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Annual Outdoor Movie Night

Jul 29th, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Save the date for our Annual Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, August 6 at 7:30 PM! Together we'll watch Raya and the Last Dragon outdoors in the Gates Public Library's parking lot. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray. We'll have popcorn for $1 and a Lugia's Ice Cream truck - free for the first 50 people. Contact the library with any questions. No registration. Masks are encouraged but not required.

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Book Discussion Kits

Jul 28th, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Interested in starting your own Book Club in the community? We have over 30 Book Discussion Kits for your small group! Each kit has 8-9 copies of a single book and book discussion guides, all in a handy easy-to-carry bag. Be sure to check out this section (which can be found to the right of the upstairs Reference Desk). Check out your next book discussion kit today!

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Upcoming Book Sales

Jul 27th, 2021 at 10:31 AM

Here are some upcoming book sale dates you won't want to miss! September 9th - 11th, 2021 December 2nd - 4th, 2021 The Book Sale will be open: *Thursday: 3pm - 6pm Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm *Members only (join for $5) Don't forget, our Sam & Doris Palma Memorial Book Store is located in the atrium of the Gates Public Library and offers a diverse selection of gently used books, DVDs, and more all year round! Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Gates Public Library.

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Library Seeks Trustee

Jul 19th, 2021 at 4:45 PM

The Library has an opening for a Trustee.  This is a great way to serve the Gates community and help guide the Library.  Please see the job description for more information and how to apply.  Applicants must be residents of Gates, and deadline to apply is July 31, 2021.

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Geocache at the Library

Jul 13th, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try our Geocache! You can leave your heavy hiking gear at home for this cache, but you may want to bring your detective skills. The coordinates (N 43° 09.222 W 077° 43.874) will get you to the first clue that will lead you to a series of clues in the library. After you have used your highly tuned skill of discovery to find all 11 clues inside the library, you will find the final location that holds the treasure (and log book) you seek. The size of the final container is about 7" long, 4"wide, and 5"high. You are welcome to discover the hidden clues in our library any time we are open. Fun for the whole family; may take a bit of time to complete. Check out more information at the Geocaching website!

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StoryWalk at Wegman Road Park

Jul 9th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

The StoryWalk Project® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Our StoryWalk was created through a collaborative project between the Gates Public Library and the Gates Recreation Department. Visit our updated StoryWalk at Wegman Road Park to read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses!

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One-on-One Computer Training

Jul 8th, 2021 at 5:10 PM

Are you a newcomer to the world of computers and tablets? Are you someone who just wants to brush up on their skills? The Gates Public Library offers one-on-one-computer, tablet, and e-reader training. Please contact Cathleen Carstens at (585) 247-6446 to book a tech tutor appointment.

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Adult Take & Makes

Jul 8th, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Adult take & makes are still available for pickup! This month's adult craft is a DIY Beach Frame (while supplies last). No registration is required. Pick up your craft today at the Circulation Desk!  

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Large Study Room Now Available

Jul 7th, 2021 at 4:36 PM

The Large Study Room is now available for patron use. To reserve the Large Study Room, call us at (585) 247-6446 or email us at If emailing, please be sure to include your name and phone number in the email. Walk-ins are accepted if the room has not been reserved and is currently not in use. Only one reservation can be made at a time. The room can be reserved for up to two hours. If there are no walk-ins at that time, and no other reservations, a room reservation may be extended. If a reservation arrives more than 15 minutes late, the room may be forfeited to a walk-in. Maximum occupancy of the room is 8 people. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (585) 247-6446.

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