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Penfield Public Library April Programs

When: Tue., April 2, Wed., April 3, Fri., April 5, Sat., April 6, Sun., April 7, Mon., April 8, Tue., April 9, Wed., April 10, Thu., April 11, Sat., April 13, Sun., April 14, Mon., April 15, Tue., April 16, Wed., April 17, Thu., April 18, Fri., April 19, Mon., April 22, Tue., April 23, Wed., April 24, Thu., April 25, Sat., April 27, Sun., April 28 and Tue., April 30 2019

Health Care Navigator Session
Tuesday, April 2, 4:30-8:00 PM
Call 613-7662 to register and find out what to bring. Get help from a certified counselor at CCSI to enroll in the NY State of Health Marketplace, if you have a life qualifying event such as birth, marriage, or divorce.
Wednesday Teas Book Review
Wednesday, April 3, 1:00-2:00 PM
The “Wednesday Teas” book review series coordinated by Librarian Kim Catalanello is co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. No registration required.
Recycling Right
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-8:00 PM
Join Monroe County’s Environmental Educator Tina Stevens and learn the why and how of the “3R’s”in Monroe County – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Holland: Tiptoe Through The Tulips
Sunday, April 7, 2:30-3:30 PM
Travel to the Netherlands. Enjoy the bustling city of Amsterdam, the world- famous Keukenhof Gardens, the coastal town of Enkhuizen, the historic city of Delft, the Alkmaar Cheese Museum, and much more! Presented by Christine Simons.
Conversation on Cultural Humility
Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
The M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will help participants understand how issues related to unconscious bias and other perceptual and habitual challenges prevent us from learning and seeing each other’s full humanity. Registration is recommended.
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00-8:00 PM
Interested in buying a home in the near future? Come hear Kevin LoCicero of Tompkins Bank of Castile explain credit, including fundamentals of a credit report, and the loan application process.
Social Media Review
Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-8:30 PM
Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media Director for The August Group, will present what is trending in the social media world of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat. Join us and travel “around the social media world."
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Project Drawdown
Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to reverse global warming by following 100 solutions proposed in the Project Drawdown scientific study as presented in Paul Hawken’s book Drawdown. Connect with others in your community to find inspiration and discover new possibilities for addressing global warming.
Iroquois in Conflict
Sunday, April 14, 2:30-3:30 PM
Harvey Limbeck, a docent and member of the Friends of Ganondagan will discuss the various battles between 1650 and 1800 including the French and Indian War, Pontiac’s War, Revolutionary War, and more. Those chosen have interesting features that include lacrosse, locale, prominent individuals such as George Washington, and dire consequences for one of the combatants.
Microsoft Excel Level I
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00-8:30 PM
This hands-on class will introduce some of the basic features of Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program.
Book Discussion Group: Poetry in Pairs
Thursday, April 18, 7:00-9:00 PM
Think the perfect pairing of food and wine to bring out the flavors and nuances of each: sometimes two poems brought together resonate in new ways, illuminate each other’s approaches to the same subject, or help us hear each poet’s voice sing more clearly. Come enjoy this “poetry tasting” and discover new pairings of your own. No registration required.
Microsoft Word
Monday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
This workshop will introduce you to the newest features of MS Word, including inserting a “live” YouTube or other video into a document, new horizontal/vertical alignment guides, and other great enhancements. Bring your questions and Word techniques to share.
Shepherd Home
Monday, April 22, 7:00-8:00 PM
Executive Director Ashley Tack will discuss the special hospice services available to terminally ill patients and their families. Registration is recommended.
Microsoft Excel Level II
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30 PM
This hands-on class will show you how to use simple formulas, freeze panes, add headers and footers, and use autofill to improve a spreadsheet. Registration opens Wednesday, April 10.
Couples Conversation: 55 Plus
Saturday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM
Kathy Roth and Gary Jay of Waterstone Financial Services will help couples transitioning into retirement adjust to time allocation, competing interests, shifting roles, and changing social relationships. The greatest challenge is identifying shared vs. individual interests, agreeing on responsibilities, freedoms and collaborations. Registration begins on Friday, April 12.
American Creed Film Showing & Discussion
Sunday, April 28, 2:30-4:30 PM
A community conversation centered on the PBS documentary American Creed that invites participants to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. A discussion will follow led by St. John Fisher College political science professors Sebastien Lazardeux and Kathleen Donovan. Registration is recommended and begins on Friday, April 12.


Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays when school is in session, 2:30-4:00 PM For grades 9-12
No registration required.
April 2 – Game Day: Video and board games + Play for each correct answer 10 grains of rice get donated through the World Food Programme.
April 9 – Movie Day: Featuring Drawdown EcoChallenge Action #4 “Plant-Rich Diet” w/ Film Viewing and Vegan Food Sampling
April 23 – Arts & Crafts Day: Featuring Drawdown EcoChallenge Action #55 “Household Recycling” w/ Recycled Crafts.
April 30 – Service Learning: Origami Cranes for Monroe County Central Library’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki Exhibit.
Middle School Game Day
Friday, April 5, 4:00-5:00 PM
Grades 6-8 Meet up with friends to enjoy video and board games and free snacks.
Sustainable Gardening For Teens
Thursday, April 18, 3:00-4:30 pm
Grades 6-12
Join Mary Jo Lane from MJ Creative Gardens for a fun, informative program about growing veggies, herbs and edible flowers. We will use recycled materials to create grow pots and learn about composting and making an organic grow mix. We will use these items to plant seeds to take home and nurture in this season’s garden. We will also discuss plants to promote butterflies, bees and other pollinators!! All materials will be provided! Registration opens April 4; limited to 12 participants.
Henna Tattoos
Friday, April 19, 3:00-4:30 pm
Grades 6-12
Mehndi artist, Meena Lall, returns to do temporary henna tattoos. Registration begins April 5; limited to 20 participants.
College Planning 101
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:00 pm
For High Schoolers and Parents
Applying to college can be an overwhelming and challenging time. Course selection, standardized testing, and extracurricular activities are all just part of the process. When and how does a family begin? Large school or small? Far away or close to home? How do family values, finances, and vision impact this choice? Jodi Rosenshein Atkin, MA, LLC, an independent college admissions counselor, will help develop an initial road map to the process. Learn how to begin the family discussion, maximize the value of college visits, explore the different cultures that schools may reflect, and discover what life may be like for a student on those campuses. Registration begins April 10.


The Genesee & Ontario Model N-Gineers Model Train Show
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM-3:00 PM
For children of all ages, 4-94, with an adult Model train engineers will be on hand to display and discuss their N-scale model railroad and scenery made up of T-track modules. Chug on in at any time to see these model trains in action! No registration required.
Nazareth College Story Band
Saturday, April 13, 11:00-11:45 AM
For children ages 4-10, with an adult
The Story Band is marching to Penfield Public Library to present an all-new interactive musical program. Afterward there will be a wonderful opportunity for children to meet and interact with a wide variety of musical instruments during the instrument petting zoo.
Tales for Tails
Monday, April 15, 10:30-11:30 AM
For children ages 4 and up and their families (Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult; no registration required).
Doll’s Spring Tea Party
Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-3:30 PM
For children in grades K-5
You and your favorite doll are invited to our fancy spring tea party. We will enjoy sweet refreshments, make a craft, and talk about our dolls. Please dress up (and your doll too) in your favorite “party clothes” to stroll down our red carpet! Registration begins Tuesday, April 2 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, April 9 for all others.
Scrap Art Fun
Wednesday, April 17, 2:00-3:00 PM
For children in grades K-5
Produce a work of art using some recycled items as diverse as seashells, beads, fabric, pinecones, machine parts, game pieces, dried flowers, and more. Presenter Mary Jane Wenner will provide the instruction and inspiration and all the materials. Registration begins Wednesday, April 3 for Penfield town or school district residents; Wednesdays, April 10 for all others.
Bedtime Storytime Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Thursday, April 18, 6:45-7:30 PM
For children ages 3-8, with an adult
Children bring a favorite stuffed animal to hear stories and songs about toys and then tuck them in for a sleepover at the library. The next day, Friday, April 19 between 2:00 and 5:30 PM, children come back to pick up their animals and a souvenir of their animal’s experience. (Make sure to bring an animal your child can part with for the night.) Registration begins Thursday, April 4 for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday, April 11 for all others.
Library LEGO Lab
Friday, April 19, 10:30-11:45 AM
For children ages 6 – 11 years
Do you love to build with LEGOs? Come join other LEGO fans for our Library LEGO Lab! We will provide all the LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, April 5 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, April 12 for all others.
K-4 Crafty Fun Days
Wednesdays, March 27 & April 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Stories and a theme-related craft for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will occur on Wednesdays; March 27 and April 24. Please register separately for each class; online registration is available.
Parent/Child Book Group
Thursday, April 25, 6:45-7:30 pm
For children in grades 3 -5, accompanied by a parent
Books will be on hold at the circulation desk to check out beginning March 21. Registration is not required. Book club is monthly and the next meeting is May 31.
Sleeping Beauty Story Time
Saturday, April 27; 11:00-11:45 AM
For children ages 3 -10 years
Princess Aurora stands alongside the Lilac Fairy as these company members of the Rochester City Ballet will appear in full costume to read the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, lead us in some ballet positions, and will be available for questions and photos after the reading! Stage performances will take place May 17-19 at the Callahan Theater, Nazareth College. Registration begins Friday, April 12 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, April 19 for all others.

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