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2022 Annual Report
Mendon Public Library is proud to present our 2022 Annual Report. Noteworthy statistics for 2022 are summarized in the infographic, and be sure to view the 2022 year in review slideshow to see so many familiar, happy faces.
Author Talk: Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters: 19th Century Women’s Rights Leaders
Join local author, Suzanne Schnittman, at the Mendon Library in the Jacobs Family Reading Room on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. She will discuss her new book: “Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters: 19th Century Women’s Rights Leaders.” All are welcome to join us for this Women’s History Month presentation. This event is free, but registration is appreciated. Suzanne’s books will be for sale at the event.
In Conversation with ROCs Black Leaders – In This Moment – 2 of 2 (online)
On Wednesday, March 29, 7:00-8:00 pm, join our virtual program (on Zoom) with Amanda Chestnut, curator of Visual Studies Workshop’s In This Moment 1 & 2, as they discuss the third ITM 2 chapbook. Amanda is joined by Anita Cameron, disability justice activist, photographer Seandell Boose, and essayist Brianna Milon. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Join The Community Art Project “There’s More to the Story”
Patrons of all ages, join us for a fun, community art project. “There’s More to the Story”: MPL’s Stained Glass Window Mini Mural Project led by Rachel Anna DeVona. Sign up to join us for one or all 6 work sessions, held on Thursdays, February 16 – April 20.
Firefly Friends “Still Shining” (Fluorescent Patch)
Come meet Juniper the firefly puppet, visit with your feelings, and help Miss Jennifer wake up the sleeping fireflies! Firefly Friends is a program of nature-based stories, songs, and crafts to help children ages 2-5 shine bright lights in the world. The Firefly Friends gather in the Mendon Public...
Grab and Go Crafts: While Supplies Last
The Mendon Public Library will continue to offer craft kits while supplies last. Typically coinciding with the seasons, our crafts are made possible through the generous support of our Friends. Craft kits are typically assembled by our valuable volunteers. Have fun and get creative!
Movie Matinee – A Man Called Otto
Reserve a seat for our Movies at MPL on Friday, March 31, at 1:00pm we will be screening A Man Called Otto. Join us in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Reading Room. The Friends of MPL will provide popcorn. Reserve your seat!
Portraits by Henry “Hank” Besanceney
Mendon Public Library is excited to share ten unique portraits by local artist Henry “Hank” Besanceney. Created over a span of 55 years, the portraits are each different and all have an interesting story to tell.
SIMCO HR MediCare Educational Free Seminar
Sign up today to learn from SIMCO HR educators about Medicare timeline & deadlines, Medicare A, B, C, and D, Your Medicare plan options, and the different enrollment periods. This seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am – 1:00pm in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room. Water and snacks provided. Sign up required. This seminar is for anyone one-year from turning age 65, or has ESRD, or is collecting Social Security Disability.
Kids Stay Safe on Streets and Sidewalks
Elementary-aged school kids, join us at the Mendon Library on Wednesday, April 5, from 11:00am – 11:45am. We will 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. This is a free event, but please reserve your spot.
NASA Solar System Ambassador
Kids, on Thursday, April 6, from 1pm – 2pm, join NASA Solar System Ambassador and retired Aerospace Engineer, Jim Porter as he explains the solar system and what will be happening one year from now. The next total solar eclipse to visit North America comes on April 8, 2024. The duration of totality will be up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. Bring your questions about space to the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room and be prepared to have fun and learn a lot! Appropriate for 2nd Grade and Up. Please sign up.
NYS Boaters Safety Course
Boaters, did you know that all folks operating a motorboat will have to have passed a Boaters Safety Course by 2025 to legally operate any boat with a motor? This year anyone born on or after January 1, 1983 is required to show proof of having passed the class, The Mendon Public Library is partnering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer the 8-hour Boat America Boater Safety class on Friday, April 7, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Class is open to 10-year-olds through adults. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ($35 registration for adults; $20 for under 18; All funds support the Coast Guard Auxiliary operations.) Please bring check or cash at the time of the class. We must have 10 participants to run this class.
In this interactive, guided meditation series, you won’t have to be a master to experience this ancient art. These powerful group experiences will be held in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room, and will be followed up with discussions that will leave you feeling relaxed and inspired. You will be able to take these techniques with you to incorporate them into your daily life. Everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up today for one class, or multiple classes (1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12.)
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J and YA Materials Going Fine Free
On Friday, December 23, 2022 the J (Juvenline) and YA (Young Adult) materials from the Mendon Public Library will no longer be assessed late fees. Lost or damaged items will still be charged for replacement.
(Click image for more program details) BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the library Registration required. TUESDAY STORY TIME Tuesdays, 10-10:30, at the library PAWS TO RELAX...
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, April 3, at the library. Agenda and documents for the next board meeting will be available here 24 hours prior to the meeting. Agenda for March 6, 2023 MPL BOT Meeting Unapproved MPL BOT Meeting...