The Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., announced its May programs.
Programs for children and families
Note: Story times will resume in July.
Musikgarten for Preschoolers: 10-10:30 a.m. on May 7 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Musikgarten instructor Jennifer Phillips is bringing her fun and interactive music program for preschoolers. This family program includes dancing, singing, creative movement, storytelling through song and instrumental play. Free. No registration required.
Preschool Dance Party: 10 to 10:30 a.m. on May 14. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to dance to happy music. Free. No registration required.
Programs for adults, tweens and teens
Knitting for Charity: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 17 in the Fletcher Steele Room. This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required.
Tina Turner Knits: Shawlettes: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 5, 12 and 19 in the Fletcher Steele Room. Resident master knitter and teacher Tina Turner will guide participants in knitting Shawlettes. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Cchoose from: “Mindful” by Siew Clark (beginner), “Summer Shawlette” by Sandi Wiseheart (intermediate) or “Ostro” by Berroco Design Team (experienced). Bring needles and yarn according to pattern instructions. Registration required: townofpittsford.org/library or (585) 249-5481.
Kitty Jospe Poetry Book Launch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Join as the O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch moderator Kitty Jospe launches her new book of poetry called “Twilight Venus.” No registration required.
In Concert: Eastman Graduate Chamber Music Students: 2 to 3 p.m. on May 6 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Performance by members of the Eastman Graduate Chamber Music Seminar. Students will perform Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 and other favorites. No registration required.
Great Novels Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton. Copies of the book will be available at the checkout/return desk. No registration required.
Murder for Lunch Book Group: noon to 1 p.m. on May 8 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan MacNeal. Copies of the title are at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Teen Community Service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on May 8 and 22 in the Teen Place. PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students in grades six through 12. Registration required: townofpittsford.org/library or (585) 249-5481.
Tatting Demonstration: 7 to 8 p.m. on May 8 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Over the years tatting has changed and is used today for jewelry, home décor and clothing. See examples and learn more about modern-day tatting. No registration required.
In Concert: Eastman Community School of Music Woodwind Quintet: 2 to 3 p.m. on May 12 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Performance by Eastman Community School of Music high-school honors Woodwind Quintet will introduce and play lively pieces by Reicha, Ibert and Barrows. No registration required.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films: 6:30 p.m. on May 14 in the Fisher Meeting Room. “Jasper Jones,” Australia, 2017, 105 minutes long, not rated. On the night that town outcast Jasper Jones shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. No registration required.
Microsoft Word 2.0: Objects: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14 in the Learning Center. Prerequisite: Attendance at Word 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Word. This class will introduce inserting objects into documents. Objects reviewed include tables, text boxes, clip art, word art and shapes. Registration required: townofpittsford.org/library or (585) 249-5481.
Savory Food Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell. Join the Savory Book Group to read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to food. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Nature in Your Garden Series with Carol Southby: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 16 and June 5 in the Fisher Meeting Room. In this series, presented by naturalist and garden designer Carol Southby, attendees will explore ways to garden with native plants and to attract butterflies, birds, pollinators and beneficial wildlife to their garden. No registration required. May 16 is “Gardening in the Shade.” Instead of thinking of shade as a problem, discover plants and native wildflowers that need shade to look their best and how to group them for maximum impact in a shade garden. June 5 is “Gardening for Wildlife.” Add interest to a garden by growing plants to attract birds, butterflies, pollinators and other beneficial insects. Find out what foods they need and what plants to grow for shelter and to provide places to nest and reproduce. Attendees will also see some of the special wildlife in a backyard pond.
Rebooting a Vibrant Economy: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for an Historic Village: 7 to 8 p.m. on May 21 in the Fisher Meeting Room. While businesses of all types continue to adapt to rapidly evolving consumer shopping patterns, historic villages such as Pittsford are learning to leverage historic architecture and lively, walkable environments as catalysts for economic renewal and sustainable development. Hear the thoughts and experiences from a panel exploring business trends, challenges and opportunities for the local economy. The Village Topics Speakers Forum is co-sponsored by Pittsford Village Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and Historic Pittsford. No registration required.
Fabulous Films at the Library: 6:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The 2017 film is 125 minutes long and rated PG-13. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. No registration required. Call (585) 249-5481 for movie title.
Picture Postcard Rochester: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 23 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Take a trip to Rochester at the turn of the 20th century. See the sights and marvels of Rochester as seen through color postcards from the collection of the Rochester Historical Society. These picture postcards were sent around the world from the Flower City. Presented by Daniel Cody of the Rochester Historical Society. No registration required.
Constant Connection: Tech Addiction and How to Disconnect: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 30 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Attendees can come and chat with a recovering technology addict about ways to add more balance to their life. Participants will hear about tips and tricks — and yes, even technology — that can help them unplug. This workshop will also ask for participation from the audience. No registration required.