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We've Updated Our Hours

We've updated our hours! Mask up, wash your hands, and drop-in for an additional five hours per week. Visitors may browse our collections, use the public computers and printer, and access circulation services such as applying for a library card. Our service desks are open for reference and reading recommendations, but please remember that all assistance from our staff will…

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Short-Form Discussion Group (Short & Sweet)

Whether you're short on time or sweet on essays, then this is the discussion group for you. Every month we'll get together and gab about a short story, essay, or article that is available, at no cost, online.

On October 9, we'll be discussing a fictional short story written by Raymond Carver titled "Cathedral". It's the title story of a collection…

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Understanding Power and Privilege

Do you have questions about the role privilege plays in our lives? Have you ever felt this concept didn't apply to you? If so, join us for an interactive discussion with Dr. Taj Smith on Thursday, October 8 from 7-8:30pm. Dr. Smith will define and provide examples of how different kinds of privilege and social power are connected and contribute to our lived experiences.…

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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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Get Help Choosing Health Insurance

Do you need help applying for health insurance? On October 8, an experienced Health Insurance Navigator from LawNY can help you explore your options and enroll in coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Currently all appointments are being conducted over the phone. Register on our events calendar: hpl.libcal.com.

 

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Children's Books We Love

Our staff will share children's books you'll love reading on your own or sharing with the kids in your life, and we'll look forward to hearing about the children's books you love best. Please register.

Children's Books We Love will meet online using Zoom. Some basic knowledge of how to use Zoom is required, such as how to join a meeting.…

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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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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 Medici.tv with unlimited full remote access for library cardholders. Medici.tv 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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