NY State Boater Safety Certificate Course
Part 1: Saturday, March 2, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Part 2: Saturday, March 9, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
The NY State Boater Course covers the fundamentals of safe boating operation and is approved by the
National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). A Boating Safety Certificate is required by law in NY for anyone born after May 1, 1996 to operate a motorboat and for all operators of a personal watercraft (PWC). This is a 2 part course with 8 hours of classroom instruction. You must attend both parts and pass a closed book exam. Textbooks are provided. Children must be at least 10 years of age to enroll. After successful completion a permanent Boater Safety Certificate is issued by New York State Parks. Students under the age of 18 will receive their certificate free from NYSP. Those 18 or older in addition to the class fee, pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for their permanent certificate. Fee: $25 per person. Payable by check at first class. Instructor is Captain John Johnston, a U.S.Coast Guard licensed Captain and certified Marina Pro powerboat instructor for National Safe Boating Council and US POWERBOATING.
English as a New Language
Tuesday, March 5-April 30, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Free English as a New Language tutoring. Build your skills in speaking, vocabulary, reading, and writing
in friendly, one-on-one or small group sessions. Materials are provided. Children can attend a story hour at the library at the same time. Presented by Learning Links of Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.
Tuesdays, March 5-April 30, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free class to prepare adults for the United States Citizenship Test. Instruction is given in U.S. history, reading, writing, and vocabulary needed to pass the test. Materials are provided. Presented by Learning Links for Fairport. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is recommended but not required.
Tuesday, March 5, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Interested in your family history? Need help using the database Ancestry.com? Bab Koehler from Central
Library and Genealogy Department will review how to use Ancestry.com to search for family members.
Managing Your Retirement: Your Best Retirement Investment Strategies
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Ideal for pre-retirees and those currently retired. The important question is not how much money do I
have now? What is important are the actions you take to meet your personal retirement goals. We look at a portfolio mix in the form of a triangle, balancing Safety, Income and Growth to manage retirement income needs. In this seminar, we will review how income sources (pensions, social security, investments, 401(k)s, annuities, real estate etc), work together to meet all three needs. All attendees receive a complimentary Retirement Handbook and Investment Guide. Presented by Jeffrey Douglass, Financial Advisor.
AARP Safety Driving Course
Part 1: Friday, March 9, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Part 2: Friday, March 15, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
A two part classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers aged 50 and over. Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non members, payable at the first class (only checks accepted) Must have a valid New York state license. Drivers need to attend both classes to get certificate.
Negotiating Your Job Offer
Monday, March 11, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Determine what you can and cannot negotiate in a job offer and what elements are important to you.
Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks!
Brown Bag Book Review
Wednesday, March 12, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Come join Fairport Public Library Staff while we review some of our favorite books. You are invited to bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and dessert. Registration is not necessary for this free program.
Emotional Intelligence and the Interview
Wednesday, March 12, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
The greatest predictors of job success are Emotional Intelligence (EQ) competencies. Learn how
employers determine EQ in the interview and in the selection of job candidates. Presenter: Dr. Rita
Carey. Registration begins February 13th.
Lives of Passion: Doctor George Dean & Louise Griswold Dean
Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
The lives of Dr. George Adgate Dean (1904-1970) and his wife Louise Griswold Dean (1905-1995) are
wonderfully represented in a significant collection of documents, photographs and other items recently
donated by the family to the Perinton Historical Society. Each selflessly served their adopted hometown, the Fairport-Perinton community, in many capacities. Both were also active in the Perinton Historical Society as members of the PHS Executive Committee. An added highlight of the presentation will be the inclusion of many photographs, often through the lens of Louise Dean. Many of these photographs will be viewed for the first time publicly in this presentation, and will include images from this community, from the 1930s through the 1950s. Presented by Perinton Town Historian Bill Poray. Registration required.
Monday, March 18, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Join us for an informal afternoon of research and discussion. Local history and genealogy enthusiasts
young and old, experienced and newbies are welcome! Together we research and explore our family
histories.Topic: DNA for Genealogy. Presented by Dennis Hogan. No registration.
Catchy Cover Letters
Monday, March 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Learn how to write an effective cover letter that will be the finishing touch to attach to your resume. This workshop will outline different styles of letters and will involve practice of writing cover letters. Presenter: Annie Walker, RochesterWorks! Registration begins February 18th.
Simple Strategies for Emotional Wellness
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Every individual has the capacity to experience the full range of emotions, from anger to elation, and that is a function of being a healthy individual. It is when you are overcome with emotions that are unbalanced or you can’t control that it impacts your overall well-being. In this workshop you will learn some tricks for controlling and balancing emotions that you can add to your tool box. Taught by Cindy DeCarolis, Certified Natural Health Specialist. Limited to 20 participants.
Tuesday Travelogue: Canadian Rockies
Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their astounding beauty and provide a variety of recreational
opportunities. Ken Harbison will show pictures from eight Canadian National and Provincial Parks There
are easily accessible views of mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, wildlife, and
wildflowers. Several sites contain fossil imprints which are famous for exceptional preservation of soft parts of animals from the Cambrian period.
Senior Wednesday: Sit N’ Stitch
Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Knitters and crocheters are welcome to sit and chat, share or learn new techniques, and see some of the
latest fiber crafts books added to our collection. No Registration necessary.
Resumes, Keywords, and Job Boards: Presenting the Best of You after 40
Friday, March 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Create a resume that showcases your qualifications, gets past age concerns and addresses the
requirements of automatic screening systems. Presenter: Dr. Rita Carey. Registration begins February 28th.