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Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock! Preview Image

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!

Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:06 AM

It's summertime and Libraries Rock! Whether you are a kid or a grown up, we have reading prizes, library programs, and summer fun for you. You were going to read something this summer anyway, right? Why not register and enjoy a prize or two?

Children ages birth to 12 can read or be read to at least 10 minutes a day. Tweens and teens ages 9 - 18 just tell us what book or books they read and what they thought about it. And yes, ages 9 to 12 can choose to do both programs! Adults of all ages also tell us what they read, and are eligible for great prize drawings.

Come to our Circulation Desk and we'll help you get started on our summer reading program!

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June Kindness Project: Support Our Troops

Jun 5th, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Throughout the month of June the Gates Public Library will be collecting donations on behalf of SupportOurTroops.org. These donations will be given to American servicemen and servicewomen who are deployed overseas. Donations can be left in the red, white, and blue box near the coffee bar, or dropped off at the "Ask Here" desk. The following items are needed:

  • Phone Cards*
  • Visa and MasterCard Gift Cards*
  • iTunes Gift Cards*
  • Ear Buds
  • USB Flash Drives
  • AA and AAA Batteries
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Beef Jerky and Slim Jims
  • Powdered Drink Mix (To flavor local water)
  • Gum, Breath Mints, and Candy
  • Personal Care Items (Men's and Women's Razors, Feminine Products, Lip Balm, Dental Floss, Lip Balm, Foot Powder, Etc.)

* These items should be left at the "Ask Here" desk.

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#ReadWomen Book Club

May 30th, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Join us for the first meeting of the book club that exclusively reads female authors. This Month we are reading Cherry by Mary Karr. Copies of the book are available at the check out desk. We will meet on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 PM to discuss the book. Registration is appreciated. Register online or by calling (585) 247-6446.

In 2014 Joanna Walsh, author and journalist, founded #ReadWomen to promote and support books written by women. Any genre. Any length. Any kind. We hope to keep up the momentum.

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ACM Global Laboratories Presents: Beer Tasting Fundraiser: Friday, May 18th Preview Image

ACM Global Laboratories Presents: Beer Tasting Fundraiser: Friday, May 18th

Mar 26th, 2018 at 10:35 AM

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Presented by ACM Global Laboratories: On the evening of Friday, May 18th from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, The Gates Public Library and Writers & Books will host an evening of food, an assortment of beer tasting provided by Beers of the World, and silent auction prizes. What's more Nationally recognized author Tim Wendel will speak to attendees about his newest non-fiction book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," and writing in general.

"Cancer Crossings" is a deeply personal book about the doctors whose research at Roswell Park in Buffalo, New York changed the survival rate for childhood leukemia from 10 percent in 1966 to 90 percent, what it is today.

Tickets are on sale online at the drop-down menu below, and will be mailed to you. They will also be available at the checkout desk starting Wednesday, March 28th. One ticket is $25.00, and two tickets are $40.00

Beer Tasting Tickets

Tim Wendel, a Western New York Native, is the author of 13 books (novels and narrative nonfiction) and a writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University.

His books include the "Summer of '68," "High Heat," "Red Rain" and "Castro's Curveball." His writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Gargoyle, Washingtonian, GQ and Esquire.

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss calls Wendel's work "a winning mix of science, biography and mythology." The New York Times, in an Editor's Choice Selection, describes his writing as "sensitive and scrupulous."

His new book, "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," will be released in Spring 2018.

Kyle Semmel, Executive Director of Writers & Books, is a writer and literary translator whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He has translated 12 books, including, most recently, Thomas Rydahl's The Hermit. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the Danish Arts Foundation and a 2016 NEA Literary Translation Fellow.

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