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Announcing the Irondequoit Public Library’s 2016 Music and Dance Series

April 15th, 2016 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · No Comments ·

musicnoteThe Irondequoit Public Library will host a dozen different musical acts during the next six months and we’d love for you to join us!

All programs are free and open to the public. Please register online through the links below, or give us a call at 336-6060.

Date Performer Description
April 19
7:00 PM
Mona Seghatoleslami
WXXI Classical Radio Announcer

Cary Ratcliff
Rochester Composer and Musician

Made in Rochester: The Music of Local Composers David Diamond, Adolphus Hailstork, and Cary Ratcliff
April 24
2:00 PM
The Off-Monroe Players Revue Group Gilbert & Sullivan Concert: Favorites from HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and others! Performed by Rochester’s Community Theatre dedicated to performing Gilbert & Sullivan.
May 4
7:00 PM
The Swooners “A Journey Through American Music” by a local band that performs jazz, pop, and all kinds of music.
June 1
7:00 PM
The Irondequoit Community Orchestra Conducted by Russ Thomas, a group of Irondequoit musicians perform selections of classical music. An annual library tradition!
June 7
7:00 PM
Resonanz Close Harmonies: Favorite Songs from Five Decades of Popular American Tunes. Performed by the Rochester Oratorio Society’s touring ensemble.
July 7
3:00 PM

July 19
7:00 PM

Shake Your Soul A movement class with Maryanne Turvin that combines yoga, modern dance, and African dance to revitalize your body and mind. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a water bottle and a mat/towel.
July 18
7:00 PM
The Blue Ridge Country Ramblers A concert of traditional bluegrass and country songs performed on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and standup bass.
August 2
7:00 PM

Oasis Community Chorus A chorus will perform a variety of songs, from Broadway selections to old favorites.
August 4
7:00 PM
Artisan Jazz Trio A concert of mellow jazz played on bass, saxophone, and guitar by local Rochester musicians.
September 27
6:30 PM
Four Shillings Short: Around the World in 30 Instruments A husband and wife duo perform traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Europe, the Americas, and India on over 30 different world instruments.
October 6
7:00 PM
PoetryMusic: Where Words and Music Meet A unique concert that combines visual images, poetry, and music performed on cello, vibes, and voice.
October 29
2:00 PM
GVOCtet: A Wind Octet from the Genesee Valley Orchestra Eight wind instruments will perform a concert of classical music.

We’re Hosting a Preschool Open House This Thursday (4/14/16)

April 12th, 2016 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Kids · No Comments ·

We’re gearing up for our Preschool Open House on Thursday, April 14th! The event runs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, and representatives from area preschools and childcare centers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information, all in one place. The preschools and childcare centers attending are:

Parents and adult caregivers, we hope you are able to join us!

Do You Love Your Library? Vote for the Irondequoit Library in RRLC’s Library of the Year Contest

April 4th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED April 4, 2016 – April 16, 2016

In recognition of National Library Week, the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) will name one public library in the Rochester area as Public Library of the Year. They want you to tell them why your library is special to you. And it isn’t just the total number of votes that matters… it is the love that comes through in the nomination you write.

CLICK HERE to Nominate the Irondequoit Public Library

Here’s a look at just some of the things the Irondequoit Public Library has done in 2015-2016 (click the picture to make it bigger):


Spring Break 2016 Programs for Kids and Tweens

March 24th, 2016 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Spring Break 2016 Programs for Kids and Tweens ·


Join us for a fun week of programs for kids and tweens ages 8-15! All programs will be presented at the library by Stomping Ground, an unconventional overnight camp that focuses on inclusive community and radical empathy. To view program details and to sign up, click on the program title, or give us a call at 336-6060.

Monday, March 28 @ 10:30 AM: Cooperative Games
Tuesday, March 29 @ 10:30 AM: Felting
Wednesday, March 30 @ 10:30 AM: Restorative Circles
Thursday, March 31 @ 10:30 AM: Wearable Art
Friday, April 1 @ 10:30 AM: Making Healthy Finger Food


The Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on March 25, 2016 – March 27, 2016

March 22nd, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on The Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on March 25, 2016 – March 27, 2016 ·

Happy Easter! Because of the holiday, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on March 25 (Friday), March 26 (Saturday), and March 27 (Sunday). Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 28.

Spring 2016 Storytime Schedule

March 21st, 2016 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Kids, Storytimes · Comments Off on Spring 2016 Storytime Schedule ·

The Spring 2016 Storytime season begins on March 28! Get yourself ready with this handy calendar and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 336-6060!

Age: 0-23 Months
Enjoy the company of other babies and caregivers while supporting your baby’s literacy through stories, songs and rhythm. No registration necessary.
Mondays or Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Age: Ages 2-5
Storytime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children. Each session features stories, songs, finger plays and more with a different theme each week. No registration necessary.
Mondays @ 11:30 AM,r Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM, or Thursdays @ 11:30 AM

Evening Stories & Crafts
Age: 2 and Up
Enjoy a short storytime, then make a related craft to take home. These storytimes are usually based on a holiday theme. No registration necessary.
April 7 @ 6:30 PM and May 5 @ 6:30 PM