Adult Services

Highlighted Events!

Learning opportunities abound at the library!

You can register for all events on our online calendar, by choosing "Calendar of Events" on our menu, or click HERE.

Contact Grace Engelbrecht, Adult Services Librarian, at grace.engelbrecht@libraryweb.org or (585) 392-8350.

Book Clubs

So Little Time Book Club

We don't always have as much time to read as we would like. This book club is focused on books, classic and contemporary, of all genres and interests, that are 200 pages or less, for participants to read independently and discuss together! Adult book clubs are open to ages 18+ Please register online.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month

Next meeting: Tues. April , 6th 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Print copies available in the library now!

Non-Fiction Book Club

This book club is moving to daytime! It is for adults (ages 18+) who want to expand their horizons and knowledge through non-fiction books. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. Please register online.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Next Meeting: Wed. March 17th, 1:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder (Travel/Sociology/Memoir)

Print copies are available in the library now! E-book copies are available on Libby/OverDrive.

YA Forever Book Club

This book club is for the adults (ages 18+) who still love young adult literature! Each selection in this group is a well-reviewed YA book for the group to read independently and discuss together. Please register online.

Meetings: last Monday of each month

Next meeting: Mon. March 29th, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Suggested Reading by Dave Connis (Contemporary)

Print copies are available at the library now!


Sweet & Spicy: Romance Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of romance. Selections will range in content and genre, including historical and contemporary. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. Please register online.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December)

Next Meeting: Wed. April 21st, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Print copies are available at the library now!


Crafts, Presentations and Other Events

Interview Preparation

When: Thursday, February 25th, 6:00 pm on Zoom

Presented by Amanda Falzone of You're Hired Rochester.

This interactive class focuses on ways to make a lasting and stand out impression during interviews. There will be opportunities to have your questions answered. 

Register with an e-mail address to receive a Zoom link. 

This event was generously funded by the Monroe County Library System's Adult Literacy and Workplace Development Grant. 

New York's Holy History

When: Friday, March 12th, 1:00 pm on Zoom

Jack Kowiak, local history hobbyist, will present on this topic.

Upstate New York was the center of religious activity in America during the country’s first 150 years. Many people are aware of the Mormons and the Spiritualists, but that was only the tip of the iceberg of the religious activity in our backyard. Many other key religious movements and denominations were founded in Western New York. This presentation will discuss some of the fascinating historical figures and events that took place in Western New York in the19th century that went on to influence our entire nation and the world beyond.

Register to receive a Zoom link.

Raised Bed Gardening

When: Saturday, March 20th, 10:30 am on Zoom

This presentation will focus on the key steps to ensure a successful vegetable garden, We will also cover planting and harvesting techniques, the advantages of raised bed gardening and the top ten vegetables for home gardening. 

Presented by Master Gardener, Lauren Caruso, from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. 

Register to receive a Zoom link. 

Healthy Living for Brain & Body

When: Tuesday, March 23rd, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of the Rochester & Finger Lakes Regions.

Register to receive a Zoom link. 

Your name and zip code will be shared with the Alzhemier's Association for statistical purposes only, with no solicitation.