Join Us for a Holiday Concert by the ROC City Ringers this Saturday (12/9/17)

December 6th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · No Comments ·

The ROC City Ringers will return to the Irondequoit Public Library for a holiday concert featuring classical, contemporary, and sacred music on Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 PM. Don’t miss it!

A Holiday Concert by the ROC City Ringers
Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 PM

The ROC City Ringers are a community handbell ensemble who perform a wide range of classical, contemporary, and sacred music.

Program Alert: A Woman Presidential Candidate… In 1884 (12/6/17)

December 4th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

Learn about the early day of the women’s suffrage movement in an upcoming lecture by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner.

“A Woman Presidential Candidate… In 1884” focuses on Belva Lockwood, the first female candidate for President. You don’t need to register, and everyone is invited to attend the program, which will be held on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 PM:

A Woman Presidential Candidate… In 1884
Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 PM

Disgruntled feminists formed the Equal Rights Party in 1884 when both the Republicans and Democrats continually ignored women’s concerns. Presidential candidate Belva Lockwood declared that, “It is quite time that we had our own party; our own platform, and our own nominees,” even if they couldn’t vote for them. As we celebrate the New York centennial of women’s suffrage in 2017, Lockwood provides a lens through which to explore the ongoing creation of democracy in our country. This program is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.

Heads Up! We’re Changing the Book Discussion Titles for December 2017

November 12th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Heads Up! We’re Changing the Book Discussion Titles for December 2017 ·

Were you planning to attend one of our Book Discussions Groups next month? If so, we just wanted to let you know that the titles for December 2017 have been changed:

The Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

The meeting dates (Tuesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 15) will remain the same.

The Contemporary Book Discussion Group will be reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

The meeting dates (Tuesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 15) will remain the same.

Program Alert: Unearth “Ghostly Tales of Famous New York Haunted Places” at the Library Tomorrow (11/3/17)

November 2nd, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Program Alert: Unearth “Ghostly Tales of Famous New York Haunted Places” at the Library Tomorrow (11/3/17) ·

Learn about the haunted history of New York during our upcoming program, “New York Spirits: Ghostly Tales of Famous New York Haunted Places.” No registration is necessary, so be sure to join us tomorrow, November 3, at 4:00 PM!

New York Spirits: Ghostly Tales of Famous New York Haunted Places
Friday, November 3, at 4:00 PM

Hear tales of spirits who supposedly haunt Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, Fort William Henry Museum, the Utica Lunatic Asylum, the Red Coach Inn of Niagara Falls, and other places. Learn about tales of the Fox Sisters, who were at the forefront of spirit communication, the truth about the Amityville Horror House, and many more. Cris Johnson will bring a collection of ghostly and unusual artifacts and will try to initiate contact with spirits. Guests will see strange artifacts, learn about spiritualist powers, and hear stories of maddeningly scary events.

Program Alert: Right Your Resume With RochesterWorks (11/2/17)

October 30th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Program Alert: Right Your Resume With RochesterWorks (11/2/17) ·

Would you like help revising your resume? Join us this Thursday, November 2, for “Right Your Resume With RochesterWorks,” and learn the proper format to make your resume stand out. Registration is required, so please give us a call at 336-6060 to sign up, or register online now!

“Right” Your Resume with RochesterWorks!
Thursday, November 2, at 3:00 PM

Learn how to craft a resume using the proper format, and list your qualifications, accomplishments, and skills. Registration is required.

Program Alert: A Visit with Susan B. Anthony (10/21/17)

October 18th, 2017 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · Comments Off on Program Alert: A Visit with Susan B. Anthony (10/21/17) ·

Learn about suffragist and civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony in this upcoming program! Registration is required, so please give us a call at 336-6060 to sign up, or register online now!

Failure Is Impossible: A Visit with Susan B. Anthony
Saturday, October 21, at 1:00 PM

Come meet with suffragist and civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony! Learn about social conditions in 1880 and Miss Anthony’s participation in the fight for women’s rights, abolition, and temperance.