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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!