Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Mitten Drive: through Jan. 7. The library is collecting new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for ages 6 weeks to 12 years at the Lewis Street YMCA Child Care Center.
Library closed: Nov. 22-23. The library is closed for Thanksgiving and will resume regular hours on Nov. 24.
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.
Art Lab: 6 p.m. Nov. 28. For ages 8-12. Participants will discover their art skills in drawing, painting, watercolor and Zentangle doodling. Registration required.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Nov. 29. For all ages.
Exploring is a Mystery with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29.
Upcoming
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 required.
Holiday Cookie Decorating: 11 a.m. Dec. 15. For ages 2-7. The program will include a holiday storytime and cookie decorating. Registration opens Dec. 1.
Gingerbread House Decorating: 2 p.m. Dec. 15. For ages 8-12. Awards will be given for the most unique gingerbread house designs. Registration opens Dec. 1.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Library closed: Nov. 22. The library is closed for Thanksgiving and will open at 9 a.m. Nov. 23.
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.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 26. 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. 26. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
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.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Nov. 27. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Time for Tots: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 28. 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.
#ReadWomen Book Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Group members will read “Etta and Otto and Russell and James: A Novel” by Emma Hooper. Registration required.
Fairy Tale Friday: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30. For ages 2-6 with a caregiver. The program will share various versions of fairy tales, songs, crafts and snacks.
Upcoming
Ideas and Authors: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The group will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.
Autism Panel Discussion: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Dalton Letta will host a panel of individuals with autism, their families, industry providers and more for a discussion of what it is like to live with autism. Guest moderated by state Sen. Joe Robach, R-56th District. Registration required.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.