|1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
For grades 10-12. Proctored by Chariot Learning. Take a practice exam under simulated, timed conditions and then discover your score. Bring pencils, a calculator, and snacks if you wish. Register here
K-4 Crafty Fun Days
Wednesday, January 29 from 4:15-5:15 PM
Children in kindergarten through 4th grade will meet for stories and a theme-related craft. Register here
Take Your Child to the Library Day with Batman & Batgirl!
Saturday, February 1 from 11:00-11:45 AM
For ages 3-7, with an adult. Come meet Batman and Batgirl, make a craft, and listen to a story. If you like, dress up like your favorite superhero. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Register here
Girls Who Code
Mondays, February 3-March 30 from 6:45-7:30 PM
For grades 3-5. Learn basic computer science concepts in a fun and creative way. Girls will read excerpts together from Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, then discuss what they’ve read and do a creative challenge with the group. No meeting February 17. Register here
Reading Power Play: Reading Program Sponsored by the Amerks
November 11, 2019- January 31, 2020
For every three books you read, you are entitled to enter the county-wide Amerks contest. Two grand prize-winners (one for grades K-5, one for grades 6-12) will receive box tickets to a February, 2020 Amerks game, a catered dinner in the President’s Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena that evening, and the chance to participate in the ceremonial dropping of the puck! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Look for entry boxes near the children’s area beginning November 11.
Health Care Navigator Session
Tuesday, February 4 from 4:30-8:00 PM
A certified application counselor will be present to help individuals enroll in health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Call (585) 613-7662 to register for an appointment and to find out what you need to bring.
Valentine Party for Child & Dad (or other favorite male adult)
Saturday, February 8 from 11:00 AM-Noon
For grades K-5, with an adult. You and your special guest are invited to a Valentine’s Day Party! We will decorate and eat some sweet treats, make a valentine craft, and enjoy other fun activities. Register here
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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Registration for PPL Winter Story Times
Register online, in person, or by phone at 340-8720. Current Preschool Story Times sessions will continue into the spring; no need to register for the Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Preschool Story Times. *We reserve the right to cancel a story time if fewer than ten children register for it.
Upcoming New Story Time Sessions:
Baby Story Time: Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM, February 7-April 17 – for infants & pre-walkers
Wee Walkers Play Time: Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, February 7-April 17 – for ages 12-23 months, with a caregiver
Terrific Twos: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, 9:40-10:05 AM, January 24-May 4 – for two-year-olds, with a caregiver
Preschool (New Class): Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 AM, January 22-April 22 – for ages 3-5 who are able to attend without an adult
Library LEGO Lab
Monday, January 27 (no school) from 2:00-3:15 PM
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. Register here
Leap Into a Good Book
For ages 18+. Read books for chances to win prizes during our annual winter reading program! No registration required – just fill out an entry form for every book read during the month of February.
Sweet Bites: A Taste of Poetry
Tuesday, February 4 from 12:00-1:00 PM
Taste the sweetness of poetry paired with dessert and coffee! Registration opens January 21 and is requested, but not required. Register here
Downton Abbey Film Showing
Sunday, February 9 from 2:30-4:30 PM
The beloved characters of the Downton Abbey TV series take to the big screen as they prepare for the royal visit. (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2019, 121 min., rated PG). Register here
Great Decisions 2020
Mondays, January 27-March 23 from 7:00-8:30 PM
or Thursdays, January 30-March 26 from 2:00-3:30 PM
Registration for these series has closed. This discussion program in conjunction with the Foreign Policy Association focuses on U.S. foreign policy. This year’s topics include: climate change, India and Pakistan, U.S. relations with the Northern Triangle, and China’s involvement with Latin America. Participants will be notified when the briefing books ($26.00) will be available at the circulation desk for pick-up and purchase. No sessions on February 17 or 20; snow dates will be March 30 and April 2.
BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
Penfield Public Library now offers our members free access to BookBrowse.com, a leading book recommendation and review website. BookBrowse believes that the very best books entertain, uplift, and educate. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse.
Some of BookBrowse’s content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription. Library patrons can now use their library card to access members-only content!
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!
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