The Gates Public Library will continue to be a friendly, creative learning center where the staff engage with the public to develop a variety of collections, resources, and programs that will encourage education, literacy, personal enjoyment and professional growth.
Join us on the evening of Saturday, April 29th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, at Gates Public Library for an evening of entertainment, wine, and food in support of early childhood literacy. Presented by ACM Global Laboratories.
Wine will be provided by A Gust of Sun Winery. The evening's events will feature a sampling of wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, silent auctions, and a wine pull. The Bushel Brothers will be performing live music to entertain guests. In addition to supporting a fun evening of entertainment, proceeds from the event will be given to the Gates Public Library to benefit an important early childhood literacy initiative.
Tickets are $25 for one person, and $40 for a couple. Tickets are available online and at the library's check out desk.
If your business is interested in sponsoring a table at the wine tasting, or if you would like additional information, please Greg Benoit at (585) 429-9298 or email Greg at email@example.com.
Now you any your children can enjoy the enriching fun of our story times from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Hannah and Mary Jo have put together thirty minutes of songs, live music, fingerplays, puppets, and picture books. Individual segments can be found on our YouTube page. This episode features:
A special $25 Prize will be awarded for a poem based on a Gates theme.
The Friends of the Gates Public Library is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all students attending Gates schools, or Gates students attending schools elsewhere. The contest prizes will be awarded in three divisions:
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Poems may be written in any style, rhymed or unrhymed. Maximum length: 25 lines. Entries are due by April 5, 2017. They must be accompanied by the entrant's name, address, phone number, school attended and grade. Students may submit up to two poems.
The winners will be announced at the Friends Annual Meeting on May 18, 2017. The Gates Public Library will close early on that day so that the awards can be given out in the library atrium on the main floor. The contest is named after Elizabeth Hinchey, the wife of Franklin Hinchey and a multi-talented woman who wrote poetry. Entries should be mailed to:
Friends Poetry Contest Gates Public Library 902 Elmgrove Road Rochester, New York 14624
I'll be working to enhance and expand library programming for adults while pursuing to further develop community partnerships.
What book has changed your life and how?
"Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura C. Schlessinger. I randomly pulled this book off the shelf and 256 pages later I learned to take full responsibility of my life. She keeps it real and I like that.
What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?
"Matilda," by Roald Dahl. I'm the youngest of 4 children and grew up with very strict parents. Her practical jokes and inner resources helped me through many of my own annoyances.
You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?
My fiance - he isn't actually an object but everything else can be replaced.
What is your spirit guide animal?
Apparently the owl.
All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Anna.
Gates Public Library has a new Job Search Center dedicated to helping individuals find their next job. Our patrons can have extended time to fill out applications, complete a resume, take a test, or search for employment opportunities. Nearby are the shelves with resources that have web addresses for job posting sites, and workforce development training. Civil service test preparation materials, and job search guides are also located in this area. One-on-one assistance is always available from a librarian.