Program Alert: Catacombs of Paris (10/7/15) and Autumn in British Columbia (10/8/15)

October 5th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

We’ve got two travelogues coming this week for anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about the famed Catacombs of Paris or British Columbia in the Fall. Registration is requested for both programs. Please call us at 336-6060 or email us at irondequoit@libraryweb.org to register.

Catacombs of Paris
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM

One hundred feet beneath the bustling, modern city of Paris lies the world’s largest mausoleum. Learn the historical origin of one of the most macabre curiosities in the world, and see for yourself the final resting place for over six million souls, including Robespierre, Princess Elisabeth of France, and Georges Danton. Greg Benoit, Director of the Gates Public Library, will discuss this very fascinating burial place.

Autumn in British Columbia
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

Travel with us to this magical city in the full beauty of its most spectacular season. Veteran traveler Christy Simons shares her photographs & adventures that will leave you breathless.

Hey Irondequoit, Tell Us What Your Favorite Books Are (and Win a B&N Gift Card)

October 1st, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · 1 Comment ·

top25Do you have a favorite book? Do you have ten favorite books? Twenty? Thirty? We want to hear about them!

All through the month of October, the Irondequoit Public Library wants you to tell us about your favorite books by filling out an entry form with your name, phone number, and the title of your favorite book (one title per entry, but you can enter as often as you’d like). Every Friday, two winners will be chosen to receive a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. And at the end of the month, we’ll add up all the entries and announce Irondequoit’s 25 Favorite Books.

This contest is open to patrons 18 and older, but if you want to nominate a kid’s book, that’s OK with us.

Prepare to be Scared at the Irondequoit Library in October

September 30th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·

The Irondequoit Public Library’s world famous Scary Movie Celebration is back for another year! We’ve got hundreds of your favorite fright flicks now available… perfect for tonight or for your Halloween movie marathon.

And if you need a recommendation, be sure to follow the library on Twitter and Facebook for our “Are You Scared Yet? Pick of the Day” every day during the month of October.


Program Alert: Wine Touring in the Finger Lakes (10/1/15)

September 28th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

Have you ever wanted to tour the wine trails of the Finger Lakes? Become an expert before your first trip by attending our Wine Touring in the Finger Lakes program. Don Nelson-Nasca and Diane Wolcott will offer tips on what wineries to visit, along with savings, shopping, dining, special events, and overnight accommodations. Registration is requested, please call the library at 336-6060 or email us at irondequoit@libraryweb.org to register.

Wine Touring in the Finger Lakes
Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 PM

Don Nelson-Nasca and Diane Wolcott guide you through five wine trails in the Finger Lakes region. The Keuka, Seneca, or Cayuga Lake trails boast over 128 wineries that will satisfy any taste bud. The Canandaigua and Lake Ontario Trails are closer to Rochester but more spread out. Find out how to visit various wineries and discover tips for savings, shopping, dining, special events, and overnight accommodations. Featured local wines will be highlighted. (Please note that no wine will be available during the program).

Pictures From the Grand Opening and the 2015 Greater Rochester Teen Read

September 22nd, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Can you believe its been more than a week since our big Grand Opening Celebration? If you weren’t able to join us, we’ve got a bunch of pictures available on our Facebook page.

We also recently had a visit from authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud as part of the 2015 Greater Rochester Teen Read. Pictures from that event can also be found on our Facebook page.

Fall 2015 StoryTime Season Starts September 28

September 21st, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Kids, Storytimes · 2 Comments ·

Are you eagerly awaiting the return of StoryTime? Well, good news, our Fall StoryTime Season will begin on Monday, September 28 and run through Thursday, November 19. Here’s the complete schedule:

Mondays at 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Ages 0-23 months. Enjoy the company of other babies and caregivers while supporting your baby’s literacy through stories, songs and rhythm. No registration necessary. (No BabyTime on Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15)

Mondays at 11:30 AM
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM or 1:00 PM
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Ages 2-5. Storytime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children. Each session features stories, songs, finger plays and more with a different theme each week. No registration necessary. (No StoryTime on Monday, October 12, Thursday, October 15, and Wednesday, November 11)

Evening Stories & Crafts
Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM
Ages 2 and up. Enjoy a short storytime, then make a related craft to take home. These storytimes are usually based on a holiday theme. No registration necessary.