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Library Closed on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1

August 28th, 2014 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Labor Day, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2.

RochesterWorks! Job Classes at McGraw

August 28th, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

Monroe County Library System is partnering with Rochester Works! to offer free job seekers classes.  These classes are made possible by a grant from the New York State Education Department.  The following classes will be presented at the McGraw Branch:

  • Right Your Resume: Tuesday, September 2nd at 10am
    This workshop will emphasize writing your summary of qualifications, how to properly format a resume, and identifying transferable skills.
  • Job Search Management: Friday, October 3rd at 10am
    Develop a solid and diverse plan for your job search. Learn how to proactively search for jobs, including using LinkedIn.
  • Mock Interviews: Tuesday, December 23rd at 10am
    This is a 100% interactive workshop to provide you with the opportunity to use your interviewing skills.

Registration is requested–please call McGraw at 336-6060 to register.

Mini Garden Demo 8/27 at McGraw

August 26th, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

Join us at McGraw on Wednesday 8/27 for a neat program demonstrating how to build a plant terrarium! Paul Tantillo, a librarian in MCLS, will show what plants and supllies are necessary to make your own little garden. He’ll also discuss the history of terrariums.

The program is free and begins at 7pm!

New Adult Books for August 2014

August 25th, 2014 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

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


2014-08 f 6th extinction6th Extinction
James Rollins
When a remote military research station is decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from Antarctica’s distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, buried under miles of ice, which could result in mankind’s extinction.

2014-08 f big little liesBig Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
Follows three mothers–Madeline, Celeste, and Jane–each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at an annual school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.


8/20 Lincoln’s Travels in Upstate New York at McGraw

August 19th, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

Join us Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm for In Triumph and Tragedy: Lincoln’s Travels in Upstate New York with Preston Pierce

Abraham Lincoln traveled across Upstate New York in 1848, 1857, and 1861. This program will also review the events along the route of his funeral train in 1865. He traveled through Monroe and Wayne Counties and westward on the Erie Canal. Preston Pierce is Ontario County historian, a retired history teacher, and an archivist.

Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 East Ridge Road, 14622


New Large Print Books–August 2014

August 19th, 2014 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·


The ForsakenThe Forsaken by Ace Atkins

Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves.


The CursedThe Cursed by Heather Graham

When a man is murdered behind her place and his spirit asks for her help, Hannah O’Brien calls the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, an elite unit of paranormal investigators, to solve this present-day case that is linked to a historical mystery involving sunken treasure and a curse.