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Tech Time with Laura

Have you been having some issues with your computer, the Internet, or your portable devices? Do you wish there was a patient and knowledgeable person who could help you make better use of your technology? Laura, our Technology Library Assistant, is just that person! She'll be available by Zoom on Friday, June 18 from 12-2pm to provide virtual tutoring to help…

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New Hours Start June 14!

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, June 14, our new hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. If you are vaccinated, a mask is not required unless you're visiting children's and teen spaces. All unvaccinated visitors over the age of 2…

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Vote Early at the Library!

Looking to participate in early voting for the primaries this year? The Henrietta Library is a designated early voting site for any voter in Monroe County, so feel free to come cast your ballot here in our Community Room. All you need to do is enter your address in the voting machine so that it can give you the correct…

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Donations Accepted at Book Shoppe this Friday!

Looking for a good home for books you've finished reading? Friends and Foundation of Henrietta Public Library Used Book Shoppe will find a good home 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…

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An Introduction to Eintou Poetry

Join us virtually on June 17 at 7pm for an introduction to Eintou Poetry. Rochester writer and spoken artist Lu Highsmith will help us understand the history and purpose of Eintou, a form of African-American poetry. The one hour Zoom session will end with the participants writing a collective Eintou poem. Lu Highsmith, a Rochester native, is a writer, publisher, promoter, and spoken word artist. She has performed…

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Black Women's Health

Debora McDell-Hernandez (Senior Director of Public and Community affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York) and Dr. Celia McIntosh (DNP, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, SCRN, CEN, CCRN, CNRN, president of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking), will provide an overview of how systemic racism impacts the health and healthcare outcomes of Black women on Tuesday, June…

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Tools for Relieving Parenting Fatigue

The overwhelming demands of parenting take a toll on our mood, our energy levels, and how we show up for our children. Join us on Thursday, June 10 as Sabrina Vogler of Heart in the Moment Mindfulness Coaching offers on-the-spot self-care tools for inner calm, comfort, and mental clarity when we’re emotionally triggered. Sabrina is a Certified Professional  Coach, Executive Coach, and…

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Race and Placemaking in Rochester

Join us on Thursday, June 3 at 7pm for the virtual event, Race and Placemaking in Rochester. In this presentation, Kathryn Mariner, author of Contingent Kinship: The Flows and Futures of Adoption in the United States, shares insights from her ongoing anthropological research on race and placemaking in Rochester. Placemaking is a process through which people attach meaning and importance to physical…

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