Recent News

Things We Found While We Were Cleaning

We currently have a spring cleaning team working to go through the whole library and do some cleaning, organizing, and disposing of things we don't need anymore. We've gotten a little crowded here, and this is a big step in tackling that issue. An unexpected bonus has been that we have found the coolest things as we've gone along. For…

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Broadway Hits on Display

The next time you're in the library, be sure to stop at our display case and enjoy viewing the Broadway memorabilia exhibited by Joan McCormack! A singer, dancer, and choreographer, Joan has been collecting playbills and posters of Broadway shows for twenty years. After living in New York, she moved to Henrietta where she was the makeup director for the…

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Semi-annual Friends of HPL Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Henrietta Public Library will soon hold their semi-annual used book sale! Members of the Friends of HPL may shop Wednesday, April 30 from 4-6:30 pm. New members are welcomed! Memberships will be available at the door for $5. The public may shop Thursday, May 1 from 2-8 pm; Friday, May 2 from 12-5 pm; and Saturday,…

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Our Most Popular Magazines

I recently got a report of the items that were checked out the most in 2013. Looking at it, I was surprised at how many magazines made the list, because I was under the impression that a lot of our visitors didn't get back to the magazine area or know that you could borrow our magazines. I'm glad to see…

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Read a beautiful picture book about Gandhi!

We are excited to share the beautiful picture book Grandfather Gandhi with our patrons! Grandfather Gandhi is co-authored by Arun Gandhi, Gandhi's grandson and father of Henrietta Public Library clerk Archana Prasad, and Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Evan Turk. Gandhi and Hegedus wrote this book to encourage children as well as adults to choose "the lamp" rather than "the…

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What I Read on Vacation

When I go on vacation, I love to be active and see new things and visit people, but I also want to do a lot of reading. When I was packing for my recent trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Phoenix, I spent days thinking about what books I was going to bring. I didn't start thinking about…

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Free Tax Help at HPL!

Need help preparing or filing your income tax returns? A representative of the New York State Tax Department will be available at the library on Saturday, March 29 from 12-4 pm and Monday, March 31 from 5-9 pm to provide free help with your New York State AND federal tax returns! You'll need to register for a one-hour appointment to…

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