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Music Returns to Arnett Library!

Enjoy a cello and harp concert by neighbor Ben Krug and Grace Browning, RPO musicians.  They will be putting on a family-friendly presentation on Saturday, March 26th from 1-2 pm.  Refreshments following the performance.  All are welcome!

Added by Mark Sweetland on March 7, 2022 at 1:21am — 1 Comment

Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden

A Sunday afternoon visit.…


Added by Mark Sweetland on July 26, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Visit Washington Grove

With 250-year-old oaks, and other old growth forest inhabitants, visit with the SW Garden Group on May 26.  Meet at 3 PM on top of Cobbs Hill, at the bulletin board on the right.  Please RSVP to so we know who to wait for.  Also observe art on old water towers.  Should last about an hour.  Note there are some gentle hills we will  be traversing.  Hope to see you there!  

Added by Mark Sweetland on May 11, 2021 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

"Hidden Beauty of Rapids Cemetery"

See Sept/Oct issue of (585)magazine for this article on how volunteers have renovated the historic Rochester graveyard, under the stewardship of our friend John Curran.  John is a member of the 19th Ward Community Association's History and Archives Committee.  As the opening sentence says, "one of Rochester's best-kept secrets is a pioneer cemetery in the 19th Ward."  

Read history of the cemetery and recent…


Added by Mark Sweetland on September 12, 2020 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Zoc's Gormet Burgers and Shakes Video

Retrieved from the Arnett Branch Library Facebook page:

Our neighbors and friends from the University of Rochester and the Southwest Family YMCA created a cool about an awesome local restaurant, Zoc's Gourmet Burgers and Shakes. They also created a lot of nice literature for Zoc's which we will post in the comments section of the Arnett Branch Library's version of this post.…


Added by Bruce Tehan on April 30, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

From Flower Council of Holland

Check out this cool 30-sec. spot:

Added by Mark Sweetland on April 6, 2020 at 11:05am — No Comments

Learys, Home at Last

In case you missed the parade or news of it on Ch. 10, here's a link to a D&C article, including photos from the parade.…


Added by Mark Sweetland on April 5, 2020 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Author Visit at the Arnett Branch Library Today July 29, 2019

 The author of Love Like Sky, Leslie Youngblood, will be visiting the Arnett Branch Library today:

Added by Bruce Tehan on July 29, 2019 at 12:18pm — No Comments

19th Ward Community Cats Update

Recently, 19th Ward Community Cats brought in over a ton of clothing and household goods for its “Stuff the Truck” fundraiser. With a cash donation, the total earned was $485. Plans are to make this an annual event. Thank you to all who helped and donated.

This year has brought an explosion of kittens! The group purchased a kitty condo on wheels, foldable, with two doors and three shelves to care for some of them. Terri has recruited 2 more foster homes to help with our surplus of…


Added by Mark Sweetland on July 10, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

Free meals for Youth at the Arnett Branch Library July-August 2019!

Added by Bruce Tehan on June 17, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

Mayor's State of the City Address: Focus on Schools, Police, Community Partnerships

Mayor Warren's State of the City Address includes a focus on schools, community development, and policing. 

After laying out a vision of hope,…


Added by Mark Sweetland on April 27, 2019 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Library of the Year Contest 2019

Do you want to spread the word on how much you love your favorite library? This is the week to do it! The Rochester Regional Library Council is taking nominations for their Library of the Year Contest. Eligible libraries can be found under various headings. The Arnett Branch  and the Phillis Wheatley Libraries, for instance, are found under the Monroe County Library System Libraries button. :) Here is the link to vote:…


Added by Bruce Tehan on April 7, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

March Doings @ Arnett Branch Library!

Added by Bruce Tehan on March 7, 2019 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Tom Bohrer Trio Visits the Arnett Branch Library Today!

Added by Bruce Tehan on December 29, 2018 at 9:27am — No Comments

Adult Tutoring @ The Arnett Branch Library

Added by Bruce Tehan on September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Bill Nichthauser's Going Away Party - The Video

Bill Nichtauser's going away party is now on video:

There was great music and a great time celebrating Bill !

     Date: August 9, 2018

     Place: Amphitheater at Brooks Landing, Plymouth and Brooks, near the Staybridge

 See the "after party," across…


Added by Marian Boutet on August 6, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Class at Central Library: Make and Bind a Photo Book Together!

Don't know what to do with all of those snapshots from adventures spent together? Why not make your own photo album! In this workshop, we will work in pairs to personalize and bind our own book to bring home! Couples can expect to work together to paste, sew and fold as a team to create a timeless album that will hold their memories for a lifetime. Feel free to bring in any of your own photographs sized 8x10" and smaller, along with any other two-dimensional form of memorabilia! 



Added by Nanci Nugent on June 13, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A chance to write about the Arnett or Phillis Wheatley Libraries!

Did you know that you can vote for Arnett Branch Library or the Phillis Wheatley Community  as the 2018 Public  Library of the Year? If you click on the Monroe County Libraries button at this link you will find the Arnett and  Wheatley Branch Library options:

Added by Bruce Tehan on April 19, 2018 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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