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Children's, YA & Young at Heart Book Sale on Saturday, Nov 1st

HUGE book sale for children's books, young adult books, and books for the young at heart. Find lots of gaming manuals, comics and kids books. This sale will be held In the library entrance on Saturday, November 1st from 10:00am - 1:00pm.


Intro to Skype Classes on Nov 5th and Nov 18th

During November you have two chances to learn how to make Skype video/audio calls using your computer/device and an internet connection (or use the Library's free "Skype Lounge").

Our Introduction to Skype class will be held twice, once on Wednesday, November 5th at 10:00am and a second time on Tuesday, November 18th at 3:30pm. You will set up a free Skype account during this class and practice making Skype phone calls. Sign up on our events calendar to reserve your space.


National Novel Writing Month logoWrite your Novel at the library this November for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we are hosting four "Write-Ins" for you to begin and complete your novel in the month of November. Join us every Monday night in November (begining on Nov 3rd) from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the 2nd floor Computer Lab to write with other aspiring novelists. We will have laptops available, or feel free to bring your own device, pencil & paper or whatever works for you.


Candidate Forums now available for online viewing

If you were unable attend any of this year's Candidate Forums this October, they are available for online viewing.

Head to the City of Rochester Media Center page to see: School Board 5 & 6, Olmsted Sheriff and State Rep. 26A & 26B, County Commissioner District 4

The City Coucil and Mayoral forums are available to watch online at the Library's YouTube site: City Council Ward 3, Mayor, City Council Ward 5


Give to the Max DayLibrary Foundation Celebrates Give to the Max Day on Nov 13th

Keep the Library Foundation strong on Give to the Max Day this year on November 13th. Make an online donation on November 13th. Or for more convenience, give anytime between November 1st - 13th. Together, we hope to raise $10,000 on Give to the Max Day!

You also have several chances to meet Max the Rabbit and enjoy a story about Max and Ruby on Nov 13th.

  • Meet Max the Rabbit at Toddler Time 10:30am & 11:00am
  • Special Max & Ruby Family Storytime at 1:30pm


T'ai Chi Chih Classes begin Nov 5th

T'ai Chi Chih - A free seven-week class held on Wednesdays from 2:30pm -3:20pm in the library auditorium will teach you the basic T'ai Chi Chih movements - moving meditation practice, gentle and easy to learn. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased creativity, heightened energy and improved physical and emotional well-being . Registration is now open!


Nov 5th - Nutrition & IBD: choices for adults and kids

Attend a program discussing the role of nutrition and get an overview of diets for Irritable Bowel Disease patients on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm in the library auditorium. Registration stars at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 pm. Please register in advance if possible. Call 651.917.2494. Use online link, or download, print and mail in the completed form.


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