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Wine Tasting Fundraiser Presented by ACM Global Laboratories

Feb 11th, 2017 at 2:25 AM

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Join us on the evening of Saturday, April 29th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, at Gates Public Library for an evening of entertainment, wine, and food in support of early childhood literacy. Presented by ACM Global Laboratories.

Wine will be provided by A Gust of Sun Winery. The evening's events will feature a sampling of wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, silent auctions, and a wine pull. The Bushel Brothers will be performing live music to entertain guests. In addition to supporting a fun evening of entertainment, proceeds from the event will be given to the Gates Public Library to benefit an important early childhood literacy initiative.

Tickets are $25 for one person, and $40 for a couple. Tickets are available online and at the library's check out desk.

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Each year over 50 children in the Gates community are unable to attend preschool through the school district's current lottery placement system. The Gates Public Library is seeking to combat this lack of opportunity by partnering with the Gates Chili Central School District to create a community education space within the library. Your support will afford 54 children in the opportunity to attend preschool at the library from 2018 onward, and countless others throughout the years.

What's more, this space will be used to greatly expand our educational and recreational programs and special events for everyone in the community, from infants to seniors, and everyone in between.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

ACM Global Laboratories, A Gust of Sun Winery, The Gates and Chili branches of M&T Bank, Allied Janitorial LLC, Communications Workers of America Local 1170, Tri-Delta Resources, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Heritage Packaging, Tractleads, and Stantec.

If your business is interested in sponsoring a table at the wine tasting, or if you would like additional information, please Greg Benoit at (585) 429-9298 or email Greg at gbenoit@libraryweb.org.

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2017 Elizabeth Hinchy Booth Poetry Contest

Jan 26th, 2017 at 2:17 PM

$50 First Prizes and $25 Runner-Up Prizes.

A special $25 Prize will be awarded for a poem based on a Gates theme.

The Friends of the Gates Public Library is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all students attending Gates schools, or Gates students attending schools elsewhere. The contest prizes will be awarded in three divisions:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Middle School
  • High School

Poems may be written in any style, rhymed or unrhymed. Maximum length: 25 lines. Entries are due by April 5, 2017. They must be accompanied by the entrant's name, address, phone number, school attended and grade. Students may submit up to two poems.

The winners will be announced at the Friends Annual Meeting on May 18, 2017. The Gates Public Library will close early on that day so that the awards can be given out in the library atrium on the main floor. The contest is named after Elizabeth Hinchey, the wife of Franklin Hinchey and a multi-talented woman who wrote poetry. Entries should be mailed to:

Friends Poetry Contest
Gates Public Library
902 Elmgrove Road
Rochester, New York 14624

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Meet the Staff: Anna

Oct 11th, 2016 at 5:17 PM

What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I'll be working to enhance and expand library programming for adults while pursuing to further develop community partnerships.

What book has changed your life and how?

"Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura C. Schlessinger. I randomly pulled this book off the shelf and 256 pages later I learned to take full responsibility of my life. She keeps it real and I like that.

What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?

"Matilda," by Roald Dahl. I'm the youngest of 4 children and grew up with very strict parents. Her practical jokes and inner resources helped me through many of my own annoyances.

You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?

My fiance - he isn't actually an object but everything else can be replaced.

What is your spirit guide animal?

Apparently the owl.

All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Anna.

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Job Search Center Now Open

Sep 8th, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Gates Public Library has a new Job Search Center dedicated to helping individuals find their next job. Our patrons can have extended time to fill out applications, complete a resume, take a test, or search for employment opportunities. Nearby are the shelves with resources that have web addresses for job posting sites, and workforce development training. Civil service test preparation materials, and job search guides are also located in this area. One-on-one assistance is always available from a librarian.

Thank you to New York State Senator Joe Robach, who secured funding for this center.

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Introducing Loan History

Aug 24th, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Loan History is a new feature that allows you to keep track of items you have checked out even after they have been returned. It is available through your online account.

To sign up for Loan History log in to your account. In your Account Summary click on "Opt-In & Notifications" and then click on "Loan History." Once you acknowledge the terms of service Loan History will be activated for your account.

Your Loan History appears in your Account Activity. It will show you items checked out from the point you activated Loan History on. You can sort your Loan History by the date items are checked out, by author, or by title.

If you need help signing up for Loan History please ask one of our clerks or librarians. Loan History is not available in the Classic Catalog. Items will remain in your Loan History for three years.

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