Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Library

April 11th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

A New Chapter for the IPL

You are invited to our groundbreaking ceremony for the new library, hosted by the Town of Irondequoit and the Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
On the Town Hall Campus (1280 Titus Avenue)

Got Junk? Large Garage Sale Opportunity!

March 21st, 2014 by Terry in Friends of the Library · Comments Off ·

On Saturday, May 3 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM), the Friends are having a Fun Fest on the campus of the Town Hall. It will include a Trunk Sale (garage/craft sale items to be sold from the trunk of your car), raffles, games for kids, the music of Mike Kornrich, Amazing Joe the Magician, food trucks, the Pioneer House and the Blacksmith shop will be open and it should be a great celebration of spring! Right now the Friends  are looking for garage salers, next to newers and crafters who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to sell their wares in a festive atmosphere and a lovely setting.  There is an application attached. It will be run like the Farmer’s Market– the sellers will drive up onto the grass of the access road near the gazebo next to the town hall. They can sell out of their trunk, put up a table or a tent. There is space for the first 40 people who apply. The Friends expect to have sunny skies and lots of people there. If you do not have items to sell, please pass this on to any interested friends, neighbors or family, and make plans to attend and enjoy the activities and find some unique purchases. As you know, it is through fund raising, that the Friends of the Library are able to fund the great programs for children and adults which we enjoy at the Irondequoit Public Library. See you on the 3rd of May!!!YOUR FRIENDS OF THE IRONDEQUOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friends Logo Color

Fun Fest Application

Sunflower Seed Sale at Evans!

April 22nd, 2014 by Matt Krueger in Uncategorized · No Comments ·

The Sunflower Seeds are ready!

You may recall that last summer, our little garden had a surprise visitor –  a giant, multi-flowered sunflower that grew to jack-in-the-beanstalk height!

We now have packets of these seeds available for purchase at the circulation desk of the Pauline Evans Library.  Suggested donation is $5 per packet, to benefit the library.

There are a limited number available, so stop by and get yours today!

New Adult Books for April 2014

April 21st, 2014 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Here are some of the new titles we’ve ordered:


2014-04 f astonish meAstonish Me
Maggie Shipstead
Helping the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend’s career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets.

2014-04 f aunt dimity and the wishingAunt Dimity and the Wishing Well
Nancy Atherton
Laughingly wishing on a coin tossed into a deceased neighbor’s well only to have the wish come true, Lori inadvertently triggers a string of successful wishes that wreak havoc throughout the village, raising Aunt Dimity’s suspicions about the late man’s handsome nephew.

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McGraw Program CANCELLED: Homebuyers Seminar (4/23)

April 21st, 2014 by Amy in Uncategorized · No Comments ·

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the 4/23 Homebuyers Seminar program that was scheduled at McGraw. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Closed on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19

April 16th, 2014 by John in Uncategorized · No Comments ·

In observance of Easter, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 21.

McGraw Program: Visual History of Slavery (4/17)

April 16th, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

The Atlantic slave trade began in 1444 when a Portuguese ship ventured down the west coast of Africa to the Senegal River, and discovered that black slaves were easily acquired. This presentation will trace the 400 year history of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in America. Neil Frankel is an instructor at OSHER.

A Visual History of Slavery in America
Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Road


McGraw Program: Gemstone Facts (4/16)

April 15th, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

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The Fascinating Facts of Gemstone Jewelry
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm at the McGraw Branch,
2180 E. Ridge Road

Think of the history a gem accumulates over time— after all, some are only approximately 2 billion years old! We will look at a variety of gemstones, including diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Presented by Matt Wahl of Forsythe Jewelers.