Rick Riordan (Hopefully) Regales Rochester With Riveting Reads

February 1st, 2017 by Miss Amy - Children's Librarian in Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

A team of librarians plus a bunch of enthusiastic teens and tweens made this video plea that will (hopefully!) convince Rick Riordan to make Rochester, NY one of the stops during his Fall 2017 book tour. Please like, comment, and share in order to build support and enthusiasm for his potential visit.

If you are sharing this video on social media, you can use the hashtag RickROCs.

Special thanks to all the teens, tweens, and parents whose participation in this project really made it something special!

New Books at the Irondequoit Library: January 2017

January 31st, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, New on the Shelves · 2 Comments ·

Have you heard about the latest books from James Patterson, Danielle Steel, and James S. A. Corey? We’ve got them on the shelves right now, along with a handful of other new books we’ve added during the last two months. Click the “Read More” link to find the full list of titles, and give us a call anytime at 336-6060 to put a hold on any (or all) of them.

And don’t forget to check out the Online Catalog to search for many more. [Read more →]

It’s Tax Time! Most 2016 Tax Forms/Instructions Now Available at the Library

January 30th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·

Believe it or not, but it’s tax time. Just like last year, the Irondequoit Public Library will have the most popular forms and instructions available as part of a display on the 1st Floor. And if you need additional forms or instructions, don’t worry, we can print them out for you.

1040 Available Available
1040A Available Available
1040EZ Available Available
Publication 17 Available
(In-Library Use Only)
IT-2 Available
IT-201 Currently Unavailable Currently Unavailable
IT-201-ATT Available
IT-201-D Available
IT-201-V Available Available
IT-214 Available
IT-213 Available Available
IT-215 Available Available
IT-216 Available Available
IT-225 Available Available
IT-272 Available Available
IT-1099-R Available

Federal Forms can also be downloaded from IRS.gov, while New York State forms are available from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

If you need help preparing your taxes, the Rochester Central Library on South Ave. will once again have volunteers available to answer questions about how to file as part of their Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers will be available on the following dates:

The Pinegrove Senior Center will offer free tax preparation for senior citizens beginning February 9. Seniors can call 336-6077 between 1:00 – 3:00 PM to schedule an appointment. All appointments will be scheduled for Tuedays or Thursdays.

The Empire Justice Center‘s CASH program will also provide Free Income Tax Return Preparation for income eligible persons at three locations around Monroe County (Downtown, Henrietta, and Irondequoit). More information about operating hours and other financial assistance programs can be found at their website, EmpireJustice.org.

The Enchanted is 2017’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Selection

January 25th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

2017’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Selection is The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. In addition to book discussions and events going on around the county this Winter/Spring, the author will make multiple appearances at local libraries, colleges, and senior centers throughout Rochester from March 29-31.

The Enchanted explores an unexpected enchanted world: a death row in an ancient stone prison. Through the eyes of an inmate who finds escape in books and in re-imagining the life around him is woven a fantastical tale of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Into his world come characters including a fallen priest and a death row investigator, who in her efforts to save inmates from execution, uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, honesty and corruption—ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own.

Copies of The Enchanted are available to borrow from the Irondequoit Library. Give us a call to reserve one or search the online catalog now.

“If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” is organized by Writers & Books. A Reader’s Guide for The Enchanted and a Calendar of Events related to the event can be found at their website.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon is the Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal

January 24th, 2017 by Matt - Teen Librarian in Kids, Teens · Comments Off on The Girl Who Drank the Moon is the Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal ·

The American Library Association has revealed the best books written for kids and teens in 2016 with the announcement of the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other Youth Media Awards. If you’re looking for a new book for 2017, this is a great place to start…

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
Newbery Honor Books

Click the “Read More” link to find the full list of winners. [Read more →]

Sing-Along With the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra at the Library on January 19, 2017

January 18th, 2017 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · Comments Off on Sing-Along With the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra at the Library on January 19, 2017 ·

The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra will bring their eclectic range of music to the Irondequoit Library on Thursday, January 17, at 7:00 PM. Come and enjoy the music or sing along… we’ll have sheet music!

A Concert by the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra
Thursday, January 19, at 7:00 PM

Local musicians will perform a smattering of music, from folk and classical, to pop and rock, on their ukuleles. Don’t miss this unique concert!