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Welcome to the Webster Public Library!
We enhance our community’s intellectual and creative pursuits by providing expertise in combination with an eclectic collection. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service at the greatest value in a comfortable and inclusive environment.
How Do I?
Donations to the Webster Public Library Foundation help support large-scale projects that improve our community’s experience using the library and ensure the library’s ability to meet our community’s changing needs. The Foundation has supported the loaning of WiFi units, starting the Wonderbook collection, and hoopla.
Caps for Sale
Don’t be caught napping like the peddler in Esphyr Slobodkina’s book Caps for Sale. You don’t want to miss The Friends of the Webster Public Library’s Bonus Caps for Sale fundraiser, on December 6 from 9am-5pm, where you will be able to purchase beautiful handmade hats donated by the Webster Public Library Sit and Stitch Group and generous community members. Keep warm this winter and help support the library! Any hats not sold will be donated to Hope House, Corpus Christi and Willow.
Friends of WPL Holiday Book Sale Table
Peruse a special collection of holiday books (and more) for all ages.
Thursday, November 30-Tuesday, December 21
Thank you for supporting the Friends!
WPL Exchange Table
For the month of December, we are sharing holiday gift wrap and cards. If you have items you’d like to share bring them in and take something else home with you!
Book Discussion Group – The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Join us on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30pm to discuss The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce.
Books are available the month before the discussion at the check out desk or via drive-up pick-up service.
Tending to Life: Blue Christmas
Join us, Saturday, December 9 at 1pm, Sharon Willow as she talks about grief and the holidays. Sharon will offer suggestions that you can carry with you as you navigate this season of Joy while experiencing sadness.
Sharon Willow is the Bereavement Coordinator with the Department of Medicine Palliative Care Team at U of R. This series is being co-sponsored by the Webster Public Library and the Webster Comfort Care home.
Tuesday Movie Matinee – Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Join us, Tuesday, December 12 at 1pm for Miracle on 34th Street (1947), running time 97 minutes. Hearing loop available!
Lunchtime Book Discussion – Gilead
Join us reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson on Thursday, December 14 at 1pm. The books for discussion are available at the Circulation Desk the month before the scheduled discussion. Books chosen for discussion have been nominated for or won a book award.
Libby Tips and Tricks
Need help in understanding how to use ebooks and audiobooks with Libby? Do you have questions or just want to learn some tricks that you might not know about? Join Jenny Paxson, Thursday, December 14 at 2:30pm, on different things that Libby has to offer. There will be time for your burning questions. Registration is required.
Celebrate the season with holiday music in the library!
Join us, Saturday, December 16 for Madrigalia at 10:30 am. They will be walking around singing holiday favorites. At 1:00, please join us in welcoming back the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra. Registration is not required for the morning carolers but we are asking for registration for the Mandolin Orchestra so that we have enough seating.
Books ‘n Bites
A book club specifically created for folks in their 20s, 30s, and 40s (although anyone who is interested in reading the books we select is welcome!) If you want to read fun, trendy, and unique books and enjoy lively conversations (and snacks) with other lit-loving locals, you should check us out! Meeting is on Thursday, December 21 at 6pm.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Give the Gift of Life! Make an appointment, Wednesday, December 27, 1-6pm using the Red Cross Donor App or at www.redcross.org/give-blood.html
Walk In Tech Tutor
Have tech questions? Our Tech Tutor Jenny will be available to help you find answers! Drop in Tech Tutor hours will run from 1:00-2:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday! No registration is required.
New on Kindle Fire!
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett, The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner, None of this is True by Lisa Jewell, and Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Ask at the information desk to borrow a Kindle and check out our page for all the titles available.
Use hoopla to access music, movies, TV series, graphic novels/comics, ebooks, and audio books. for more information check out the hoopla page.
Drive-Up, Pick-Up Service is Available!
Our Drive-Up, Pick-Up service is available Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7:30 pm and Friday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm! Email your book, movie, audiobook, music, video game requests to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and library card number with the request. We’ll email you back with instructions on how to pick it up when it’s ready!
Upcoming EventsEvent Calendar
- Book Discussion Group – The Love Song of Miss Queenie HennessyWednesday, December 6, 2023
6:30pm – 8:00pm
- Night Out at the Library: Winter Wooden SignsThursday, December 7, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm
- Christmas Cookie Sale of the Women’s Club of WebsterSaturday, December 9, 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm
- Digital Literacy Computer HelpMonday, December 11, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Sit & StitchMonday, December 11, 2023
3:30pm – 5:00pm
- Make it Monday: Sock SnowmenMonday, December 11, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm