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Green Initiatives in the Proposed New Library

We've had a lot of questions about green initiatives in the proposed new library, and we're pleased to report there are quite a number of them. After ground testing and a cost/benefit analysis, it has been determined that a geothermal heating and cooling system will be a good long-term choice for the town, providing savings in both energy consumption and…

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New Library Building Proposition Information Meeting on October 26

This Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, residents will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum to build a new library to serve the needs of Henrietta for generations to come. Learn more about the library building proposition at an information meeting in the library's community room from 7-8:30pm Thursday, October 26. If you'd like to see a ballot before Election Day,…

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Henrietta Public Library is Hiring!

The Henrietta Public Library is looking for energetic, fun-loving, and helpful people to primarily shelve library items and work with other enthusiastic staffers to provide service to a diverse and busy library. We currently have two positions open for 12-17 hours per week. If you like books and all the library has to offer – terrific atmosphere, a great staff,…

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Now Hiring: Victorian London Inquiry Agent

Lately, I've been reading a series that reminds me of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. The Sherlock Holmes-like character is Cyrus Barker, and the John Watson character is Thomas Llewelyn. Cyrus Barker is an inquiry agent and this is an important distinction to him. Thomas is the narrator, and was on his last string before becoming Cyrus's employee. The idea…

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Is There Such a Thing as Ethics in the Technology World?

"Tech ethics" is a phrase that can elicit confusion, derision, and questions like, "Is there such a thing as ethics in the technology world? What is it and who is responsible for it?" These questions are very much intertwined with questions that can arise in discussions about privacy, specifically individual privacy on the internet, such as, "Who is protecting my privacy? Can I protect…

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Here's an Idea for Family Movie Night

Friday pizza and movie night is a family tradition that started when my children were young. We have enjoyed many movies together. Occasionally, there were inappropriate scenes that I fast forwarded through, saying there was something wrong with the movie or player. When my kids went to college, we continued movie night and they would check in to see what we were watching.…

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New Library Building Proposition Presentation

Would you like answers to your questions about the new library building? If so, we provide several options for getting them. At the upcoming new library building proposition information meeting on Thursday, October 26 from 7-8:30 in our community room, you’ll be able to ask questions and learn more about the proposition and upcoming vote. Also, we’ve uploaded a video…

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Online Catalog and Patron Services Not Available October 21-22

Beginning Saturday evening, October 21, through Sunday, October 22, the library's online catalog and patron services will be unavailable. During this time, you will be unable to renew items online, search the online catalog, or download items. Once the work has been completed, the online catalog and patron services will become available again.

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