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.
Ganondagan in Victor, New York, is the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to Native Americans; in particular the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people. Join Ganondagan volunteer Harvey Limbeck, who will present this series about the Haudenosaunee history, culture, and living traditions that express universal ideals of peace, cooperation, and respect for each other and the natural world. No registration required.
The Iroquois Confederacy
This talk will cover the Iroquois Confederacy: its origin, lifestyle of its residents, their interaction with European settlers, the fur trade and the destruction of Ganondagan by the French.
Offered three times each Monday: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 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.
Historic preservation relates to the future as much as it relates to the past. Learn the basics of historic preservation, as well as the challenges and impacts of preservation in today’s world. Presented by Wayne Goodman, executive director of the Landmark Society of Western New York, one of the nation’s oldest and most active preservation organizations. This program is co-sponsored by Historic Pittsford. No registration required.
We will be discussing The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum.
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. 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 a movie with snacks. Call 585-249-5481 for the movie title. No registration required.
Unhealthy eating brings significant health risks. Learn realistic strategies to eat clean and elim-inate harmful and addictive foods for good. Nourish yourself with delicious, satisfying, disease-preventing, brain-fueling and energizing foods without dieting, calorie counting, or deprivation. Presented by Susan Sagan Levitan a certified holistic health coach, who serves on the Health and Wellness Council for the Pittsford Central School District. No registration required.
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.