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Learn How to Use that New Device!

Not quite sure how to navigate that new smartphone or tablet you received as a Christmas gift? Make an appointment with one of our tech tutors and learn to make the most of technology that will allow you to discover new ideas, connect with others, and learn so many new things! Call 359-7092, email us at, make…

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Healthcare Navigator Assistance Available

Need help choosing healthcare? Schedule a one-hour appointment with a healthcare navigator provided by LawNY to learn about healthcare options and to sign up for the plan that's right for you! Appointments are offered Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 31 from 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm. Register online at or call the library at 359-7092.

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Participate in a Talking Circle

Join us to experience the fun in developing community connections and friendships through talking circles. Talking circles meet monthly and are facilitated by Partners in Restorative Initiatives. Each month's talking circle will have a theme to connect around. Registration is optional. January's talking circle will take place on Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm.

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Get Answers to Your Medicare Questions

Take advantage of one-on-one help with your Medicare questions. Learn more about your Medicare Advantage Plan choices. One-on-one appointments are offered Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 31 from 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm. Register online at or call the library at 359-7092.

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Happy New Year from All of Us to All of You!

We're going to close at 5pm Tuesday, December 31 to ring in the New Year with our friends and families. We'll also be closed Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day. We wish you a safe and happy New Year's celebration! Be sure to stop in and take lots of books and movies home before we close! See you in…

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Our Holiday Hours

The library will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. We're closing at 5 pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for the New Year holiday. Make sure you have enough to read! Don't panic, though. If you need something while we're closed, you can access Read Article

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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