The Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, recently announced its upcoming October events. For more information, call (585) 340-8720, ext. 4020.
Penfield Public Library open Columbus Day: The Penfield Public Library will be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 8.
How to Afford College: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Learn the five secrets of making college more affordable and how to secure scholarships. Registration is open.
Health care navigator session: 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2. Get help from a certified counselor to enroll in health insurance via the NEw York State of Health Marketplace. Call (585) 613-7662 to register.
Teen Tuesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays. For grades nine through 12. At the first four Tuesdays, the group will be working on the Gingerbread House for the Sweet Creations exhibit at the George Eastman Museum. Video games and Lego architecture are set up, too.
On the last Tuesday in October, the group will try out some Halloween makeup tutorials. They’ll also watch a classic monster movie. Registration not required.
Girls Who Code: 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, except Oct. 31. For grades six through 12. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. The program will help girls use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Registration is required and is ongoing.
Wednesday Teas Book Review: 1 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. The “Wednesday Teas” book review with Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello is co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. This month library staff will be offering book reviews. No registration required.
New York spirits with Cris Johnson: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 4. In time for Halloween, learn all about The Amityville Horror House, the Spiritualist Fox Sisters, Fort William Henry Museum and The Red Coach Inn. Registration is open.
The Great American Read Weekend: Penfield Public Library is planning to host a special celebration to honor one of the nominated books, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
English country dancing: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. The Meryton Assembly Dancers will offer dance demonstrations in regency costumes with live music. Registration will begin Sept. 21.
A Proper British Tea: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. Join Patti Drumright, the tea lady, as she discusses a history of the typical English tea, complete with a display of teapots and other items. Enjoy a proper British tea. Registration will begin Sept. 21.
“Pride and Prejudice” film viewing: 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. The film is 127 minutes long and rated PG. A special viewing of Joe Wright‘s adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” which stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland and Talulah Riley. Registration will begin Sept. 21.
Penfield Fire Co. is coming: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 8. For children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult. In honor of National Fire Safety Month, the Penfield Fire Co. is coming to visit the library. The group will talk about fire safety, watch the firefighters put on their gear and meet “Sparky,” the robotic dalmatian. Then the group will all go outside and tour the fire engine. Children will be able to climb aboard and explore its equipment. Registration will begin Sept. 24 for Penfield town or school district residents; Oct. 1 for all others.
National Pizza Month celebration: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. For grades one through five. October is also National Pizza Month, and the library will celebrate with a pizza party. The group will enjoy pizza, and participants will decorate cloth aprons to take home. Bring an appetite and imagination.This program is sponsored by the friends of the Penfield Public Library. Registration will begin Sept. 24 for Penfield town or school district residents; Oct. 1 for all others.
Library Lego Lab: 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 9. For ages 6-11. Join Lego fans for the Library Lego Lab. The library will provide the Legos. Creations will be photographed; then dismantled for the next Lego Lab. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. Registration will begin Sept. 25 for Penfield town or school residents; Oct. 2 for all others.
Cut the Cable Cord: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. Tired of paying exorbitant prices for cable? Attendees can find out how to “cut the cord” and get the content they want. JCC TechAge volunteer, John Nelson, will tell them how. Registration will begin Sept. 25 and is limited to 60.
Medicare 101: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 11. Learn the basics of Medicare from licensed Medicare broker Jim Knipper, of CareValue Inc. Registration will begin Sept. 27.
Into to LinkedIn: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. Find out how LinkedIn can be an asset and get tips on maximizing its effectiveness. Arthur Catalanello, social media strategist for The August Group, will provide the overview. Registration is limited to 60.
Crafty Thursday: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Stories and a theme-related craft for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will meet on the above Thursday. Registration will begin Oct. 4.
Book Discussion Group: 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 18. Copies of “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson will be available Sept. 20. Christina Gutt will lead the discussion. No registration required.
Spooky Halloween snacks with Liz Bauld, the storybook cook: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 20. For grades one through five. Come make and munch on Halloween treats. Franken-Krispies, Witchy Cupcakes, Potato Mummies, and Jack-O-Lantern Floats are on the menu. Supplies provided. Registration will begin Oct. 5 for Penfield town or school district residents; Oct. 12 for all others.
Little Maker Mondays: 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 22, and Nov. 5 and 19. For children ages 3 -5, who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. Three Mondays of “maker-spaces” to encourage young learners to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The library will share a story and have hands-on activities using Fiddlesticks, Kaleido Gears & Jumbo Magnet Tiles.
Session is limited to eight children and attendees must register separately for each makerspace. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Penfield Public Library. Registration will begin oct. 8 for Penfield town or school district residents; Oct. 15 for all others.
Parent/Child Book Group: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. For children in grades three through five, accompanied by an adult. For the October meeting, read “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls and come prepared to discuss favorite parts. Lead by children’s librarian, Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. Registration is not required. The next meeting is Nov. 29.
Middle School Crafternoon — Sun Printing on Fabric: 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26. For grades six through eight. Participants will collect natural and manmade objects to print onto a special light-reactive fabric. Registration is required and will begin Oct. 12 and is limited to 12 participants.
Pumpkin Science: 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27. For families with children ages 3 and older; children younger than 3 will be unable to attend. Bring a medium- to large-sized pumpkin; and weigh, measure, count seeds and carve pumpkins with designs to be ready for Halloween night. Registration will begin Oct. 12 for Penfield town or school district residents; Oct. 19 for all others.
Microsoft Word 2013: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. A hands-on workshop that will introduce participants to the newest features of Microsoft Word, including inserting a “live” YouTube or other video into a document, new horizontal/vertical alignment guides and other enhancements. Bring questions. Registration will begin Oct. 15 and is limited to six.