The Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., announced its July programs.
Libraries Rock! drop-in storytimes
Wobbly Toddlers Early walkers: 10 a.m. on July 17 and 24. For children accompanied by a caregiver.
Lap Sit Infants to pre-walkers: 11 a.m. on July 17 and 24. For children accompanied by a caregiver.
All Ages Summer Storytime: 10 a.m. on July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1. For children accompanied by a caregiver.
Pajama Time: 6:30 p.m. on July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1. For all ages; Discovery Room. For children accompanied by a caregiver.
Mr. Steve’s Summer Stories — all ages: 4 p.m. on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. For children accompanied by a caregiver.
Family programs
Libraries Rock! Summer Learning: through Aug. 6. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Baby Bee Summer Game is for infants–preschool. Summer Learning Bingo is for grades K-2. Summer Learning Bingo is for grades three through five.
Family Game Night: 6 p.m. on Mondays. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Different games each week for the whole family. July 9 is guessing games. July 16 is classic board games. July 23 is bingo. July 30 is Minute to Win It.
Make and take drop-in crafternoons: 3 p.m. on Thursdays. In the Children’s Center; while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Read to Lily, a beagle-mix therapy dog: 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Bring in or pick out a favorite to read to her. Register by calling (585) 784-5300, option one.
Popcorn and Pillows Movie Night: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”: 7 p.m. on July 5. Rated PG; 90 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Library Learning Lab: Music to My Ears: 10:30 a.m. on July 6. Learn about the different families of instruments and varieties of music from around the world with the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Open to pre-K through 12th-graders and their caregivers. Registration is recommended. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Register by calling (585) 784-5300.
Rochester Museum & Science Center Presents The Science of Sound and Music: 10:30 a.m. on July 9. Learn the distinct vibrations made by percussion, brass and woodwind instruments and how different materials give instruments their unique sounds. Ages 5-11. Arrive early as seating is limited. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Summer Family Movie: “Paddington 2”: 2 p.m. on July 10. Rated PG; 103 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Dance Party: 7 p.m. on July 12. Bust a move to some up-beat, popular, kid-friendly tunes. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Tech-Splorations: Bloxels: 10 a.m. on July 13.Try at designing levels with Bloxels. Ages 6 and older. Register by calling (585) 784-5300, option one. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Mini Ark Farm’s Exotic Animal Discovery: 10:30 a.m. on July 16. Get up close to some exotic animals and learn how they live. Ages 3 and older. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Summer Family Movie: “Sing”: 2 p.m. on July 17. Rated PG; 108 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 6 p.m. on July 19. Come in pajamas with a stuffed animal for a sleepy time storytime, then tuck in a stuffed animal for its own sleepover at the library. Pick up the stuffed animal at breakfast at 10 a.m. on July 20. Registration is required. Parents: Be sure the stuffed animal is one the child can sleep without. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Amazing Magic Joe: 10:30 a.m. on July 23. Prepare to be amazed — and amused — as The Amazing Magic Joe brings his own blend of magic, humor and fun. Ages 4 and older. Arrive early as seating is limited. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Summer Family Movie: “Zootopia”: 2 p.m. on July 24. Rated PG; 108 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
A Night of Family Magic with Steve Ingraham: 7 p.m. on July 26. Arrive early as seating is limited. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Tech-Splorations: Little Bits: 10 a.m. on July 27. Try at building some electronic gadgets with Little Bits. Best for ages 6 and older. Registration required.
Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents “The Little Mermaid”: 10:30 a.m. on July 30. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is brought to life in this musical adventure for all ages.
Arrive early as seating is limited.
Summer Family Movie: “Sherlock Gnomes”: 2 p.m. on July 31. Rated PG; 86 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
Harry Potter Birthday Party: 4 p.m. on July 31. Celebrate Harry’s birthday with all things Harry Potter. For children entering grades three and higher.
Teens/tweens programs
Teen Summer Learning for grades six through 12: through Aug. 6. Sign-up online or at BML for a Bingo Board. Enter for chances to win prizes all summer.
Tiny Robots & Trendy Tech: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 6. Try out Little Bits, Ozobots, Sphero, Cubelets and Google Cardboard. Open to grades four to 12. Call or stop in to register. To register, call (585) 784-5300.
The Storybook Cook Presents International Flair: 1 to 2 p.m. on July 13. Join the Storybook Cook, Liz Bauld, as she teaches attendees how to cook foods with an international flair. Try tacos and a stir-fry. Open to grades four to 12. Call or stop in to register. To register, call (585) 784-5300.
Make Glitter Cards: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 20. Learn how to make unique greeting cards with glue and glitter. Taught by Circulation Clerk Jennifer Mancuso. Participants will leave with at least one completed card and the skills to make more at home. Open to grades four to 12. Call or stop in to register. To register, call (585) 784-5300.
Paint Kindness Rocks: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 27. Paint a message or picture of kindness on a rock to keep, pass to a friend or leave for a stranger to find. Open to grades four to 12. Call or stop in to register. To register, call (585) 784-5300.
Practice ACT with Chariot Learning: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 19. For grades nine through 12. To register, call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Teen Book Club: Laurie Halse Anderson’s Books: 4 to 5 p.m. on July 26. BML’s Teen Services Librarian Deena Viviani and TCMS’s Librarian Ms. Lambert will discuss “The Seeds of America Trilogy” and “Fever 1793.” Trivia, prizes, snacks. For students entering grades six through 12 and their families. To register, call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Adult programs
Libraries Rock! Summer Learning Program: through Aug. 6. Enter using an entry form at the library or log in at brightonlibrary.org each a book is completed. Ages 18 and older. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Award-Winning Movie Nights: “All the Money in the World”: 6:30 p.m. on July 10. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Snacks are welcome. Rated R; 135 minutes.
Chocolate Tasting with Hedonist: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 11. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates owner Jennifer Posey will discuss chocolate and present a chocolate tasting. Visit hedonistchocolates.com for more information about the company. Call (585) 784-5300, option two, to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read the Book — Join the Discussion: “Still Life” by Louise Penny: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on July 17 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on July 18. Read the book and join.
Award-Winning Movie Nights: “Victoria and Abdul”: 6:30 p.m. on July 17. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Snacks are welcome. Rated PG-13; 120 minutes.
Readings from “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave”: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 22. Join in a marathon read-a-loud to honor the bicentennial of Douglass’ birth. Sponsored by Rochester Public Library; BML; the University of Rochester Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation; Writers & Books; and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration Committee. All student readers will receive a copy of the book.
Award-Winning Movie Nights: “Dunkirk”: 6:30 p.m. on July 24. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Snacks are welcome. Rated PG-13; 165 minutes.
Award-Winning Movie Nights: “Get Out”: 6:30 p.m. on July 31. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Snacks are welcome. Rated R; 165 minutes.
Local singer/songwriter Teagan Ward performs: 7 p.m. on July 25. Enjoy a concert by this past recipient of “Best Solo Musician” by City Newspaper. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Crafternoon/knit clique: Knit/crochet drop-in: noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. Play a card game or board game, or use coloring sheets. Snacks are welcome.
Technology classes
Online form and application assistant: Get help from a library volunteer with the process of completing applications for jobs, social services and other life essentials. Stop at the Information Center or call (585) 784-5300, option two, to register.
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. Stop at the Information Center or call (585) 784-5300, option two, to register.