High Noon at Miner Library Presents: A Walk on the Wild Side, Birds of Prey in Upstate New York, June 28th at Noon

June 1, 2017

Please join us for the next High Noon on June 28. We will have some very special speakers and visitors from Wild Wings, Inc.

Stop by and learn about raptors from local non-profit Wild Wings, a facility in Mendon Ponds Park that houses injured and non-releasable birds of prey. There will be live birds on-hand to demonstrate the amazing adaptations that make them fearsome hunters.

Join us on Wednesday, June 28, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues.

Want to help the birds? Stop by with lightly used blankets or towels…their supplies are low.

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About Wild Wings: Wild Wings is a not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured birds of prey which are unable to survive on their own in the wild.

Our mission is to teach environmental stewardship through programs featuring our resident raptors as our teaching partners. We travel with our raptors to schools, scout meetings, and many other corporate and private events. We also host educational programs and hikes at our facility at Mendon Ponds Park.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: “Cycle-ology: Health Benefits and Other Tips of Bicycling.” Presented on April 26 at Noon

April 1, 2017

Spring is finally here! And with it comes thoughts of spending more time outdoors. Join us for the next High Noon talk where we learn all about the bicycling scene in Rochester.

Dr. Scott MacRae will discuss the health benefits of cycling, provide tips for commuting to work on your bike and updates on Rochester’s bicycling infrastructure.

Come to Miner for a wheely good time!

Join us on Wednesday, April 26, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch. For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

 

About the Speaker: Dr. Scott MacRae is the Director of Refractive Services in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. MacRae is one of the most experienced and respected refractive surgeons in the world. In addition to his professional life, Dr. MacRae is passionate about bicycling. He is President of the Rochester Cycling Alliance where he promotes bicycles for transportation, sport and health, and provides input on government activities concerning legislation affecting cycling.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: “Optics and Photonics: Lighting the Future,” March 29 at Noon

January 30, 2017

Optics is the study of light. The latest High Noon installment will explore Optics and Photonics, a field that toes the line between physics and engineering covering topics ranging from telescopes to fiber communications to medical technology.

Rochester is the birthplace of the oldest optics institution in the country, resulting in an exciting, entrepreneurial city for optics. This talk will give an overview of optical phenomena with many examples of how optics impacts our daily lives.

Katelynn Sharma, a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, will take us on a guided tour of Optics and Photonics and all of its possibilities, limited only by imagination.

Join us on Wednesday, March 29, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch. For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About the Speaker: Katelynn is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.  Her research involves measuring spatial coherence and measuring scattered light from birefringent coatings. Her work involves collaborations with teams at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, where she has secured a Horton Fellowship, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  She has been involved in many public outreach activities through the SPIE Student Chapter since becoming a graduate student.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga, ultimate frisbee, and cooking.

Join us for the Next High Noon: “Pokémon Go: Tips and Tricks for Catching Them All!” Wednesday, February 22, at Noon

January 4, 2017

Dog with Pokemon characterLast summer a new video game captured the nation’s imagination.

Pokémon Go encourages players to physically travel to explore the game’s map and visit PokéStops (the smaller circular (purple, visited) or cube (blue) icons, depending on proximity) and gyms.

Whether you’re an experienced player, new to the game, or just wondering what all the fuss is about, this High Noon is for you.

Miner Librarian, and Level 34 Player, Daniel Castillo will cover tools and resources to help you improve your game, such as maps, local groups (Facebook and Reddit) and websites. This talk will also cover the game in the medical literature (it does encourage movement and walking!) and in popular culture. We’ll also learn the best places to catch these little digital creatures and where to play in the winter.

Please join us at noon on Wednesday, February 22, in Miner’s History of Medicine room. Admission is FREE. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information, contact Daniel Castillo at 275-6873.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: Mount Hope Cemetery: Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem, October 26 at Noon

October 3, 2016

Mount Hope Cemetery holds a special place in the hearts of most Rochesterians. As the final the resting place for luminaries such as Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Frank Gannett, Margaret Woodbury Strong and George Whipple, it is one of our most wonderful treasures.

But, did you know there is another side to our famous cemetery…A darker side? Join us on October 26th for High Noon and meet some of Mount Hope’s permanent residents who bent, broke, or enforced the law; or whose lives met unfortunate ends.

Please join us at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Miner Library’s History of Medicine room. Dennis Carr, a founding member of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery and Miner Library staff, will lead the discussion.

Admission is FREE. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at (585) 275-3399.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: Hidden Gems of Upstate New York, June 29 at Noon

May 22, 2016

LakeOntartioUpstate New York is one of the most underappreciated places on planet Earth. We are home to some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the world, stunning hiking trails with breathtaking views, rich history, vibrant arts and culture scene, and outstanding food.

Join us on June 29 for High Noon. Miner librarians Linda Hasman and Liz Grace will explore all things Upstate New York. Find out the best places to hike and camp. Learn about the museums, theaters and other cultural points in our region. We will also touch on important Upstate New York history. (Did you know that Fort Ontario was the only location in the United States that housed Holocaust refugees?) Learn about the carousels of Binghamton, and where to find the best lake view while enjoying a delicious meal (Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in in Oswego), just to name a few. Many of these destinations are just a day-trip away!

Maybe we’ll even settle the age-old debate – What or where is Upstate New York anyway? (probably not…)

Join us at noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch! For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: “Two LiBEERians and a High Noon,” May 25 at Noon

May 11, 2016

Craft beer has become increasingly popular over the last decade.  In Rochester alone, we have seen the arrival of over 10 new breweries since 2010.  So what’s the big fuss?

Join us on May 25 for the High Noon series as two beer snobs share their love and knowledge of all things beer.

Librarians Dan Trout and Daniel Castillo will discuss some of their favorite beers, tips on how to better appreciate good beer, and suggestions on where to go in Rochester.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch! For more information, contact Daniel Castillo at 275-6873.

About the speakers:  Dan Trout and Daniel Castillo

Dan Trout is our Nursing Librarian Liaison and has been with Miner Library since 2013.  He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo in 2012 and prefers brown ales and India pale ales.

Daniel Castillo is a Liaison Librarian and has been with Miner Library since 2015.  He received his MLIS from Syracuse University in 2015 and prefers porters and stouts.