Adult Services

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

Bestsellers Book Club

In bestsellers book club, we will discuss newer and popular titles of all genres and interests. Titles will be decided in advance by the group. Adult book clubs are open to ages 18+.

In Person-1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the library

Virtual-1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Next meetings: Tues. October 5th

Title: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Summary: "Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place."

Limited copies are available in the library.

Non-Fiction Book Club

This club 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.

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

Next Meeting: Wed. November 17th, 1:00pm (In person)

Title: TBD


Sweet & Spicy: Romance Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of romance. Selections will range in content and genre. 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. October 20th, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Love at First by Kate Clayborn

Blurb: A sparkling and tender novel from the acclaimed author of Love Lettering, full of bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love that fans of Christina Lauren, Sarah Hogle, and Emily Henry will adore.

Print copies are available in the library now!

Content includes: Sex/intimate Scenes

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: paused

Next meeting: TBD

Title: TBD

We are temporarily stopping this book club due to lack of interest. We will reevaluate starting it again in the future. Please let Grace know if you are interested in this book club.


Upcoming Events

Tech Time: Using Libby

When: Friday, September 24th, 2:00p pm In person

Would like like to learn how to use Libby to access e-books and audiobooks from the Monroe County Library System? This hands-on presentation is for you! Bring your device if you have one. Goals: learn how to download the Libby app and use Libby to check out and place holds. Please bring your device (tablet, phone, etc.) if you have one. Please register.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

When: Monday, September 27th, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. This event is virtual. Please register to receive a Zoom link.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

Walking Tour --East Ave Side--of Historic Hilton

When: Wednesday, September 29th, 10:30am

Meet outside the library

Our tour will be lead by Hilton historian, Dave Crumb, and will include Main Street around the East side of the village (Main St, East Ave, Railroad Ave, Lake Ave). Please wear comfortable shoes and water bottles are recommended. If you have accommodation questions, please call us.

Registration required. If registration fills up, we will try to schedule this same tour again later in the fall.

Comedy Improv Workshop

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 10:30am

In this fun, interactive workshop, participants will learn the fundamental rules of improvisation and some basic comedy techniques, as well as a variety of theater games and comedy improv games, such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Julie Donofrio leads this workshop. Julie has been making people laugh for years, sometimes on purpose. She writes as a comedian and as a humor columnist for Rochester Woman Online (as Julie Dee). Julie has also worked as an improv actor, and has done stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy everywhere from New York City comedy clubs to the beverage tent at the Monroe County Fair. She has performed in the Toronto and Rochester Fringe Festivals, and her television credits include a guest-starring role in the pilot “Finding Fabulous.”

Women's Self Defense

When: Monday, October 4th, 6:30 pm

*This event will be held at the Hilton Community Center Gym: 59 Henry St, Hilton, NY 14468. Masks are required for walking the halls until we are in our program space.*

Chelsea Zerrillo is a karate black belt and has taught karate classes for many years. She presents this hands-on session for women of all ages and abilities to learn basic self-defense skills for a variety of situations. Women ages 13 and up are invited to attend. Please register.

*Find more on our Calendar of Events on the Menu*