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A public library serving the cultural and information needs of Geneseo, New York, since 1869

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday,
    10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vision Help

Ask about our new Merlin LCD enhanced vision monitor

Read

Keep reading and win fun summer prizes

Friends

Join Friends of Wadsworth Library. It’s a great group!

Library News

Story Time for Adults and Teens

Join us for a fun evening of stories for adults and teens! Wadsworth Library is happy to be hosting storyteller Kelley Kucaba, who comes to us all the way from her home in Germany. She will be at the library at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 12. Kelley has been telling...

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Wadsworth Library’s 150th Birthday

1867-2017 Wadsworth Library is celebrating 150 years--join us Saturday, August 19, from 11:00 to 1:00 for a reception with refreshments and special honoring words  Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth...

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Enhanced Reader Now Available for Loan

Merlin LCD enhanced vision monitor at Wadsworth Library For use by valid OWWL library card holders, this item must be checked out and returned to the circulation desk of the Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, New York. The Merlin helps people with low vision, macular...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Thu
Eclipse Science 101
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Eclipse Science 101 @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

On Monday, August 21, a partial eclipse of the sun will be visible in Geneseo NY! Join us to hear from SUNY Geneseo professor Anne Pellerin as she shares an overview of eclipse science and details about this summer’s eclipse event. Free eclipse viewing glasses will be provided. Recommended for teens and adults.

Aug
19
Sat
Wadsworth Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

1867-2017

Wadsworth Library is celebrating 150 years–join us Saturday, August 19, from 11:00 to 1:00 for a reception with refreshments and special honoring words 

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library

Aug
21
Mon
Blast off! Space Day @ Wadsworth Library
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Blast off! Space Day @ Wadsworth Library @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

Instructor: Joe DeBell
Grades: 1-3
Participants will cycle through a variety of astronomy and space related activities as well as view the 2017 solar eclipse! Eclipse viewing glasses will be
provided. Registration is required.  Sign-up begins June 1st.

 

Blast off! Space Day @ Wadsworth Library
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Blast off! Space Day @ Wadsworth Library @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

Instructor: Joe DeBell
Grades: 4 and up
Participants will cycle through a variety of astronomy and space related activities as well as view the 2017 solar eclipse! Eclipse viewing glasses will be
provided. Registration is required.  Sign-up begins June 1st.

 

Knitting Group
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 Beginners welcome! Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator)

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth LibraryFriends of Wadsworth Library  

Aug
23
Wed
My First Day of Kindergarten
Aug 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:15 pm
My First Day of Kindergarten @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

If you’re starting kindergarten this year, this program’s for you! Celebrate the first day of school with specially-selected stories and a craft. Registration begins June 1. Space is limited.

Aug
28
Mon
Knitting Group
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 Beginners welcome! Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator)

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth LibraryFriends of Wadsworth Library  

Wadsworth Library Book Club
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

book-club 2015-2016Wadsworth Library Book Club, in the Library’s meeting room. Everyone welcome!

Note: Mondays at 7:00 pm through August 2017, then on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm starting September 27

August 28 – City of Light by Lauren Belfer

 

 

 

2017-2018 Reading List:

  • April 24 – Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  • May 22 – Mount Vernon Love Story  by Mary Higgins Clark
  • June 26 – Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • July 31 – Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
  • August 28 – City of Light by Lauren Belfer
  • September 27 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (starts at 4 pm)
  • October 25 – The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • November 29 – Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
  • January 24, 2018 – An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski
  • February 28 – Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • March 27 – If All of Rochester Reads – Writers & Books selection

 Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth LibraryFriends2015

Sep
4
Mon
Labor Day – Library Closed
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
5
Tue
Friends Executive Committee Meeting
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and are open to the public–you are welcome to attend!

Current Executive Committee

  • Colleen Powers, President
  • Kim Binaghi Lee, Vice-President
  • Olivia Timothy, Secretary
  • Sarah Aprile, Treasurer
  • Colleen Venturino, Membership
  • Jeff Thomas, Publicity
  • Felicissimo (Hop) Manapol, Fund-raising
  • Lisa Kime, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Debby Emerson, Special Events Coordinator

Friends2015Find out more at Friends of WadsworthLibrary