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.

Microsoft Excel Level II

Wednesday, April 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM

This hands-on class will show you how to use simple formulas, freeze panes, add headers and footers, and use autofill to improve a spreadsheet. Limited to six registrants. Register here


Sleeping Beauty Story Time

Sleeping Beauty Story Time

Saturday, April 27 from 11:00-11:45 AM

For ages 3-10. Princess Aurora stands alongside the Lilac Fairy as these company members of the Rochester City Ballet appear in full costume to read the magical tale of “Sleeping Beauty”, lead us in some ballet positions, answer questions, and pose for photos after the reading! Stage performances will take place May 17-19 at the Callahan Theater, Nazareth College. Register here


American Creed

American Creed Film Showing & Discussion

Sunday, April 28 from 2:30-4:30 PM

A community conversation centered on the PBS documentary American Creed that invites participants to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. A discussion will follow led by St. John Fisher College political science professors Sebastien Lazardeux and Kathleen Donovan. Register here


Middle Eastern Dance Demonstration

Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 AM-Noon

Experienced Sword and Scarab instructor Katrina Scott will demonstrate a variety of dances including Basket, Cane, Veil, Gypsy Skirt, Romany Tambourine, Spanish Fan, Persian handkerchief, and Sword. Let’s bridge the gap of two cultures while experiencing the mystery of folklore and traditional folk dances. Register here


Muffins with Mom/Grandma Story Time

Thursday, May 9 from 10:30-11:15 AM

For ages 3-7, with Mom and/or Grandma. It’s almost Mother’s Day and we’re going to celebrate with a special story time devoted to moms. We’ll enjoy stories and sing songs in honor of mothers and munch on some tasty muffins, too! Make sure to bring your mom and/or grandma for this marvelous morning! Register here



Saturday, May 11 from 10:30-11:30 AM

Just in time for summer, Linda Bowers, a member of the Rochester Croquet Club, will review the basics of croquet including history, equipment, game variations, and the court. Register here


Teen Tuesdays

Teen Tuesdays

Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 PM

Grades 9-12, meet up with old and new friends in the library’s Braman Room each Tuesday to hang out, eat free snacks, and participate in various activities! Held Tuesdays when school is in session; no registration required.

Apr. 23 – Arts & Crafts Day: featuring Drawdown EcoChallenge Action #55 “Household Recycling” with recycled crafts

Apr. 30 – Service Learning: origami cranes for Monroe County Central Library’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki Exhibit

May 7 – Movie: Escape Room, Columbia, 2019, Rated PG-13 – A psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

May 14 – Games: Rock Band, Super Smash Bros, board games, etc.

May 28 – Service Learning: Finish up projects started throughout the year (e.g. cat beds for Lollypop Farm, bookmarks for senior centers, etc.)!



Did you know that Penfield Public Library has an Instagram account just for teens? You can find out about cool programs, fun projects, and the wild poses your friends may be striking at Teen Tuesdays! Check it out here


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K-4 Crafty Fun Days

K-4 Crafty Fun Days

Wednesday, April 24 from 4:15-5:15 PM

For grades K-4. A new session of stories and a theme-related craft is the order of the day! Register here


College Planning 101

Wednesday, April 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM

For high-schoolers and parents. Applying to college can be an overwhelming and challenging time. Course selection, standardized testing, and extracurricular activities are all just part of the process. When and how does a family begin? Large school or small? Far away or close to home? How do family values, finances, and vision impact this choice? Join us as Jodi Rosenshein Atkin, MA, LLC, an independent college admissions counselor, helps you develop an initial roadmap to the process. Learn how to begin the family discussion, maximize the value of college visits, explore the different cultures that schools may reflect and discover what life may be like for a student on those campuses. Register here


Couples Conversation

Couples Conversation: 55 Plus

Saturday, April 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM

Kathy Roth and Gary Jay of Waterstone Financial Services will help couples transitioning into retirement adjust to time allocation, competing interests, shifting roles, and changing social relationships. The greatest challenge is identifying shared vs. individual interests, agreeing on responsibilities, freedoms, and collaborations. Register here


Middle School Video Games & Snacks

Middle School Game Day

Friday, May 3 from 4:00-5:00 PM

For grades 6-8; registration is requested but not required. Meet up with friends to play video and board games and eat free snacks! Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Healthcare Navigator Session

Tuesday, May 7 from 4:30-8:00 PM

Registration is required; call (585) 613-7662 for an appointment. A certified application counselor will be present to help individuals enroll in health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Please bring ID, previous year’s tax return, and social security numbers and birth dates for all family members you will be enrolling. Even though open enrollment has ended, individuals can still apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Essential Plan, or if they have had a qualifying life event within the past 60 days. This does not pertain to Medicare.


Seniors Safe at Home

Tuesday, May 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM

During May, Older Americans Month, learn how to stop telephone and computer scams, keep your home safe and secure, and get help when you need it. Local Senior Advocate Ralph Ercolano, in his role as your Surrogate Son, will offer tips and advice. Register here


Social Media and the Job Search

Thursday, May 9 from 7:00-8:00 PM

Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media Director for The August Group, returns with an updated presentation on how to use social media as a job search tool. This overview will detail the roles of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in today’s job search environment and tips for you to maximize their effectiveness. Attendees are encouraged to have some prior social media experience. Register here


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. You may then shop as usual and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization!


Wireless Access
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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