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Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree?

May 12th, 2015 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? ·

Would you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? Local artist, Craig Wilson designed and sculpted our unique giving tree. Mr. Wilson’s beautiful work can be seen in private collections and public spaces all around the Finger Lakes area. Here in the Rochester area, he created the Gates and Bench for the Discovery Children’s Garden at Strong National Museum of Play, the Bench for the Fairport Savings Bank in Irondequoit, the Eagle Sculpture for West Irondequoit High School, and the Preening Egrets sculpture at Parkridge Hospital.

givingtreeThe Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree was named in honor of two pioneers of the Irondequoit Public Library. It was Pauline Evans who started the first official library in the town in the basement of the Lincoln Bank on the corner of Titus and Cooper. Helen McGraw was the first certified public librarian to serve our town. Now their names will live on in this exquisite giving tree.

Sample Leaf

Sample Leaf

The Giving Tree is a huge metal sculpture that will be mounted right near the front door of the new library. If you would like to be a part of the Giving Tree, please download the Giving Tree Donor Form, or go to IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com and click on the “Contribute Now” button to donate online.

And don’t forget… The rest of the fund raising campaign to help hold down the cost of the new library is in full swing! Money has been raised to cover the costs of furniture, fixtures and equipment. There are also naming opportunities. All donations large and small will benefit our new library for years to come. If you wish to contribute please fill out and send in the Pledge Form. You can also donate online at: IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com!

Thank you for supporting “The Library the Community is Building Together!”

Used Book Bag Sale at Evans and McGraw!

July 21st, 2015 by Matt Krueger in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

We’re clearing out old stock to make way for new!

We’re having a bag sale at both branches of the Irondequoit Library on all used children’s books and library discards. $3 per bag until they’re gone. Lots of great titles and authors!

Just a reminder that neither library will be accepting any donations from now until the new library book store opens in September.

New Large Print Books for July

July 21st, 2015 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Browse the newest large print books (listed in alphabetical order by author’s name). If you want to check if the book is available, click on the title.

FICTION
Under FiredTom Clancy Under Fire by Grant Blackwood
Jack Ryan Jr. clashes with Russian intelligence in a race to find a missing agent who holds secrets vital to both sides.

 

 

Fire in the NightFire in the Night by Linda Byler
As her Lancaster community is terrorized by barn fires, Sarah Beiler must help her father, the minister, calm his angry congregation, but finds herself distracted by flirtatious Matthew and a mysterious newcomer.

 
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Baby signing time at Evans – make-up class scheduled

July 10th, 2015 by aholland in Kids · No Comments ·

Since Baby Signing Time was canceled on 6-22, we have scheduled a make-up class for 7-27 at 10:30. Please join us!

Sing, Sign, and Play with Linda Schmackpfeffer, Baby Signing Time Instructor. Ages 0-23 months with caregiver. Mondays @ 10:30. 6/15, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, & 7/27. During this fun and interactive class we will use books, songs, and other playful activities to teach caregivers and tots some simple and useful ASL signs.

7-9 Farmer’s Market Storytime Canceled

July 9th, 2015 by aholland in Kids · No Comments ·

We apologize for any inconvenience!

New Young Adult Books for July

July 6th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

pofProof of Forever by Lexa HillyerBefore: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.
After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.
Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.
Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.
Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.

ewyltmEven When You Lie to Me by Jessica AlcottCharlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.
But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her.
She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

tslombThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesThe Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.
And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.
Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. [Read more →]

Irondequoit Library Closed on July 3 + 4

July 1st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

The Town of Irondequoit will host the annual Fourth of July Festival this weekend and a complete list of events can be found at the town’s website. Don’t forget about fireworks on Saturday at 9:30 PM!