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Guided Meditation Series Part 3

A regular meditation practice can help reduce stress, increase clarity, and promote happiness. Join us on October 1 for the third session of a three-part guided meditation series with Lori Goldsmith of Upstate Wellness. She'll lead participants through a 30-minute meditation and offer up a few tips to help you elevate your home practice. Participation in the first two parts…

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Curbside Pickup Procedure

Curbside pickup remains an option for all!

Materials and Requests

Curbside pickup requests may be placed by telephone (585-359-7092) or email ( Please include your library card number in your email message.  Most formats of library materials (including regular and large print books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and video games) are eligible for curbside pickup. DIY Kits are not included. You may…

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In-Person Library Hours

Welcome back! During in-person library hours, visitors may browse our collections, use our public computers and printer, and access circulation services such as applying for a library card. Our service desks are open for reference and recommended reading, but please remember that all assistance from our staff will be touch-free--think technology assistance--and occur from a safe distance. Library events will continue…

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The Magic of Medici TV is Yours

Imagine experiencing the magic of Strauss's Elektra at the Salzburg Festival, the artistic choreography of the ballet Scheherazade, the legendary composer Morricone conducting his iconic works. All of this and more is yours with your Monroe County Library Card! Central Library has generously purchased a year's subscription to with unlimited full remote access for library cardholders. admits you to the…

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Fall Book Preview with Jen and Cathy

Looking for a new book? Cozy up to your computer for a presentation by our Adult Services Librarians Jen and Cathy about the most anticipated books to be released this fall. They'll cover all genres and include not only the hottest picks but some new authors you may not be aware of. This event is being brought back by popular…

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Sugar Detox: Getting Clean from Sugar Addiction

Has a large consumption of sugars from alcohol, desserts, and starchy foods left you addicted and craving more? Sugar addiction has become an overwhelming problem for millions of American and can be the leading cause of weight gain and disease. In this seminar, students will learn about the physiological and emotional aspects of sugar addiction and the beginning steps to take back…

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Beliefs that Limit Potential Workshop

Are you feeling stuck or as though you are experiencing a lack of purpose in some areas of your life? Many individuals allow beliefs they've developed throughout their lives to limit them from experiencing a life full of joy and peace. When individuals remove the expectations of others and reconnect to their truest self, not only do they encounter a more…

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Register to Vote at Library on Fridays

Are you registered to vote? Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be available at the library every Friday morning from 10 AM to noon, through October 9, to register voters. They will be set up outside the library, so these events are weather permitting.

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Job Search Virtual Workshops with RochesterWorks!

Rochester Works has expanded their offering of virtual workshops for job seekers this month! Workshops include Disability and Disclosure, Using Social Media for Your Job Search, and Using Business Incentives to Market Yourself. In addition, you are invited to participate in online job strategy groups on Wednesdays. These helpful workshops require you to register. Registration links are included in the Read Article

Adventures in Suburban Homesteading - Don't try this at home!

Homesteading is a way to take fuller responsibility for our lives, meeting as many needs as possible from the place we steward and call home.  That can mean growing some or all of our food, raising livestock, keeping a flock of laying chickens, and finding ways to generate an income from home.  Homesteading in the suburbs offers some unique opportunities…

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