The Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., announced its upcoming programs. Visit townofpittsford.org/library or call (585) 249-5481 for more information or to register.
Children and families
PJ Singalong Party at the Zoo: 7 to 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Stories, songs, instruments and movement will all be part of the fun in this zoo-themed musical evening with Missy Reed. For ages 1-7, but parents are welcome. No registration required.
Adults and teens/tweens
Cupcake Wars: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Decorate a cupcake in this year’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock” and win a prize. For students entering grades six through 12. Registration required.
Let’s Eat Local: Become a Localvore: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Learn all the reasons behind the localvore diet and why it is healthy for all and the planet. Pam Gardephe, a certified health coach, will present this program. No registration required.
Fletcher Steele, a Famous Pittsford Son: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Fletcher Steele was an American landscape artist credited with designing and creating over 700 gardens, including several in the town. For those not familiar with PCL, they may have had a meeting in the Fletcher Steele Room and may have wondered for whom it was named. Jane Verostek will share stories of Steele with images from many of his gardens and where he grew up in Pittsford. No registration required.
In Concert: Pop Rock with Women of Note: 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 8 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Enjoy songs from the ’60s, with some considered slightly protest tunes. WON will perform selections from the Beatles, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and others. No registration required.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films: 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 in the Fisher Meeting Room. “Hotel Salvation,” not rated, 102 minutes long. Faced with his father’s untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi to attain salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. No registration required.
Murder for Lunch Book Group: noon to 1 p.m. on Aug in the Fletcher Steele Room. “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich Come sleuth on the second Tuesday of each month. Copies of the book will be available at the checkout/return desk. No registration required.
Teen Community Service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 28 in the Teen Place. Need community service credits? PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students entering grades six through 12. Registration required.
Libraries Rock! Rock and Music Legends Film Showing: 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The film is rated PG-13. Martin Scorsese’s glowing rockumentary about the Rolling Stones is a medley of concert performances, interviews and backstage footage of “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” Call (585) 249-5481 for title.
The ’60s, Counterculture, and Its Musical Revolution: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the Fisher Meeting Room. From San Francisco to London, counterculture in the ’60s began with the hippie underground. By the end of the decade, the psychedelic aesthetics of the hippies grew into a mainstream cultural phenomenon. This talk will explore the musical revolution that took place within the development of counterculture. Presented by Sungmin Shin, adjunct professor, RIT and UB. No registration required.
Knitting for Charity: 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 16 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.
Knit Night with Tina Turner: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the Fletcher Steele Room. No different from the sewing bees of old, open knit nights are for people united by their love of sticks and yarn. Registration required.
National Sweet Tea Day: 2 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the New Book Area. Cool off in the library with a cold sweet iced tea. Fun fact: Thomas Sullivan “accidentally” invented the teabag when he sent out tea samples in small silk pouches to customers in 1904. No registration required.
Highlights of the Hudson Valley: 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee have explored both the Upper and Lower Hudson Valley, from the homes of the artists that established the Hudson River School to today’s contemporary art centers. Whether it’s presidential history you crave, gourmet dining, picturesque mountain views or rail trail adventures, this region of New York State is a destination all will want to visit. No registration required.
The Best Things in Life Are Free: 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 in the Fisher Meeting Room. There is an ever-expanding amount of free tools available online. In this workshop, participants will survey a variety of programs that can enrich their life. Registration required.
Practice ACT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Chariot Learning will administer a practice ACT. Bring a calculator, pencils and an eraser. For high school students. Registration required.
Fabulous Films at the Library: 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The film is rated PG-13. A superhero defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa. Call (585) 249-5481 for title. No registration required.