Workshops, Literary Events, Lectures

Fairport Public Library February Programs

When: Feb. 1-27 2019

Interviewing Beyond the Basics
Monday, February 4 at 6:00 PM in the library’s Community Room.
In this workshop you will learn how to properly prepare for an interview. Discover how to increase your confidence and showcase your qualifications for a competitive edge. Presented by Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration Required.

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? The Hidden Job Market
Wednesday, February 6 at 10:00 AM in the library’s Community Room
Hiring practices have changed dramatically. What is the best way to get a resume in front of an employer? Workshop attendees will see what works, why it works and hot to implement it. Presented by Dr. Rita Carey Registration Required.

Senior Wednesday: Get Tech Help
Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM in the library’s Technology Lab.
Do you have questions about your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Or do you just have some general questions about technology? Come by the Tech Lab, we can help! No registration.

Protecting Your Retirement Nest Egg in Our Changing Market
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM in the library’s Community Room.
Wall Street started 2018 strong with stocks climbing to new highs in the first quarter of the year. By October, the market entered a volatile skid with the S&P 500 Index losing 6% from the prior year. In this seminar we discuss the reasons for 2018s unpredictable performance, what to expect in 2019 and then tie all this into your own investments. We will discuss risk tolerance, asset allocation, and diversification, helping you understand how they relate to your portfolio. I present several actions you can take to protect your investments in a period of volatility and rising interest rates. All attendees receive a complimentary guidebook on investing. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor. Registration required.

AARP Safety Driving Course
Part 1 will take place on Friday, February 8 followed by part 2 on Friday, February 15. Both classes will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Library’s Community Room.
A two-part 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 first class (only checks accepted) and must have a valid New York state license. Drivers need to attend both classes to get certificate. Registration is required.

Interviewing at 50+: The Right Answers to the Wrong Questions
Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 AM in the library’s Community Room.
Remove concerns about age in the interview process. Identify common mistakes and prepare language that demonstrates value and presents a contemporary image. Presented by Dr. Rita Carey. Registration required.

Book discussion: “Hearts & Daggers”
Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 PM.
Hearts & Daggers is a new book discussion group that discusses romance and mystery books, alternating the genre each month. This month we will discuss a mystery: The Dry by Jane Harper. Copies are available at the Check Out Desk. No registration.

Genealogy Club: “Census”
Monday, February 18 at 2:00 PM in the library’s Community Room.
Join us for 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. This month we will learn about Census. Presented by Barb Koehler from Rochester Public Library. No registration.

“Right” Your Resume
Monday, February 18, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Write a resume that will get you noticed. Learn about different types of resumes and how to demonstrate your skills and accomplishments to an employer. Presented by Annie Walker, RochesterWorks!

Simple Strategies for Restful Sleep
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
About 30 percent of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep, contributing to sales of over the counter sleep aids estimated to reach $52 billion by 2020. This 60 minute workshop will highlight lifestyle habits and natural solutions that will help you to get the sleep you need without potentially harmful remedies. Taught by Cindy DeCarolis, Certified Natural Health Specialist. Limited to 20 participants.

Tuesday Travelogue: Southern Ireland
Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Take an adventure through the southern counties of Ireland. See castles, cathedrals, pubs, small towns, seaside villages, cities, coastlines, and hear some wonderful Irish music. This program is presented by Christine Simons.

Senior Wednesday: Sit N’ Stitch
Wednesday, February 27, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Knitters and crocheters are welcome to sit and chat, share or learn new techniques, and see some of the latest fiber crafts books added to our collection. No Registration necessary.

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