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.Penfield Public Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21 and will re-open at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 23.

In Memory of Dr. Melissa Cushman

Jewelry-Making Books on Display in Memory of Dr. Melissa Cushman

Dr. Melissa Cushman was a great lover of Penfield Public Library and one of our most solid supporters. She was also a respected audiologist who counted many Penfield residents among her clients. Melissa’s colleagues at Hart Hearing Center wished to honor her memory and chose to endow the Penfield Public Library with a collection of books on jewelry designing and creating, a particular interest of Melissa’s. This collection of the latest techniques and trends in jewelry-making will be on display through November, and all titles, each emblazoned with a bookplate honoring Melissa, are available to borrow.


Conversation on Democracy

Conversation on Democracy Post Midterm Election

Sunday, November 18 from 2:30-4:30 PM

Drs. Kathleen Donovan and Sebastian Lazardeux from the political science department at St. John Fisher College will discuss the outcome of the 2018 midterms. Were the predictions of a “blue wave” right? What did the political science forecasters predict, and how right (or wrong) were they? What effect will the elections have on policy-making going forward and what does it mean, if anything, for the 2020 presidential election? It will be part talk, part question-and-answer, and part discussion. Register here


Alexander Hamilton the Man

Alexander Hamilton the Man

Monday, November 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM

Learn all about Alexander Hamilton the statesman prior to the Broadway show coming to Rochester in April. Ron Mitchell, Life Coach, will delve into the biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and present interesting facts about the Father of the U.S. Treasury. Register here


Personal Safety & Self-Defense

Personal Safety & Self-Defense

Friday, November 23 from 2:00-3:30 PM

We welcome April McCloud back to present another empowering, yet fun workshop for teens. Learn how to protect ourself through practical tips and hands-on self-defense techniques. Awareness and some preparation can make a big difference in a dangerous situation! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and come ready to learn new skills. 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 enjoy games, crafts, movies, snacks, and more. No registration required.

Nov. 13 – Wire-Wrapped Crystal Necklaces

Nov. 20 – Readers’ Theater: we’ll read the script of a short play out loud and then have Thanksgiving desserts

Nov. 27 – Movie Matinee: take it easy with a popular new release movie and free popcorn


Potterphernalia Prize Drawing

Reading is Magic: Potterphernalia Prize Drawing

October 17-November 30

To celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, you have the chance to win a box of Harry Potter loot that includes a hardcover copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! All ages are welcome to participate in this prize drawing at Penfield Public Library; pick up a punch card and collect punches for checking out items and attending PPL programs. More info is included with the punch card, so pick up yours today!


“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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Middle School Video Games & Snacks

Middle School Games & Snacks

Friday, November 16 from 4:00-5:00 PM

Grades 6-8, start out the weekend by meeting up with old and new friends to enjoy board and video games and free snacks! No registration required.


Little Maker Mondays

Little Maker Mondays

Mondays, November 19 from 2:00-2:45 PM

For ages 3-5 who are able to attend without an adult. Two Mondays of “maker-spaces” will encourage young learners to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM)! We will share a story and have hands-on activities using Fiddle Sticks, Kaleido Gears, and Jumbo Magnet Tiles. Registration is limited to 8 children; must register separately for each session. Register here


War Horse

WWI Film Showing: War Horse

Thursday, November 29 from 6:00-8:30 PM

In honor of the centennial of World War I, the library is showing a movie based on the book War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, which tells how a British youth and his horse develop a powerful bond that endures even on the front lines of WWI. Meanwhile, the horse inspires everyone he meets, from German soldiers to British cavalry and a humble farming family. Registration for adults opens November 15. Register here


Reading Power Play

Reading Power Play: Reading Program

November 5-January 31

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, 2019 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 room and young adult area; no registration required. Sponsored by the Amerks.


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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