Joseph O’Toole will use novels set in different time periods and regions in the United States to discuss why certain books are memorable with readers by examining the merits (and shortfalls) of each novel. Each of the books highlights a central character. They are unified by the theme of how these characters cope with difficulties. This first discussion will be an introduction to the MAF. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants should attend every month. Copies of all books will be provided. This reading and discussion series is made possible through Humanities New York. Registration required.
Enjoy the cheery and high-energy singing, drumming and dancing of these wonderfully talented artists from Ghana! For all ages. No registration required.
Offered three times: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45am. Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. No registration required.
We will be discussing The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Using an assortment of over 400 postcards, a collector of women’s ephemera, Carol Crossed, tells the story of 19th and early 20th century women’s fight for the right to vote. Join us for a talk commemorating the 2020 Suffrage Centennial. No registration required.
Join us for rhymes, songs and board books, followed by open play. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
Teen volunteers will complete useful tasks behind the scenes and earn community service credits. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required.
Join us for an evening movie with snacks! Call 585-249-5481 for the title. No registration required.
Great Decisions is a discussion program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and coordinated locally by PCL. Its purpose is to educate citizens about American foreign policy. Eight topics are chosen each year. Copies of the briefing book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk and for reference at the Reference Desk. Upcoming topics are:
February 12: Climate Change and the Global Order
February 26: India and Pakistan
March 11: Red Sea Security
March 25: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
April 8: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
April 22: China’s Road into Latin America
May 6: The Philippines and the U.S.
May 20: Artificial Intelligence and Data
Registration limited with consideration given to past participants. Registration for February 12 includes all sessions.
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.