Workshops, Classical, Lectures

Fairport Public Library September Programs

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Tue., Sept. 17 and Tue., Sept. 24. Continues through Sept. 30 2019

Digital Help
Mondays at 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Thursdays at 12:00 PM-2:00 PM & 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturdays at 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Navigators from the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester provide free on-site, drop-in service to participants who require assistance with technology. Navigators assist participants with a range of needs from learning a new computer skill to completing an important computer related task such as creating a resume or cover letter, completing a job application or filling out online forms. No registration. First come first serve.

Preparing to Retire: How to Plan a Successful Transition
Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Retirement is a major life event we plan for. Making the decision to enter retirement doesn’t come easy for everyone. This seminar is designed to empower your decision-making process with education, resources and best practice guidance. In this seminar we will review the most common questions and concerns people have at this stage of life and leave time for questions and answers. Can I afford to retire now? Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor. Registration required.

I’ve Got the T-Shirt
Monday, September 9 at 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Craft your SCAR (Situation, Challenge, Action, Result) stories to help relate your skills and experience in the interview process. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required.

Library Board Meeting Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Monthly meeting of Library Board of Trustees--open to the public.

Interviewing at 50+: Prepare and Present!
Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Develop response patterns that resonate with the interviewer and eliminate age concerns. Observe how to address the question behind the question and avoid common mistakes made by the more experienced candidate. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey. Registration required.

Marketing Plan: Plan Your Best Guide to Job Search
Monday, September 16 at 6:00-7:30 PM
The creation of a marketing plan provides focus for your job search. This workshop will take you on a guided tour of how to create a target list of companies using LinkedIn and other online tools. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required.

An Introduction to Linkedin for Job Search 50+
Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Learn how to develop a professional profile that will attract hiring managers and recruiters. Discover ways to showcase your knowledge, skills and abilities with LinkedIn. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey. Registration required.

Opera Guild: Operatic Oddities: Singing Outside the Box
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
An opera , no matter how creative and original it may be, generally follows some broad conventions. These are the conventions of Drama, upon which are overlaid the conventions of Musical Structure. However, now and then we encounter operatic scenes and arias that don’t follow the usual pattern. It is some of these that we will explore in this program. Presented by Art Axelrod from Rochester Opera Guild. Registration required.

Learning Links: English as a Second Language
Tuesdays September 24-Tuesdays, December 10, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Free English as a New Language tutoring. Build your skills in speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing in friendly, one-on-one or small group sessions. Materials are provided. Children can attend a story hour at the library at the same time. Presented by Learning Links of Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.

Learning Links: Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays September 24-Tuesdays, December 10, 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.

Travelogue: Iceland
Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Ellen Prill connects the geology of Iceland's volcanoes and glaciers to the Icelandic lifestyle, including the country's recreation, art, food, architecture and changing economy. Join us for this informative and illustrative slide presentation. No registration.

Opera Guild: Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier
Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
This lecture is based on the 1982 DVD of the MET performance of Der Rosenkavalier. Presented by Richard Strauss from Rochester Opera Guild. Registration required.