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And All That Jazz

June brings out all the best in Rochester – sunshine (finally), warm, sometimes hot, temps (finally), boating and skiing on our many nearby lakes, camping, and school is out (not forever though). But the hottest and coolest thing in town takes place this year from Friday, June 23 to Saturday July 1 – the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival! The…

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Celebrate Summer @ HPL!

Celebrate the beginning of summer at our Celebrate Summer @ HPL Kick-off Party! There will be a variety of fun (and maybe messy!) activities, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family! Join us on Saturday June 24, from 10-12 and get your summer off to a fun start. Take a peek at our summer program calendar by clicking on the…

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Walk Your Way through London

Christy Simons, seasoned traveler and fascinating speaker, will show you the infamous sights of this classic city without the worry of rain on June 15. Visit Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, and much more! During your tour, enjoy an English treat. Learn more.


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Have More Fun!

Use your Monroe County Library System card to borrow a VIP discounted museum pass to various local attractions such as the Rochester Museum & Science Center and Genesee Country Village & Museum! Find a list of participating venues in this brochure. VIP passes available at Henrietta Public Library have been generously provided for your enjoyment…

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Capture the Beauty of the Erie Canal

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced its 12th annual photo contest! Capture the beauty, history, people, and character of the canalway and take a shot at a spot in the 2018 Erie Canlway Calendar. The deadline to submit entries is August 31. Find helpful details at Good luck!

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Because of Women Like Her

Are you inspired by strong and influential women? If you’re looking for a list of suggested reading about women, real or fictional, whose lives are full of courage, challenge, power, and excitement, the Monroe County Library System has compiled a selection of books in this booklist. Participate in the 2017 NYS Woman Suffrage Centennial by reading books…

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