Makey Makey Invention Kits Now Available to Check Out

July 24th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

Makey Makey Invention Kits are now available to check out at the Irondequoit Library! You can find them in a basket in front of the Teen Room. But what is a Makey Makey Invention Kit? Well…

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the Internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.
– From Makey Makey’s Official Website

Give us a call at 336-6060 to find out if we have any Makey Makey Invention Kits available for check out.

The Carmen Basilio Showcase is Now Open at the Library

July 18th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·

Carmen Basilio won boxing’s Middleweight Championship against Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957, and the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame will honor the 60th anniversary of this victory with a special “Carmen Basilio Showcase” at the library.

Photos and memorabilia from Basilio’s career will be on display on the first floor through September. You can download a brochure produced for the display right here:

Do You Know About the Irondequoit Library’s… Teen Tech Tutors?

July 14th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Teens · No Comments ·

Do you have a gadget that you just can’t figure out? Or maybe you want to learn how to use email or Microsoft Word? Then you need the Irondequoit Library’s Teen Tech Tutors! Join us in Room 212 every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to get help with (almost) all of your technology questions from our trained Teen Tech Tutors.

Are you interested in becoming a Teen Tech Tutor? If so, fill out a Teen Tech Tutoring Application today!

Iron Library Radio – June 2017

July 10th, 2017 by John - Movies and Music in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Iron Library Radio, a monthly playlist of songs from the Irondequoit Library’s most recent music purchases, is back with some new music. You’ll find music from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Krall, and others in this month’s playlist. Listen to all the songs below (a Spotify account is required) or at

Give us a call at 336-6060 or use the online catalog by clicking the links below to place a hold on any of these albums.

Program Alert… Shifting Gears: Strategies for Pre-Retirees (7/10/17)

July 7th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

Are you looking forward to retirement? Then please join us this Monday for “Shifting Gears: Strategies for Pre-Retirees,” a presentation by Principal Financial Group. Attendees will learn about key events in the retirement timeline, as well as challenges to expect, and how to shift from a working life to a retired one.

Registration is required, and you can sign up by giving us a call at 336-6060 or you can register online now.

Shifting Gears: Strategies for Pre-Retirees
Monday, July 10, at 7:00 PM

As you get closer to retirement, there are so many details to consider: Are you ready to stop working? Do you know how you’ll fill your time? Have you saved enough money? What about Social Security?

Ideal for anyone starting to think about retiring, this seminar introduces key events in the retirement timeline, challenges to expect and prepare for, how to shift from work generated income to retirement generated income and more.

Here’s the Schedule for the Summer/Fall 2017 Music and Dance Series at the Irondequoit Library

July 5th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

musicnoteThe Irondequoit Public Library has booked several talented performers for our Summer/Fall 2017 Music and Dance Series… and we hope you can join us!

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of swing dance? Then you want to attend our “Swing Dance Lesson” on August 22. Do you like blues? The White Hots will also be performing on August 22. And if you like traditional bluegrass and country, the Blue Ridge Country Ramblers will return to the library on September 11.

And don’t miss the complete schedule for our Summer/Fall 2017 Music and Dance Series:

Date Performer Description
July 13
7:00 PM
The Rochester Oratorio Society’s Touring Ensemble
“Tubman to Today: A Legacy of Leadership.”

Musical tributes to the leadership, vision, and creativity that shaped human rights, women’s suffrage and equality in Rochester. Enjoy a musical profile of Harriet Tubman, songs of the suffragist era, and popular classics from the American Songbook.

August 22
6:00 PM
A Swing Dance Lesson With Alla and Marty Come learn the basics of swing dance–beginning footwork, leading and following! Wear smooth-soled shoes. No experience necessary. Just come to have fun!
August 22
7:00 PM
The White Hots With Vocalist Tina Albright Enjoy blues, swing, and jazz music by the 5-piece band and practice the dance steps you learned in the swing dance lesson!
September 11
7:00 PM
Blue Ridge Country Ramblers A concert of traditional bluegrass and country songs performed on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and standup bass.
October 10
7:00 PM
The Ceilidh Connection Six pipers will perform on Scottish Small Pipes.
November 30
2:00 PM
The Oasis Community Chorus Come enjoy a concert of seasonal favorites and winter songs to put you in the mood for the holidays!
December 9
2:00 PM
Roc City Ringers The Roc City Ringers are a community handbell ensemble who perform a wide range of classical, contemporary,
and sacred music.