Fairport Library January Programs 

When: Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Jan. 29
Digital Help
Mondays 6-9PM
Tuesdays 11AM-2PM
Wednesdays 5:30-8:30PM
Thursdays 9:30AM-12PM & 12-3PM
Fridays 12-3PM
Navigators from the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester provide free on-site, drop-in service to participants who require assistance with technology. Navigators assist participants with a range of needs, from learning a new computer skill to completing an important computer-related task such as a creating a resume or cover letter, completing a job application, or filling our online forms. No registration first come first serve.

iPad for Beginners
Monday, Jan. 6 @ 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This class will show you how to: Navigate around your iPad and Learn about common apps. Bring your fully charged iPad. Limited to 6 participants--please register sooner than later. Please give at least 24 hours’ notice if you plan to cancel your registration--this allows patrons on the waiting list into the class. Registration required.

How to Prepare for a Career Fair
Monday, Jan. 6 @ 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Learn what to do to make the most of your time at a career fair and the key reasons why it is something you should do as part of your job search. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required.

College 101: Planning, Preparing, & Paying
Tuesday, Jan. 7 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
In this educational presentation, parents will learn valuable tips about the college search, scholarships, the college financial process, and New York’s Free-Tuition Program for public and private colleges. Most importantly, we will discuss what parents can do to help their children minimize overwhelming student loan debt. This presentation is ideal for parents of high school students in grades 9 - 12. Students welcome to attend. Led by College Assistance Plus. Registration required.

Brown Bag Book Review
Wednesday, Jan. 8 @ 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Come join Fairport Public Library Staff while we review some of our favorite books.  You are invited to bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and dessert.   No Registration.

Senior Wednesday: Get Tech Help!
Wednesday, Jan. 8 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Do you have questions about your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Or do you just have some general questions about technology? Come by the Tech Lab during our Senior Wednesdays (first Wednesday of the month) -- we can help! Registration required.

Managing Your Retirement: 401(k) & Retirement Plan Check-up
Wednesday, Jan. 8 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
If you’ve put your retirement plan on auto-pilot, you’re overdue for a check-up to ensure your retirement plans are operating at peak performance and you are making wise investment decisions. Whether you are just getting started or in retirement, this seminar provides valuable resources to help tune-up your retirement assets. All seminar attendees receive an 8 Step Guide to tune-up your 401(k) plans and IRAs. Rollover guides are also provided, helping you understand all options for plans you may have from former employers or for those in retirement. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor.  Registration required.

Exploring Microsoft Excel for Beginners Part 1
Thursday, Jan. 9 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jan 9 & 10- this is a two part class. This class will take you through the basics of Excel including instruction on: Cells and worksheets and Basic formulas. Class size is limited to 6 people- please register sooner than later. Laptops are provided. Registration is required. Registration required.

Exploring Microsoft Excel for Beginners Part 2
Friday, Jan. 10 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jan 9 & 10- this is a two part class. This class will take you through the basics of Excel including instruction on: Cells and worksheets and Basic formulas. Class size is limited to 6 people- please register sooner than later. Laptops are provided. Registration is required. Registration required.

AARP Safety Driving Course
Part 1: Fri., Jan. 10 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Part 2: Fri., Jan. 17@ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
A classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers aged 50 and over.  Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non members, payable at the beginning of class (only checks accepted). Must have a valid New York state license. Drivers need to attend both classes to get certificate. Bring your license. Registration required.

Microsoft Word for Beginners Part 1
Monday, Jan. 13 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
January 13 & January 15: This is a two-part class. Microsoft Word allows you to create a variety of documents. In this class, you'll learn how to navigate the Word interface and become familiar with some of its most important features (including the Ribbon). Prerequisites: You must have some experience with computers and you must be comfortable using a mouse. Class size is limited to 6 people- please register sooner than later. Laptops are provided. Registration required.

Networking Done Right at 50+: A Workshop for the Shy and Reluctant
Tuesday, Jan. 14 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Do you cringe when you think of networking? Networking done right does not have to be awkward. Get the resources and methods for doing networking right in this workshop. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey Registration begins December 17th. Registration required.

English as a New Language
Tuesdays, Jan. 14-Tuesdays, Apr. 28 @ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Free English as a New Language tutoring.  Build your skills in speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing in friendly, one-on-one or small group sessions.  Materials are provided. Presented by Learning Links of Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays, Jan. 14-Tuesdays, Apr. 28 @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free class to prepare adults for the United States Citizenship Test. Instruction is given in U.S. history, reading, writing, and vocabulary needed to pass the test. Materials are provided. Presented by Learning Links for Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Meet Libby: Downloading eBooks for the iPad, Android Tablet, & Smartphone
Tuesday, Jan. 14 @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Do you have a iPad or Android Tablet or smartphone and want to learn how to access and download eBooks and eAudiobooks via the Libby App? This class will teach the basics of the Libby app covering navigation, how to search, download, and return library items. Prerequisite: Students must have knowledge of how to use their iPad or tablet or phone including turning the device on, connecting to WiFi, and using the keyboard. Bring your fully charged device. Class is limited to 6 people--please register sooner than later. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you plant to cancel your registration--this allows patrons on the waiting-list into the class. Registration required.

Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-9:00 PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners Part 2
Wednesday, Jan. 15 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
January 13 & January 15: this is a two-part class. Microsoft Word allows you to create a variety of documents. In this class, you'll learn how to navigate the Word interface and become familiar with some of its most important features (including the Ribbon). Prerequisites: You must have some experience with computers and you must be comfortable using a mouse. Class size is limited to 6 people- please register sooner than later. Laptops are provided. Registration required.

Living Happier and Healthier in 2020
Wednesday, Jan. 15 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Being healthy is much more than eating healthy food and exercising.  In this class you will learn 10 simple changes to make your vision a reality. The focus will include evaluating your sleep habits, learning strategies to deal with stress, implementing fun into your day, and so much more. Registration required.
 
Genealogy Club
Monday, Jan. 20 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Join us for an informal afternoon of research and discussion. Local history and genealogy enthusiasts young and old, experienced and newbies are welcome! Together we research and explore our family histories. No registration.

Marketing Plan: Your Best Guide for Job Search
Monday, Jan. 20 @ 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
The creation of a marketing plan provides focus for your job search. This workshop will take you on a guided tour of how to create a target list of companies using LinkedIn and other online tools. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! No registration.

From Sportscaster to Digital Journalist
Tuesday, Jan. 21 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
John Kucko will speak about this major career transition, his passion for WNY and the Finger Lakes Region and his appreciation for history.  John will deliver a video and image presentation featuring some of his favorite captures. Co-sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society. Registration required. 

Tax Update & Buying and Selling a Home in 2020
Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Last year was the first year that the new tax reform went into effect. People continue to have questions about how to navigate the changes. Registration is recommended but not required.

2020 Census: What to Expect
Thursday, Jan. 23 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
This program will discuss the upcoming 2020 Census and how a complete and accurate count of the population benefits your community for political representation and funding. Each household will have the option of responding online, by mail, by phone or Census Taker. Registration is requested.

Nursery School Open House
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Stop in and talk to representatives from local nursery schools. Representatives will discuss their philosophies, programs and answer your questions. No Registration.

Tech Tutor Drop-In Session
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Do you have questions about email, Microsoft Office programs, and/or the internet? Would you like help using your iPad, smartphone, and/or laptop? Our Tech Tutors can help anyone of any age. Drop in between 1:00 to 3:00pm and have our Tech Tutors help you get more comfortable with your electronic devices. Last appointment will be accepted at 2:30pm. FREE and No Registration.

Travelogue: Find it in the Finger Lakes
Tuesday, Jan. 28 @ 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Across the heart of New York, travelers embrace eleven finger-shaped lakes the glaciers left behind.  Join Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee for adventures discovering state parks and waterfalls, food and beverages, art and history, and hidden gems. No Registration.

Tech Tutor Drop-In Session
Tuesday, Jan. 28 @ 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Do you have questions about email, Microsoft Office programs, and/or the internet? Would you like help using your iPad, smartphone, and/or laptop? Our Tech Tutors can help anyone of any age! Drop in between 1:00 to 3:00pm and have our Tech Tutors help you get more comfortable with your electronic devices. Last appointment will be accepted at 2:30pm. FREE and No Registration.

The Bullet Journal Method: 101
Wednesday, Jan. 29 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
To learn more about the various components of a bullet journal and supplies that could be helpful, check out this introductory program. The beauty of bullet journaling is that you can track what is meaningful to you — goal setting is yours and yours alone. Each participant will leave with their own starter journal. Registration is required.

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