7/2 Understand Your Camera at McGraw

July 2nd, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

Join us on Wednesday 7/2 at 7:00 pm for a program by Certified Professional Photographer Patrick Luke. He’ll discuss how to take better photographs and teach you how to understand your camera better. You’re welcome to bring your camera with you!

Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 East Ridge Road



Jester Jim coming to Evans on 7/3!

July 1st, 2014 by aholland in Kids · No Comments ·

With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show.  Young and old are glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro.  Kids and parents alike will talk about the show for weeks after, and libraries can’t seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers.

Jim performs over 200 shows a year and was voted ‘best family entertainment’ by Entertainer America.

Everyone will love ‘The Jester Jim Show.’

All ages. Thursday 7/3 @ 2:00. Pauline Evans branch. No registration required.

Follow the Construction of the New Library

June 26th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens, The Open Book · No Comments ·

So many folks stop in the branches and ask how the new library is coming along.  Now you can monitor the progress yourself online.

On the Town of Irondequoit website you can read about the project,  other initiatives related to the project and watch a video time lapse of the work.

On the Town Development Department website you can see what portions of the project are up for competitive bidding and learn how to get more information and even bid on the work.

If you just want to go to the time lapse video in full screen click here!

If  you have questions about this  or anything library related feel free to contact me anytime at

585-336-6064   OR  tbuford@libraryweb.org

Terry Buford, Director Irondequoit Public Library

McGraw 6/25 Daily Stretches program rescheduled

June 23rd, 2014 by Amy in Adults · No Comments ·

The Wednesday, June 25th program on Daily Stretches for Maximum Mobility at McGraw has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 3rd. We hope you can join us then!

New Large Print Books–June 2014

June 19th, 2014 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · Comments Off ·


Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the BrideThe Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride by Victoria Alexander

Lady Delilah Hargate and Mr. Samuel Russell spent one unforgettable night together in New York City. Now attending the wedding of her sister and his friend at Millworth Manor, they pretend they have never met before. But delightful grounds, lavish drawing rooms, and secluded corners provide the chance to discover that one night was only the beginning.


While Beauty SleptWhile Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered–and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale at McGraw!

June 18th, 2014 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·

The McGraw Branch of the Irondequoit Public Library (2180 East Ridge Road) is hosting a Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale. We’ll have a huge selection of thousands of books including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mysteries, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, Large Print, History, True Crime, Kids, Teens, and more.

Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale
Wednesday, June 25 (10:00 AM – 8:30 PM)
Thursday, June 26 (10:00 AM – 8:30 PM)
Friday, June 27 (10:00 AM – 5:30 PM)
Bargain Day! Saturday, June 28 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
All Books: 25¢ Each or 5 for $1.00

All proceeds will benefit the New Irondequoit Library. Call the McGraw Branch at 336-6060 for more information.