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Read the Fall 2014 newsletter!

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The annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraising event, sponsored by the Rochester Public Library Foundation, is a fun-filled evening. There are delicious hors d'oeuvres to be eaten, delightful speakers to be enjoyed and dreamy gifts to be auctioned.

Registration is closed.

Preregistered Attendees can enter the event by the Front Door of the Library or the Skyway Door starting at 6:30 Saturday Night.


  • Error Splitting: An Examination of Failure - Father Nick Mezacapa
  • Ethics in Politics – Tim Penny
  • Chapters of Europe  - Shannon & Larry Larsen, Ed-Ventures  
  • More New Stories About Old Rochester  - Alan Calavano  
  • CIA Cooking Boot Camp - The Experience and Tips  - Elaine Case and Bill Wiktor  
  • Fine Wines of France  - Kim Johnson, Michael Corso Selections
  • Wit, Wisdom and Bob Dylan - Chad Israelson   
  • A Walk Through The History Of Cuisine And It's Evolution -  Chef John Dykeman
  • I’ll take “Weird Laws” for $400, Alex - Chris Wendland and Julie Nagorski of Wendland Utz, Ltd.
  • What We Know About Alzheimer's Disease and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk – Angela Lunde

Putting on the Glitz! Lovely jewelry items by Hight & Randall available by raffle during the evening. Tickets are $10 each.


pendant Ladies' 10 karat white gold pink topaz and diamond halo design drop pendant.  The pendant contains a round and oval prong set pink topaz, one above the other measuring 4.5mm diameter and 6.0 x 4.0mm respectively; approximate total weight 1.00 carat.  There are thirty-five (35) round brilliant bead set diamonds weighing 0.10 carat total; I color, SI2 clarity.  The pendant includes a light rope chain measuring eighteen (18) inches with a spring ring clasp. Valued at $379.
ring Ladies' 14 karat tutone ring with rope style shoulders and top and white gold top section  The ring contains one (1) prong set round brilliant cut center diamond; weight approximately 0.12 carat, and eight (8) bright cut set, single cut melee diamonds; weight approximately 0.08 carat total.  Contemporary estate ring Circa 1960. Valued at $435.
Ladies' fashion sterling silver bracelet with 5 large piece asymmetrical oval nautilus links and large ring and toggle clasp. Valued at $250.

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Libraries Change Lives every day in so many ways. From finding a great book that stirs your soul to researching the internet to find your next Pinterest inspiration. Here at the Rochester Public Library, you can find the free resources to help you navigate your life. Wellness classes, author readings, Toddler Time, computer and E-Book Classes, Homework Help; it’s all here for free, at the Library.

As Executive Director of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, I am honored to be able to help spread the good works of the library while ensuring financial support for the future. The Foundation was started in 1996 to support the on-going mission of the Library. As the non-profit arm of the Rochester Public Library, we allow for tax deductible contributions to the library while building an endowment for the future.

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Whether your love of books or your need for a space to gather brings you to the Library, we hope you find what you are looking for here. Babies to teens to seniors all will find a welcoming space where they can get the knowledge they need to improve their lives. Your donations help ensure that knowledge and learning are free to all now and into the future. To see your dollars at work, stop by the library or the visit online at

See you at the Library!

Vicki Allen, Executive Director
Rochester Public Library Foundation
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Updated: 1/15/15



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