Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Sept. 20. For all ages.
Explore Art with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
Teens Who Brunch: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. For ages 13-18. Try out a new brunch recipe each month. Recipe: Smoothie Bowls. Registration required.
Monday Minecraft Madness: 6 p.m. Sept. 24. For all ages. Bring in a tablet and Minecraft knowledge. Some computers will be available.
Board of trustees: 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Open to the public.
Teen Friends: 6 p.m. Sept. 25. For ages 12-21. Participate in discussions, earn volunteer hours and eat snacks.
Teens Together: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. For ages 12-18. This group provides a safe place for teens to hang out, support each other, discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
Art Lab: 6 p.m. Sept. 26. For ages 8-12. Discover art skills in drawing, painting, watercolor and Zentangle doodling. Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Registration required.
Book sale preview: 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26. For Friends of the Chili Public Library members. Memberships cost $5 at the door.
Friends of the Chili Public Library book sale: noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Fill a bag for $4 on Sept. 30.
Upcoming
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Oct. 1. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.
American Girl Club: 4 p.m. Oct. 1. For ages 5-12.
Chess Club: 6 p.m. Oct. 1. For ages 18 and younger.
Preschool Pals: 10 a.m. Oct. 2. For ages 4-5. Program includes stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Wizarding World: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2. For ages 8-12. Participate in “Harry Potter”-themed activities, crafts and snacks. Registration required.
Ancestry.com Training: 10 a.m. Oct. 3. Learn how to research family trees. Registration is required.
Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on Medicare: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration required.
Putting Your Garden to Bed: 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Learn how to put a garden to bed and prepare for the next year.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Library Card Sign Up Month: through Sept. 30. Children who get their first library card or show their card at the circulation desk will receive a special gift.
Medicare Tips and Tricks: 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. Tina Scahill will answer questions about insurance options, financial assistance and selecting plans based on needs and budgets. Registration requested.
Girls Who Code: 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20. For grades 6-12. Girls will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. They will work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real-world problems. Registration required online.
Pirate Party!: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. For all ages. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with stories, songs, crafts and treats. Registration requested.
Fairy Tale Friday: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21. For ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Hear versions of a favorite fairy tale, sing songs, make a craft and have a snack.
Success With Planting Herbs: 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 22. The class covers herb selection and growing conditions to add some zing to backyard landscapes and cooking. Registration required.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 24. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Abstract Painting: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Watch a demonstration for an abstract piece with acrylic paint on a stretched canvas before creating one. Supplies provided. Registration required.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Tween craft — Scarecrow: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. For ages 8-13. This friendly scarecrow is ready for fall. Make one from a kit containing self-adhesive foam pieces and jute cording. Registration recommended.
Time for Tots: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 26. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy 40 minutes of free play with toys followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments available. Bring a photo ID. Anyone who has not donated since Aug. 1, 2018, is eligible to donate. For information: redcrossblood.org or (800) 733-2767.
College 101 — Planning, Preparing and Paying: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. For parents of students in grades 9-12. Learn tips about the college search, scholarships, the college financial process and the state’s free tuition program for public and private colleges, also what parents can do to help their children minimize student loan debt. Presented by College Assistance Plus. Registration requested.
#ReadWomen Book Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. This group exclusively reads female authors. This month’s book is “Circe” by Madeline Miller. Registration appreciated.
Story Time Yoga: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Children will hear stories while stretching and strengthening their bodies. Stories will inspire children’s minds as their bodies are busy supporting them.
Upcoming
George Eastman Museum: 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 29. Take a private tour of the George Eastman Museum. Free parking available in the museum lot. Registration required and limited to 20 people.
Organic Composting for Sustainable Growing: 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. Learn good composting practices to help convert gardens into a sustainable haven. Registration recommended. Part of the discussion will be area farming as a source of local food.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.