1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Teen Tuesdays

Teen Tuesdays

Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 PM

They’re back! Grades 9-12, meet up with old and new friends in the library’s Braman Room each Tuesday to enjoy games, crafts, movies, snacks, and more. On September 25, we’ll explore some Banned Books Week activities, then work on our gingerbread house for the Sweet Creations exhibit at the George Eastman Museum during October. On October 30, we’ll try out some Halloween makeup tutorials and watch a classic monster movie! No registration required.


Parent/Child Book Group

Parent/Child Book Group

Thursday, September 27 from 6:45-7:30 PM

For grades 3/5, with a parent. Join us for a new session of our book club! This year we will be reading popular children’s books selected by you! However, for the September meeting, please read The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts. Led by our children’s librarian Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. Our next book group is Thursday, October 25. No registration required.


New York Spirits

New York Spirits with Cris Johnson

Thursday, October 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM

Just in time for Halloween, adults can plan to learn all about local hauntings, spirit sightings, other spooky New York-based lore, spirit contacts, and much more. International entertainer/educator Cris Johnson will discuss the Amityville horror House, the spiritualist Fox Sisters, Fort William Henry Museum, and the Red Coach Inn. Register here


Rochester Suffrage Traveling Exhibit

Suffrage Traveling Exhibit Now at Penfield Public Library

“Once home to Susan B. Anthony and headquarters of the country’s leading woman suffrage organization, Rochester played a key role in New York’s suffrage movement. Failure, Anthony claimed, was impossible. But Anthony did not succeed on her own. Who are the lesser-known women and men who stood alongside her and what stories do they have to tell?” – rocsuffrage

You can find out more about these women and men by viewing a special exhibit that will be at Penfield Public Library through mid-October.


“The Library is accessible to all, including those patrons with sensory or mobility challenges. We offer devices and installations to assist challenged patrons to enjoy our programs and services. To find out more, visit the Library or call (585) 340-8720.”

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Poisonous Plants in the Ornamental Garden

Poisonous Plants in the Ornamental Garden

Monday, September 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM

Many of our favorite ornamental plants are poisonous and some have fascinating histories. Master Gardener John Nelson, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will discuss a common shrub whose pollen produces toxic honey, the “Tree of Death”, a popular perennial used for chemical warfare by the ancient Greeks, the native plant that killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother, the “Queen of Poisons”, and a plant whose seeds were used for a Cold War assassination. Some common-sense precautions for growing these plants in your garden will be provided. Register here


Practice SAT

Practice SAT

Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Grades 10-12, get a good idea of how you might perform on the actual SAT! An instructor from Chariot Learning proctor this free practice exam under timed conditions, then helps participants determine their scores. Bring number 2 pencils, a calculator, and snacks. Register here


How to Afford College

How to Afford College

Monday, October 1 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Class 101, a member of the Penfield Business Chamber, will review the five secrets to making college more affordable. Topics will include the College List, ACT/SAT/GPA and resumes, need-based aid/FAFSA, special scholarships/majors, and outside scholarships. Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Health Care Navigator Session

Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30-8:00 PM

Get help from a certified counselor to enroll in health insurance via the NY State of Health Marketplace. Call (585) 613-7662 to register and to found out what to bring.


Did you know … that whenever you shop on Amazon, you can benefit the library at the same time? Log into smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select a benefitting organization. We hope you’ll choose Penfield Public Library. Then, shop as usual. .5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization.


We now offer wireless printing! Whether inside or outside the library, just go to http://www.printeron.net/ppl/main , upload your document, then pick it up using our document station. Our station will remember your document for 3 days.  The cost is 15¢ per black and white side and $1.00 per color side.


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