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Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on 5/23 and 5/25

May 21st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Memorial Day, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

If you’re looking for something to do, the Town of Irondequoit will hold a Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 24 beginning at 3:00 PM. The parade will run down Titus Ave beginning at Irondequoit High School and ending at the Town Hall.

New Adult Books for May 2015

May 20th, 2015 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

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


2015-05 f 14th deadly sin14th Deadly Sin
James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Gathering for a birthday celebration that is interrupted by a gruesome killing in public, the Women’s Murder Club friends discover video evidence of a deadly plot against the city of San Francisco.

2015-05 f and sometimesAnd Sometimes I Wonder About You
Walter Mosley
Investigating the murder of a client he initially refused to help, Leonid navigates difficult personal elements in his own life while uncovering dark secrets about the victim’s old-money family and its missing heiress.


A History of the Post Office Program at McGraw (5/20)

May 19th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

The Postal Service has changed a lot over the years–come find out about the railway mail service and old highway post offices, plus how the postcard came to be! Preston Pierce will present the program. To register, call 336-6060 or email mcgrawbr@libraryweb.org

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm
Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 East Ridge Road

Thank You!

May 18th, 2015 by Matt Krueger in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

A big thank you to all of our patrons who voted for Irondequoit in the Rochester Regional Library Council’s annual Library of the Year Contest! Although we did not win, your enthusiastic support means so much to us!

Congratulations to this year’s winner, the Arnett Branch of the Rochester Public Library!

Let’s try again next year in our brand new library that this community built together!

Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree?

May 12th, 2015 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Would you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? Local artist, Craig Wilson designed and sculpted our unique giving tree. Mr. Wilson’s beautiful work can be seen in private collections and public spaces all around the Finger Lakes area. Here in the Rochester area, he created the Gates and Bench for the Discovery Children’s Garden at Strong National Museum of Play, the Bench for the Fairport Savings Bank in Irondequoit, the Eagle Sculpture for West Irondequoit High School, and the Preening Egrets sculpture at Parkridge Hospital.

givingtreeThe Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree was named in honor of two pioneers of the Irondequoit Public Library. It was Pauline Evans who started the first official library in the town in the basement of the Lincoln Bank on the corner of Titus and Cooper. Helen McGraw was the first certified public librarian to serve our town. Now their names will live on in this exquisite giving tree.

Sample Leaf

Sample Leaf

The Giving Tree is a huge metal sculpture that will be mounted right near the front door of the new library. If you would like to be a part of the Giving Tree, please download the Giving Tree Donor Form, or go to IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com and click on the “Contribute Now” button to donate online.

And don’t forget… The rest of the fund raising campaign to help hold down the cost of the new library is in full swing! Money has been raised to cover the costs of furniture, fixtures and equipment. There are also naming opportunities. All donations large and small will benefit our new library for years to come. If you wish to contribute please fill out and send in the Pledge Form. You can also donate online at: IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com!

Thank you for supporting “The Library the Community is Building Together!”

New Adult Books for April 2015

April 23rd, 2015 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · Comments Off ·

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


2015-04 f all involvedAll Involved
Ryan Gattis
A story set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots details a series of murders committed outside of the active rioting zones by gang members who would use the chaos to settle old scores.

2015-04 f angel court affairAngel Court Affair
Anne Perry
When a controversial evangelist under his watch is kidnapped while delivering a mysterious message, Thomas Pitt, assisted by his wife, Charlotte, and his friend, Victor Narraway, confronts a dangerous challenge to the British Empire.