In observance of Columbus Day, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 10. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 11.
October 6th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·
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!
October 4th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·
You 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 9.
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!
September 29th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·
Have you seen the latest book from James Patterson, Bill O’Reilly, or Debbie Macomber? 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. Give us a call anytime at 336-6060 or click the links below to get on the hold list for any (or all) of these titles. And check out the Online Catalog to search for many more.
- Kelley Armstrong – Betrayals
- Maya Banks – With Every Breath
- M.C. Beaton – Pushing Up Daisies
- Sandra Brown – Sting
- Harlan Coben – Home
- Clive Cussler – Pirate
- Emma Donoghue – The Wonder
- Janet Evanovich – Curious Minds
- Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am
- Philippa Gregory – Three Sisters, Three Queens
- J.A. Jance – Downfall
- Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dragonmark
- Debbie Macomber – Sweet Tomorrows
- Fern Michaels – Crash and Burn
- Robert B. Parker – Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay
- James Patterson – Bullseye
- James Patterson – Woman of God
- Anne Perry – Revenge in a Cold River
- J.D. Robb – Apprentice in Death
- Lisa Scottoline – Damaged
- Danielle Steel – Rushing Waters
- Stuart Woods – Smooth Operator
- Lars Anderson – Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family
- Dave Barry – Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
- Carol Burnett – In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
- Gavin Edwards – The Tao of Bill Murray : Real-life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing
- Bill O’Reilly – Killing the Rising Sun : How America Vanquished World War II Japan
- Amy Schumer – The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
- Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
- Heather Ann Thompson – Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
- Jeffrey Toobin – American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
- J.D. Vance – Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
- Abby Wambach – Forward
September 27th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Irondequoit Library Mugs and Tote Bags Are Now On Sale ·
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.