Read, Learn, Discover.

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.

Support

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.

Battle of the Spreads: Community PB&J Collection

Summer is approaching and the Webster Community Chest is is need of PB&J!
During the months of June and July, we will be collecting peanut butter, jelly, and peaNOT butter (any other nut butter) in the Battle of the Spreads! Each week, we will tally the items and medals will be awarded. Which spread will reign victorious?
When you stop in, please place your donation on the counter to add to the display. Thank you for supporting our community over the summer!

WPL Exchange Table: Craft Supplies

June’s exchange table theme is craft supplies! Have a surplus of supplies and looking to share? Drop off your gently used, unwanted items or pick up something new. Enjoy the summer season with a new hobby, get started today!

Lunchtime Book Discussion – This Other Eden

Thursday, June 20 at 1pm we are discussing, This Other Eden by Paul Harding. All are welcome to come to any session; no registration necessary. The books for discussion are available at the Circulation Desk the month before the scheduled discussion. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Books or authors chosen for discussion have been nominated for or won a book award, or are considered classics.

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’s presentation, Thursday, June 20 at 2:30pm on different things that Libby has to offer. There will be time for your burning questions. Registration is required for Libby Tips and Tricks.

Summer Kick-Off at Charles E. Sexton Memorial Park!

Help us kick the summer season off with crafts, games, storytime, treats and more!

Join us for this free event located at Charles E. Sexton Memorial Park (formerly known as North Ponds Park), 750 Holt Rd, Webster, NY 14580, Friday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30pm. All ages are welcome!

No registration is required.

Adult Summer Reading Adventure Kickoff!

Stop by our table, Monday, June 24 from 2-4pm, and pick up information about adult summer programs! We’ll also have treats, a craft and some reading suggestions!

Death Cafe

Join us Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30pm for the Death Cafe. The purpose of a Death Café is to bring the taboo subject of death out into the open. A Death Café is a confidential, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than grief support or a counseling session. The non-profit organization supporting the movement to create space for these conversations is internationally known. Volunteer facilitators have been hosting Death Cafés around the world since 2011.

Registration is required for Death Cafe.

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, June 27 at 6pm. Register for Books ‘n Bites.

Tuesday Movie Matinee – National Treasure

Join us, Tuesday July 2 at 1pm for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! The movie is National Treasure (2004) Running time 131 minutes. A modern-day fortune hunter races to find an ancient treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers. Starring Nicolas Cage.

Hearing loop available.

Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching

Embark on a modern-day treasure hunt, Tuesday July 2 at 6:30pm, with Geocaching, the ultimate family-friendly adventure!  Imagine setting out on a journey armed with just your GPS-enabled device or smartphone, ready to uncover hidden gems tucked away in both urban jungles and remote wilderness.

Our tour guide will be veteran geocacher Gerry Sander.

Registration is required for Geocaching.

Rochester is lucky to have the Golisano Autism Center and Autism Up to help people with autism and developmental disabilities learn new skills and become independent. Kelly Conlon will be here, Wednesday, July 10 at 11am, to discuss what Autism Up and the Golisano Autism Center can do for the community and to answer your questions.

In collaboration with Parents Helping Parents Coalition and Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.

Registration is required for Autism Up. This event will be on Youtube Live and then recorded.

Jazz Generation

Jazz Generation is an acoustic guitar duet featuring the warm and welcoming sounds of nylon string guitars. Eli Behlok and Jim Allchin play a unique mix of world jazz music, including popular American jazz standards, melodic Brazilian bossa novas and sambas, energetic Spanish guitars, bluesy French café jazz and surprising originals. Relax and enjoy a guitar performance, Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm. that puts a new spin on familiar classics.

Registration is required for Jazz Generation.

On Saturday, July 13 from 10am-1pm find a treasure at the Vintage Book Sale. About 100 books starting at $8.00. Prices are firm. Proceeds support Webster Library programs.

Financial Fitness and Advance Care Planning with Gabriel Geiger

Gabriel Geiger of Lifespan of Greater Rochester will be here to discuss, Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm, a wide range of topics such as Older Adults & Debt, Money Management Tips & Tricks, Tips for Budgeting, Budget Busters to Avoid, Bill Pay Options, Scams, Protecting Personal Information and Advance Directives.

Registration is required for Financial Fitness.

Tuesday Movie Matinee – Shoulders to Stand On

Join us for a movie on the big screen, Tuesday, July 16 at 2pm, in our Community Room! The movie is Shoulders to Stand On (2013) Running time 93 minutes.

Shoulders to Stand On is an archival and documentary project chronicling nearly 100 years of LGBT history in Rochester and Western New York.  Since the early days of its founding, Rochester has been at the center for social, political and religious change. From the abolition of slavery to the suffrage movement to the civil rights struggles in the 1960’s, Rochester takes its place as part of the “Burned Over District”: a fertile ground for new ideas to take root and spread to other parts of the country.

Hearing loop available.

Meet us at the Webster Arboretum at Kent Park,1700 Schlegel Road on Tuesday, July 16 at 6pm, for an extensive tour that will include the themed gardens, pond, trails and MORE!  The tour will be approximately one hour long.

Registration is required for Webster Arboretum Tour.

Lunchtime Book Discussion – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This month’s title is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. All are welcome, Thursday, July 18 at 1pm, to discuss. The books for discussion are available at the Circulation Desk the month before the scheduled discussion. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Books chosen for discussion have been nominated for or won a book award.

Understanding the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Pride with Scott Fearing

On Thursday, July 18th at 6:30pm you will learn a foundational understanding of LGBTQ+ identities, terms, and history. Rochester has a long history as a home for deep social change and this includes LGBTQ+ people. For personal and/or professional reasons, come and join the learning conversation.

Scott Fearing is the coordinator of LGBTQ+ Safe Space Training for the University of Rochester. Fearing began doing LGBTQ+ and HIV education as a college student. He spent 11 years at the Out Alliance, first as Director of Education and then five years as their Executive Director. In addition to his work with the University, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Rainbow Seniors ROC.

Registration is required Understanding the Rainbow.

Join Librarian Susan DelPozzo, Monday, July 22 at 1:30pm, to learn about ways to plan an adventure by using home sharing sites like VRBO and Airbnb. Sue will also teach you how and why to use a ride share app like Uber or Lyft. Bring your questions!

Registration is required for VRBO.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Our class is on two days, Tuesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 25 from 12pm – 3pm. The cost for the program is $25 for AARP members, $30 for non-members, payable at the class. Make your check payable to AARP. No cash, please. Also, to be eligible for your insurance discount and/or DMV point reduction, remember to bring your driver’s license! Part 2 is Thursday, July 25. Registering for the first AARP Smart Driver Course registers you for both sessions.

Give the Gift of Life, Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00-6:00pm! Make an appointment using the Red Cross Donor App or at www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

Tuesday Movie Matinee – Uncharted

Join us, Tuesday, July 30 at 1pm for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! The movie is Uncharted (2022) Running time 116 minutes. Street-smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.

Hearing loop available.

Digital Literacy Computer Help

Anthony from Digital Literacy volunteers is here most Mondays from 1-4pm at the public computers giving computer help to people who need it. Anthony will help with basic computer skills, saving a document, navigating the Internet, applying for jobs, making an email address, and helping with Microsoft office and Google docs. Please stop by to see him!

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!

A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci, This Summer Will be Different by Carley Fortune, Camino Ghosts by John Grisham, Funny Story by Emily Henry, Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez, The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren, One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware and The Women by Kristin Hannah.

Coming Soon: Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand, By Any Other Name by Jodi Picoult and 15 Summers Later by RaeAnne Thayne.

Ask at the information desk to borrow a Kindle and check out our page for all the titles available.

hoopla @WPL!

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 webster.reference@libraryweb.org. 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!