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Best-Selling Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely to Headline the Seventh Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read with Their Book All American Boys

GRTRLibrarians across the Monroe County Library System are encouraging teens and adults to read the same young adult novel and meet the authors for our Seventh Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read (GRTR)! This year we are excited to announce award winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely as the headline attraction.

The authors will be visiting students at local schools as well as two public events at the Irondequoit Public Library on November 9th at 7 pm and the Central Library on November 10th at 4 pm.

During these events teens can enter to win book prizes! Attend an autographing session that will follow the presentation and refreshments will be provided.

Finding Neverland brings J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys to life

Lost Boys The Finding Neverland tour stops in Rochester later this month as part of the 2016-2017 M&T Bank Broadway Season, and the Monroe County Library System has partnered with The Rochester Broadway Theatre League for a special celebration of books and theatre! On Tuesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 pm MCLS will host a post-production discussion comparing and contrasting the stage adaptation of Finding Neverland and the story behind it. Participants will be treated to a private tour of the Auditorium Theatre.

Opportunity is Knocking

KnockingPlease join us for a free program called: Opportunity is Knocking: Learn what the Internet Doesn’t Tell You: How to Buy Your First or Next Home. The first program will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:30 am-1 pm and will be repeated on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11 am-12:30 pm. Both programs will take place at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in the Kate Gleason Auditorium. This program is presented by the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Genesee Region, the Business & Social Sciences Division and the Science & History Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Click here or call 585-428-8110 for additional details and registration. Participants must register to receive a free giveaway upon arrival--while supplies last.

Construction begins at the Central Library

constructionConstruction for phases 2 & 3 of the Central Library Master Space Plan is beginning the week of September 5, 2016.  During this time the library will be relocating the Central Library's Arts Division to the first floor of the Rundel Library Building. Arts Division will be temporarily closed starting September 7. Materials typically found in the Arts Division (non-fiction books, music scores, graphic novels & framed prints) will be available during renovations, but a majority will require retrieval assistance from the 1st floor reference desk in the Rundel Memorial Library building. 

Music Play at the Sully Library

MusicJoin us at the Sully Library for our first season of Music Play at Sully Library! Together families and ROC Music Play staff will focus on family-centered music making. Children will experience songs and chants written to help them to develop a listening vocabulary.

 This program will be held on Friday mornings from 11:10 - 11:50 am on September 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 14, 21, and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2. For more information, call the Sully Library at (585) 428-8208.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, October 25:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME WITH MISS JEAN - Winton Branch. Please join us for stories, rhymes, music and other fun activities.

All-Ages Storytime on Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Storytime fun for all ages!

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

Baby Sing, Sign, and Play Class - Brockport-Seymour Library. Learn some basic signs to use with your baby while singing and playing together.

Baby Story Time - Pittsford Community Library. Offered at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday.

Baby Storytime on Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Introduce your baby to reading!

Baby Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join us for stories, fingerplays, rhymes, song, and play time! No registration required

Basic Computer Classes - Charlotte Branch. 1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.

Books Sandwiched In - "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel" by Dominic Smith - Central Library. Reviewer: Roz Goldman, Fine Art Appraiser

CPL Teenstogether - Chili Public Library. This group provides a safe place for teens to hang out, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.

Crafts with Miss Rachel - Charlotte Branch. Make a fun craft project you can take home! Siblings welcome with parental guidance.

Fabulous Films at the Library - Pittsford Community Library. Please call 249-5481 for this month's movie title.

FALL READ TO ANNIE - Brighton Memorial Library. Our favorite therapy shih-tzu, Annie, is ready to welcome fall by reading! Bring in or pick out your favorite fall story to read to Annie. Registration is required in the Children’s Center (784-5300).

Hallow-Teen Psych Night - Brighton Memorial Library. Drop in for palm reading, henna, snacks, a movie, and crafts, plus door prizes for those who come in costumes! Open to grades 6—12. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Knitting Circle - Irondequoit Public Library. Bring your knitting supplies and needlework projects along, and what with others while you work.If you’re looking for projects, we’re partnering with Project Linus, the Central Library’s Craft it Forward @ the Library, and the Salvation Army to make crocheted and knitted materials to donate. Detailed flyers available at the circulation and reference desks. Meetings are held in the Laurelton study room #213. No registration required.No registration necessary.

LAP SIT DROP-IN STORYTIME - Brighton Memorial Library. Stories and songs for infants to pre-walkers with a caregiver.

Presidential Discussion: Lincoln on the Civil War Discussion 2 - Brighton Memorial Library. Discussion 3: Tues., Nov. 1 from 7—8:30 pm; Discussion 4: Tues., Nov. 8 from 1—2:30 pm. SUNY Brockport professor Greg Garvey will lead a series of discussions on Lincoln and the Civil War based on Lincoln's speeches. Sponsored by Friends of BML and New York Council for the Humanities. Register @ the Information Center (784-5300). For more information about this program, visit

Maker Club - Irondequoit Public Library. We’ll get hands on with different tools and technology and get creative! See our online calendar for each month’s activity.

OTAKUS ANIME CLUB - Brighton Memorial Library. Anime fans can discuss manga and Japanese culture, and watch some anime. Open to grades 6—12. Register @ the Information Center (784-5300). Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Preschool Activity Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join us each Tuesday for a fun craft or art activity.

Preschool Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Join Mrs. Anne for stories, songs, a craft, and more! For ages 3 & up. No registration is required.

Preschool Stories and Play - Lyell Branch. Stories, songs and activities for children under 5 years old with their caregiver. Please call 428-8218 for more information.

Story Time - Irondequoit Public Library. Storytime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children, Each session features songs, finger plays, and stories and more with a different theme each week. 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 Library - Charlotte Branch. Art, music, and fun with friends mix with the best in children's literature! Knock at the front door on Tuesdays to enter the library.

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.

TASC Prep - Lyell Branch. Anyone who is looking to develop their skills for a TASC (GED) Exam is welcome to join. No registration required - just come in! Ages 18 and older. For more information, please call 428-8218.

Teen Community Service - Pittsford Community Library. Need community service credits? PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library.

Teen Craft: Electronic Art - Ogden Farmers' Library. Use old book pages to make something new and amazing! Snacks will be served. Grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Teen Friends - Chili Public Library. Want to have a positive impact on the Teem book collection and Teen programming and help make the CPL better than ever?

TEEN TUESDAY: HALLOWEEN PARTY - Penfield Public Library. Grades 9-12

Tinker Tuesday - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Build with you imagination.

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