Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., announced its December programs. Visit townofpittsford.org/library or call (585) 249-5481 to register.
Programs for children and families
There are no story times Dec. 17 through Jan. 4.
Baby story time: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Introduce a baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 18 months and younger with a caregiver. Drop in. Registration not required.
Toddler Time: 9:15, 10 and 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute story time for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in. Registration not required.
Story Time Stars: 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Ages 3-5 can enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. Drop in. Registration not required.
Candlelight Night at the Library: 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Stop in and decorate some holiday cookies during Pittsford’s Candlelight Night. For all ages. No registration required.
Countdown to Noon: 11 a.m. to noon on Dec. 31 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Enjoy face painting, crafts and treats at this children’s celebration to get ready to cheer “Happy New Year.” For all ages. No registration required.
Programs for adults, tweens and teens
Tina Turner Knits: UFOs — unfinished objects: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 15 in the Fletcher Steele Room. Finish those UFOs before the holidays with master knitter and teacher Tina Turner or just come and knit. Registration required.
In Concert: Women of Note: 2 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Join for an afternoon of popular, jazz and seasonal music. Women of Note will entertain guests with the many facets of winter: snow, bells, hearth and home. No registration required.
One-on-one NYS Health Care Marketplace assistance: 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Study Room 1. Open enrollment for the NYS Health Care Marketplace runs through Jan. 31, 2019. Sign up for assistance by calling the information desk at (585) 249-5481 to register to meet with a health care navigator. Bring ID, the previous year’s tax return and the Social Security numbers and birth dates for all members of the family enrolling. Registration required by calling (585) 249-5481 to set up an appointment.
Great Novels Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham. Copies of the book will be available at the check out/return desk. No registration required.
Knitting for Charity: 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 and 20 in the Fletcher Steele Room. This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required.
Candlelight Night Teen Volunteers: 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Teens are needed to help with Pittsford’s Candlelight Night. Teens will receive community service credit. Registration required.
In Concert: Allendale Columbia School Students: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the New Book Area. While enjoying Pittsford’s Candlelight Night, stroll into the library and listen to music performed by the students of Allendale Columbia School under the direction of Amanda Meldrum. Drop in; no registration required.
Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. on Dec. 7. The 2001 film is 183 minutes long and rated PG-13. Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Join for a screening of the surprise Japanese attack. Starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Ewen Bremner and Jon Voight. No registration required. Call for the title.
Time of Fear: Japanese-American Internment during World War II: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Fisher Meeting Room. One of the most heroic times in American history is also the darkest. While World War II raged on and U.S. soldiers fought for freedom and democracy elsewhere, Japanese-Americans were removed from their homes and communities and interned in camps situated in the farthest recesses of the U.S. RIT Osher speaker Bob Vukosic will explore the who, what, when, where, and why of Japanese-American Internment. No registration required.
In Concert: ROC City Ringers: 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Fisher Meeting Room. ROC City Ringers is a community handbell group composed of 12 ringers who enjoy playing advanced, non-religious handbell music. Formed in 2012, the ROC City Ringers have performed at Rochester’s Fringe Festivals. No registration required.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films — “The Third Murder”: 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The film is 124 minutes and is not rated. Japanese with English subtitles. Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low — his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. No registration required.
Teen community service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 18 in the Teen Place. Need community service credits? PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students in grades six through 12. Registration required.
Get Creative with Gift Wrapping for the Holidays: 7 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Floral designer Alana Miller will show guests how to be creative with wrapping gift baskets, presents, and gift tags, incorporating recycled materials. This is a demonstration. No registration required.
The Great American Read Book Discussion: “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers by examining the merits (and shortfalls) of five novels from the list. How families cope with difficulties will be the unifying theme in this book discussion series. Copies of the upcoming books will be provided at the session before, and any additional copies will be available at the circulation desk. This reading and discussion series is made possible through Humanities New York. Registration required. Upcoming dates include Jan. 12, 2019, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and Feb. 23, 2019, “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.
In Concert: Dimsum Trio: 2 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 16 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Dimsum Trio is a piano trio comprised of graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. Works presented will include Mozart’s charming C Major piano trio and Shostakovich’s brutal second piano trio. No registration required.
Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. on Dec. 28 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The holidays are almost over. Relax and come to the movies at the library. Join as four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club. No registration required. Call for title.