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Fairport Public Library April Programs

When: Mon., April 1, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sat., April 13, Mon., April 15 and Mon., April 22. Continues through April 12 2019
Phone: 223-9091
Bragging Rights
Monday, April 1, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Learn how to tell your personal stories and become more comfortable with job search interactions. Presented by Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required.

English as a New Language
Tuesday, March 5-April 30, 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. Children can attend a story hour at the library at the same time. Presented by Learning Links of Fairport.
Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays, March 5-April 30, 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.

Networking Done Right at 40+: Scripts & Tips
Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Learn about today's hiring practices and the implications for getting your next job. Identify your network, develop your message and create a circle of influence with the right materials and message. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey. Registration required.

Making the Right Decision: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Ideal for anyone that has not claimed their Social Security benefit and is starting to think about it. We will overview the basics of Social Security and discuss a variety of strategies you can use to maximize your benefit. Specific scenarios include:
· Married – scenarios for those still working or retired.
· Divorced spousal benefits.
· Divorced retirees.
· Widows and widowers.
· Working while collecting.
· Taxation.
Your benefit choice is permanent. We will review known and many unknown strategies can be taken to make the right decision and get the most income from this benefit. All attendees receive a Social Security Resource Guide. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor. Registration required.

The Art of Burning Man
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
A tour of large scale, interactive art that rises out of the desert in Nevada for one week each year, and then disappears without a trace. See photos of Burning Man art and learn what this event is all about. The 2018 theme was I, Robot. We’ll see photos inspired by this theme, and also get a sneak peek at what’s coming up for 2019. Presented by Pat Rapp from Fairport Public Library. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or online at

AARP Safety Driving
Friday, April 5, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Friday, April 12, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
A two part 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 first class (only checks accepted). Must have a valid New York state license. Drivers need to attend both classes to get certificate. Registration required.

Brown Bag Book Review: The Prequel
Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Come join Fairport Public Library Staff while we explain how we find our next great read. We will share tips on using Novelist, Goodreads, Amazon, and a few other resources. You are invited to bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and dessert. Registration is not necessary for this free program. No registration.

Low Maintenance Gardening
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Do you feel your garden has become more hard work than fun? Too much digging, weeding and watering? Cindy Cali, who has run her own landscape/gardening business for the last 16 years, will talk about professional methods for lowering the maintenance of your current gardens so that you will have time to relax and enjoy them! Some of the topics covered include your landscape plan, the lawn, trees and shrubs, plant choice, and planting low-maintenance containers. She will also bring her tried-and-true tools to show you. Registration required.

Community Volunteer Open House
Saturday, April 13, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Looking for a volunteer opportunity in 2019? Stop in and meet local organizations that have volunteer opportunities in the area. No registration required.

I Got the T-Shirt!: Creating and Sharing Effective SCAR Stories
Monday, April 15, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Craft your SCAR (Situation, Challenge, Action, Result) stories to help relate your skills and experience in the interview process. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required.

Wellness Workshop: Simple Strategies for Optimal Nutrition
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Eating well and getting your nutrients used to be simple. With everything from salmonella outbreaks in our produce to highly processed “food-like” substances, today it is challenging to know what to eat for optimal nutrition. Join us for insights on what to eat and what to avoid to ensure that you are eating foods that are providing nutrition, not robbing you of nutrients. Taught by Cindy DeCarolis, Certified Natural Health Specialist. Limited to 20 participants.

Why Social Media Matters after 40
Monday, April 22 at 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
The "go to" source for finding job candidates is LinkedIn. This workshop will demonstrate Social Media Best Practices that will get you noticed. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or online at

Travelogue: National Parks West
Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Terry Rourke provides photographs and commentary from his travels to Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain & Yellowstone National Parks. No registration.

Asset Protection 101
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
The class focus will be how to safeguard your assets in the event you or a loved one needs Long Term Care. This program will specifically cover long-term care costs, Medicaid readiness and asset protection strategies including long-term care insurance and legal strategies. This class is co-facilitated by a an elder care attorney. Presented by Mike Chabalik. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or online at

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