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RRLC recently was able to highlight the critical services that libraries continue to provide throughout 2020, and to give our local legislators an opportunity to share their love for libraries and their commitment to the future of libraries. Please enjoy this video to see how Rochester-area libraries are here for you!

The RRLC Technology Grant is now open! RRLC provides grant funding for projects that improve information access and resource sharing throughout the region. Examples of successful past projects: digitizing collections and making them freely available online; creating new discovery tools to improve information access; piloting a new program or service that improves resource sharing. For more information and application details, click here.

New to New York Heritage- RIT Libraries, RIT Archive Collections just added a new collection titled Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Repository of American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections.

The collection showcases the ASL (American Sign Language) literature movement in Rochester from 1972-2007. The recordings capture performances by Deaf poets such as Robert Panara, Clayton Valli, Debbie Rennie, Peter Cook, Ella Mae Lentz, and others performing and analyzing ASL literature works at national conferences, in the classroom, and on stage. This collection strives to be fully accessible: it is captioned, voiced, transcribed, and/or signed.

View Your New York Heritage Collection Statistics- New York Heritage page views are now available online. The linked table shows New York Heritage page views for participating RRLC members. Click here to view. 

For more information about these statistics or how an RRLC member can contribute to New York Heritage please contact Ryan Hughes

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) recently held its virtual Publishers' Circle Library Celebration. To view the presentation as well as segments by Patty Uttaro, Director of the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System; Ned Davis, FFRPL Executive Director; and Adam Traub; MLCS Associate Director click here.

Brighton Memorial Library’s much anticipated foyer renovation project is now complete.  A new ceiling, new walls, and upgraded flooring have been installed, as have two unique millstones. The design element focuses on the massive millstones. To learn more about this renovation read the article here

Discover the remarkable archival resources available in the Rochester region at the 5th annual Rochester Archives Fair! Whether you are interested in history, genealogy, primary sources, or enjoy learning, this FREE event will introduce you to our area’s special collections, archives, libraries, and historians. Find out more here!

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  • The Strong Museum of Play - Decking the Halls to Shopping Malls: American Christmas Traditions and How They Grew, Tuesday, December 8, 11:00AM. Join The Strong's chief curator, Chris Bensch to explore the origins and changing styles for such standard holiday features as the Christmas tree, ornaments, stockings, and greeting cards.
    - Are You Game? Virtual Trivia Night, Thursday, January 7, 7:00PM.
    Join former Jeopardy! contestant Julia Novakovic and Lauren Tagliaferro for a hour-long virtual event and answer questions directly from some of your favorite trivia board games of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. You’ll also get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the museum’s collection and have the chance to win terrific prizes.
    You can purchase tickets for both events here.
  • Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County- Remember Rochester ROCS! Local History Trivia, Tuesday, December 22, 7:00PM. The Local History & Genealogy Division is happy to present an interactive online trivia contest focused on Rochester's own history and culture.
The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World is now open at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. This exhibit tells more than 200 stories of diverse, dedicated women who made a difference. Learn more here.
The Greece Historical Society and Museum will be open December 6th and 13th. They then will take a winter break and be closed December 20th thru the months of January and February. They will reopen Sunday, March 7, 2021.
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