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Oct 11th, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Sign up for our email newsletter, and each month you will receive updates about library news, educational programs, and special special events for children, teens, and adults. 

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New Gates-Chili Community Events Newsltter

Oct 9th, 2014 at 9:45 PM

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Westside YMCA, Gates-Chili School District Continuing Education, the Chili Public Library, Gates Recreation, and Chili Recreation. 

Once a month we will be publishing a community newsletter that has upcoming events for people of all ages at various organizations within the Gates-Chili Community. 

You can view the newsletter here, and be sure to share it with your friends and neighbors!

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High School Equivalency Preparation, ESOL, & Job Training Orientation

Sep 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Are you interested in getting your high school diploma, learning English, or changing careers? The Gates Public Library is working in partnership with Monroe 2 BOCES to deliver high school equivalency preparation, English as a second language instruction, TABE testing, and job training at the library with a schedule that is flexible enough for even the busiest individuals.

If you are interested furthering your adult education at little to no cost, please contact Greg Benoit at (585) 429-8298 or gbenoit@libraryweb.org with your name, phone number, and the program you are interested in enrolling in. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 26th.

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Meet the Staff: Aubrey

Sep 12th, 2014 at 9:00 AM

What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I'm the Holds and Interlibrary Loan Clerk so I handle all the requests for our materials from other libraries as well as the materials coming in from other libraries that have been requested by our patrons. I also help out with managing the day to day concerns in the Circulation Department.

What book has changed your life and how?

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I first read it as a teenager and it really impressed upon me the importance of the free exchange of ideas and how much we should value such freedoms in our culture. From that point on it became important to me to not just go along with banning or dismissing something because of popular opinion, but to look at it, become informed and decide for myself.

What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?

The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro.

You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?

What kind of horrible question is this?! As long as my husband and my animals made it out, everything else is replaceable.

What is your spirit guide animal?

Well, the sorting hat put me in Ravenclaw so I think I'm supposed to say eagle.

All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Aubrey.

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