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Participate in a Talking Circle

Are you interested in participating in a civil exchange of ideas and discussing current concerns in a meaningful manner? Join us on Wednesday, September 11 from 7-8:30pm  in an adult-oriented circle to experience the fun in developing community connections and friendships through this meaningful method of shared discussions. Staff from Partners in Restorative Initiatives will prepare eliciting questions and facilitate monthly…

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Quit the Sit to Improve Your Health

This Quit the Sit class will help you learn to be present, connect with your body, and improve your overall health. If you are someone who is currently “desk-bound” by your nine to five job, then this is a class directed towards you. Presented by Monique Golossi, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. Be good to yourself and…

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Celebrating Women's Suffrage

This month, we're celebrating the 100th year of women earning the right to vote! We're exhibiting five life-size posters that tell about the role of the Haudenosaunee women in the suffrage movement, how suffragists used popular culture to promote their events, how the struggle against racism brought abolition and the women's rights movement together, and so much more. This intriguing…

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Take a Virtual Walk through the Genesee Valley Regional Market

If you’re fascinated by local history and local business, join us at 7pm on Thursday, September 5,  for a virtual tour of the Genesee Valley Regional Market, led by Brendon Tydings, Administrator of the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority. Learn about the history of the market authority, the market’s layout, the businesses that contribute to our local agriculture, and get a…

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Check Out Some Very Important Places!

Have guests coming to stay for Labor Day weekend? Want to take the kids on one more special adventure before school starts? When you're planning to visit one of Rochester's attractions, 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…

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Hey librarian, what should I read?

If you missed Jen and Cathy's Fall Book Preview last week, don't worry. They're sharing the slides from their presentation here so you can find out what your favorite authors have been writing, meet some new authors, and learn which books are generating tons of buzz. These books will be released this fall!

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Labor Day Closing

We will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 to observe Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, September 3! Our fall classes and events begin on Tuesday with storytimes, Teen PS4 Video Gaming, Teen Book Discussion and Game Night, and a month-long exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote! It's…

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Friends and Foundation Needs Your Help

Enjoy yourself and do good for others at the same time! Volunteer in the Book Shoppe. The Friends and Foundation is a fun team of volunteers who enjoy chatting with community members, and helping to raise money that benefits the Library. They would love to expand the Shoppe hours, and need YOUR help. Download a volunteer application…

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Check Out a Book in the Middle of the Night!

Join Technology Librarian, Hannah Ralston, to learn how to borrow digital materials from the public library. Through the powers of the internet, you can listen to stories on your smartphone, or stay up reading all night on your tablet! All you need is a compatible device, your library card, and an open mind. Please register for our class, Read Article

Get the Most From Your Library Experience

Join us from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday evenings in August for 3 fun classes designed to help you make the most of your library experience! On August 7, friendly library staff will reveal the wonderful things your library card gives you access to besides books. Technology Librarian Hannah is looking forward to showing you how to borrow digital materials from the…

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