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It’s Not Too Late… 2017 Teen Book Fest Volunteer Registration is OPEN

March 24th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Teens · No Comments ·

Are you a teen in grades 6 through 12 who thinks authors are rock stars? Or perhaps, you are a college student or adult who loves to make magic happen? If so, come help us make the Twelfth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival an experience to remember! We need over 200 volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly.

This year’s Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Nazareth College. Every year, this free one-day community event connects thousands of teens with award-winning authors from across the country. Each volunteer will be assigned to work a minimum of a two-hour shift. Volunteers are needed to serve as author assistants, festival greeters, festival guides, and sales assistants in the TBF merchandise area. Those volunteers available all day may apply to serve as author assistants, but these positions are very limited.

Apply now! We’d love to have you join the TBF team!

All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session at Nazareth College on Tuesday evening, May 16th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We will email you details about this training along with your volunteer assignment. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from this mandatory training and the festival itself. Volunteer Registration is open February 15 – April 1, 2017.

Please send all questions to volunteers@teenbookfest.org and use this Signup Form to register to volunteer.

Thank you and we hope you will be able to join us at Teen Book Fest 2017!

TBF Read-A-Thon Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble Pittsford This Saturday (3/18/17)

March 16th, 2017 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Kids, Teens · 1 Comment ·

The 2017 Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is almost here! So join us for a TBF Read-A-Thon Fundraiser With James Kennedy at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford on Saturday (3/18/17) at 3:00 PM.

The Irondequoit Library is Open (3/16/17)

March 16th, 2017 by John - Movies and Music in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

The Town of Irondequoit has dug itself out, and the Irondequoit Library is ready to reopen for business today at 10:00 AM. We hope to see you soon!

Library Closing at 3 PM on 3/14/17 and ALL DAY on 3/15/17

March 14th, 2017 by Matt - Teen Librarian in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Due to the inclement weather, the library will be closing at 3:00 PM today (Tuesday, March 14). And we will be closed ALL DAY on Wednesday, March 15.

Regular hours will likely resume on Thursday, March 16. But please check this page or give us a call (336-6060) before coming out.

Stay safe!

It’s Your Lucky Day! We’re Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Performance by Boland School of Irish Dance on March 17, 2017

March 13th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · No Comments ·

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The Boland School of Irish Dance will return to the Irondequoit Library this Friday, at 4:00 PM, for another great St. Patrick’s Day Performance. We hope you can make it!

St. Patrick’s Day Performance by Boland School of Irish Dance
Friday, March 17, at 4:00 PM

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for a performance by dancers from the Boland School of Irish Dance. The School promotes Irish culture through teaching Irish dances and music and its students are well known throughout Rochester.

A Folk Music Concert by Andy and Judy (3/12/17)

March 9th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Kids, New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

If you’re a fan of folk music, we’ll have an all ages performance from Andy and Judy on Sunday, March 12:

An Andy & Judy performance elicits sing-a-longs and smiles as they ask the audience to participate on old favorites, and thoughtful listening as the pair introduces their own compelling songs. Their songwriting style has emerged from old-time traditional and folk music, and includes country, gospel and popular music influences.

Andy and Judy are appearing as part of our Winter/Spring 2017 Music and Dance Series.

A Folk Music Concert by Andy and Judy
Sunday, March 12, at 2:00 PM
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.