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Business First Wednesdays

business firstThere are just two Business First Wednesday programs left in this season’s series. Join us Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am for “Website Development.” Then on Wednesday June 1 for our final program in the series “Social Media Marketing.”

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Construction on Broad Street Bridge

constructionVisitors to the Central Library, be advised that the Broad Street Bridge construction project will begin Monday, May 2nd.  

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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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Check Out What Local Authors Are Writing About

SELF-e The Monroe County Library system has purchased a subscription to BiblioBoard SELF-e, which offers online access to self-published eBooks. SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.

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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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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Friday, May 27:


Baby Lapsit Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Bring your baby to the library!

BABY SING, SIGN & PLAY WITH LINDA SCHMACKPFEFFER - Winton Branch. Mrs. Schmackpfeffer will use books, songs and other activities to teach caregivers and tots some simple and useful ASL signs. The classes promote pre-verbal communications & early speech while everyone is having fun. Today's lesson covers people and pets.

Book Sale - Frederick Douglass Community Library. Check out our book sale for a great selection of mystery, non-fiction, young adult and children's books. All books are 25 cents each.

Fun Flick Fridays - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Watch a family friendly movie.

Fun Fridays - Charlotte Branch. Have fun with play-dough, finger paints, and Legos! We'll also bring out the Wii! Younger children are welcome with parental guidance.

One on One Assistance with Health Insurance Enrollment - Irondequoit Public Library. Open enrollment for the New York State Health Insurance Marketplace has ended. However, you may qualify for a special enrollment period if you have a birth or death in the family, a loss of essential coverage, a change in income, gotten married or divorced, moved from one county to another, or other criteria. Additionally, enrollment for Medicaid and the Essential Plan is year round. Register for one-on-one assistance with a Certified Application Counselor who can assist you in enrolling for health insurance. ***Bring ID, the previous year’s tax return, four most recent paystubs, immigration or naturalization papers if applicable, and the social security numbers and birth dates of all family members. *** Registration required-- appointments are for one hour.

Preschool Playtime - Brockport-Seymour Library. Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for some fun activity stations including math, science, art, dramatic play and more.

Preschool Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Drop in to our Preschool Storytime!

Story Time with Miss Kim - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, and action mix with the best in children's literature for a well-rounded program that includes fun with friends! Siblings are welcome.

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 "paper plate flower wreath", for teens we have "cork key chain" and adults can pick up a zentangle page.

TASC Preparation Class - Lyell Branch. Receive tutoring to prepare for the TASC (Test to Assess Secondary Completion). These preparation classes are free and open to the public!

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