Disposing of Old Media

The Rochester Public Library has decided to get rid of their collections of VHS tapes and records. The VHS tapes are on the first floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building. You just can take tapes off the shelf and purchase them at the Circulation Desk. The price is only one dollar each. The records …

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Family Detectives Club returns

This Sunday, October 6, starts the second season of Family Detectives Club at the Rochester Public Library. Every Sunday from October through May, there is a group meeting from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Local History & Genealogy Division, 2nd floor in the Rundel Memorial Building. Each week is a different genealogy-related topic in …

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MCLS Library App

The Monroe County Library System announced the release of a new app called MCLS Mobile for hand-helds and tablets. MCLS says that: MCLS Mobile is a free mobile app for use on devices using the Apple and Android operating systems, including iPhones, iPads, Droids, and most tablets. MCLS Mobile allows you to search the catalog, …

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Library Bond Passes in Irondequoit

Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033.  The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner …

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Anti-Slavery Newspapers

A collection of Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Newspapers, has been added to the New York Heritage website, courtesy of St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. This collection includes issues of Frederick Douglass newspapers that he published over many years. There are some issues of The North Star (1847 – 1851),  Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851 – 1860?), Douglass’ Monthly (1858 – 1963) and and …

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Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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