Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Mitten Drive: through Jan. 12. Join the library in collecting mittens, gloves and hats for children ages 6 weeks-12 years at the Lewis Street YMCA Child Care Center.
Explore Technology with the Whole Family: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Dec. 28.
Shine and Glow into the New Year: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 29. For ages 12-18. Celebrate the new year with glowing activities, black lights, resolution games, glittery crafts and snacks.
Library closed: Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Jan. 2.
Girls Who Code: 6 p.m. Jan. 3. For girls ages 10-16. Learn how to code. Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Adult Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Jan. 3. Discuss “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” by Jeannette Walls. Books available at the Checkout Desk.
Amerks Reading Power Play with the Moose: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4. For all ages and families. A member of the Amerks and the team’s mascot, the Moose, will share a story, give an equipment demonstration and have an autograph session.
Introduction to Essential Oils with Emily Bennett: 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Learn how to use essential oils efficiently and safely. Smell and sample essential oils during the class before a Q&A session. Registration required.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
School Break Movie: 10 to 11:45 a.m. Dec. 29. For families of all ages. Enjoy a feature film presentation. Popcorn provided.
Closed for New Year’s Day: Jan. 1.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Jan. 2. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Tween Craft — 3-D Winter Lantern: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2. For ages 9-18. Use creativity to assemble the winter craft that catches light. Materials provided. Registration required.
Time for Tots: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Jan. 3. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy 40 minutes of free play with toys followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Closed for Staff Training: 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 4.
Pajama Story Time: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 4. For families of all ages. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and a craft. Pajama wear optional.
Sit, Knit and Stitch: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4. For all ages and experience levels. Bring a project and work on it with others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting.
First Friday Films: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5. For all ages. Enjoy popcorn and short films on the first Fridays of the month.
Technology for Seniors: 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 5. Ask technology questions. Bring a tablet or laptop, if possible, or borrow one from the library. Registration required and limited to eight people.
2018 Growing Kindness Project Kickoff Party: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 6. Stop by the library and say hello to a friendly face. Collect a kindness calendar, and share ideas on how to grow acts of kindness together in the community. Donate mittens and animal care items. Enjoy snacks, pizza and light refreshments.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit for information.