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Penfield Public Library November Programs

When: Nov. 1-27 and Nov. 29-30 2019
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Health Care Navigator Session
Tuesday, November 5, 4:30-8:00 PM
Call (585) 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.
Wednesday Teas Book Review
Wednesday, November 6, 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.
Microsoft Excel Level 1
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00-8:30 PM
This hands-on class will introduce some of the basic features of Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program. Limited to six participants.
Who Really Killed President John F. Kennedy?
Thursday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 PM
Marty Molinari has followed the trails of evidence disclosed since the Warren Commission Report was released in September, 1964 which attempted to explain the subsequent investigation and cover-up of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Microsoft Excel Level 2
Wednesday, November 13, 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. Limited to six participants.
A Twist on Thanksgiving Sides
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00-8:30 PM
Tired of the same old sides on your Thanksgiving table? Come tonight and try some new twists on your old favorites like green bean casserole, buttered corn, and more. You never know – you may discover a new taste tradition! Liz Bauld, the Storybook Cook, will help you prepare healthier side dishes.
James Baldwin’s America
Thursday, November 14, 7:00-8:30 PM
Thursday, December 12, 7:00-8:30 PM
A four-part series facilitated by St. John Fisher Asst. Professor Kathleen Donovan. This reading and discussion program explores how Baldwin’s early novels, stories, and essays are particularly relevant today and was a grant from Humanities New York.
Advanced LinkedIn
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00-8:30 PM
Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media Strategist for The August Group, will present Advanced LinkedIn. Attendees are assumed to have beginner-level experience. Instructor will cover LinkedIn’s updated features: finding connections and jobs, publishing content through LinkedIn, managing your settings, and tips for optimizing your profile. Note: attendees are welcome to bring laptops/tablets, but technical support will NOT be provided by presenter.
Project Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action Workshops
Thursday, November 21, 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration opens Thursday, September 29 and it is important that one attend all four sessions as they build upon one another.
Poetry Book Discussion Group: 5 Poets for 5 Days of the Week
Thursday, November 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
This month we’ll think Monday-through-Friday poets. You decide which one belongs to which day. These distinct voices offer windows into our week: poet laureate Joy Harjo’s powerful celebrations of and mourning for the Muscogee Creek Nation and all native peoples, expat poet Jack Gilbert’s direct yet lush lyrics of love and dying, Portuguese poet Gemma Gorga’s enigmatic tiny prose poems, Austin Smith’s elegant and dignified poems capturing American farm life, and Connie Wanek’s exquisite observations married to matters of the heart. Each poet shows us how our days matter. Copies of the poetry hand- out will be available at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Find It In the Finger Lakes
Sunday, November 24, 2:30-3:30 PM
Across the heart of New York, travelers embrace 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. The tourist industry offers many trails to explore, but we’ll help you craft your own journeys through this scenic section of New York State.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Reading Power Play: Reading Program Sponsored by the Amerks
November, 2019-January, 2020
For Grades K-12. 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 teen area in late November.
Teen Tuesdays
Every Tuesday when school is in session, November 5-26, 2:30-3:30 PM
For Grades 9-12. Meet up with friends after school to enjoy socializing, free snacks, and rotating activities that include games, crafts, and more! No registration required.
The Middle to High School Transition & Beyond with Jodi Atkin, Independent College Counselor & Rich Black, Owner of Tutor Doctor
Monday, November 4, 7:00-8:00 PM
For Parents of Middle Schoolers. Join Jodi and Rich as they explore the social, developmental, and academic challenges that students face as they move from middle school to high school. Learn about the changes in the way adolescents think and learn, what makes the year of transition to high school difficult, and how to help your student set goals for high school. We will discuss emotional wellness, how to prepare students for maximal success, and what opportunities are available to enhance achievement and growth.
Practice ACT Proctored by Chariot Learning
Wednesday, November 27, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
For Grades 10-12. Take a practice exam under simulated, timed conditions and then discover your score. Bring pencils, a calculator, and snacks if you wish.
Personal Safety & Self-Defense for Teens
Friday, November 29, 2:00-3:30 PM
For Grades 7-12. We welcome back April McCloud to present another empowering, yet fun workshop for teens. Learn how to protect ourselves 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. Registration required.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Reading Power Play: Reading Program Sponsored by the Amerks
November, 2019-January, 2020
For Grades K-12. 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 room in late November.
Nutcracker Story Time
Saturday, November 9, 11:00-11:45 AM
For Ages 3-10, with an adult. Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy are returning to the library. These company members of the Rochester City Ballet will appear in full costume to read the magical tale of Clara and her Nutcracker, act out some of their roles, and will be available for questions and photos after the reading. Registration required.
Tales for Tails
Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day – no school), 10:30-11:30 AM
For Ages 3+ and Family (children under 7 must be with an adult). Did you know that even dogs like to listen to stories? Come read to real live therapy dogs from “Tales for Tails”. These specially trained dogs are very gentle and great listeners. Drop in – no registration required; you’ll sign up for reading time slots upon arrival.
Pete the Cat Is Coming to the Library!*
Saturday, November 16, 11:00 AM-Noon or 1:30-2:30 PM
For Ages 3-8, with an Adult. You are invited to a special Pete the Cat celebration. Come meet Pete, listen to a story, have fun with crafts, enjoy a snack, and play a game or two. Pete the Cat will be in the children’s room to greet you between 10:50 AM and 12:00 PM and between 1:30 and 2:30 PM. Children under age three are welcome to meet Pete the Cat, but will be unable to attend the program. Registration required.
You can also meet Pete the Cat…
Friday, November 15, 4:00-4:45 PM
For Children of All Ages, with an Adult. Pete will make a special visit to the children’s room, ready for hugs and photos. Children of all ages welcome! No registration required.
Parent-Child Book Group
Thursday, November 21, 6:45-7:30 PM
For Grades 3-5, with a parent. For the November meeting, please read Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B.Burnham and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts. Led by our children’s librarian, Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. Books are available at the circulation desk. No registration required. We will have a special gathering on Thursday, December 19 – more details to follow. Our next formal group meeting is Thursday, January 30.
Drop-In Saturday Family Story Times
Saturdays, Now-December 21, 10:30-11:00 AM
For toddlers & preschoolers, with an adult. Weekly stories, songs, and finger plays. No registration required. (No story times November 9, 16, or 30).
Crafty Mondays
Mondays, November 25 & December 16, 4:30-5:30 PM
For Grades K-4. Children in kindergarten through 4 th grade will meet for stories and a theme-related craft. Registration is open; please register separately for each individual date.

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