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Henrietta Woman of the Year Award

The Antoinette Brown Blackwell Society is accepting nominations for the Henrietta Woman of the Year award. This award is given each year in memory of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, one of the original leaders of women's rights, to a woman from Henrietta who has made a positive contribution to the community. For more information and to obtain a nomination form, please visit Read More

The Ceilidh Connection

Join us at 7pm on Thursday, March 9, as The Ceilidh Connection, an ensemble of Scottish small pipes, returns to HPL for another evening of rollicking fun! These talented musicians will play a variety of tunes from Scotland, England, and Ireland that will make you want to get up and dance a jig!      

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My African Journey

We are pleased to share with you Christy Simons’ exhibit of local art collected while she was part of a mission trip to Africa in the summer of 1987. See palm leaf art from Sierra Leone, woven baskets from Kenya, tie dyed textiles from Liberia, and musical instruments from all three countries. Be sure to stop in this month to…

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Henrietta State of the Town Address

Every year, the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce hosts the Henrietta Town Supervisor and guests for a State of the Town Address luncheon to look back at accomplishments from the previous year and ahead to goals for the year to come. This year's luncheon took place on Tuesday, February 28, and Town Supervisor Jack Moore focused on our brand-new Rec…

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Meet New Library Board Member Laura Osterhout

In January, we also welcomed new library board member Laura Osterhout! Laura grew up in the Finger Lakes and has lived NYS her whole life. She has lived and worked in many places in upstate NY, including: Albany, Brockport, Buffalo, Elmira, Rochester, and Seneca Falls. She moved to West Henrietta in 2011 with her husband, Jay and son, Trace.

Laura is…

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Meet New Library Board Member Sharon McCullough

In January, we welcomed new library board member Sharon McCullough. Sharon grew up in various towns southwest of Rochester, including Wheatland, Caledonia and LeRoy. She fondly remembers visiting her local libraries and the Henrietta Public Library as a child. Some of her childhood favorites include the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones, and the…

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More Characters than Twitter: Meet Stephani

Stephani Dudrak plays a vital function in the Henrietta Public Library’s day-to-day operation: The Elite Cast of Volunteers. They are a person without gender who, after being inspired by their school librarians, Ms. Kimmel and Ms. Reed, greatly desires to become a school librarian as well. In addition to volunteering here, they also volunteer annually at Read More