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Rochester Public Library - Rochester's Rich History Lecture Series


stack-o-booksCelebrating 100 Years of History

The Rochester's Rich History lecture series of 2011 highlights the Rochester Public Library during its 100th Anniversary year. All lectures and activities take place on Sundays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and are held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Ave.(map)

  • Jan. 16: Rochester Public Library: The Last 100 Years and the Next 100
  • Feb. 20: Rochester Soldiers in the Civil War
  • April 17: One Hundred Years of Best-Sellers: The Memorable, Unforgettable, Scandalous, History-Making Books of the Last 100 Years
  • May 15: Goodwill Messengers: George W. Cooper International Doll Collection
  • Oct. 16: Treasures of the Central Library Collection
  • Nov. 20: The History of Rochester
  • Dec. 18: 3rd Annual Victorian Tea

Visit the Rochester Public Library 100th Anniversary Website at www.rpl100.org for details. Other upcoming anniversary events include a special commemorative stamp cancellation, birthday parties for all the branches and a juried art exhibit featuring artist books and illustrations.

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is handicapped accessible. Accommodations may be provided for disabled program participants and must be made at least 10 business days before the program. For further information or to make a request, please contact Program Coordinator, Deborah Nevin at 428-8304. 

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