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April 2020

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Books Sandwiched In: Zhiyao Duan review of "Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans" by Melanie Mitchell

Tuesday, April 14 @ 12:12

In the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library BuildingOnline only, Zhiyao Duan will review Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell.

Interweaving stories about the science of AI and the people behind it, Artificial Intelligence outlines the most interesting and provocative modern work in the field, including how some of the most prominent AI systems work; their limitations; and their impact on humankind.

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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Books Sandwiched In: Dresden Engle review of "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years" by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Tuesday, April 21 @ 12:12

In the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library BuildingOnline only, Dresden Engle will review Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton.

In this follow-up to her memoir Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, "Graceful and candid . . . Home Work has such profound meaning for artist and humanitarian Andrews. . . [a] treasury of delectable Hollywood revelations. " – Booklist

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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Tree Overstock Sale

Saturday, April 25 @ 09:0011:00

From 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday April 25th at the Monroe County ecopark, you can come in and purchase trees in a first-come, first-serve sale! This is a great opportunity to still get some trees even if you missed the deadline. More information can be found on our website here: http://www.monroecountyswcd.org/Tree.html

[source: Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District e-mail, 2020-Mar-6]

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Books Sandwiched In: Frank Regan review of "The Uninhabitable Uninhabitable Earth: Earth Life After Warming" by David Wallace-Wells

Tuesday, April 28 @ 12:12

In the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library BuildingOnline only, Frank Regan will review The Uninhabitable Uninhabitable Earth: Earth Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells.

"If the planet was broughtto the brink of climate catastrophe within the lifetime of a single generation, the responsibility to avoid it belongs with a single generation, too. We all also know that second lifetime. It is ours. "

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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May 2020

Alternate Paths Opening Reception (2020-May-1 @ 6 p.m.)

Friday, May 1 @ 18:0021:00

This exciting group exhibit highlights alternative photo processes, and features work by Marianne Pojman (fiber prints toned with tea and coffee, plus other alternative process works), Jonathan Merritt (cyanotypes), Bill Bates (lith prints), Pat Bacon (photogravures), and me (showing all new kallitypes).

[source: artist e-mail, 2020-Feb-17]

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Books Sandwiched In: Edward J. Doherty review of "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein

Tuesday, May 5 @ 12:1212:52

In the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building, Edward J. Doherty will review The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.

"Basedon careful analyses of multiple historical documents, Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on sending how federal, state and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." – William Julius Wilson, author, of The Truly Disadvantaged

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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Tour the Dinkle Exhibit following The Color of Law book review

Tuesday, May 5 @ 13:3014:00

Tour the exhibit with Central Library's Local History & Genealogy Division. Based on the collection of library patrons Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton, Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester's African American Past explores the city's black heritage through the eyes of a family that has resided in the Rochester area since the late 19th century and examines topics such as the local Civil Rights movement and the role of blacks in the military.

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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Sokol High School Literary Awards Reception and Ceremony

Thursday, May 7 @ 16:0017:00

In the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building is the Sokol High School Literary Awards Reception and Ceremony.

Hear winning poetry, prose and performance entries from Monroe County students in grades 9-12.

[source: Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library brochure, 2020-Mar-2]

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June 2020

$82

Andrew Bird, Calexico, Iron and Wine musical performances

Monday, June 15 @ 19:0022:00

[source: Artpark website, 2020-Feb-17]

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November 2020

$25

Anansi Tales: Br'er Rabbit Mask/Puppetry Workshop

Wednesday, November 4 @ 11:3013:30

(Ages 4-12) Kids will learn and make their own puppet/mask. Kids will then become part of the 1/4/20 afternoon show, 2:00pm, as one of the animals in the forest with the mask or puppet made in the workshop.

[source: Rochester City Newspaper events calendar, 2019-Dec-30]

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April 2024

Total Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8, 2024 @ 14:0516:35

Check out the Total Solar Eclipse today, peaking right around 3:20 p.m. [source: NASA's eclipse page, 2017-Apr-7]

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