Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., recently announced its upcoming programs. For more information, call (585) 784-5300.
Drop-in story times
All ages with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on March 19 and 26.
Tot Time with a caregiver: 10:45 a.m. on March 19 and 26.
Wobbly Toddlers Early walkers with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on March 13, 20 and 27.
Lap Sit Infants to pre-walkers with a caregiver: 11 a.m. on March 13, 20 and 27.
Pajama Time All ages, with a caregiver: 7 p.m. on March 14, 21 and 28 in the Discovery Room. Jammies and bears are welcome.
Preschool with a caregiver: 10 a.m. on March 15, 22 and 29.
Family programs
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog: 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Register: (585) 784-5300, option 1.
Lego Club: Build with Lego: 4:30 p.m. on March 15. The library will provide the Legos. All ages are welcome.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on March 16. Dance to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Teens/tweens programs
Libraries Rock! A Concert with Bach to Rock: 1 to 2 p.m. on March 17. Teen and tween students from Penfield’s Bach to Rock Music School will perform selections of classical music, rock music and everything in between. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Practice ACT administered by Chariot Learning: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 24. For students in grades nine through 12. Stop at the Information Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.
Adult programs
Opera Guild of Rochester: Lecture & Listening Series: 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays. Presented by Guild members. March 12: Obsessive Love in Massenet’s Operas presented by Agneta D. Borgstedt. March 19: Verdi’s La Traviata (Who was she? And other Questions Answered) presented by Carol Crocca. March 26: (tentative) Puccini’s Turandot presented by Rosalba Pisaturo.
Life in the Past Lane: History along the Highways of New York State: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on March 13. Step into the 1800s to explore the engineering marvels of the Erie Canal and its influence on the development of cities and the women’s rights movement. Tour homes, presidential sites and even carousels. Slides and commentary will be presented by Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
The Need for Civility in Contentious Times: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 13. Timothy Madigan, professor and chair of philosophy at St. John Fisher College, will discuss why civil discourse is a necessary factor for a democratic community and strategies that can be used to encourage greater mutual respect. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Irish Dancing with Goodwin Academy of Irish Dance: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on March 16. Arrive early for this special performance for St. Patrick’s Day as seating is limited. All ages.
Read the Book — Join the Discussion!: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 20 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 21. “The Distance Between Us,” a memoir by Reyna Grande. 2018 Writers & Books Rochester Reads selection. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Creating Brighton’s Brickyard Trail: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 20. Mark Bayer, of Bayer Landscape Architecture, will discuss the conceptualization and design of one of Brighton’s newest natural and historical destinations. Weather permitting, there will be an optional guided walk prior to the talk with amateur naturalist Peggy Dempsey. Meet at the Elmwood trail entrance at 6 p.m. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Brickyard Trail.
PIRS (Partners in Reading for Seniors) drop-in: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on March 28. Meet PIRS volunteers, and learn about PIRS and becoming a volunteer. Coffee will be available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Color Brighton Green Film Presentation: Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 28. The 2017 documentary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s peaceful resistance of the government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.
Mysteries of Place: noon to 1 p.m. on March 29. Retired principal of Allen Creek School and current BSI committee member Betsey Soffer will discuss mystery novels that bring to life places around the world and the interesting and unusual people who live there. Book lists will be handed out and select titles will be available to check out after the program.
Talking Circle: Aging and Perspectives on Growing in Your Sixties and Beyond: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 29. Come ready to share stories and insights on the topic of aging and listen to others. The Talking Circle format provides a place for all voices to be heard, and welcomes authentic voices and compassionate listening. Judith Lardner, a certified Circle facilitator, will lead the group. Stop at the Information Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.
Crafternoon/Knit Clique: Knit/Crochet Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. Color, work on a puzzle or play a game. Snacks welcome.
Technology classes
Stop at the Information Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register for the following:
Online Form & Application Assistant: A library volunteer can help guests through the process of completing applications for jobs, social services, and other life essentials. Stop at the Info Center to make an appointment (one hour maximum).
Google Drive and Collaborative Apps Parts one and two: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 14 and 15. Learn the basic function of Google’s online storage system from technology instructor Steve Dresbach of SUNY Geneseo. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Get to Know your iPad: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 22. Steve Dresbach of SUNY Geneseo will teach some basic iPad functions. Bring a device or come in without one to see if an iPad is the right choice. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
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 learn how to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to a device.