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Meet YA Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely on 11/9/16 for the Greater Rochester Teen Read

October 21st, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Teens · No Comments ·

greaterrochesterteenreadIt’s time for the Greater Rochester Teen Read, an annual event where librarians across the Monroe County Library System are encouraging everyone to read the same Young Adult novel.

This year, we’re reading All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

You can also meet the authors at the Irondequoit Library on Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided and teens can enter to win prizes. A book signing with the authors will follow the event.

Teens can also visit the library now for a chance to win front row tickets (contest ends on November 7).

The authors will also be appearing at the Central Library on Thursday, November 10, at 4:00 PM.

Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed for Columbus Day This Monday (10/10/16)

October 6th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Columbus Day, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 10. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 11.

Come Experience PoetryMusic Tonight at the Library (10/6/16)

October 6th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · No Comments ·


PoetryMusic will be performing a unique concert that combines visual images, poetry, and music tonight at the Irondequoit Public Library. The band combines cello, vibes, percussion, and vocals to produce their signature sound. This “All Ages” show begins at 7:00 PM and we hope to see you here!

Star Wars Reads Day is This Friday (10/7/16)

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

starwarsreadsdayYou don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to enjoy Star Wars.

Come and join us on Friday, October 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for Star Wars-themed games and crafts. Follow “The Path of the Jedi” to earn a special prize.

The Path of the Jedi
Stop by the Training HQ to get your worksheet, and complete your training by doing three activities. Once you’ve completed your training, bring your sheet to the Jedi Council to receive your prize.

  • Knock Down a Stormtrooper – It’s like bowling, but with Stormtroopers instead of bowling pins.
  • Lightsaber Practice – Use a Lightsaber to destroy as many bubbles as you can!
  • Destroy the Death Star – Try to toss the bean bag into the jar to destroy the Death Star!
  • Flight Training – Fly a paper airplane through the asteroid belt without hitting anything!
  • Make Origami Yoda and Darth Vader – Use the instructions and pre-cut paper to make your own Jedi or Sith pal!
  • Tosche Coloring Station – Not just for buying power converters, but also a place to relax and color.
  • Make a Bookmark – Use the Aurebesh language and write your name on a bookmark! Or create your own Star Wars design!
  • Photo Frenzy – Take a picture with a Star Wars character or with the provided props.
  • Who Said It? – Read the quote, then see if you can guess who said it.
  • Admiral Ackbar’s Snackbar – Enjoy a tasty snack!
  • Book Display – Check out some books that are out of this galaxy!

Star Wars Writing Contest
Also, don’t forget to enter the writing contest! Tell us who you think the best Star Wars character is, and why. This contest is open to the Rebel Alliance and members of the Galactic Empire. We will select the most impressive essays from children, teens, and adults of 500 words or less. Send your submissions electronically (with your name and age) to irondequoit@libraryweb.org by October 9.

Did You Know It’s Banned Books Week (9/25/16 – 10/3/16)?

September 30th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


“Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association.”

Have you read a “Banned Book” lately? The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating Diversity” and you can learn more about how books are challenged (and the American Library Association’s belief in a “freedom to read” for everyone) at BannedBooksWeek.org.

You can also find the newest list of Most Frequently Challenged Books… which we will gladly find for you!

Irondequoit Library Mugs and Tote Bags Are Now On Sale

September 27th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


Show off your style and purchase an Irondequoit Public Library Tote Bag ($9.00 + tax) and Mug ($7.00 + tax) today!

The Tote Bags have three open pouches on the front and a zippered pocket on top. The mugs are white with the library’s logo. Both can be purchased from the 1st Floor Circulation Desk with cash or check (sorry, no credit cards).

But if you just need something to help you get your books home, we also have Reusable Bags available to check out (for three weeks) at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk as well.