The Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., announced its September programs. For more information or to register, visit townofpittsford.org/library or call (585) 249-5481.
Programs for children and families
Note: Story times will resume Sept. 10.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Introduce a baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 18 months and younger with a caregiver. Drop in. Registration not required.
Toddler Time: 9:15, 10 and 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute story time for children 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. Drop in. Registration not required.
Story Time Stars: 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. Drop in. Registration not required.
Comedy Magic with Just Clowning Around: 2 p.m. on Sept. 15. Enjoy the antics of Jim and Cindy Pelc, better known as Just Clowning Around. Families will enjoy their special blend of magic and interactive fun. For all ages. No registration required.
Programs for adults, tweens and teens
Knitting for Charity: 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 and 20 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.
Great Gross of Garlic: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Those who have always wanted to grow garlic or have been growing it for years, join Kris Moeller for a discussion on growing garlic in the home garden. This informal presentation will include the basics of small-scale garlic planting, growing, harvesting and storing. No registration required.
A Puppy with a Purpose: The Journey of a Guide Dog: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. Follow the amazing journey of a Guiding Eyes pup from the kennel, to formal guide dog training and then placement and graduation with visually impaired partners. Through the use of videos, speakers and pups in training, attendees will travel on this rewarding adventure. No registration required.
Tina Turner Knits: Ponchos: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, 22 adn 29 in the Fletcher Steele Room. Resident master knitter and teacher Tina Turner will guide attendees in knitting a poncho. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Choose from Easy-Peasy Poncho by Tina Irving, Berta by Amy Christoffers or Cloos by Norah Gaughan. Bring needles and yarn according to pattern instructions. Registration required.
Great Novels Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy. 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. in the Fletcher Steele Room. “The Kept Woman” by Karin Slaughter. Copies of the title are at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Teen Community Service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 25 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.
Rochester in the 1918 Influenza Epidemic: 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Fisher Meeting Room. In the fall of 1918, the Great War was ending. However, another great war was just starting— the war against influenza— the epidemic that killed millions worldwide in just a few short months. Presented by Dan Cody of the Rochester Historical Society. No registration required.
Teen Trivia: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Teen Place. Attendees can test their knowledge with a five-round team trivia competition. Prizes awarded to the winning team. For students in grades six 12. Registration required.
Savory Food Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “Birdseye” by Mark Kurlansky. 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.
In Concert — Ceilidh Connection: 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Come listen to Ceilidh Connection, an ensemble of Scottish small pipes playing tunes and dances from the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland. No registration required.
Basic Sign Language: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Attendees can familiarize themselves with basic sign language and conversation skills for communicating with the deaf community. Participants will learn various things including basic tips in communicating visually, simple signs and types of resources to help participants practice and learn more about sign language and deaf culture. Registration required.
Fabulous Films at the Library: 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The film is rated R and is 100 minutes long. Hypercompetitive couple Max and Annie must lead a ragtag group to rescue Max’s brother after a fictional murder-mystery game turns into real-life kidnapping. No registration required.
Decluttering Top to Bottom — How to Clear Your Attic and Basement: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Attics and basements present the biggest decluttering challenges. Filled with everything from long-ago childhood mementos to every paint can ever opened, they can be tackled with a combination of smart planning, good organizing techniques, and a list of places where all can sell or donate their clutter. Learn the simple steps to take to make even the hidden areas ready for that plumber or roofer. Presented by Diane Zielinski of Gentle Decluttering. No registration required.
9/29… The Great American Read Book Discussion Series: Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine the merits — and shortfalls — of five novels from the list of 100 of America’s favorite books. How families cope with difficulties will be the unifying theme in this book discussion series. This first discussion will be an introduction to the series. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants are recommended to attend every month. Copies of the upcoming books will be provided at the session before and any additional copies will be available at the circulation desk. This reading and discussion series is made possible through Humanities New York. Registration required. Series dates are Oct. 13, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith; Nov. 17, “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck; Dec. 15, “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving; Jan. 12, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and Feb. 23, “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.