The Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., recently announced its upcoming programs.
Drop-in story times
All ages with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on Jan, 8, 22 and 29.
Tot Time with a caregiver: 10:35 a.m. on Jan. 8, 22 and 29.
Wobbly toddlers early walkers with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Lap sit infants to pre-walkers with a caregiver: 11 a.m. on Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Pajama Time: 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 in the Discovery Room. All ages. Jammies and bears are welcome.
Preschool with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on Jan. 11, 18 and 25.
Family programs
Library Learning Lab: Dinosaurs: 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5. Explore the world of dinosaurs at the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Grades pre-K through 12 and caregivers. Register in the Children’s Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option one. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog: 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Stop in the Children Center to register or call (585) 784-5300, option one.
Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. Build with Legos. The library will provide the bricks. All ages are welcome.
Sensory Friendly Screening — “Ratatouille”: 1 p.m. on Jan. 13. A rat, who can cook, makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. The lights will be up, the sound will be down, with room to move around. Rated G; 111 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Blackstorytelling League of Rochester: 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 15. David Anderson and members of the League will share stories of history, heritage and culture to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Arrive early as seating is limited. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Family Movie — “The Lego Ninjago Movie”: 2 p.m. on Jan. 15. Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. PG; 101 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on Jan. 19. Toddlers can dance to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Teens/tweens
5x7xDesign Teen Art Exhibit: Through Jan. 31. See postcard-size artwork by students in grades six through 12 living in or attending school in Brighton. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest: Through Feb. 11. Open to students in grades six through 12 living in or attending school in Brighton. Cash awards are given in junior and senior divisions in poetry, prose and nonfiction. Stop at the library or go to brightonlibrary.org for the rules. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Practice SAT administered by Chariot Learning: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. For grades nine through 12. Register at the information center.
Adults
Learn to Knit Easy Baby Socks with Betsy Liano: noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 3, 10 and 17. Participants must be at least intermediate knitters and able to create consistent stitches without errors. Participants will learn how to use double-pointed needles and knit short rows when forming the heel of the sock. Call (585) 784-5300, option two, to register and get a list of supplies. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Books Sandwiched In: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles: noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 4. A Russian count adjusts to a confined life in the Hotel Metropol after the Russian Revolution. Reviewed by Mary Ann Satter, retired Brighton High School English teacher and current Osher Course Leader. Sandwiches welcome; coffee is available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Wedding Planning & Catering with Pattie Taylor Brown of All Occasions: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 4. Get the lowdown on how to plan a wedding and feed everyone on the wedding day. Registration is suggested at the information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Bridal Beauty with Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 11. Guests can learn tips and tricks from makeup artist Eva Jewel to get the look they are going for on their wedding day. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Registration is suggested at the information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two
Bridal Wear with Sharon Barratt from Scarlet Bridal Boutique: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. Learn about formal and wedding gown styles and options and see some of their inventory. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Registration is suggested at the information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two
Travelogue: Alaska’s Denali National Park: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. Slides and commentary by Ken Harbison.
Wills vs. Trusts: The Benefits & Drawbacks of Each: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 9. Tim Pellittiere, elder law attorney, will discuss wills and trusts and the benefits of each when dealing with estate planning and administration. Register at the Information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two.
An Introduction to Drawdown: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 10. Color Brighton Green and the Pachamama Alliance will discuss “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.”
Read the Book—Join the Discussion!: 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 “LaRose,” a novel by Louise Erdrich. “A meditative, profoundly humane story” set on tribal lands in rural North Dakota. Sponsored by Friends of BML
PIRS drop-in: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 31. Chat with other Partners in Reading for Seniors volunteers or learn more about PIRS and becoming a volunteer. Coffee will be available. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Crafternoon/Knit Clique: Knit/crochet drop-in: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. Puzzles, games and coloring will also be available. Snacks are welcome.
Technology classes
OverDrive Boot Camp: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. Learn how to get library books and audiobooks on a tablet or e-reader. Find out what OverDrive can do and then get individualized help using it on the device. Register at the information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Genealogy Assistance: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Sign up for 25 minutes of assistance with one of the reference librarians: (585) 784-5300, option two.
Introduction to Twitter: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24. Twitter power user and journalist Robin Flanigan will discuss how to tweet, how to use Twitter for business branding and how to sign up. Participants must be comfortable and confident with using the internet — not beginners — and have an email account. Bring a handheld device or use one of the laptops during the class. Register at the information center or call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Tech Tutor 20-Minute one-on-one sessions: Get help with internet questions or using a mouse, learn to send a text, sign up for a Gmail account or download OverDrive books to a device.
OverDrive is for Everywhere: Access free downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines.