Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Nov. 15. For all ages.
Explore Art with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15.
Fantastic Beasts: 2 p.m. Nov. 17. For ages 13-18. Attendees will watch the first movie, eat snacks and participate in related activities.
Chess Club: 6 p.m. Nov. 19. For ages 18 and younger.
Cathy’s Creativity Club: 6 p.m. Nov. 19. For ages 8-12. Participants will express their creativity in various ways, including art, writing, reading and other creative expression.
Library closed: Nov. 22-23. The library will close for Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 and resume regular hours on Nov. 24.
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Teens Who Brunch: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24. For ages 13-18. Attendees will make avocado toast. Registration is required.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Nov. 26. For ages 2-3 with an adult. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.
Monday Minecraft Madness: 6 p.m. Nov. 26. For all ages. Participants should bring a tablet and their Minecraft knowledge. Some computers will be available.
Preschool Pals: 10 a.m. Nov. 27. For ages 4-5 with an adult. The program includes stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Board of Trustees: 6 p.m. Nov. 27. The meeting is open to the public.
Teen Friends: 6 p.m. Nov. 27. For ages 13-21. Attendees can participate in discussions, earn volunteer hours and eat snacks.
Teens Together: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27. For ages 13-18. 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.
Holiday Movie and a Splash of Art: 7 p.m. Dec. 4. For ages 18 and older. The program will include a movie, snacks and an artsy activity. Registration opens Nov. 19.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Bear Party: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The program includes stories, crafts and a snack. Guests are encouraged to bring a teddy bear. Registration required.
Story Time Yoga: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16. 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.
Saturday Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 17. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 19. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Creative Writing: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. This group provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work, and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers.
College 102: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Brenda Piazza will present 10 strategies to help control the cost of college, including merit scholarships, student loans, selectivity, EFC, financial aid and more. Q&A to follow. Registration required.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Tween Craft: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. For ages 8-13. Participants will use paints to create a fuzzy turkey for a Thanksgiving table. Registration required.
Time for Tots: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 21. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. The program is comprised of 40 minutes of free play with toys, followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Library closed: Nov. 22. The library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and open at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Upcoming
American Girls Pajama Party: 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 24. Participants can wear pajamas, choose a doll and join Teresa Wood for “Bedtime Through the Ages.” American Girl dolls will be used for a history houses presentation.
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War Movie Matinee: 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Attendees will view a classic war film in honor of veterans and the centennial remembrance of the end of World War I. Popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee and tea provided. Registration required.
Brush Calligraphy: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. The program will cover the basics of calligraphy using brush markers and how to write a simple alphabet. Attendees will personalize gift bags. Registration required.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.