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The Arts and Literature Division is located on the first floor of the Rundel Library Building. The Arts section contains books and materials covering fine arts, crafts, photography, music, dance, recreation and sports. The Literature section contains books and materials covering fiction, drama, poetry, literary criticism, religion, philosophy and languages, including books written in multiple languages. The division also includes exhibit spaces, quiet study rooms, “hot books” and a large print collection.
Division Supervisor: Nanci Nugent
Interested in starting a new crafting hobby, but you want to try it before you buy it? You can now check out crafting kits at the Central Library!
The Rochester Public Library is now subscribed to Creativebug – thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. All City of Rochester residents have unlimited access.
The Brownbag Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12-1pm. The group is currently meeting on Zoom, but beginning in September, in-person meetings will resume in the Kussler-Cox Auditorium. In addition to the in-person meeting, an additional Zoom meeting will continue for those who prefer this format (day and time TBD).
RUNDELANIA is the digital literary journal of the Arts and Literature Division at the Rochester Public Library, NY. The journal is dedicated to the publication of original poetry, short stories and essays by the patrons of the library.
Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Learn online, and get the app for your mobile device!
Pronunciator is available at the Central Library and City Branches and remotely for City of Rochester residents.
To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must take the naturalization test. Procitizen will help you prepare for the civics, reading, and writing portions of the test. Using your computer or mobile device, enjoy free access to a series of 100 informative videos, plus practice exercises and quizzes, which will help you learn everything you need to know to successfully pass the naturalization test. Your login tracks your progress across all devices!
Procitizen is available at the Central Library and City Branches and remotely for City of Rochester residents.
The largest online catalogue of classical music, opera and dance videos.
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