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What Is This Vegetable and What Do I Do With It?

This time of year, I become obsessed with produce. I have a CSA share, and I like to get out to farmer's markets and to spend afternoons in fields and orchards picking whatever the owners are allowing me to pick. Once I have all this wonderful, fresh food, I have to figure out what to do with it, and so…

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The Wood Carvings of Archie Meredith

We are proud to display the remarkable wood carvings of artist Archie Meredith this month! Archie has been carving wood since he retired in 2000. His first instructor was Rex McHail at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Archie carves with a small group of people at the Chili Senior Center. He enjoys the art of carving, saying it is both…

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Summer Reading Programs @ HPL

Today’s the day! Summer Reading Program Registration at Henrietta Public Library begins June 25! And we have programs for all ages!

Summer is a great time to read – out on the deck, when you’re traveling, while the kids take swimming lessons, as a family before bedtime… Just about any time and place is great for reading!

Our summer reading programs are…

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Dinosaurs on Display

Dinosaur lovers of all ages have been enjoying the dinosaur diorama exhibited by Liam Fressie! His collection of dinosaurs will be on display through the month of June. Have a look at this awesome exhibit next time you're at HPL!



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Memorial Day Weekend

We will be closed Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

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Things We Found While We Were Cleaning

We currently have a spring cleaning team working to go through the whole library and do some cleaning, organizing, and disposing of things we don't need anymore. We've gotten a little crowded here, and this is a big step in tackling that issue. An unexpected bonus has been that we have found the coolest things as we've gone along. For…

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Broadway Hits on Display

The next time you're in the library, be sure to stop at our display case and enjoy viewing the Broadway memorabilia exhibited by Joan McCormack! A singer, dancer, and choreographer, Joan has been collecting playbills and posters of Broadway shows for twenty years. After living in New York, she moved to Henrietta where she was the makeup director for the…

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Semi-annual Friends of HPL Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Henrietta Public Library will soon hold their semi-annual used book sale! Members of the Friends of HPL may shop Wednesday, April 30 from 4-6:30 pm. New members are welcomed! Memberships will be available at the door for $5. The public may shop Thursday, May 1 from 2-8 pm; Friday, May 2 from 12-5 pm; and Saturday,…

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Our Most Popular Magazines

I recently got a report of the items that were checked out the most in 2013. Looking at it, I was surprised at how many magazines made the list, because I was under the impression that a lot of our visitors didn't get back to the magazine area or know that you could borrow our magazines. I'm glad to see…

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