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VIP Passes Help You Enjoy More of Rochester!

Have more fun over the holiday break and visit some of Rochester's wonderful attractions! When you're making your plans, keep in mind the Monroe County Library System's Very Important Places (V.I.P.) pass program which provides a discount to several of the area's arts and cultural treasures. All you need to borrow a pass is a valid MCLS library card and this handy…

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'Tis the Season for Family Fun

Looking for some family fun for the holiday break? We've got you covered! We're treating you to a Special Christmas Storytime from 10:15-10:45am on Friday, December 20, featuring holiday-themed songs and rhymes. On Saturday, December 28, join us from 11-11:30am for Family Fun with Mama Goose on the Loose, an interactive sing-a-long storytime with live piano and guitar! Have fun…

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CASH Informational Event Canceled

The informational event for those with an interest in volunteering with CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30pm has been canceled due to the weather forecast. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation causes. We'll announce the new date on our web site when it's been decided. 

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A Short Story for a Short Day

This year, the shortest day of the year falls on Sunday, December 22. Celebrate this day with a short story! Searching "short stories" in the Search the Catalog box at the top of the page results in quite a list to choose from, in print and audio formats, and for all ages. Here are a few on our shelves right…

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Make the Season Magical with Music!

Hammered dulcimer artist Mitzie Collins and harpist Roxanne Ziegler will delight you with the sound of their many magic strings! These respected and popular musicians bring alive the music of both the joyful celebration and the holy hush of the season in a concert you'll long treasure. Please join us at 7pm in our Community Room on Thursday, December 19. Read Article

Art Opening and Dedication on December 14

Join us for the dedication of the paintings Prequel, Sequel, and Plot Twist in memory of Albert J. Cesare, Jr. in our second floor Reading Room. All are welcome, and family, friends, and the artist, Dave Pollot, will be in attendance along with special guest, TR Henri. Refreshments will be served. This special event takes place on Saturday, December 14 from 1:30-2:30…

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Henrietta Public Library Trustee Position Open

Would you like to help make decisions for your library's future? Would you like to have a voice in charting the direction of your library? If yes, consider serving your community as a library trustee. You may submit your resume for consideration to the library director by mailing it in, dropping it off during open hours, or emailing it to…

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Ready, Set, Shop with Consumer Reports Magazine

Would you like to get some product recommendations before you head out to take advantage of holiday sales? Access Consumer Reports online with your library card to find ratings and reviews from the magazine and related videos. Go to, hover over the Downloads button, click on Databases, scroll down to Consumer Reports, log in with your library card number, and…

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Hammered Dulcimer Concert Performed by "Part Time"

"Part Time" is a group of five hammered dulcimer players who meet regularly to play together, exploring different types of music (ranging from folk to hymns, popular to oldies, show tunes to old time, Irish to English, old to new, and even Christmas) and fleshing out tunes with various parts and sometimes different instruments. Fortunately for us, they’re sharing that…

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Begin the Festivities with Banjos!

Popular and accomplished banjo musicians Drew Frech and Becky Schneider are returning to HPL to get us in the holiday spirit! They’ll perform their ultimate banjo favorites and seasonal holiday selections and will take requests from our library patrons, too! These concerts are always entertaining and fun-filled and we’re excited to share them with you. Enjoy this fabulous concert on Tuesday,…

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