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LEGO Club at Rotary Park

LEGO Club at Rotary Park

Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot at LEGO Club at Rotary Park. Each Thursday, at 4:30pm – 5:30pm, from September 15th – October 13, Miss Lisa will prepare a LEGO Club Activity for 16 participants. This program will take place at Rotary Park, 214 N. Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. All LEGOs and materials will be supplied. Registration required.

Build A Fort!

Build A Fort!

Kids 8-12, Come learn how to build a fort! Here at the Mendon Public Library on Friday, October 7, from 10 am – 12 Noon. Learn from designer and artist Evan Bobrow how to imagine then build your dream fort. View his work, on display at the Mendon Public Library, and learn about imaginative world building and intuitive drawing. Drawing and building will be part of the presentation. This presentation will be limited to 10 students, so please register to reserve a spot.

Pop-up Poetry

Pop-up Poetry

Step inside a poem- and refresh the way you see the world! On Thursday, October 6, 10:30am – 11:45am, in the Mendon Public Library – Jacobs Family Reading Room, poet Kathleen Wakefield leads this monthly poetry discussion group this fall. No poetry experience is necessary, just curiosity and the desire to read some lively poems. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of Mendon Public Library.

Using Social Media as a Job Search & Personal Branding Tool

Using Social Media as a Job Search & Personal Branding Tool

On the hunt for a new job? Looking to hone your online professional image? Take your social media skills to the next level on Wednesday, October 12, 6:30pm – 7:45pm, in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room. Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting will detail the roles of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in today’s job search environment.

Paranormal Investigations – Who, What, and How

Paranormal Investigations – Who, What, and How

On Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm – 7:45pm, in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room, come listen to Monroe County’s oldest and most experienced paranormal investigation team, Monroe County Paranormal Investigations. They will be giving a talk about what they do, how they do it, show evidence that they have acquired, and even tell some stories from some of their more interesting investigations! Registration is required.

Build Your Own Terrarium – Tween/Teen

Build Your Own Terrarium – Tween/Teen

Tweens and Teens between 10y – 18y, join us in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room for this fun event on Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Plant Your Own Terrarium with Jardin Terrariums. We can accept 12 students, so register today for this free class. A glass bowl, base sands, soil, succulents, decorations and instructions will be included.

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables- GARLIC!

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables- GARLIC!

During the Monday, October 24, 6:00pm – 7:00pm workshop you will learn about planting, growing, harvesting, curing, and storing garlic, as well as the nutrition and health benefits associated with the vegetable. Registration is required. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. This event is co-sponsored by Rush Public Library and will take place at the William Udicious Park Pavilion, 1900 Rush-Scottsville Road, behind the Rush Public Library.

Cybersecurity for Seniors

Cybersecurity for Seniors

On Monday, October 24, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room. Cybersecurity for Seniors is a one-hour event run by RIT Computing Security accelerated master’s students in the CyberCorpsⓇ Scholarship for Service (SFS) program....

“Rochester Reads” Companion Program: The Hate U Give Screening Followed by Discussion of Similar Books

“Rochester Reads” Companion Program: The Hate U Give Screening Followed by Discussion of Similar Books

The Mendon Public Library is hosting this program as a companion to Rochester Reads 2022. On Tuesday night, October 25, from 6pm – 9pm, teens and adults are encouraged to join us in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room to watch the compelling movie, The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’s 2017 young-adult novel. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Following the movie, community member and educator, Lynn Shipe, will share information on three book lists she helped develop for our community. **Reservations requested**

Sewing by Machine 101

Sewing by Machine 101

Get a basic introduction to using a sewing machine. This also makes a good refresher class if you have not used your sewing machine in a while. Basics include winding a bobbin, threading the machine, discussion on needles and threads. Bring your machine if you have one. 2 are available for use at the library. On Wednesday, October 26, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Mendon Public Library Jacobs Family Reading Room. — Registration is required.

Firefly Friends “Grow & Glow” Orange Patch

Firefly Friends “Grow & Glow” Orange Patch

Firefly Friends with Miss Jennifer is happening. Firefly Friends is a program of nature-based stories, songs, and take-home crafts to help children ages 2-5 shine bright lights in the world. Come meet Juniper the firefly puppet and help Miss Jennifer wake up the sleeping fireflies! Registration is open for “Grow & Glow,” the second “wing” of Firefly Friends, which will meet in the library from 10:00am – 10:35am on the following Wednesdays: October 19, October 26, November 2, and November 9. A parent or caregiver must be present.  THIS IS A FOUR WEEK COMMITMENT. Each week we visit with our feelings and focus on a different theme. At the end of each 4-week “wing,” children earn a firefly patch of a different color. Please note that class size is limited to 10 children and registration is required. You can register online or by calling the library at (585) 624-6067.

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 October 3, at the library. Regular BOT Meetings for 2022: Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug 1, Aug 29, Oct 3, Nov 7, and Dec 5. Agenda and...

Painting of Honeoye Falls on Display

Painting of Honeoye Falls on Display

Janegrace Taylor recently brought a painting of Honeoye Falls to hang in our library. Janegrace is new to this area and sought out the falls to see what they looked like. The beauty of the scene inspired this painting. Janegrace Taylor is a graduate of Syracuse...

Mendon Celebrates Monroe County’s Bicentennial

Mendon Celebrates Monroe County’s Bicentennial

In January 2022, Monroe County launched a year-long Bicentennial celebration. A key element of the celebration is to “showcase the rich and proud history of the area.” It is stated in the initial press release: “Monroe County is partnering with libraries and...