|1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
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.
Calling All Superheroes
Thursday, February 21 from 10:30-11:30 AM
For ages 3-7, with an adult. Come listen to a story, then get ready to transform into a superhero! Parents, don’t forget your cameras – special guests will be flying in for a visit! Register here
Library LEGO Lab
Friday, February 22 from 10:30-11:45 AM
For ages 6-11. Do you love to build with LEGOs? Come join other LEGO fans for our Library LEGO Lab! We’ll provide all the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. Creations will be photographed, then dismantled for our next LEGO Lab. Registration opens February 8 for residents and February 15 for all others. Register here
Girls In Architecture & Engineering
Mondays, February 25, March 4, & March 11 from 4:00-6:00 PM
For grades 6-8. Registration is for all three sessions, and we strongly encourage attendance to all the sessions. Presented by female architects, engineers, and designers working in commercial, retail and residential design, and construction. This is a hands-on/interactive series of workshops that introduce girls to the fields of architecture and engineering and encourage girls to take STEM courses in high school. Register here
Film Showing: “12 Monkeys”
Thursday, February 28 from 6:00-8:30 PM
This is a Rochester Reads 2019 event. Rochester Reads 2019 centers on American War by Omar El Akkad, who will be visiting the Penfield Public Library on March 27. American War is set in the future at a point where climate change has drastically changed the landscape of the world as we know it. Come join us for this event that will explore a particular vision of the future in preparation for El Akkad’s visit! (1995, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 120 minutes, Rated R) Register here
Healthcare Navigator Session
Tuesday, March 5 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.
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 enjoy games, crafts, movies, snacks, and more. No registration required.
Tax Season Is Here!
Tax season can be a stressful time, so you can click here for some quick links to federal and state income tax forms, information about e-filing, and places you can get tax assistance to make life a bit easier!
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Wednesday, February 20 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Find out how to get your portfolio to maximize its assets. Register here
Teen Makeup with Eva Jewel
Thursday, February 21 from 2:00-3:00 PM
For grades 7-12. Teens will learn the basic techniques of how to apply makeup, the correct products to use, and the right tools to apply them. This class is delivered through model demonstration and detailed instruction. Registration opens February 7. Register here
The Zen of Slime
Friday, February 22 from 3:00-4:00 PM
For grades 6-12. What is it about slime that captivates so many these days? Slime experts and newbies alike are invited to ponder this question while we make some unusual slimes. And if you’ve got ’em, bring some of your own home-concocted creations for a Slime Show-and-Tell! Registration opens February 8; limited to 20 participants. Register here
K-4 Crafty Fun Days
Wednesday, February 27 from 4:15-5:15 PM
For grades K-4. A new session of stories and a theme-related craft for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will run Wednesdays on February 27, March 27, and April 24. Please register separately for each date. Register here
Sweet Bites: A Taste of Poetry Over the Lunch Hour
Tuesday, March 5 from 12:05-12:55 PM
In the tradition of an informal literary “salon”, the library is providing an opportunity to taste the sweetness of poetry paired with dessert through 55-minute lunch hour sessions. Poet and teach Kathleen Wakefield will read a selection of poems to get us thinking about the relation of poetry to the lived life. Participants will be welcomed to share their own literary and life experiences as they explore why poetry matters. Dessert and coffee will be provided; participants may bring bagged lunches if desired. Register here
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, beginning March 6 from 4:00-5:00 PM
For grades 6-8. Sign up for a new 12-week session of “Girls Who Code”! We learn about coding and women in computer science through self-paced tutorials, videos, and each other. We apply the GWC characteristics of bravery, resilience, creativity, and purpose to complete projects we are proud of and that address real-world problems. Register here
Film Showing: “Logan’s Run”
Thursday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30 PM
For adults. (1976, Warner Brothers, 120 minutes, Rated PG) This is a Rochester Reads 2019 event. Rochester Reads 2019 centers on American War by Omar El Akkad, who will be visiting the Penfield Public Library on March 27. American War is set in the future at a point where climate change has drastically changed the landscape of the world as we know it. Come join us for this event that will explore a particular vision of the future in preparation for El Akkad’s visit! Register here
Registration for “Smart Beginnings” Story Times
Thursday, January 10 beginning at 10:00 AM
New sessions of “Smart Beginnings” story time classes are happening this winter! You can find out more about each series below. You may register online or by phone at 340-8720.
Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays, January 23-May 1, 10:30-11:00 AM
Baby Story Time: Fridays, February 15-May 3, 10:00-10:30 AM
Wee Walkers Play Time: Fridays, February 15-May 3, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
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