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The Webster Library Fall Book Sale

Only 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardcovers

Wednesday, October 18, 4pm – 7pm
Friends of the Webster Public Library Members Only
Membership required – can be purchased at the door

Thursday, October 19, 9am – 7pm

Friday, October 20, 10am – 4pm and Saturday, October 21 10am – Noon
$5 fills a bag with books! Bring your own bag.

Gently used books. Credit cards accepted.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Webster Public Library

Collecting Yarn and Hats!

The Friends of the Webster Public Library are collecting hats and yarn for the caps for sale event in November.  Hats should be hand made.  If you can donate hats and or yarn bring them to the library service desks during the months of September and October.  All unsold hats will be donated to Hope House.

Jewelry Exchange!

Back again by popular demand!  If you have jewelry you don’t need and want to give it a good home, bring it to our exchange and find some other piece for yourself!

Lunchtime Book Discussion – Zorrie

Thursday, September 21 at 1pm our book discussion title is Zorrie by Laird Hunt, finalist for the 2021 National Book Award. 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.

Tuesday Movie Matinee – Paint

Join us, Tuesday, September 26 at 1pm for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! Today’s film is Paint (2023), running time 96 minutes.

Hearing loop available!

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, September 28 at 6pm.

From Tiffany to Hobbyist: Stained Glass

In this hour-long presentation, Friday, September 29 at 2pm, we will discuss a brief history of Stained Glass from the late 19th century on to today. From glass types, to styles of construction and art, Tiffany and others helped forge an old world art form into something enjoyed and treasured by the masses. Examples of stained glass and how-to demos will be shown. Our presenter is glass artist Dan Hohl. Registration required.

Readers, Writers and Connections

Saturday, September 30 starting at 11am. 

11am: Local History Authors Panel Discussion: These individuals will discuss their writing process and how you too can write your own history of the Rochester area and beyond.

1pm: Publisher Panel Discussion: Ever wonder what happens at a publishing house? Publishers and Editors will be available to discuss their tips and tricks for you to be the most successful in getting your book or article published.

2pm: Edward Ashton Author Event:  Find out what it’s like to make your book into a movie! We are thrilled to present Science Fiction author, Edward Ashton, as our keynote speaker. The film adaptation of Mickey 7 is set to release in theaters worldwide in 2024.

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.

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!

New Books


The summer skies : a novel
Hello stranger
The door-to-door bookstore : a novel
The missus
The happiness plan
Welcome to beach town : a novel
The five-star weekend
The breakaway : a novel
The collector : a novel
Dead fall : a thriller
Happiness : a novel
The Paris daughter
Yellowface : a novel
Good night, Irene
The housemate


Evidence of things seen : true crime in an era of reckoning
Owner of a lonely heart : a memoir
White House by the sea : a century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port
The age of insurrection : the radical right's assault on American democracy
The three ages of water : prehistoric past, imperiled present, and a hope for the future
Spies : the epic intelligence war between East and West
By all means available : memoirs of a life in intelligence, special operations, and strategy
Sleeping with the ancestors : how I followed the footprints of slavery
The in-between : unforgettable encounters during life's final moments
Many things under a rock : the mysteries of octopuses
A most tolerant little town : the explosive beginning of school desegregation
Social justice for the sensitive soul : how to change the world in quiet ways
On our best behavior : the seven deadly sins and the price women pay to be good
Impossible people : a completely average recovery story
You or someone you love : reflections from an abortion doula
You can't joke about that : why everything is funny, nothing is sacred, and we're all in this together