All RPL Libraries are currently closed. The Central Library as well as some system libraries are now offering curbside pickup.
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 Central Library Art’s, Music and Recreation division now has games that you can check out from the library.
The Central Library wants to support local artists. Due to the festivals being cancelled we are looking to create a page of artists and their websites that we will promote on the Central Library’s web site. The public would then see this page and would be able to contact you and make purchases of your work. If you are interested, please fill out the form below. If you have any problems with the form please contact email@example.com.
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.
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