Frederick Douglass, Kids Events, Workshops, Lectures, Readings & Spoken Word

Irondequoit Library February Events

When: Feb. 1-28 2019


2018 Tax Reform Impact and Buying and Selling Homes: An Open Discussion: Friday, February 1 at 1:00 pm. Presented by Neeraj Shah Esq., MBA, CPA and David Browne, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester. Registration is required.

Starting Vegetables from Seed presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension: Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm. Master Gardener Sharon Rosenblum will lead you down the garden path to grow your won vegetables from seed. Registration is required.

A Concert by Resonanz - Frederick Douglass at 200: Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm. Resonanz, the touring ensemble from the Rochester Oratorio Society, performs a bicentennial commemoration of the life of Frederick Douglass through readings, re-enactment,and music. No registration required.

Iron Book Discussion Group - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (Chapter 19-end): Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm and Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 pm. Books are available for a month-long checkout. No registration required.

The Spirit in Practice with the Rev. Michelle Yates: Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 pm; Session 3: Communal Worship and Tuesday, February 26 at 2:00 pm; Session 4: Spiritual Partnerships. These sessions offer a forum for learning, sharing, and growth thatcan enrich all faith journeys. Registration is required.

Learn English as a Second Language: Wednesdays, February 13, 20, and 27 at 5:30 pm. Speak, read, and write English better with ESOL. No registration required.

Saturday Matinee Film Series: Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm. Enjoy a new movie selection every month on the big screen. Please call 336-6060 for this month's movie selection. No registration required.

Know UR Numbers: Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm. Doctors from the University of Rochester, in conjunction with the Irondequoit Lions Club, will be hosting health education sessions and screenings. No registration required.

Turning 65 & Medicare presented by T65&Beyond: Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 am. Learn about Medicare; who needs to apply for Medicare, when and how to apply, and how to avoid penalties. No plan specificinformation will be discussed. Registration is required.

Monthly Talking Circle: Wednesday, February 20, 2:00-4:00 pm. Talking circles invite us to enjoy our shared time, and to come together for respectful and meaningful conversations. This month's topic is Random Acts of Kindness. Registrationis required.

The Slave Experience and the Underground Railroad presented by Jerry Bennett: Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm. Learn about the journey of a slave ship from England to West Africa, then towards the Americas. Registration is required.

A Listening Circle - Men and Women Becoming Allies for Each Other: Saturday, February 23 at 12:45 pm. The Circle process we will be using creates a confidentially safe, brave space for honest sharing and deep listening forboth men and women. All participants are urged to arrive at 12:45 pm. Those who miss the introduction will be unable to participate in the circle. Registration is required.

Intro to American Sign Language (ASL) presented by Paula Wollenhaupt: Tuesdays, February 26 and march 5 at 7:00 pm. In this two-session program, a deaf volunteer offers individuals a language foundation in ASL Registration is required.

IPL Genealogy Group: Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm. Eric Vaughin will discuss genealogy research using newspaper records. Registration is required.

Classic Book Discussion Group - The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer: Books are available for a month-long checkout. No registration required.

Drop-In Knitting Circle: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm. Every Tuesday bring your needlework projects and chat with others while you work. No registration required.

Technology help with Teen Tech Tutors: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. Come in during our drop in hours and get help with all your technology questions. No registration required.


Teen Writing Group: Ages 12-18. Friday, February 1 at 3:30 pm. Join us to write, share, edit, and laugh. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board: Ages 12-18. Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 pm. Have a say in what programs we offer for teens and get your hand on the latest books. Join TBA. No registration required.

Role Playing Games for Teens: Ages 13-18. Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 am. Each month will feature a new role playing game like Deadlands or Call of Cthulhu. Registsration is required.


Groundhog Day Storytime: Ages 3-7 with caregiver. Saturday, February 2 at 11:15 am. Join us for stories and a craft celebrating Groundhog Day. No registration required.

Preschool Open House: Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm. Representatives of local preschools and day cares will be available to answer questions and provide information. No registration required.

Origami Story and Craft with Linda Oette: Grades 2-5. Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30 pm. Join Linda Oette, retired Irondequoit teacher and origami enthusiast, for a story and related origami project. Registration is required.

Hooping Storytime with Benjamin Berry: Ages 2-7. Benjamin Berry will share his love of hooping and the circus arts through stories and movement duringthis fun storytime. No registration required.

Kid's Book Club: Grades 3,4, and 5. Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 pm. If you love to read join us for our very first kid's book club. Stop by thelibrary to pick up a copy of this month's book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs. Cozy fireplaces, wacky magic, chocolate chip cookies, and spine-tingling chills are the ingredients that went into making this book. Registration is required.