Mendon Public Library

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The Reintroduction of Genetically Modified American Chestnut Trees

Monday, September 18

7:00-8:00 PM

*For Teens & Adults*

Join us for a presentation by Paul on the reintroduction of genetically modified American chestnut trees. This is a prime way to learn more about our nation's environment and long-term health. Learn how, prior to the Chestnut Blight of 1900, there were an estimated 14 billion American Chestnut trees in the U.S. A question-and-answer session will follow the half-hour presentation. Call 624-6067 to register.

Genetically Modified American Chestnut Trees

 

Firefly Friends

Firefly Friends:

"Your Light Is Bright"

(Wing 1 ~ yellow patch)

Wednesdays, September 20-October 11

12:30-1:05 PM (Registration Full) or 1:30-2:05 PM

"Grow and Glow"

(Wing 2 ~ orange patch)

Wednesdays, October 18-November 8

12:30-1:05 PM or 1:30-2:05 PM

*For Ages 2-5 with Parent/Caregiver*

Firefly Friends is a program of stories, songs, and crafts with weekly themes for helping little ones shine bright lights. Classes led by Jennifer DeVille Catalano. The fee for a four-week wing is $10; scholarships are available. Class size is limited to 11 children. Call 624-6067 to register for all four classes in each wing.

 

Afternoon at the Movies:

The Philadelphia Story

Wednesday, September 20

2:00-4:00 PM

*For Adults*

Come join us at the Mendon Library for a relaxing afternoon of screening The Philadelphia Story, a classic romantic comedy, on the library's HD screen! No registration necessary.

 

"This film focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves."

The Philadelphia Story

 

Write Your Light: Summoning the Sparks of Autumn

Write Your Light:

Summoning the Sparks of Autumn

Thursday, September 21

1:00-2:30 PM

*For Adults*

Join Jennifer DeVille Catalano for some mindful exploration and expression through informal writing exercises that are connected to light and seasonality. This class will include listing, journaling, erasures, visualizations, and writing prompts for awakening the senses and accessing the magic of the seasons. Class size is limited to eleven participants; call 624-6067 to register.

 

Turning 65 and Medicare
Tuesday, September 26
6:30-7:30 PM
*For Seniors and Those 60+*
Join us for an educational session designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the working time line on what is needed when Turning 65. Who needs to apply for Medicare? When to apply for Medicare? How to apply for Medicare? What is Medicare and the five moving parts? How to avoid Penalties. Free Program offered by Andrea of T65 & Beyond. Call 624-6067 to register.
 

 


RECURRING EVENTS

 

Story Times

Story Time

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM

*For Toddlers to Pre-School*

Meet us for stories and more! These times will encourage early literacy, a love of books and being read to, following simple directions, taking turns, being part of a group, and being a good listener. No registration necessary.

        

Technology Training

Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Wednesdays, 4-7 PM

*For Adults*

Laptops, tablets, e-readers, iPads, and more. Have a question? Come to a FREE, one-on-one training session to get answers and learn how to do it yourself. Call 624-6067 for an appointment; walk-ins welcome if space allows.

        

Paws to Relaxo with Sheltie Shylo

Paws to Relax with Sheltie Shylo

Tuesday, September 26

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Kids of All Ages & Dog-Lovers*

Stop in to hang out with Shylo, a Sheltie therapy dog! You can cuddle, play, and read stories to Shylo and make a new friend. No registration necessary.

 

Building Buddies

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

*For Toddlers to Pre-School*

This combination story time and play time fosters early literacy, social skills, creativity, fine motor skills, and parallel play among young children. Grown-ups can socialize or browse through a magazine or newspaper in our comfortable Jacobs Family Reading Room while children play with building blocks. No registration necessary.

 

Building Buddies

 

The Knit Nook

The Knit Nook

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 AM

*For All Ages and All Abilities*

This knitting group is all about fellowship. Learn to knit a simple project or bring one that's in progress. New knitters will receive No. 7 needles and acrylic yarn. Experienced knitters can bring their own needles, yarn, and projects. Books and magazines with antique and current knitting ideas will be available. No registration necessary.

  


 

 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

For Details, go to What We Offer, Events Calendar

 

Teen Advisory Meeting

Teen Advisory Meeting

Thursday, September 21

7:00-8:00 PM

Turning 65 & Medicare

Turning 65 & Medicare

Tuesday, September 26

6:30-7:30 PM

Healthy Homes 101: Essential Oils

Healthy Homes 101:

Essential Oils

Saturday, September 30

11:00 AM-Noon

Movie Morning: Meg LeFauve

Movie Morning:

Special Screening of "Inside Out" with Screenwriter Meg LeFauve

Friday, October 6

11:00 AM-1:30 PM

    


 

Don't live in Monroe County?

Don't have a library card?

That's okay!

You don't have to be a Monroe County resident or have a library card to use our free high-speed WiFi, utilize the copier, print things, reserve a study room, or just hang out at the library to read or work. ANYONE can use the Mendon Public Library! If you live outside of Monroe County but still want to get a library card, we offer a courtesy out-of-county library card that enables you to use any of Mendon's services and check out any of our materials. We also offer Monroe County cards at $25 a year that give you full access to all Monroe libraries, Overdrive (where you can check out e-materials), and the ability to place interlibrary loans!

 

Free High-Speed Wifi

Free High-Speed WiFi

High-speed wireless internet access is available to patrons who bring in their laptops or mobile devices. Our WiFi speed consistently clocks in at 10+ Mbps for downloads and 10+ Mbps for uploads, making it a breeze to work, study, stream content, and download files at the library. Combine this with our wireless printing, and you are set to go!

     

Got talent you would

be willing to share?

We're looking for artists and craftspeople who would like to teach others by offering a program at our library.

We'd love to hear from you!

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MENDON LIBRARY OFFERINGS:

 

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E-Newsletter

 

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Suggestions

  

Volunteer Log

 

Houck Digital Collection

 

HF-L Yearbooks

 

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Ventura Book Reviews

 

2016 Annual Report


 OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Monroe Library System

 

MCLS Digital Collection

 

NY Times Bestsellers

 

New York Ancestry

 

New York Heritage


 CURRENT BOOK REVIEW

Salt to the Sea

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Monday, September 11

6:00 PM

NOTE NEW TIME

Open to the public

 Schedule


 FRIENDS MEETING

Wednesday, September 20

4:00 PM

New members welcome

Membership Application


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Book Lover Society

May K. Houck Foundation


Author Society

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Storytellers Society

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Canandaigua National Bank

The Kade Project

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