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Red Cross Blood Drive at HPL on April 24

The COVID-19 health crisis has had a profound effect on the nation’s blood supply and the American Red Cross is currently in urgent need of all blood types. Henrietta Public Library is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm, in the Community Room. All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Those that test positive could provide convalescent…

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Stop Fake News: Responsible Sharing on Social Media

In this workshop on April 21, participants will walk away with information and tools to be responsible social media citizens. You will learn about the social media landscape today, various types of misinformation and how to spot them and most importantly, the tips and tricks of real life fact checkers. Miranda Stefano, librarian, technologist, and bibliophile, will show you how to…

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Book Shoppe Donation Fridays!

Looking for a good home for books you've finished reading? Friends and Foundation of Henrietta Public Library Used Book Shoppe has a good use for them! Friends and Foundation is a non-profit group dedicated to helping the library fund special projects and promote reading and use of our library. On the second Friday of the month, volunteers in the Book…

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Test Drive Zoom with Helpful Library Staff

Are you intimidated by Zoom? Well, here's your chance to test-drive the video conferencing platform in a small-group setting under the guidance of an HPL staff member. Zoom exploration sessions are designed for individuals with little to no experience using Zoom; however, a basic understanding of how to operate your computer and use the internet is important. Those who enroll for the Zoom…

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Books Made Into Movies We Love

Bridgerton, Nomadland, Emma--so many buzzy movies and television shows began as books. In this Zoom event on Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm, staff will share some of our favorite adaptations along with books we loved that maybe didn’t translate so well to film. Then we’ll be looking forward to hearing about your experiences with books and the ways writers, directors,…

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The Art of Capoeira Presented by Chris Thompson

Join us on April 8 and 15 for a two-part event that will explore the history of capoeira, its key elements, and how it has influenced the world. Capoeira is a 600+ year-old Afro-Brazilian art that blurs the line between martial art and dance and has become Brazil’s national sport. Once only played by slaves and their descendants, capoeira is…

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Author Reading by Shadi Kafi!

Join us on April 1 from 7-8pm as we welcome author Shadi Kafi, an attorney and teacher who became inspired to write her memoir while leading a charter school in Rochester, New York. Shadi will offer us a hilarious book chapter reading that shares a journey to bridge Iranian and American cultures. Shadi was born and grew up in Houston, Texas.…

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Get Tech Help from Technology Library Assistant Laura!

We may not have in-person Tech Tutors at this time, but that doesn't mean we aren't here to help with your specific technology questions. Virtually stop by Tech Time with Laura on March 26 and she'll walk you through issues you might be having. Due to the nature of this program, you may have to wait in the Zoom waiting…

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Unlocking Your History One Ancestor at a Time with Ancestry.com

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Did you hear so many stories about your great-grandparents that you just don’t know what to believe? You know your grandparents lived in Illinois at one point, but when exactly was that? If you’ve ever asked these questions, or any others, we are here for you. Tune in to learn how…

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New Hours Start March 15!

We're so pleased to be able to expand the hours we’re open to give you more of what you love! As of Monday, March 15, our new hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm. As always, please remember to wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth and keep 6' of space between you and others while in…

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