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iFilms - Sweet Thing

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
SWEET THING (2020) directed by Alexandre Rockwell English//USA The story revolves around two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of their alcoholic father and negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is free and open to the public. Please note, the iFilms series is intended for an adult audience.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Puzzle Exchange

10:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
If you've spent a lot of time doing jigsaw puzzles this past year and are ready for some new challenges, join our puzzle swap!  Bring your gently used puzzles to the library any time on Friday, December 10th or Saturday, December 11th and exchan...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Puzzle Exchange

10:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
If you've spent a lot of time doing jigsaw puzzles this past year and are ready for some new challenges, join our puzzle swap!  Bring your gently used puzzles to the library any time on Friday, December 10th or Saturday, December 11th and exchan...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Description:
You can view a live stream of the Board meeting on the Library's YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/RochPubLibrary  A recording will also be available after the meeting on the City's website.  https://rochesterc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cover 2 Cover Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a popular book you'll want to read cover to cover. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In December we'll be reading Circe by Madeline Miller. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly discussion about mystery novels!  Each month we read a mystery of your choice on a shared theme.  This month the group will be discussing a mystery set in the 1800s.  This book group meets on the 4th Monda...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a different nonfiction book. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In December we'll be reading The Beauty in the Breaking: a Memoir by Michele Harper. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Join us each month for a book club focusing on uplifting novels and stories. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you or you can stop by the Fiction Movies Music desk and request a copy from staff We are currently meeting the...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cover 2 Cover Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a popular book you'll want to read cover to cover. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In January we'll be reading How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
The instructors return for their fourth year to RPL and request you to bring your imagination and enthusiasm. As with any oil-painting workshop, previous painting and drawing experience is definitely helpful. But don’t let that scare you away. Come s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly discussion about mystery novels!  Each month we read a mystery of your choice on a shared theme.  This month the group will be discussing an Edgar Award winning mystery. This book group meets on the 4th Monday ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a different nonfiction book. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In January we'll be reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Kar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Join us each month for a book club focusing on uplifting novels and stories. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you or you can stop by the Fiction Movies Music desk and request a copy from staff We are currently meeting the...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Preview Book Sale for members of Friends of Rochester Public Library Come shop for used books at great prices!  Nonfiction and fiction for all ages.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Come shop for used books at great prices!  Nonfiction and fiction for all ages.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Come shop for used books at great prices!  Nonfiction and fiction for all ages.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Come shop for used books at great prices!  Nonfiction and fiction for all ages.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cover 2 Cover Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a popular book you'll want to read cover to cover. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In February we'll be reading The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a different nonfiction book. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In February we'll be reading The Best Land Under Heaven: the Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by M...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
EKPHRASIS: the description of or commentary on a visual work of art as a literary device. This class will use the library's collection of photographs developed from antique glass plate negatives to spark a poem, story, or memoir. Instructor Kit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly discussion about mystery novels!  Each month we read a mystery of your choice on a shared theme.  This month the group will be discussing  This book group meets on the 4th Monday of each month. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Join us each month for a book club focusing on uplifting novels and stories. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you or you can stop by the Fiction Movies Music desk and request a copy from staff We are currently meeting the...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cover 2 Cover Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Learning, Social Gathering
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Description:
Join us each month to discuss a popular book you'll want to read cover to cover. Please register below, and we'll put a copy on hold for you.   In October we'll be reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly discussion about mystery novels!  Each month we read a mystery of your choice on a shared theme.  This month the group will be discussing mysteries about St. Patrick's Day or April Fools Day. This book group me...