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Outdoor Movie: Friday, August 9

Jul 16th, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Enter our costume contest by coming dressed as your favorite video game character or internet meme!

Join Ralph and Vanellope on Friday, August 9th for a night of family friendly fun! Fun, food, and festivities start at 7:30 PM. Video game character and internet meme costume contest at 8:50 PM. Movie starts at 9:00 PM.

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way!

 

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Preschool Open House

Jul 9th, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Wednesday, July 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is your little one ready to take on preschool? Join us for our Partial Day Preschool Open House where you can get a tour, see our preschool space, enjoy drinks and snacks, and meet some of the teachers. This will also be an open forum to answer any questions you may have. This forum will take place in the YMCA Library space, which is located beside the Gates Public Library.

For more information on partial day preschool, please contact Melissa Allen at (585) 429-1260‬ or visit the Westside Family YMCA website..

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New Online Resources

Jul 1st, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Customizable Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for most common legal procedures. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center helps you with the four key business stages—plan, fund, start and manage, this resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. More than 850 business plans are included from the Business Plans Handbook series, with new business plans added monthly.

Online Biographies

Biography in Context is an engaging database of contextual information on the world's most influential people. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Jun 19th, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Children Summer Reading

Sign up for ages 0-12 will begin on Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 10th. Come into the library and contract to read, or be read to, at least 10 minutes a day. You'd get lots of cool stuff to take home and mark your reading progress. Once a week, come back and get a prize, and move your spaceship around our bulletin board.

Teen Summer Reading

Sign up for ages 9-18 will begin Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 3rd. Come into the library and pick up a summer reading packet and hand in your registration card. Fill out and hand in a review card for every book you read (deposit box is on the Teen Services Librarian's Desk, on the second floor). Hand in review cards by 5:00 pm, Saturday of each week to be eligible for prize drawings which will take place each Monday. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.

Adult Summer Reading

Sign up will begin on Monday, June 24th and ends on Saturday, August 10th. You can choose whatever you want to read, whether they are books, books on CD, MP3s or e-books from the library or your own personal copies. Come into the library and pick up a summer reading packet and hand in your registration slip. Each packet has booklist recommendations and 5 review slips. Review slips can be returned into the box which will be put on top of atrium table. Prizes will be awarded each week.

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Unsolved Rochester: True Crime Fundraiser

May 18th, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Saturday, June 15th

Gates Library Foundation will be hosting their 3rd annual fundraiser with true crime author and journalist, Gary Craig and guest host, Nikki Rudd on the evening of Saturday, June 15th at 6:30 PM. Gary will discuss one of the most infamous heists in America, Rochester's unsolved Brink's armored car robbery of 1993. Registration is required for free general registration tickets and for the $25 VIP tickets.

Schedule of Events

Free food, drinks, and desserts from Cabot Creamery, Get Caked, Cafe Macchiato, Boocha Babe Kombucha.

  • 6:30 PM: VIP Meet & Greet with Gary Craig and Nikki Rudd featuring selection of food from Agatina's Restaurant.
  • 6:30 PM: VIP and free ticket holders can enjoy bidding on silent auction prizes, wine pull, 50/50 raffle, free food and drinks.
  • 8:00 PM: Bidding closes. Gary Craig presentation begins.
  • 9:00 PM: Raffle and auction winners announced.

Reserve Tickets

Free General Registration Tickets

  • Author presentation
  • Silent auction
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Wine pull
  • Desserts
  • Book sales
  • Commemorative t-shirt sales

$25 VIP Meet & Greet Tickets

  • All benefits of general registration tickets
  • Sit down with Author & Journalist Gary Craig & Journalist Nikki Rudd
  • Free commemorative t-shirt
  • Food and specialty cocktail
  • Limited to 50 people

Sponsored in part by: General Code, Tractleads, The Harley School, Heritage Packaging, Stantec. Proceeds will benefit the Gates Public Library and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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