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Share Your Love of New School Supplies

We are accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies for a Back-to-School Backpack Bash at the Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center at the corner of Bay and N. Goodman on September 2. If you'd like to contribute, please choose from the list of supplies needed: backpacks, binders, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, folders, glue sticks, lined paper, pens, pencils,…

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Rick Riordan is Coming to Rochester!

Rick Riordan is coming to Rochester! The author of the hugely popular Percy Jackson series has decided to make us one of the stops on his Ship of the Dead tour. His event will take place at the Kodak Center on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. Along with Rick’s presentation, there will be trivia (with prizes!) and a Q&A…

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If You Like Jane Austen...

If you like Jane Austen, you should check out one of the novels inspired by her life and work. Undressing Mr. Darcy, by Karen Doornebos, is a story about Vanessa Roberts, who takes on public relations for a very private man from England who's written a book called "My Year as Mr. Darcy." Can this old-fashioned man find…

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Take a StoryWalk!

A “StoryWalk” typically takes place outdoors to encourage people to get out and walk while enjoying children’s books. The summer rain has been keeping us indoors, so Miss Cathy has kindly created a StoryWalk in the library! Head back to the Children’s Room to find the first page, and then follow the arrows to the next pages of the story.…

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Three Cheers for British Drama

Several years ago, my interest in network television went into a downward spiral. That spiral led to the purchase of a Blu-ray disc player to increase my viewing options. I began to search for series available on DVD and the ones I selected were mostly British dramas. I don't remember how I discovered some of them, but most were recommended…

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Google Cardboard - the Cure for a Rainy Day

Come check out a Google Cardboard at the library. What's Google Cardboard? Google Cardboard is a way to experience virtual reality using a cardboard viewer and a smartphone or iPod Touch. Yes, cardboard! You can download apps and then place your device into the cardboard viewer to simulate the VR experience. So fun! They are available for…

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Become a Graphic Design Expert in 90 Minutes!

Have you ever tried to make a pretty sign on your computer, only to become so frustrated that you want to throw the computer out the window?  Then join Librarian Laura from 7-8:30 on August 10 as she teaches you the joys of Canva. Learn the tricks of this amazingly simple and free graphic design platform! By the…

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Get Your Save Around Rochester Book!

The 2018 Save Around Rochester discount coupon books are now for sale for $25! Just ask one of the staff at the circulation desk for a copy. This year's book features fantastic deals at Dick's Sporting Goods, Chuck E. Cheese's, Barnes & Noble, Hobby Lobby, Altitude, Dave & Busters, The Old Toad, Tully's, the Distillery, and you won't believe how…

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Technology Assistance at Senior Center

Do you know how to download those adorable pictures of your grandchildren onto your computer? Or how to delete a book from your tablet or Nook when you're finished reading it? How about connecting your device to a new wireless account? If you answered "No" to any of these and are a member at the Henrietta…

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All Aboard for a Railroad Adventure!

On Sunday, August 6, travel over to the New York Museum of Transportation for Railroad Day! Plans include velocipede rides, track work demos, model railroad exhibits, and rides on a 90-year-old trolley. Sounds like a memorable adventure for all ages! 

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