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Fairport Library February Programs

When: Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Feb. 26 2020

Womba Africa Drumming
Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
High-energy singing, drumming and dancing of these talented artists from Ghana. No Registration.

English As A New Language
Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Free English as a New Language tutoring for building skills in speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing in friendly, one-on-one or small group sessions.  Materials are provided. Presented by Learning Links of Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free class to prepare adults for the United States Citizenship Test.  Instruction is given in U.S. history, reading, writing, and vocabulary needed to pass the test. Materials are provided. Presented by Learning Links for Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Managing your Retirement: Financial Literacy- Taking Control of Personal Wealth and Retirement
Wednesday, Feb. 5 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Ideal for people at any stage – growing in their career, approaching retirement or in retirement.  This seminar offers value for both the “Do it Yourselfer” and those looking for personal guidance. We want to give you a blue print for understanding personal wealth building and management strategies, retirement readiness, Social Security, your 401(K) or pension as well as group insurances from your employer. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor.  Registration required.

Adult DIY Craft Club
Thursday, Feb. 6 @ 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Adults can come to the library to socialize and relax while making a cute and easy heart tote bag -- useful for groceries or library books. Space is limited to 15 people.  Registration required.

AARP Safety Driving Course
Part 1: Fri., Feb. 7 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Part 2: Fri., Feb. 14 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
A classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers aged 50 and over.  Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members, payable at the beginning of class (only checks accepted). Must have a valid New York state license. Drivers need to attend both classes to get certificate. Bring your license. Registration required.

Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Cutting the Cable Cord
Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

John Nelson, JCC TechAge volunteer, will explain how to "cut the cord" from cable and still get desired content. Registration required.

Genealogy Club
Monday, Feb. 17 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
An informal afternoon of research and discussion. Local history and genealogy enthusiasts young and old, experienced and newbies are welcome. Together we research and explore our family histories. Topic: Advanced Ancestry.  Presented by Barbara Koehler. No registration.

Caring for Photographs
Wednesday, Feb. 19 @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Rochester, New York has a rich history in photography, but not everyone knows what to do with photographs in their home. In this class we will provide helpful tips for long term care of your photographs. Presented by Erin Fisher Technology Collections Manager at George Eastman Museum. Registration required. 

WWII Vet: Flying the Hump!
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Join WWII veteran, Theodore "Ted" Ellstrom, as he shares his experience of flying over the Himalaya's during the 2nd World War. He'll tell a little bit about the history leading up for WWII and why it was necessary to fly over India, Burma and China. You'll also hear a bit about his trip to New Orleans to see the new WWII memorial. This is a rare opportunity to hear the story of someone who lived through an amazing experience, from someone who was there. Registration required.

Travelogue: Norway and Finland
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @ 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Join us as we travel through the Nordic counties of Norway and Finland. We will take a scenic train ride and a cruise up the coast from Bergen to the North Cape with 9 stops for walking and activities. We will also learn about some history of the Vikings and WWII. Presented by Ken Harbison. No Registration.

6X6 Art Party
Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and anyone who wants to create. Registration required.