Information is our business and we’ve got many ways for you to obtain the latest on our proposal to build a new central library on the Town Hall campus.
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We’ve got a webpage for the project too! You can find it at libraryproposal.org
Watch video of the latest public information session at the town hall at Vimeo or pick up the DVDs at either library branch or watch them on ICAT.
The first public meeting with information about the proposed new library is this Thursday, January 17 at 7 PM at Bishop Kearney High School Auditorium. There will be a brief presentation about the new library and then the Library Board will take questions. Park behind the school and enter at the “events entrance”.
If you cannot make it on Thursday there will be 4 more sessions, all at the Broderick Room at Town Hall. Thursday, February 7 at 10:30 AM; Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 AM and Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 PM. Tours of the branches are also available by appointment with Terry Buford, Library Director. Call him at 336-6064 or email him at email@example.com to set up a tour.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Interested? Local Girl scout troops are registering new members!
The Board of Trustees of the Irondequoit Public Library will hold a workshop meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7PM in the basement meeting room at the Evans Branch on 45 Cooper Rd. The Board will review and discuss the updated building conditions survey delivered by Passero Associates. As with all Library Board meetings the public is welcome to attend. In a workshop meeting there is no public input during the session. Contact Library Director Terry Buford, 336-6062, for more information.
We are helping support Irondequoit Girl Scouts by hosting a silent auction fundraiser for them. Visit either library branch to see a list and pictures of the many items being auctioned. Many of the items are donated by local merchants who support Girl Scouting and understand the great value Girl Scouting delivers to the community. Bids can be placed at either library branch or online here. Money raised will benefit all Girl Scout troops in Irondequoit comprised of over 340 girls.
Girl Scouting is open to girls in grades K-12 and adult volunteers. In Girl Scouts, girls discover (more…)
It turns out that there really is nothing like a good book. Neuroscientists using MRI machines have been doing a lot of looking at human brains to see what changes take place when the brain’s owner has certain experiences. They have identified the sections of the brain that are in use when the owner participates in various activities and so they have associated certain parts of the brain with certain functions. For instance they know what parts of the brain are stimulated when somebody detects an odor, hears a sound or feels a texture on their skin. In a recent New York Times article it was revealed that researchers are studying how the brain handles reading. Using an MRI they have learned that reading stimulates the language processing portions of the brain but also stimulates the portions of the brain associated with the content of the passages being read. Reading about eating stimulates the language processing section of the brain as well as the sections responsible for the senses of smell and taste. It has also been seen that the more eloquent the writing the stronger the stimulation.