The Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, recently announced its December programs.
Drop-in story times
For children accompanied by a caregiver.
All ages: 10 a.m. on Dec. 10 and 17.
Tot Time: 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 10 and 17.
Wobbly Toddlers — early walkers: 10 a.m. on Dec. 11 and 18.
Lap Sit — infants to pre-walkers: 11 a.m. on Dec. 11 and 18.
Pajama Time — all ages: 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 19 in the Discovery Room.
Preschool: 10 a.m. on Dec. 6, 13 and 20.
Children’s and family programs
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese — English Storytime: 2 p.m. on Dec. 16. All ages are welcome, accompanied by a caregiver.
Read to Lily, a Beagle-mix therapy dog: 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Bring in or pick out a favorite book to read to Lily. Stop in, or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register.
Library Learning Lab — It’s [Computer] Science: 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Attendees can discover the workings of computers and computer science as they explore the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. For grades pre-K through 12 with caregivers. Stop in, or call (585) 784-5300, option 1. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Hour of Code with BHS Genius Barons: 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 7. Learn the basics of coding with students from Brighton High School’s Genius Barons, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Open to grades three through five. Stop in, or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register.
Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. Build with Legos. The library will provide the bricks; guests provide the creativity. Open to all ages. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on Dec. 21. Toddlers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Winter Break Family Movie — “Hotel Transylvania”: 2 p.m. on Dec. 26. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Winter Break Family Movie — “Hotel Transylvania 2”: 2 p.m. on Dec. 27. Rated PG; 89 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Winter Break Family Movie — “Hotel Transylvania 3 — Summer Vacation”: 2 p.m. on Dec. 28. Rated PG; 97 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Winter Break Family Movie — “Monsters University”: 2 p.m. on Dec. 29. Rated G; 104 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Noon Year’s Day Party: 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. Guests can join and count down to the “noon” year to say a noisy farewell to 2018 and hello to 2019. Crafts, music and fun for ages 3 and older. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Teen/tween programs
5x7xDesign Teen Art Exhibit: Dec. 21 through Jan. 31. Celebrate the talented teens and tweens. Various postcard-size artwork by Brighton students in grades six through 12 will be on display. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest: through Feb. 10. For students in grades six through 12 living in or attending school in Brighton. Cash prizes are awarded in junior and senior divisions for poetry, prose and nonfiction entries. Stop at the library or go to brightonlibrary.org for complete rules. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Adult programs
Books Sandwiched In — “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” by Robert Kurson. noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 6. A riveting account of the first men to orbit the moon in 1968. Reviewed by Morton Stein, retired BCSD science teacher; adjunct professor University of Rochester Warner School of Education. Sandwiches are welcome; coffee and tea will be available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Holiday Serenade — Roc City Ringers Handbell Choir: 2 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Join for the Holiday Edition Serenade — this month on a Saturday — featuring an hour of melodies and harmonies. A perennial favorite, this concert draws a full house; arrive early to be assured a seat. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read the Book — Join the Discussion: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.
“Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout. Read the book and join the group. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Crafternoon/Knit Clique — Knit/Crochet Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring needlework projects and meet others. The library will provide board games and cards, and materials for drawing and coloring, too. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Technology 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 first Gmail account; or learn how to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to a device. Stop at the Info Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.