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Big Library Read

Jun 21st, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Big Library Read is starting Thursday, June 28! Visit our digital collection at to borrow the featured title ‘The Quiet Girl’ by S.F. Kosa with no waitlists or holds. On Facebook or Instagram, use #biglibraryread for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet & a signed book from the author. The Quiet Girl Good girls keep quiet. But quiet girls can’t stay silent forever—and the consequences are sure to make some noise. When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, Mina, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Mina, a successful romance author, simply left, their marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality: Mina has always carried a secret. And now she’s disappeared. In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A strange, quiet girl whose missing memories may break them all. To find his missing wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet. In her debut thriller, S.F. Kosa presents a tightly-woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love.

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Happy Father's Day

Jun 20th, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Happy Father's Day! Literature has given us so many memorable fathers and father figures! Who is YOUR favorite literary dad? Tell us on Facebook and/or Instagram!

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Learn Python with ROC Code

Jun 17th, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Learn Python programming for free, in an in-person community-wide event! Students of any age are welcome, and no prior experience is needed. Students will create a simple, fun, beginner-level project or game that will get them started on their coding journey! The one and a half hour sessions will be held in person July 2nd 2:00-3:30 and August 6th 2:00-3:30 and will be taught by experienced high school programmers from ROC Code! Be sure to register here!   Bio: Angel Tang and Vinay Pendri are students at Mendon High School. They are the founders of ROC Code, an organization striving to connect student programmers with those interested in programming to produce the next generation of computer scientists! ROC Code is partnering with the Gates Public Library to bring this programming event to the community, but also offers one on one coding sessions for those who are interested in taking a deeper dive into programming!   Note: Feel free to bring your own laptop! Otherwise, laptops will be available for use during the program.

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Genealogy Computers Now Available!

Jun 15th, 2021 at 10:23 AM

Genealogy computers are now available to use at the Gates Public Library! Access Ancestry, Heritage Quest and many other genealogy resources on our genealogy computers. Discover your family history and start your family tree today! Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, Social Security Death Index, and Military records. must be accessed using a computer at the Gates Public Library. HeritageQuest   A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history sources. Provided by the Monroe County Library System.

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Chess Club for Kids

Jun 14th, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Don't forget! Chess Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, in the Community Space. This club is for kids under the age of 18 who know how to play chess! All chess players are welcome, from beginners to masters. Our club is informal. Kids can come and go at any time during club hours. Parents are welcome to watch the games. In order to maintain social distancing conventions, space is limited. Masks covering nose and mouth will be worn throughout and registration is required for each session.

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June In-Person Storytimes at Westgate Park

Jun 7th, 2021 at 5:36 PM

Don't forget! We still have three weeks left of our Westgate Park Storytimes! And we have added a third day (Mondays) to the last three weeks! That's right! You now have three opportunities to come to the park to sing, read, and dance with Mary Jo and Miss Hannah! Call or stop in today to reserve your spot!

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CANCELLED: Virtual Poetry Share

Jun 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Announcing The Friends of the Gates Public Library K-12 Virtual Poetry Share! Deadline to register: May 28, 2021 Students in grades Kindergarten to 12 are invited to register.  The Poetry Share will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th starting at 7:00 pm.  Random prizes will be drawn from student participants, who must attend virtually to win.  Prizes will be $15.00 gift cards to local pizza, burger and ice cream restaurants. For more information or to register, visit: {CCM:BASE_URL}/poetry

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June Book Sale

Jun 1st, 2021 at 2:56 PM

We're having a BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Gates Public Library! Members Day (for Friends of the Gates Public Library Members) begins Friday, June 11th at 3PM - 6PM. You may renew or join at the door for $5. Sale for the General Public begins Saturday, June 12th at 10AM - 3PM. Don't forget to bring your own bag!

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