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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.


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:

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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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Closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day

May 26th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Just a reminder: We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. The Town of Gates will be holding a Memorial Day Service at 10 am on Monday May 31 to recognize the men and women who have served our country and dedicate a new historical flagpole in their honor. Follow the link below for more information.


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25th Annual Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

May 18th, 2021 at 4:27 PM

Sponsorship opportunities available!

We are seeking your participation in our 25th Annual Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction to be held at Brook-Lea Country Club on Monday, July 26th, 2021. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we had to cancel our 2020 tournament but are excited to be golfing in 2021. We plan to adapt to any issues raised due to the pandemic.

There are many great opportunities to promote your business and sponsor this wonderful tournament in support of our libraries. Additional information and online sponsorship & registration will be available at the Chamber website:

Download the Golf Tournament Brochure for more information!

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No More Quarantining!

May 17th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

We've got some great news! As of Monday, May 17, we are no longer quarantining items! Items can be returned as normal at the Circulation Desk or in the book drop behind the library.

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