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Irondequoit Library Closed on July 3 + 4

July 1st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

The Town of Irondequoit will host the annual Fourth of July Festival this weekend and a complete list of events can be found at the town’s website. Don’t forget about fireworks on Saturday at 9:30 PM!

Summer Reading Club Starts Friday, June 19

June 16th, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

The Summer Reading Club starts this Friday, June 19. Are you ready?

Kids (Preschool – 5th Grade)
Kids can read for 20 minutes a day to earn prizes.

We’re also planning a full schedule of fun programs including our Summer Reading Kick-Off on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM at the Pauline Evans Branch. Dunk a librarian in our Dunk Tank! More games and activities, too!

Teens (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
READ AND WIN! This year’s prizes include a gift certificate to Sky Zone and much more! Stop by the library to sign up and learn more!

Read a book or listen to an audiobook, fill out an entry slip (each book is one entry), and join the Author Team of your choice! We’ll have four Author Teams (Sue Grafton, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, and Stuart Woods) and whichever team reads the most pages will win. One winner from each team will win a new copy of the author’s Summer release.

Summer Movie Club
For the first time ever, both branches are doing a Summer Movie Club. Create your own movie marathon by checking out at least five DVDs and filling out an Entry Form at the Circulation Desk. Two Grand Prize winners will take home a 30 DVD Prize Pack, enough to watch a new movie every night for a month.

Because of our big move, the Summer Reading Club (and the Summer Movie Club) will end on July 31. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Get Ready for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

June 12th, 2015 by Melanie in Teens · No Comments ·

On November 20, 2015… Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost. After being symbolized as the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on June 9, 2015

June 8th, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Due to staff training, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, June 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, June 10.

New Young Adult Books for May

May 22nd, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · Comments Off on New Young Adult Books for May ·

saSaint Anything by Sarah DessenPeyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and–lately–concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

tmThe Messengers by Edward HoganWhen fifteen-year-old Frances is sent down to the coast to Helmstown, to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin, she meets and befriends Peter Kennedy, a somewhat tramp-like character who lives in a beach hut along the seafront. As soon as they meet, Peter recognizes that Frances is a messenger, just like him. As messengers, they experience black-outs, and when they come round, they have the ability to draw, in minute detail, the scene of an accident. Although Frances can’t change the past, she realises that she can change the future, at least for a chosen few.

More titles are listed at the “Read More” link below. (more…)

Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on 5/23 and 5/25

May 21st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on 5/23 and 5/25 ·

In observance of Memorial Day, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

If you’re looking for something to do, the Town of Irondequoit will hold a Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 24 beginning at 3:00 PM. The parade will run down Titus Ave beginning at Irondequoit High School and ending at the Town Hall.