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Read a beautiful picture book about Gandhi!

We are excited to share the beautiful picture book Grandfather Gandhi with our patrons! Grandfather Gandhi is co-authored by Arun Gandhi, Gandhi's grandson and father of Henrietta Public Library clerk Archana Prasad, and Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Evan Turk. Gandhi and Hegedus wrote this book to encourage children as well as adults to choose "the lamp" rather than "the…

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What I Read on Vacation

When I go on vacation, I love to be active and see new things and visit people, but I also want to do a lot of reading. When I was packing for my recent trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Phoenix, I spent days thinking about what books I was going to bring. I didn't start thinking about…

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Free Tax Help at HPL!

Need help preparing or filing your income tax returns? A representative of the New York State Tax Department will be available at the library on Saturday, March 29 from 12-4 pm and Monday, March 31 from 5-9 pm to provide free help with your New York State AND federal tax returns! You'll need to register for a one-hour appointment to…

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Closings and cancellations

The library will be closed today, Wednesday, March 12, due to the snowstorm.

Preschool Storytime and Books & Bites Teen Book Discussion are canceled today.


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Casino Controversy

We know that many of you, like us, are following the news about the potential of a casino being built here in Henrietta. With an issue this controversial, there are a lot of emotions involved and unbiased information is hard to find. We thought it might be helpful to collect some of the available information on this issue together in…

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Try Our Newly Expanded Tech Tutors Service!

Are you feeling that a little one-on-one instruction would help you make better use of the internet or your computer, e-reader or portable device? Our very patient and knowledgeable staff would like to help you get the most out of technology!

Tech Tutors:

Individual free sessions with library staff are available for those who want help learning to use a computer, the…

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Did you know?

Did you know that on this day, 2/28/1962, the winners of 25 Cherry Trees and one lucky winner of a $50 bond were listed in the Henrietta Weekly Journal? They had been part of the Suburban Plaza's Grand Drawing which was held in celebration of George Washington's Birthday.

See the actual front page from 1964 below:



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Coming in March: The Wonderful World of Woodcarving!

Richard Kron, local artist, is exhibiting some of his smaller wood carvings this March in the library display case. Accompanying his art are photos taken in his studio showing his creative process. Several of his wood carving tools will also be on display. Check it out - you may be inspired to explore a new hobby!



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