Workshops, Readings & Spoken Word

Fairport Public Library January Events

When: Jan. 1-16 2019

Marketing Plan: Your Best Guide for Job Search: Monday, January 7 at 6:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. The creation of a marketing plan provides focus for your job search. This workshop will take you on a guided tour of how to create a target list of companies using LinkedIn and other online tools. Presented by Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration required. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or visit us online at

Brown Bag Book Review: Wednesday, January 9 at 12:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. Come join Fairport Public Library Staff while we review some of our favorite books. You are invited to bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and dessert. No registration.

Empowered Aging: Yoga for Pelvic Health: Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. This 60-minute gentle yoga class taught by Genevra Petito of Supergirl Fitness will instruct students through postures and breathing techniques that she's found successful with her students, to strengthen the muscles of the legs and pelvic floor region. While the focus will be yoga to prevent incontinence the benefits of the class also include strength, flexibility and balance improvement, reduction in anxiety and stress too. Please bring a yoga mat or something to lay on. Also, a towel or small pillow if neck support is necessary in reclined postures. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or visit us online at

It’s Time for Your 401(K) & Retirement Plan Check-up: Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 PM in the library’s Community Room . If you’ve put your retirement plan on auto-pilot, you’re overdue for a check-up to ensure your retirement plans are operating at peak performance and you are making wise investment decisions. Whether you are just getting started or in retirement, this seminar provides valuable resources to help tune-up your retirement assets. All seminar attendees receive an 8 Step Guide to tune-up your 401(k) plans and IRAs. Rollover guides are also provided, helping you understand all options for plans you may have from former employers or for those in retirement. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor. To register, please call the library at (585) 223-9091 or visit us online at

“Five Mistakes Smart Job Seekers Make”: Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 AM in the library’s Community Room. In the midst of intensive job searches, there are some common mistakes to avoid. In this workshop, participants will identify those mistakes and replace them with high-value activities. Presented by Dr. Rita Carey. Registration required.

“”: Thursday, January 17 at 2:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. Have you wondered how to use Do you have questions on how to use this database? In this overview, you will learn how to use the database Presented by Genealogy Librarian Barbara Koehler. Registration required.

“Irish Genealogy, Searching US Records for Irish Ancestor” Monday, January 21 at 2:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. Join us for an informal afternoon of research and discussion. Local history and genealogy enthusiasts young and old, experienced and newbies are welcome! Together we research and explore our family histories. Topic: Irish Genealogy, Searching US Records for Irish Ancestors. Presented by Dennis Hogan. Registration required.

“It’s All About the Language,” Monday, January 21 at 6:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. Do you struggle with communicating effectively when dealing with job search situations? Bring your scenarios and your questions and explore using the art of language to achieve your goals. Presented by Annie Walker from RochesterWorks. Registration required.

“Tuesday Travelogue: Hawaii: The Islands of Kauai, Maui, and Lanai,” Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 PM in the library’s Community Room. This month we will travel to the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Maui with side trips to Oahu and Lanai. Highlights on Kauai were the renowned Kalauau trail, Waimea Canyon, wildlife refuges, sacred sites, and snorkeling. On Maui we viewed the sunrise from the top of Haleakala and hiked the Silversword trail in the crater. The famed Road to Hana leads to waterfalls, beaches, tropical rainforests, and the largest Heiau (temple) in the Hawaiian Islands. Presented by Ken Harbison. No registration.

“Nursery School Open House,” Saturday, January 26 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the library’s Community Room. Stop in and talk to representatives from local nursery schools. Representatives will discuss their philosophies, programs and answer your questions. Participating Schools:

Allendale-Columbia School
Bertha Agor Memorial Nursery School
Bright Start Pediatric Services
Browncroft Discovery Preschool
Children’s STEM Garden
Penfield United Methodist Preschool
Perinton Nursery School
Seton Catholic School
St. Joseph School
Winton Road Nursery School