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All Programs and Events:

Adult Summer Reading
2017-06-12; 11:00  am  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
It's time for summer reading! Read a book and then write a short review and give it to Sean for a chance to win a prize!  
Adult Summer Reading Program
2017-07-10; 12:00  am  
Central Library - Ending Reception will be August 23 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Rundel Arts Room
Age Level: Adult
Discover some fantastic books, meet other book lovers, and have a chance to win prizes!  The theme of this year's summer reading program is "Build a Better World Through Reading." Read an adult level book (here's a LIST of recommended titles,) fill in an entry form to be entered into a drawing by clicking HERE. Connect with other Rochester readers, if you'd like to, by joining the facebook group @Roccentrallibrary. There will be a reception with refreshments, door prizes, and drawings for a Kindle Fire and a Barnes and Noble gift card on August 23 in the Rundel Arts Room from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call he Arts and Literature Division at 585-428-8380.
Teen Writing Group
2017-08-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Webster Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Are you ready to write creatively? Come hang out this summer and learn creative writing or build on skills you've already gained! Join other teens in thoughtful and silly prompts and writing games for creative writers of all kinds! You'll have plenty of time to get creative and write while exploring some of the different styles and genres of writing. We will encourage each other and welcome those who'd like to share work. Our group goals are to exercise our imagination, improve our writing, and get a few pieces of work started that we'd like to expand on! Come join us for a great creative experience and some snacks! No registration required. Grades 6-12. Fridays, August 4-25.    
We Write Short Shorts: The Art of Writing Flash Fiction - A Four-Part Series
2017-08-16; 6:30  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Rundel Arts Room, 1st floor Rundel Memorial Building
Age Level: Adult
Flash fiction--a/k/a the “short short” –combines the gut punch of story with the precision of poetry in a few hundred words—but how? This class will introduce you to the craft elements necessary to an effective short-short – character, conflict, significant detail and point of view -- through readings of published short-shorts. In-class exercises will help you craft your own story. Suitable for writers at any level. Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. Other books include A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, winner of the Editor’s Choice award from Accents Publishing, and Sort of Gone. Her work has appeared in Sun Magazine, Hotel Amerika, BOAAT Journal, Rattle, on Writer’s Almanac, and anthologized in the 2011 anthology Good Poems: American Places. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006.   

Please note that this class is a four-part series. The dates are Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

All programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required  Please register here or contact Carol Moldt at or 428-8375 to register or for more information about Rochester Writes.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.  
Kiva Application Assistance
2017-08-23; 3:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Central Library - 4th Floor
Age Level: Adult
A Kiva Rochester representative will be on site to assist with Kiva Rochester applications.  Kiva Rochester provides 0% interest loans of up to $10,000 to small business owners and entrepreneurs here in Rochester! Using Kiva's innovative online crowdfunding platform, we connect borrowers to lenders from all over the world.
ACT Practice Test
2017-08-23; 9:00  am - 1:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 13 yrs. - 19 yrs.
For students in grades 9 - 12. Prepare for the ACT by taking a practice test under simulated test conditions. Chariot Learning will proctor an officially released, full-length exam with multiple students. After the test learn how to score the exam and interpret the results.  Bring pencils, snacks and a calculator. Space in limited and registration is required.  
Basic Computer Class
2017-08-23; 3:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
Age Level: Adult
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.  
Basic Excel
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Family Movie Fun
2017-08-23; 5:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: All Ages
We'll be showing a family-friendly movie and making popcorn!  
Garden Wednesdays
2017-08-23; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: All Ages
Help out and learn in the garden. Bring home some fresh vegetables.  
2017-08-23; 4:30  pm - 5:30  pm
Monroe Branch - Children's Room
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Hear a story and then build a project out of LEGOs! We will display your completed project in the Children's Room.  
Lord of the Rings Card Game
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Assemble a deck of your favorite characters from Tolkien's classic novels, and team up with other players against various scenarios set in places like Mirkwood Forest, The Mines of Moria, and Gondor. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Suggested age range is 13-18, but 11 and 12-year-olds who are up for the challenge are welcome too!  Please sign up to attend.
Make Your Own Herbal Teas
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
Did you know that herbs are full of nutrients, easy to grow and delicious? Learn tips for blending your own herbal teas. Beth Byrne, a soap maker and herb gardener, will show you how. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to to register.  
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables will also be discussed. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to to register. This is the second part of a two part program.  
Poetry Club
2017-08-23; 4:00  pm - 0:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Teen
Read, write and share your own poetry or your favorites by other poets in Poetry Club. Suggested for ages 11 and up, no registration required.  
Read with Seymour
2017-08-23; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Join our adult book group for a discussion of THE MAN EHO UNITED THE STATES by Simon Winchester. Copies are available for checkout at the library.  
Read with Seymour
2017-08-23; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Join our adult book club for a discussion of THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES by Simon Winchester. Copies are available for checkout at the library .  
Resume Roundtable
2017-08-23; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Need to start or improve a resume? join us for help, and learn how to make your resume more marketable!  
Story Time with Ms. Rosa
2017-08-23; 10:30  am - 11:00  am
Lincoln Branch
Age Level: Child
Story time for ages 3 - 5. Bilingual or Spanish Story times available upon request  
Tech Tutor - Wednesday
2017-08-23; 11:00  am - 1:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your E-reader, Laptop, Tablet, or Smart Phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian.. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration Required.  
Time for Tots
2017-08-23; 10:15  am - 11:15  am
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 1 yr. - 5 yrs.
Forty minutes of free play with toys followed by a 20 minute story time.   
Welcome to Kindergarten Storytime
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Brighton Memorial Library - Friends Learning Center
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - 6 yrs.
Children entering kindergarten in Brighton may enjoy stories about going to school, make a craft to take home, and meet their fellow school mates. Register in the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1). Sponsored by Friends of BML.  
Wild Wii Wednesday
2017-08-23; 5:30  pm - 6:30  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Child
Get your game on!  
Write it & Read it
2017-08-23; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Parma Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
Please join us at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 23rd and have some fun. We are supportive and kind to each other!  Bring your courage and if you like, something you have written along with one work or quote that moves you. No registration. Walk-Ins Welcome! Call Rosalind Lipomi, Adult Services Librarian at the Parma Public Library 585-392-8350 for further information. 
Computer Class: Basic Resume Creation
2017-08-24; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Webster Public Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
This course will teach you how to create a basic resume! We will discuss what items should be listed on a resume, and in what order they should appear. Then you will learn how to use Microsoft Word to make your resume digital. We will discuss formatting, templates, and how to save your finished resume in a way that allows you to easily share it with potential employers. Registration is required.  
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