Book Discussion Group Meeting This Week: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

October 13th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

The Book Discussion Group will meet this week to discuss The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. If you’ve read it, we’d love it if you wanted to come down to either meeting and talk about it with us.

Book Discussion Group: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
or Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 PM

By exposing the importance of the “tipping point” in human affairs–that moment when a trend, idea, or social behavior crosses the threshold into acceptability… the author sheds important light on the forces that drive group dynamics and mass culture. New members always welcome! Book copies are available next to the second floor reference desk. No registration is necessary.

Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on Monday, October 12

October 12th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Columbus Day, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 12. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

Program Alert: AARP Driver Safety Program (10/13/15)

October 9th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

Are you interested in earning a discount on your auto insurance? Then you should attend an AARP Driver Safety Program. Our next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held this Tuesday, October 13. Call the library at 336-6060 or email us at irondequoit@libraryweb.org to register as registration is required.

AARP Driver Safety Program
Saturday, September 19
10:10 AM – 4:40 PM
Cost (Checks Only): $20 (AARP Members) | $25 (Non-Members)
A classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers aged 50 and over. Graduates are entitled to a 10% discount on their liability and collision insurance. Class period includes two short breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

Program Alert: Catacombs of Paris (10/7/15) and Autumn in British Columbia (10/8/15)

October 5th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

We’ve got two travelogues coming this week for anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about the famed Catacombs of Paris or British Columbia in the Fall. Registration is requested for both programs. Please call us at 336-6060 or email us at irondequoit@libraryweb.org to register.

Catacombs of Paris
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM

One hundred feet beneath the bustling, modern city of Paris lies the world’s largest mausoleum. Learn the historical origin of one of the most macabre curiosities in the world, and see for yourself the final resting place for over six million souls, including Robespierre, Princess Elisabeth of France, and Georges Danton. Greg Benoit, Director of the Gates Public Library, will discuss this very fascinating burial place.

Autumn in British Columbia
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

Travel with us to this magical city in the full beauty of its most spectacular season. Veteran traveler Christy Simons shares her photographs & adventures that will leave you breathless.

Hey Irondequoit, Tell Us What Your Favorite Books Are (and Win a B&N Gift Card)

October 1st, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · 5 Comments ·

top25Do you have a favorite book? Do you have ten favorite books? Twenty? Thirty? We want to hear about them!

All through the month of October, the Irondequoit Public Library wants you to tell us about your favorite books by filling out an entry form with your name, phone number, and the title of your favorite book (one title per entry, but you can enter as often as you’d like). Every Friday, two winners will be chosen to receive a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. And at the end of the month, we’ll add up all the entries and announce Irondequoit’s 25 Favorite Books.

This contest is open to patrons 18 and older, but if you want to nominate a kid’s book, that’s OK with us.

Prepare to be Scared at the Irondequoit Library in October

September 30th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·

The Irondequoit Public Library’s world famous Scary Movie Celebration is back for another year! We’ve got hundreds of your favorite fright flicks now available… perfect for tonight or for your Halloween movie marathon.

And if you need a recommendation, be sure to follow the library on Twitter and Facebook for our “Are You Scared Yet? Pick of the Day” every day during the month of October.