Archive for September, 2011

Greater Rochester Teen Read Week

Teen Librarians across Monroe County Library System are encouraging everyone to read the same teen book in Celebration of Teen Read Week!  

The entire Greater Rochester community is encouraged to read  

A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hour walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way. Based on the true story of Salva Dut, who later came to Rochester, A Long Walk to Water is a powerful and inspirational story and will have readers of all ages eager to talk with Linda Sue about the book and Salva’s organization, Water for Sudan. Water for Sudan is based in Rochester, NY and is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2003 by Salva Dut. Their mission is to drill borehole wells which bring safe drinking water to Southern Sudan’s remote villages, transforming lives in the process.

Copies of A Long Walk to Water are available at all libraries in the  

Monroe County Library System.

Meet Linda Sue Park: Schedule of Event 

Kick-off event:

Monday, October 17th, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

Kate Gleason Auditorium

115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.  

For more information call Teen Central at 585-428-8450. No registration necessary. Sponsored by The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.

The Central Library is handicapped accessible. To request specific accommodations, contact Deborah Nevin at 428-8304 ten days prior to the program.

 Wednesday, October 19th, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Seymour Library, Brockport

161 East Avenue, Brockport, NY 14420. To register for this event, visit or call the Seymour Library at 585-637-1050.


Thursday, October 20th, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Penfield Public Library, Penfield

1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526. To register for this event visit or call the Penfield Public Library at 585-340-8720.

September 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Homework help

Need help with your homework? There are tutors available, volunteers, and staff who would be happy to help.

Just ask!



September 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm


Monday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.


September 16, 2011 at 2:39 am


Today is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

What are your memories of this event?


September 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Happy September 1st!

For those of you that have school tomorrow. Good luck and have a great first day!

September 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Maplewood Hours

MONDAY: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm TUESDAY: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm WEDNESDAY: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm THURSDAY: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm FRIDAY: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm SATURDAY: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
September 2011