Library Hours

Monday  1 - 8   |   Tuesday 11 - 8    |    Wednesday 1 - 8   |   Thursday  11 - 8    |    Friday: 1 - 8   |   Saturdays 10 - 2
We try to make services and programs available to patrons of all abilities, 
including those with disabilities.  Please let us know in advance of any special needs 
you may require so that we can accommodate you or your child.   - Library Staff

Upcoming Classes & Events
Rush Public Library
Growing readers since 1914
5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush NY 14543            
Located at the Rush Town Hall     
(585) 533-1370
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Kids ages 9-12, have fun while you learn to play “the game of kings” on Thursdays, August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 2:00-3:00 PM. Develop your strategic skills and sharpen your reasoning ability. This class will be taught by Frances Rapport, member of the Chess Club of Rochester. Please bring a chess set if you have one. Class size is limited; please register online in advance.
Painted Lady Butterflies
In August we will be growing Painted Lady Butterflies from larvae and releasing them in our Reading Garden. Follow us on Facebook for 
photos, updates, and release-day plans as they develop! Plus we will have Eric Carle-inspired activities on our Art Cart!
Join us on Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM to honor Eric Carle, author & illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We’ll listen to an Eric Carle story, learn about his illustration process, and create a beautiful picture in his art style with hand-painted papers. This program is for all ages; please register online for a spot.
ERIC CARLE ART NIGHT
View Finders
Wednesday, August 15th from 2:30-4:30 PM. Join our monthly photography group and see your pictures on the big screen! Bring in three photos to share, either printed or on a flash drive. You will receive friendly critique and helpful advice. This month’s optional theme is Dramatic Skies. Please register in advance for this class.
JOIN THE FRIENDS as we plan our fall fundraiser, 
the Pop-Up Gift Shop. Your time commitment 
will be small, but your help is crucial! 
Our meeting is Wednesday, August 15th 
at 7:00 PM, in the Library Meeting Room.
Back by popular demand on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 PM. You’ll learn what Social Security is, how to enroll, what a survivor benefit is, how payout is calculated, and how to determine what is right for each individual. 
This educational program will be facilitated by Patrick Kelly, Financial Advisor at Swiss Bank. Please register in advance online or by calling the library. 
Social Security Class for Baby Boomers
Henna for Teens!
Finish out your summer with a cool Henna design! Meet Taida, local teen and henna expert on Friday, August 17th at 6:00 PM. This program is available to all kids ages 13 and up. Montesano’s pizza and drinks will be provided. There will be a $2.00 materials fee for each person attending. Space is limited; please register in advance for a spot. 
T E D D Y   B E A R   P I C N I C
This program is for children ages 3-6 on Tuesday, August 21st from 11:30 AM-Noon outside in the Gazebo (weather permitting). Please have children bring their lunch and a drink, a small chair or blanket to sit on, along with their favorite bear. Kids and bears will listen to the story of Corduroy by Don Freeman and other friendly bear stories. Each child who registers in advance will receive a FREE Corduroy plush animal, courtesy of Kohl’s Department Store. Children must be registered in advance. 
ERIC CARLE STORY TIME
This program is for children ages 3-6 on Thursday, August 23rd from 11:30 AM-Noon. Children will be treated to some beloved stories of Eric Carle, and each child who is registered in advance will receive a FREE picture book, courtesy of Kohl’s Department Store.
Please register in advance. 
Kindergarten Story Time
This event is for children entering kindergarten (plus their siblings) on Thursday, August 30th from 11:30 AM- Noon. Children will listen to Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell, along with other fun stories about the first day of school. Every child registered in advance will receive a FREE copy of the Clifford book, courtesy of Kohl’s Department Store. Please register online to reserve a spot.