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From the Library – Escape to Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and Join the Classic Book Discussion Group in August 2022

The Classic Book Discussion Group will venture out into the wilderness next month as they will read and discuss Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in August 2022.

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: In 1845 Thoreau, a Harvard-educated 28-year-old, went to live by himself in the woods in Massachusetts. He stayed for over two years, living self-sufficiently in a small cabin built with his own hands. Walden is his personal account of the experience, in which he documents the beauty and fulfilment to be found in the wilderness, and his philosophical and political motivations for rejecting the materialism which continues to define our modern world.

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An in-person discussion of Walden will be held on Thursday, August 25, at 3:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar.

Copies of Walden are currently available on our 1st Floor on the Book Discussion Shelf (just behind our New Books shelves).

You can also download a copy of Walden through Overdrive (as an ebook or an audiobook) or Hoopla (as an ebook or an audiobook).

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From the Library – NEXT WEDNESDAY (8/3/22): Young Writers Club for Tweens

Calling all Young Writers (ages 9-12), the next meeting of our Young Writers Club for Tweens is happening on Wednesday, August 3, at 4:00 PM. Share what you’re working on with other tweens and practice your prose with a new set of writing prompts.

If you’d like to join the group, please register to attend through our Event Calendar.

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From the Library – Discount Cards for Local Museums Through the 2022-2023 V.I.P. Pass Program Now Available

The Irondequoit Library is happy to once again participate in the Monroe County Library System’s V.I.P. Pass Program, a partnership with the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, Corning Museum of Glass, Genesee Country Village & Museum, George Eastman Museum, Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, New York Museum of Transportation, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, and The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, which allows libraries to circulate discount passes for each of these institutions.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
— Visit the library and check out a V.I.P. Pass… just like a book!
— Take the V.I.P. Pass to the venue and enjoy exclusive discounts.
— After you have enjoyed a great day, return the pass to the library so another person can check it out.

V.I.P. stands for “Very Important Places”, marking the relevance of libraries, landmarks, and museums to the life of the community. Working together, our organizations are able to provide multiple opportunities for education, inspiration, and enrichment to the residents of Monroe County.

More information about the 2022-2023 V.I.P. Pass Program can be found at Libraryweb.org.

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From the Library – THIS FRIDAY (7/29/22): Build Your Own Terrarium for Teens!

Calling all teens (ages 13-18), we’re hosting Build Your Own Terrarium for Teens! on Friday, July 29, at 3:30 PM.

Kathleen from Jardin Terrariums will join us to help you create your own special living creation. All supplies will be provided, but registration is required. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar.

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