#inspireROC: Central Library Mural Makeover

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If you follow Shawn Dunwoody, the Central Library, or the Fruit Belt Project on social media you may have heard about their recent campaign to seek the public's input for a mural. Followers were asked to submit a word or phrase that inspired them (words to live by) or a word or phrase that would describe what the library means to them using "#inspireROC".

Maybe you even submitted a word or phrase yourself.

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the Rochesteriat

With hundreds of words to choose from, the list was narrowed, the walls were primed, and the painting began on Tuesday, May 16th with some help from the community, funding by the Friends & Foundation of the RPL as well as donated paint and labor from Sherwin-Williams.

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the Rochesteriat

The walls surrounding the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden are now beautifully illustrated with positive words describing our beloved library, "unlimited possibilities", "best kept secret", "paradise", "free", and other positive words and phrases such as "Be Grateful, Be Thankful".

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the Rochesteriat

For more information, check out the Democrat & Chronicle's recent article and then head to the Central Library to see the murals for yourself.

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the Rochesteriat

If you've never been inside these walls, take your lunch break in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden in June on Tuesdays for their June Jazz Combos.

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the Rochesteriat

Whether you bring your own lunch or grab something at Starry Nites in the library, enjoy different Jazz groups from noon to 1pm on June 7th, 14th, and 21st, then every weekday during Jazz Fest (June 27th - July 1st)!

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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. She loves that Rochester is full of beautiful murals that the public can enjoy daily for free. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.