Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, recently announced its ongoing and upcoming programs. Call (585) 872-7075 or visit websterlibrary.org for more information or to register.
Chess!:7-8:30 p.m. on May 10. Join at the library to learn the ancient art of playing chess. Former Klem North chess instructor, Craig Hurlbut, will help new players learn the game and answer any questions for those already in the know. Those who are chess pros can use this time and space for a current face off. Chess is a game of intellect and strategy, played by millions of people worldwide. Registration is capped at 50 people, and the library recommends signing up so they know how many chess sets to provide. No need to sign up for those who would like to bring their own game board. This program is open to anyone ages 6 and older — adults without kids are more than welcome too — and children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens Workshop: 6 to 7 p.m. on May 15. Come and learn how to protect local water quality by learning about rain gardens and building a rain barrel for a home. Homeowners can disconnect the downspouts on their house and direct the rainwater from their roof to a rain garden where the water soaks into the ground and waters the plants. Attendees will also make and take home their own 55 gallon rain barrel that collects and stores rainwater from the home’s roof. Conserve tap water by using the rainwater from a rain barrel on gardens and landscaping. Residents of the Shipbuilders Creek Watershed are especially encouraged to attend. New York State has identified water quality in Shipbuilders Creek as polluted and several grant supported programs are underway to address these problems. Residents of the Watershed who attend the workshop will be eligible for a special bonus to help protect water quality at home. All tools and materials will be supplied at the workshop. Workshop fee is $40 per rain barrel. Pre-registration with the Rochester Museum & Science Center is required. Visit https://goo.gl/MTL9xK to register.
AARP Driver’s Safety Course — Two-Day Course: 1 to 4 p.m. on May 17 and 18. The cost for the program is $20 for AARP members, $25 for nonmembers, payable at the class. Make the check payable to AARP. No cash. Also, to be eligible for insurance discount and/or DMV point reduction, remember to bring a driver’s license. Registering for part one registers for both.
AARP Driver’s Safety Course — One-Day Course: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 19. The cost for the program is $20 for AARP members, $25 for nonmembers, payable at the class. Make the check payable to AARP. No cash. Also, to be eligible for insurance discount and/or DMV point reduction, remember to bring a driver’s license.
PBS Understanding the Opioid Epidemic — Screening and Q&A: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 30. This event will include a screening of the one-hour documentary, “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic,” by PBS released in early 2018. The film is rated TV-PG, and the description is as follows: “It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.”
Children’s Programs
Stories for Wee Ones: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. For ages 2 and younger.
Stories and Songs for 2-5-year-olds: 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Stories and Songs for All Ages: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays.
Thursday Night is Family Night!: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Stop in any Thursday evening for a variety of activities the entire family will enjoy. Check the program calendar to see what the day’s activity will be.
Discovery Morning: 10:30 a.m. to noon on May 15. Babies and toddlers birth to 3 years are invited to come play at the library. The group will start the morning with parachute play and then children and their caregivers are free to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. No registration required.
Saturday Stories for Wee Ones: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 2. Parents and/or guardians can interact with their baby, ages 2 and younger, through songs, rhymes, and books. Fifteen minutes of structured time will be followed by time for babies and caregivers to play and socialize. No registration required.