The Contemporary Book Discussion Group Will Be Reading “Three Selections by Ron Rash” in March 2017

February 8th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on The Contemporary Book Discussion Group Will Be Reading “Three Selections by Ron Rash” in March 2017 ·

Heads up to all Contemporary Book Discussion Group members! Instead of A Man Called Ove, the Group will read three selections by Ron Rash (After the Waterfall, The Cove, and/or Serena) for next month’s meeting.

A Man Called Ove has been moved to December.

Please visit our 2017 Book Discussion Group Schedule to catch up with any other changes.

The Enchanted is 2017’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Selection

January 25th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on The Enchanted is 2017’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Selection ·

2017’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Selection is The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. In addition to book discussions and events going on around the county this Winter/Spring, the author will make multiple appearances at local libraries, colleges, and senior centers throughout Rochester from March 29-31.

The Enchanted explores an unexpected enchanted world: a death row in an ancient stone prison. Through the eyes of an inmate who finds escape in books and in re-imagining the life around him is woven a fantastical tale of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Into his world come characters including a fallen priest and a death row investigator, who in her efforts to save inmates from execution, uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, honesty and corruption—ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own.

Copies of The Enchanted are available to borrow from the Irondequoit Library. Give us a call to reserve one or search the online catalog now.

“If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” is organized by Writers & Books. A Reader’s Guide for The Enchanted and a Calendar of Events related to the event can be found at their website.

Sing-Along With the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra at the Library on January 19, 2017

January 18th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Sing-Along With the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra at the Library on January 19, 2017 ·

The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra will bring their eclectic range of music to the Irondequoit Library on Thursday, January 17, at 7:00 PM. Come and enjoy the music or sing along… we’ll have sheet music!

A Concert by the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra
Thursday, January 19, at 7:00 PM

Local musicians will perform a smattering of music, from folk and classical, to pop and rock, on their ukuleles. Don’t miss this unique concert!

Irondequoit Library’s 2017 Book Discussion Group Schedule

January 9th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · 1 Comment ·

Get a head start on the 2017 Book Discussion Group Selections at the Irondequoit Public Library!

New members are always welcome! Attend whichever session best fits your schedule. Books are available on the shelves across from the 1st Floor Circulation Desk for a month-long checkout.

More information is available on our Book Discussion Groups page.

Historical Fiction
First Tuesday of
Month at 7:00 PM
Second Thursday of Month at 2:00 PM
Contemporary
Second Tuesday of Month at 7:00 PM
Second Thursday of Month at 3:00 PM
Classic
Last Wednesday of Month at 3:00 PM
Last Thursday of
Month at 3:00 PM
JANUARY
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Thursday, Jan. 12
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Thursday, Jan. 12
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Thursday, Jan. 26
FEBRUARY
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Thursday, Feb. 16
In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Thursday, Feb. 16
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Thursday, Feb. 23
MARCH
March by Geraldine Brooks
Tuesday, Mar. 7
Thursday, Mar. 16
Three Selections by Ron Rash (The Cove, Serena, and Above the Waterfall)
Tuesday, Mar. 14
Thursday, Mar. 16
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wednesday, Mar. 29
Thursday, Mar. 30
APRIL
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Tuesday, Apr. 4
Thursday, Apr. 13
H Is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald
Tuesday, Apr. 11
Thursday, Apr. 13
Dubliners (First Half) by James Joyce
Wednesday, Apr. 26
Thursday, Apr. 27
MAY
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Tuesday, May 2
Thursday, May 11
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Tuesday, May 9
Thursday, May 11
Dubliners (Second Half) by James Joyce
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
JUNE
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Tuesday, June 6
Thursday, June 15
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Tuesday, June 13
Thursday, June 15
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Wednesday, June 28
Thursday, June 29
JULY
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Thursday, July 13
**Tuesday, July 18
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
or Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Tuesday, July 11
Thursday, July 13
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
Wednesday, July 26
Thursday, July 27
AUGUST
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Thursday, Aug. 10
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
(2015 “All Rochester Reads” Selection)

Tuesday, Aug. 8
Thursday, Aug. 10
Selections by and about Flannery O’Connor
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Thursday, Aug. 31
SEPTEMBER
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Tuesday, Sep. 5
Thursday, Sep. 14
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Tuesday, Sep. 12
Thursday, Sep. 14
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Wednesday, Sep. 27
Thursday, Sep. 28
OCTOBER
The Fall of Giants (First Half) by Ken Follett
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Thursday, Oct. 12
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Thursday, Oct. 12
**Tuesday, Oct. 17
Middlemarch (First Half) by George Eliot
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Thursday, Oct. 26
NOVEMBER
The Fall of Giants (Second Half) by Ken Follett
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Thursday, Nov. 16
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Thursday, Nov. 16
Middlemarch (Second Half) by George Eliot
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Thursday, Nov. 30
DECEMBER
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Thursday, Dec. 14
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 14
No December Meeting

Here’s the Schedule for the Winter/Spring 2017 Music and Dance Series at the Irondequoit Library

January 5th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Here’s the Schedule for the Winter/Spring 2017 Music and Dance Series at the Irondequoit Library ·

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

Whether you’re interested in ukuleles, dulcimers, or a jazzy arrangement of Rage Against the Machine, we promise that these musicians are like nothing you’ve ever heard.

More concerts will be announced soon!

Date Performer Description
Thursday
January 19
7:00 PM
The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra Local musicians will perform a smattering of music, from folk and classical, to pop and rock, on their ukuleles. Don’t miss this unique concert!
Thursday
February 16
7:00 PM
The Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble Under the direction of Mitzie Collins and Linda Taggart, a dozen musicians will perform folk tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, and Western New York on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, bass, penny whistle, flute, and accordion.
Sunday
March 12
2:00 PM
Andy and Judy The husband and wife duo from Bridgewater, Massachusetts will perform original songs and well-known folk music from John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Peter, Paul & Mary.
Sunday
April 2
2:00 PM
Eastman School of Music Students Everyone is welcome to a concert of classical music performed by talented Eastman students.
Monday
May 15
7:00 PM
The Rita Collective Performs World Jazz A local chamber group that plays original and world music with a jazz slant on bass clarinet, marimba, acoustic bass, and percussion. Listen to melodies from the Middle East or Africa, re-invented jazz tunes, and re-imagined pop tunes from Rage Against the Machine, or the Beatles.
Sunday
June 25
2:00 PM
The Gibbs Street Guitar Duo “From Bach to Brazil—Musical Masterpieces for Two Guitars”

Two faculty members from the Eastman School of Music will perform works of Bach, Lhoyer, Tedesco, and Gnatalli written for two guitars.

Program Alert: Making Random Act of Kindness Bookmarks (12/12/16)

December 9th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Program Alert: Making Random Act of Kindness Bookmarks (12/12/16) ·

Are you interested in making one-of-a-kind bookmarks for the community? Then join us on Monday, December 12, for our program, Making Random Act of Kindness Bookmarks. Give us a call at 336-6060 to register, or register online now.

Making Random Act of Kindness Bookmarks
Monday, December 12, at 7:00 PM

Anyone is welcome to join us as we make bookmarks to be offered to the community. It’s fun and easy! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring stickers, stamps, yarn, and old greeting cards. The class will be taught by Kim DiPietro. Registration is required.