The Brighton Memorial Library announced its October programs.
Drop-in story times
Story time for all ages: 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 and 29.
Tot Time: 10:34 a.m. on Oct. 22 and 29.
Wobbly Toddlers — early walkers: 10 a.m. on Oct. 23.
Lap Sit —Infants to pre-walkers: 11 a.m. on Oct. 23.
Pajama Time — all ages: 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 24 in the Discovery Room.
Preschool: 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 and 25.
Children and family programs
Read to Lily: 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Bring or pick a favorite book to read to the beagle-mix therapy dog. Stop in the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register.
Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Build with Lego. Open to all ages.
Annual Fall Family Festival: 10 a.m. on Oct. 20. Meet Maisy from the Lucy Cousins books and Peter Rabbit from the Beatrix Potter books, trick or treat in the Town Hall, make a craft and visit with Seneca Park Zoo animals. Costumes and all ages are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML, Brighton Recreation, Town Board and community groups.
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese — English story time: 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 28. All ages are welcome, accompanied by a caregiver.
Read for the Record story time: 10 a.m. on Oct. 25. Join with JumpStart to try to break the world record for reading the same book on the same day. This year’s book is “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell illustrated by Rafael López.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on Oct. 26. Toddlers can dance to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver.
Monster Mash: 10 a.m. on Oct. 31. Come in costume to get in the Halloween spirit with stories, songs, crafts, and a costume parade around the library. For all ages.
Teen/tween programs
5x7xDesign Art Contest: through Nov. 29. The juried show is open to students in grades six through 12 who live in or attend school in Brighton. Cash prizes in junior, grades six through nine, and senior, grades 10-12, divisions. All accepted works will be displayed during January 2019. Get rules at the library or at brightonlibrary.org.
Ninth annual Greater Rochester Teen Read: Oct. 15-19. Librarians across Monroe county are encouraging everyone to read “Speak and The Seeds of America Trilogy” written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Entry slips for book giveaways are in the Teen Center at BML. Meet the author in the Rochester area.
Hallow-Teen Psych Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. The library will have an astrologer/palm reader, crafts, snacks, a movie and more. Come in a costume and be eligible to win prizes. For students in grades six through 12.
Adult programs
Read the Book — Join the Discussion: “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. A novel filled with atmosphere and allusion, and the piecing together of a childhood. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Center; read the book and join.
A Listening Circle: Men and Women Becoming Allies for Each Other: noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27. Rochester Pachamama facilitators Dwain Wilder and Padme Livingstone will lead this Listening Circle. Call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.
Crafternoon/Knit Clique: Knit/Crochet Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. The library will supply board games and coloring sheets for those wishing to play a game or draw. Snacks are welcome.
Technology classes
Stop at the Information Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register for classes.
Tech tutor 20-minute one-on-one sessions: Get help with internet questions or using a mouse; learn to send a text; sign up for a Gmail account; or learn to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to a device.
Tech tutor assistant: Oct. 20. Brighton High School student Ayesha, of Teenology Tech, will assist with mobile devices. Bring questions and fully charged cellphones, tablets or laptops. Registration is required for a 20-minute, one-on-one, timeslot.
Advanced Microsoft Word Class: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. Stephanie Hranjec, MCC librarian, will help those who are comfortable with the basic functions of MS Word take it to the next level. Registration required.
Beginner Microsoft Excel: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22. Learn the basics with Karen Mathis, an instructor with 30 years of experience in payroll and finances.
Advanced Microsoft Excel: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Get some new tips and tricks to make the most of Excel with Karen Mathis, an instructor with 30 years of experience in payroll and finances. Open to those with basic competence in Excel.
Friends of the BML Big Book Sale
Book sale for Friends of BML members: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. The entry fee is $5 for nonmembers; or join for $10 per year.
Book sale open to all: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13; 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, everything is half price; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15, fill a bag for $4. The sale will include used books, CDs and DVDs, for all ages. Most books are $1.