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Barb's Books and Bears - a Vision to Behold

For the holiday season, HPL is happy to present “Books and Bears” from the collection of Barbara Granger. Once again, Barb has created a vision to behold in our display case. Come for a visit and take a peek!


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May Your Days be Merry and Bright

Learn all about the unlikely story of America's Christmas anthem, "White Christmas," on Sunday, December 17 from 2-4 pm at the Henrietta Historical Soceiety meeting at the Henrietta Senior Center. Michael Lasser, host of Fascinating' Rhythm, will compare this and other classic holiday songs and discuss the history and culture behind these songs. Please visit for more…

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Barbies, Please!

We would like to borrow Barbies and friends that are nontraditional and of diverse ethnicity for our February display, “Barbie: A Doll of Controversy.” The dolls will be safely locked in our display case. Please contact Erin at 359-7092 if your dolls wish to join the party. Thank you!


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Holiday Family Fun

Attention, families! On Monday, December 18, at 7pm, we will be hosting a family-friendly Christmas-themed story-time! We will have holiday-themed songs and rhymes and a small holiday treat! The storytime will be geared to children ages 2-5, but siblings are always welcome. Please register to ensure your spot!

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Enjoy Popular Banjo Duo in Holiday Concert

Join us as we welcome back our Holiday Banjo Concert performers, Drew Frech and Becky Schneider! Drew and Becky will perform their ultimate banjo favorites along with seasonal holiday selections and requests from our library patrons. Their banjo performances are always entertaining and fun-filled. Free and open to the public.

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Home for the Holidays

While it's nice to get away for the holidays, sometimes there's less stress to just stay home and enjoy your own holiday traditions like the downtown Rochester holiday lights and the wonderful display of poinsettias at the arboretum at Highland Park. Give yourself the gift of a cozy virtual tour of some of Rochester's iconic holiday sights led by Christy…

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Check Out Parks & Rec's Winter/Spring 2018 Programs!

The Henrietta Parks and Recreation Department recently released their Winter/Spring 2018 Parks and Recreation brochure. They're well-known for their excellent programming and have added several exciting new options this season - Youth Floor Hockey, Teen Clay Class, Teen Sports, Yoga Nidra, Men's Basketball League, and lots more. To learn more about these programs and dates for fun family events, and…

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Roxanne Ziegler's Harmonious Harps Come to HPL

Soothe yourself with harmony! Harmonious Harps is an ensemble of dedicated adult and teen student harpists from the studio of Roxanne Ziegler. Their delightful programs feature familiar light classical selections, American folk songs, popular standards, traditional Celtic tunes, and beloved hymns. Join us at 7pm Thursday, November 30 for an enchanting evening suitable for all ages.

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ROC the Day Matching Challenge Benefits the Library

Great news! The Friends and Foundation of HPL has a very generous ROC the Day match! That means your gift can make twice the difference! Please help the Friends and Foundation enhance the library's programming, increase its collections, and make a strong impact in our community! Give today, November 28, until 11:59pm at Not familiar…

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