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TV Today: A Workshop for Adults by Daniel Jones 

TV Today: A Workshop for Adults by Daniel Jones 

Adults, have you wondered about….. TV choices and how to buy, Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and more, How to cut the cord, Smart TVs and apps, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast ? Join us in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room on Tuesday, March 5, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM, as Daniel Jones talks us through today’s TV choices.  No question off limits. Registration is required.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Mendon Public Library.

Author Matthew Desmond at Innovation Square

Author Matthew Desmond at Innovation Square

The Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is pleased to present “Poverty, by Rochester: A Conversation with Matthew Desmond” at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 6th at the Theater at Innovation Square (the former Xerox building in downtown Rochester). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer-Prize winning author returns to Rochester to continue the conversation about poverty. Desmond will present his new book, Poverty, By America, and its findings – along with potential solutions to poverty in America – during this lively event, including an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Spring Clean Your Photo Collection

Spring Clean Your Photo Collection

Adults and Teens, join us for an evening presentation by Kate Jacus, The Photo Curator. This program will meet in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, and will focus on best practices for organizing and managing your photos, memorabilia, and family heirlooms. Kate will share ways to sort, organize, and preserve your important family memories and offer some free resources available to help with the process. There’s no better time to get started on this organizing project than now! This is a free program, but you’re encouraged to reserve a spot. Sponsored by the Friends of Mendon Public Library.

6×6 Small Art Production with Mrs. Zauski

6×6 Small Art Production with Mrs. Zauski

Kids, Teens and Adults, would you like to spend some time creating 6×6 Small Art for inclusion in the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center 6×6 Exhibition? Mrs. Zauski will be here at the library on Saturday, March 16, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, to work with up to 20 students to create art that can be submitted by the April 1 deadline for this special exhibit. The Mendon Public Library will provide the 6×6 canvas boards, a variety of acrylic paint colors and brushes with instruction by Mrs. Zauski. Reservations required. Limited to 20 students.

Tuesday Travel Talk Linking Hands for Learning in Nicaragua

Tuesday Travel Talk Linking Hands for Learning in Nicaragua

Join retired Honeoye Falls-Lima Principal Jeanine Lupisella and her daughter Elise on Tuesday, March 19, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room, as they share information about their mission trips to Nicaragua. For more than a decade, Jeanine and her husband Rob have led trips to Central America to carry out the mission of Linking Hands for Learning (LHFL). As stated on their website: “Our mission is to improve access to education in impoverished areas throughout the world. We are committed to building schools, promoting literacy, and fostering community relationships that will enable children to learn, grow, and thrive. Our goal is to support communities in their efforts to provide quality education to their children by building schools that are safe, functional, and conducive to learning.” Kindly register for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mendon Public Library.

TRILLIUM Here to Answer Your Questions

TRILLIUM Here to Answer Your Questions

Teens & Adults: Trillium Health will have a table at MPL to answer your questions about their services. Trillium Health is a Community Health Center that provides extraordinary care for all, including LGBTQ+ health, ensuring equitable, judgement-free, and affordable care. Trillium Health will be here on the 3rd Tuesday in February, March, and April, from 2 PM – 4 PM. Stop by; no registration necessary! Tues, Feb 20, 2PM-4 PM ; Tues, Mar 19, 2PM-4PM ; Tues, Apr 16, 2PM-4PM.

Teen Tuesday Volunteers

Teen Tuesday Volunteers

Middle and High Schoolers, you can be a part of our Teen Tuesday Volunteers. Meet in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM for a different activity each week. Help with a fun project and earn community service credit while you are at it!  Each session is...

Kids Stay Safe on Streets and Sidewalks

Kids Stay Safe on Streets and Sidewalks

Elementary-aged school kids, join us at the Mendon Public Library on Wednesday, April 3, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM as we learn from the Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety what we all can do to stay safe while riding our bikes and/or walking through town. We’ll watch some videos, do some crafts, and discuss safety. It’ll be fun and informative. Please bring your bike helmet; we’re going to be checking to make sure they fit properly.  Kindly register for this program.

INTRODUCING:  12 “Diverse Voices” Book Discussion Kits

INTRODUCING: 12 “Diverse Voices” Book Discussion Kits

Mendon Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of our new DIVERSE VOICES BOOK DISCUSSION KITS. The Rochester Regional Library Council and The Friends & Foundation of Rochester Public Library awarded a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries to make the creation of these kits possible. Twelve Diverse Voices Book Discussion Kits were created. Each kit contains seven copies of a particular title and seven copies of a book discussion guide, conveniently circulated in a special tote bag. Titles were selected to represent diverse characters, authors, and topics. The intended audiences for the Diverse Voices kits are both established and new book groups, and anyone who may wish to host a single book discussion for their friends, family, coworkers, etc. The book kits have an extended 8-week loan period.

CPR Training Kits

CPR Training Kits

Thanks to a collaboration from the American Heart Association, UR Medicine, and the Monroe County Library System, you can learn to save lives with CPR from the comfort of your own home or classroom. Hands-Only CPR training kits are available to borrow at Mendon Public Library, and other select Monroe County Libraries. The unit includes a rubber torso, or manikin, to guide proper hand placement as well as compression rate and depth, and instructions. The Hand-Only CPR kits are available to be checked out and returned at any public library in Monroe County, just as with other library materials.

Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Programs

(Click an image for more program details) BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the library (EXCEPTION: Monday, January 8, 2024.) Registration required.             TUESDAY STORY TIME Tuesdays, 10-10:30, at the library (in the summer, at Harry...

Next Board of Trustees Meeting

Next Board of Trustees Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Mendon Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at 7 PM on Monday, March 4, at the library. Agenda and documents for the next board meeting will be available here 24 hours prior to the meeting. Agenda for March 4, 2024 MPL BOT Meeting Unapproved MPL BOT Meeting...