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Welcome - it's how we want you to feel

We welcome all community members, regardless of levels of education, experience, physical or cognitive abilities. To request specific accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact the library at least five days ahead of the program you'd like an interpreter for. On the first Tuesday of every month, our storytimes are accompanied by a professional ASL interpreter. Stop in and…

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Meet Our Newest Board Member: Linda Szczesniak

Linda Szczesniak has been a resident of Henrietta for over 30 years. She and her husband, Peter, are the parents of Tyler, Amanda, and Austin, all Rush-Henrietta graduates. Linda received an Associate's Degree from Alfred State and a Bachelor's Degree from RIT and has worked for Stantec Consulting Services for twenty-seven years. She generously shares her time and skills as…

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Calling All Baby Caregivers!

Do you want to learn how to communicate with your baby so that you can give him what he needs?  In this highly informative class, Speech-Language Pathologist Tasha Lais will teach you basic signs and discuss theories behind baby sign language.  Although this evening class is designed for adults only, we will host follow-up playgroups that you and your baby can attend…

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Join the Conversation on Race and Poverty

Early last month, I was involved in the program "Conversation on Race and Poverty." I had never been involved in this type of conversation before, but it has stayed with me unlike anything else. If you are looking for an entry point into this conversation, we have created a brochure highlighting various books on the topic. Included in…

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Answers to Your Tech Questions

Do you need an email address but aren't sure how to begin? Are you interested in learning more about Microsoft Word or Excel? Would you like to download apps to your smartphone but are nervous to take the first step? Drop into our open lab on March 15 or 16 and sit down with one of our…

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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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