Author Visit & Book Signing with Laurie Gifford Adams – Monday, October 3 at 6:30 pm

Novelist Laurie Gifford Adams will discuss her book Attic Letters: Secrets of Love and War, a story that neatly intertwines letters from the past with contemporary characters. Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $12. Cash or credit card only. Free & open to all! Light refreshments will be served.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Stories from the People of the Longhouse – Thursday, October 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm

This storytelling presentation is filled with traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends that have been told for hundreds of years.  These stories teach about the beliefs, customs and history of the Haudenosaunee people.  Storyteller Perry Ground will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice and a VERY active stage presence.  These stories become ‘interactive’ as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories.  Elements of traditional Haudenosaunee lifestyle, pieces of historical information and LOTS of humor are woven into each story.  Discussion about the Haudenosaunee culture and the art of storytelling is also part of this program.  Not just for school-age children, all listeners (young and old), will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining yet very educational. 

Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry has been a storyteller and educator for over 25 years and enjoys working with people of all ages to teach about the history and culture of Native Peoples. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.

Tech Tutor Help – Saturday, October 8 from 1-3 pm

Do you have questions about your computer? Are you in need of help with your smart phone, tablet, Kindle, or any other electronic device? Our technology instructor Morgan is back and will be at the library on Saturday, October 8 from 1-3 pm to provide one-on-one 60 minute sessions to patrons at no charge. Call (585) 568-7602 or email: to schedule an appointment.

Teen Virtual Event: S’mores in a Mug!

Craving something sweet? Join us on Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. and learn how to bake this S’mores Mug Cake recipe for toasty, gooey results in five minutes. No campfire needed just a microwave! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required in order to receive the event link ahead of time. Email Ms. Brandy at by October 9 to sign up.

Wadsworth Library Long Range Plan

Wadsworth Library is working on its new long range plan. The plan will guide us and establish the library’s priorities for the next five years. We are seeking community input, starting with this brief survey. It should take you about 8 minutes to complete. Please help us out and share your thoughts! Thank you.

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Wadsworth Library Building Up for the Future

Wadsworth Library is launching a capital campaign as we prepare to Build Up for the Future. This project will add a second floor in the 1996 addition to the library. This will become the children’s library, roughly tripling the space available for Children’s Services. The total cost of the project, including new furnishings, will be about $1.5 million. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and a NY State Library Construction Aid grant, we only need to raise $442,000. Anyone interested in donating can contribute directly to the Wadsworth Library Children’s Building Fund, which is managed by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, or Friends of Wadsworth Library’s GoFundMe page, or by making a check out directly to Wadsworth Library.