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Penfield Public Library September Programs

When: Sept. 3-30 2019
Phone: 340.8720
Regular library hours will resume September 7 (Saturdays: 10 AM-5 PM; Sundays: 2-5 PM). The library will be closed Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2 for the Labor Day weekend.

43rd Anniversary Penfield Used Book Sale
This sale is presented by the Friends of Penfield Public Library and proceeds will benefit the Penfield Public Library. Cash, check, & credit card accepted. Narrow aisles – no strollers, please. *No food or beverages on sales floor.

Pre-Sale for Friends of Penfield Public Library $10/family, $5/individual or senior couple:
Tuesday, September 10, 10 AM-9 PM
Open to All:
Wednesday, September 11, 10 AM-9 PM
Thursday, September 12, 10 AM-9 PM
Half-Price Day:
Friday, September 13, 10 AM-6 PM
Bag Sale:
Saturday, September 14, 9 AM-2 PM
Wegmans/Tops reusable bags are acceptable; specials remain at half-price.

Sweet Bites: A Taste of Poetry Over the Lunch Hour Tuesday, September 3, Noon-1:00 PM
Taste the sweetness of poetry paired with dessert and coffee.
Health Care Navigator Session Tuesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 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.
Reversing Global Warming: Intro to Drawdown Monday, September 16 or Thursday, October 3, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Pachamama Alliance of Rochester invites everyone to learn all about Project Drawdown, a scientific study that identified 100 solutions that, together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050. Two introductory sessions are offered and you may attend either one.
Save the date for Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action Workshop: Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24, and November 21, 6:00-8:30 PM
Book Discussion Group Thursday, September 19, 7:00-9:00 PM
Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month's selection is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, led by Kathryn Hill. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. No registration required.
James Baldwin’s America
Thursday, September 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00-8:30 pm
Thursday, November 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Thursday, December 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
A reading and discussion program funded by a grant from Humanities New York that focuses on James Baldwin’s early novels, stories, and essays. Baldwin’s essay “Many Thousands Gone” included in Notes of A Native Son, first published 60 years ago, is particularly relevant in today’s society. Dr. Kathleen M. Donovan, Asst. Professor of Political Science at St. John Fisher College, will facilitate the four-part series. Copies of the two texts, The Early Novels and Stories of James Baldwin and The Collected Essays of James Baldwin, will be available. Please register early to be sure a book is available.
The Rochester Subway Sunday, September 22, 2:30-3:30 pm
Jim Dierks, a long-time trustee of the New York Museum of Transportation, will discuss the construction, operation, and eventual demise of this state-of-the-art transit system built in the abandoned Erie Canal bed. Registration opens Friday, September 6.
Put Your Garden to Bed So It Wakes Up Fresh as a Daisy Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 PM
Share some time with Mary Jo Lane as she walks you through the tips and tricks of planting bulbs, herbs, shrubs, and perennials for an easy spring explosion of color. Registration opens Tuesday, September 10.
Road to the 2020 Census Thursday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 PM
Susan Perry, Partnership Specialist of the Greater Rochester Area, NY Regional Census Division, will discuss the upcoming 2020 census and how it benefits our community. Registration opens Thursday, September 12.

Teen Tuesdays Every Tuesday when school is in session beginning September 17, 2:30-3:30 PM.
Teens in grades 9-12 can meet up with friends after school to relax, have fun, and enjoy free snacks courtesy of the Friends of Penfield Public Library. No registration required.
College 101 Wednesday, September 25, 7:00-8:00 PM
For High-Schoolers & 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 the process together? 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 you develop an initial roadmap 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 opens Wednesday, September 11.

Registration for Penfield Public Library Story Times
Registration for story time begins Thursday, September 5 for Penfield town and school district residents. Register online or by phone at 340-8720. Walk-ins welcome.
Please note: due to the volume of calls the first day of registration, we may experience phone difficulties. All others may register Thursday, September 12.
We reserve the right to cancel a story time if fewer than ten children register for it.
Baby Story Time Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM (October 4-December 6)
For infants & pre-walkers. A session of stories, songs, and finger plays. No story times November 8 or 29; siblings welcome.
Wee Walkers Play Time Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (October 4-December 6)
For ages 12-23 months, with an adult. Enjoy some play time and socialization with your child through stories, songs, and rhymes that stimulate your child’s growing mind. No play times November 8 or 29; siblings welcome.
Terrific Twos Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, 9:40-10:05 AM (September 30-December 11)
For two-year-olds, with an adult. A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays. No story times on Mondays, October 14 or November 11; Tuesday, November 26; or Wednesday, November 27; siblings welcome.
Preschool Mondays or Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 AM or Tuesdays, 11:00-11:30 AM (September 23-April, 2020)
For ages 3-5 who are able to attend without an adult A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays. No story times on Mondays, October 14 or November 11; Tuesday, November 5; or Thursday, November 28.
Evening Preschool Tuesdays, 6:45-7:15 PM (October 1-April, 2020)
For ages 3-5 who are able to attend without an adult A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays. No story time on Tuesday, November 5.
Baby Sing, Sign, & Play Fridays, September 20 & 27, 10:30-11:00 AM.
For hearing babies up to 24 months, with an adult Join us for a fun and interactive class for hearing babies! We will use music, books, and playful activities to promote preverbal communication using ASL signs. Babies who use a few simple signs actually speak sooner and are less frustrated than their non-signing peers. Presented by signing instructor Linda Schmackpfeffer. Registration opens Friday, September 6 for Penfield town or school district residents and Friday, September 13 for all others.
Parent-Child Book Group Thursday, September 26, 6:45-7:30 PM
For grades 3-5, with an adult. This year we will be reading popular children books selected by you. However, for the September meeting, please read Ramona Qumby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts. Led by our children librarian, Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. Books are available at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Drop-In Saturday Family Story Times Saturdays, September 28-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 or 16.

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