanDemocracy and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.

 In just a few clicks, users will be able to see Susan B. Anthony’s press pass from the Centennial Exposition of 1876, suffrage campaign buttons, pro- and anti-suffrage political pamphlets, and many other treasures from the collections of the Rochester Public Library, the Office of the City Historian, and the City of Rochester. Discover this exhibit here

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Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce

Soldiers The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has collaborated with Library Commerce Inc. to provide the public with access to some of the library’s most popular digital images from the Rochester Images Collection. Library Commerce has compiled a collection of popular low resolution images from Rochester, NY’s history. Images include MidTown, canal boats and early Monroe County maps as well as Rochester luminaries, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman. 

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Monroe County Library System Electronic Newsletters

Electronic NewslettersIt's never been easier to find out what's going on at your local library! Click Here sign up for an electronic newsletter with upcoming events, new library services, recommended reading, and more. You'll receive library news delivered right to your email inbox! You may sign up for as many newsletters as you'd like. Check back often, as more libraries will be adding newsletters in the future.

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MCLS re-launches library book sales webpage

 BookSaleBannerDue to the increased demand for information about Monroe County Library System book sales, MCLS is reintroducing our followers and virtual visitors to a re-vamped comprehensive, up-to-date listings page of on-going library book sales throughout our area. Book lovers, buyers, sellers and readers everywhere can now experience one-stop shopping at our new and improved Monroe County Library System book sales page.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Saturday, December 3:


Artist At Work: Painting Demonstration with Peggy Martinez - Central Library. Meet artist Peggy Martinez and watch as she creates one of her beautiful paintings.

December Book Sale - Gates Public Library. This is held in the library meeting room.

Family Movie Fun - Charlotte Branch. Enjoy family time with a movie at the library. We'll even make the popcorn! Call 428-8248 each week for the upcoming title.

Douglas Open House - Frederick Douglass Community Library. Join us to celebrate our one year re-opening after renovations! We will have face painting and coloring for kids and light refreshments for everyone.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Parent & Child Workshop - Penfield Public Library. child must be accompanied by an adult

GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Parent & Child Workshop - Penfield Public Library. child must be accompanied by an adult

In Concert: Holiday Harp with Sandy Gianniny - Pittsford Community Library. Take a break from the bustle of the holidays and enjoy relaxing harp music.

Lego Club - Hamlin Public Library. Play with our gigantic collection of Legos and meet new friends; Ages 5 and up. 1st Saturday of the month at 11am.

Santa in a Mango Tree Holiday Concert - Henrietta Public Library. Enjoy Rock, Bach, and Samba - holiday-style!

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.

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 crafts for teens are "Beaded Candy Cane" and "New Years Eve Jingler", for children we have "Snowman Mobile" and adults can pick up a zentangle page.

Tail Waggin' Tutors - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Read your favorite book with our doggy friends!

The Story of New York Wines - Ogden Farmers' Library. Join us as we discover the history of New York wines!

Tina Turner Knits: Learn to Knit - Pittsford Community Library. 'Tis the season to learn how to knit.

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