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YOUTH PROGRAMS || ADULT PROGRAMS

Youth Programs

Cops for Kids| Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
The Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Public Library are once again teaming up to bring you Cops for Kids to help the children of Rochester get a great start on their lifelong journey as readers! We’ll listen to officers read stories, do a fun activity, and spend some quality time with local law enforcement officers. Stories and activities will be geared towards children in 2nd grade and younger, but ALL AGES are welcome. Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are also welcome!

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Read to Gabbie| 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in June and July from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
June 13th and 27th; July 11th and 25th
Gabbie, a REAL, LIVE THERAPY DOG, is back at the Library this summer and children are invited to come and practice their reading skills with her! Don’t forget to bring your Read to Gabbie Frequent Reader Card! Call or register online to reserve your fifteen-minute time slot. Registration Required.

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Teen Programs

Make and Take Sign Painting | Monday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m

Independent Creator Heather Secker will be at the library for a Make and Take Sign Painting Party exclusively for teens! Choose from one of eight different sayings and customize your sign in a variety of different ways to truly make it your own! The cost for this program is $20. If you have any questions please contact the Youth Services department. Registration and prepayment are required by June 30 for this program.

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Adult Programs

Healthy Eating on the Run |Thursday, July 6th at 6:00 p.m.

Is your schedule so busy that it leaves you longing for a healthier lifestyle? Being busy doesn’t mean you have to forgo a healthy diet. Learn some easy and helpful tips to keep your diet on track whether you are pressed for time or are just in a rut and need some new ideas.

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Paint a Sign With Life Expressions Decor | Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 p.m.

1 for $20, 2 or $38, or 3 for $54.  Registration and Payment Due by August 1st.

Join us for a ladies night! We will be making signs like the ones shown. There are so many to choose from. Heather Secker an independent consultant with Life Expressions Décor will be guiding us through the creative process. You will learn different painting techniques or you can explore your own with 50 different colors to choose from. See all designs available on our sign up page! Registration Required.

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Sending Your Child to College | Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Invest in your child’s future without sacrificing yours. During this seminar you’ll learn ways to define a college savings goal that is right for you, determine today’s cost and various payment options, balance retirement and college savings, understand what goes into college saving and college spending. Registration required.

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Medicare Educational Seminar | Monday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Want to learn more about Medicare and available options for financial protection against unforeseen medical expenses? Join us for this seminar that will provide information about Medicare and supplemental plans presently approved by the federal government, timing for enrolling and changing plans, and the differences/similarities of Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans.

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Senior Fraud Prevention | Monday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m.

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Far too many older adults are being financially exploited by strangers over the telephone, through the mail, and increasingly, online.

Financial scams also often go unreported because the victims are afraid the perpetrator may retaliate, the victims are embarrassed that they have been scammed, or simply because victims are unsure about how to report the incident. Worse yet, some people do not even realize they have been the victims of fraud. Come to learn about the latest scams happening today and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud. Registration Required.

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Rules of the Road Review Course |
Wednesday, June 28th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Rules of the Road Review Course gives drivers–especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities–the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. Registration required.

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TECHNOLOGY TRAINING | Registration Required

Android for Beginners | Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Keshia Dotson| Class Limit: 8

If you have an Android tablet or smartphone, but don’t know how to use it, this class is for you! We will walk you through the basics of using your device, show you how to install & use different applications, & give you resources for when you run into problems with your Android device. Participants must bring their device and charger to the program.

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How to Use the Card Catalog | Monday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sara Kumerow | Class Limit: 8

This class will show you how to use the Library’s card catalog to locate, request, and renew items, as well as how to request items from outside of our library system.

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How to Use Cloud Storage Systems | Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sara Kumerow | Class Limit: 8

In this class you will learn the basics of using cloud storage systems, like Dropbox & Google Drive, to store and back-up your precious digital files. We will compare the different cloud storage options available and show you how to start saving your files to the cloud.

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Book-A-Librarian| every Wednesday between 3:00 and 5:00p.m.

Did you know you can check out free electronic BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, and MAGAZINES on your e-reader from your local library? Did you know if you have web searching abilities on your cell phone, you can access your Library account to renew your books from your current location? Did you also know that you can open your Library account from your home computer? Call the Rochester Library today to book your FREE 30-minute session to learn how!

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