Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Oct. 4. For all ages.
Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on Medicare: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration required.
Explore Legos with the Whole Family: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 4.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Oct. 8. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8. For ages 12 and under. Read to a therapy dog. This is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read and emerging readers.
Monday Minecraft Madness: 6 p.m. Oct. 8. For all ages. Bring in a tablet and Minecraft knowledge. Some computers will be available.
Preschool Pals: 10 a.m. Oct. 9. For ages 4-5 with an adult. Program includes stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Friends of the Chili Public Library: 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Open to the public.
Art Lab: 6 p.m. Oct. 10. For ages 8-12. Program includes drawing, painting, watercolor and Zentangle doodling. 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.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Oct. 11. For all ages.
Ancestry.com Training: 2 p.m. Oct. 11. Learn how to research family trees using Ancestry.com. Registration is required.
Explore Mad Science with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11. This special session will test out various science experiments as part of the library’s Frankentober celebration.
Teen Pizza Friday: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12. For ages 13-18. The program will include a showing of a Frankenstein film with Boris Karloff, plus pizza and related activities. Registration required.
Upcoming
A Biography of Mary Shelley: 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Linda Quinlan, a literature professor at Roberts Wesleyan College, will provide a biographical perspective of the life of Mary Shelley, her start as an author and how she attained literary success.
Sourdough — Beyond the Bread: 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Mary Birchenough from KneadingLife.com will share the secrets of a flaky biscuit or scone through a demonstration. Attendees will sample sweet and savory breads. Program ends with a discussion of how to incorporate local herbs and fruits, as well as care for a starter. Bring a small container to take some sourdough starter home. Registration required.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Girls Who Code: 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. For girls in grades 6-12. Participants will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages, and work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real-world problems.
Sit, Knit and Stitch: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. For all experience levels. Bring a project to work on while enjoying the company of others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting. Bring a snack or drink, if desired.
Pajama Story Time: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 4. For all ages. Families can participate in stories, songs, activities and a craft. Pajama wear is optional.
First Friday Films: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. For all ages. Attendees can watch a film and eat popcorn on the first Fridays of the month.
ACT Practice Test: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Prepare for the ACT by taking practice tests under simulated test conditions. Bring pencils, snacks and a calculator. Registration required.
U-Pick Apples: 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 6, Robb Farms, 800 Gallup Road, Spencerport. Meet at the farm for a half peck of U-Pick apples in its peak picking season.
Pumpkin Eggs: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Try the Ukrainian tradition of egg decorating, complete an egg and take it home with a handout of instructions. Registration required.
Fairy House Building Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7, Westgate Park, 1489 Howard Road, Rochester. Activities include stories with Mary Jo, a nature walk to find fairy house supplies, and a kit to build fairy houses. For information: gatesrecparks.org or (585) 426-1670.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 8. 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. Oct. 8. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
African Drums — Storytelling, Dance, Singing: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 8. For all ages. Rhythmic African drums and other musical instruments will get attendees on their feet and dancing during the school holiday.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Oct. 9. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Junior Friends of the Gates Public Library: 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. For ages 9-16. Junior Friends are a group of volunteers who meet year-round and help the library with book sales, programs and decorations, among other fun things. Meetings held the second Tuesdays of the month.
Teen Craft — Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. For ages 9-18. Use glow-in-the-dark polymer clay to create a spooky ghost or other creature. Registration required.
Baby Sing, Sign and Play: 10:15 to 10:45 p.m. Oct. 10. For ages 6-24 months with a caregiver. Program uses music, books and other activities to help kids and adults learn simple American Sign Language signs for pre-verbal communication.
Lego Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. For ages 5-12. Attendees will build things with the library’s collection of Legos. Registration required.
Preschool Dance Party: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Dance up a storm at the Friday party.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.