Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. March 8. For all ages.
Explore Engineering with the Whole Family: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. March 8.
Teen Pizza Friday: 5 to 7 p.m. March 9. For ages 12-18. Enjoy pizza and snacks while relaxing after the library closes for the evening. Activities include games and crafts. Registration encouraged.
Drumcliffe Irish Dancers: 2 p.m. March 11. Enjoy a special dance presentation from Drumcliffe Irish Arts just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. March 12. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Drop in for stories, songs and a craft.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: 4 to 5 p.m. March 12. For ages 12 and younger. Read to a therapy dog. This is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read and emerging readers.
Monday Minecraft Madness: 6 p.m. March 12. For all ages. Bring in a tablet and Minecraft knowledge. Some computers will be available.
Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. March 13. For ages 4-5. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. March 13. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Make-a-Story Room Open Hours: 2 to 3 p.m. March 13. For all ages. Test the library’s robots, coding games, 3-D printer and sewing machine.
Friends of the Chili Public Library: 6 p.m. March 13. Open to the public.
Stretch and Breathe Storytime: 10 a.m. March 14. For ages 3-5. Stretch, breathe and read. Mats provided for kids; adults can bring their own.
Make-a-Story Room Open Hours: 2 to 3 p.m. March 14. For all ages. Test the library’s robots, coding games, 3-D printer and sewing machine.
Raising Chickens 101: 7 p.m. March 14. Learn the basics for raising happy egg-layers from chicks. Registration required.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. March 15. For all ages.
Ancestry.com Training: 2 p.m. March 15. Learn how to research family trees using Ancestry.com. Registration is required.
Explore Art with the Whole Family: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. March 15.
Upcoming
Teen Anime Club: 12:30 p.m. March 17. For ages 12-18. Enjoy manga and anime. Ramen noodles served.
Friends Preview Sale: 4 to 8 p.m. March 21. Friends of the Chili Public Library membership starts at $5.
Semiannual Book Sale: March 22-25. Sale open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. March 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23-24 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 25. Enjoy a $3 bag sale on March 25.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Lego Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8. For ages 5-12. Build with Legos. Registration requested.
Preschool Dance Party: 10 to 10:30 a.m. March 9. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Dance up a storm at a Friday party.
Starting Plants from Seed: 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 10. Registration appreciated.
Polymer Clay Snowmen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 10. For adults. Make a polymer clay snowman with Deb Coller. Materials provided. Registration requested.
Learn How to Cartoon: 2:30 to 3 p.m. March 10. For ages 9-18. Quick sketch artist Dave Majchrzak will show how to make cartoons using simple shapes. Materials provided. Bring cartoon/drawing work. Registration required.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. March 12. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. March 12. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Health Care Navigator: 4:30 to 8 p.m. March 12. Apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, the New York State Essential Plan or the Affordable Care Act if there was a life-qualifying event within the past 60 days. Help provided by counselors from Coordinated Care Services Inc. Call (585) 613-7662 to make an appointment.
Fixed Income: 6 to 7 p.m. March 12. Presented by Jessica Millan, financial adviser. Learn about the benefits of fixed-income investments and how to maximize them. Light refreshments served. Registration requested.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. March 13. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Junior Friends of the Gates Public Library: 4 to 5 p.m. March 13. For ages 9-16. Junior Friends are a group of volunteers who meet year-round and help the library with book sales, programs and decorations, among other fun things. Meetings held the second Tuesdays of the month.
Teen Craft — Polymer Clay Snowmen: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13. For ages 9-18. Make a polymer clay snowman with Deb Coller. Materials provided. Registration requested.
Music Makers: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. March 14. For ages 5 and younger with a caregiver. Program will inspire singing, dancing, listening and instrument playing in various learning styles. Children encouraged to interact socially. Registration required.
Excelsior Scholarship “Free Tuition”: 7 to 8 p.m. March 14. The scholarship will provide free tuition to thousands of students in the state. Learn more about this recent initiative and how it may impact college decisions. Other topics include the college search, scholarships and financing college costs. Registration requested.
Celebrate Spring!: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 15. For families. Enjoy spring-related stories, create spring crafts, play spring games and play with a spring photo booth. Registration requested.
Story Time Yoga: 10 to 10:30 a.m. March 16. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Children will hear stories while stretching and strengthening their bodies. Stories will inspire children’s minds as their bodies are busy supporting them.
Upcoming
Kindness Project — Cat Toys: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 17. For ages 9-99. Stuff and sew fabric squares into cat toys that will be filled with polyester building and catnip. All experience levels invited.
Celtic Concert with Harmonious Harps: 3 to 4 p.m. March 17. For all ages. Hear Irish and Celtic music in hauntingly beautiful lyrical melodies and rhythmic beats of the lively dance music. Registration appreciated.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.