The Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., announced its October events.
Costume Swap Drop-Off: through Oct. 6. Drop off clean, gently-used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center. Get a voucher for early admission, 6:30-7 p.m. on Swap Day, Oct 9.
Fall Read to Annie: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 3-24. Bring in or pick out a favorite fall story to read to Annie, a therapy Shih Tzu. Register in the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option one.
Read to Lily: 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 5-26. Lily, a beagle mix therapy dog, is ready to listen to stories. Stop at the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option one, to sign up to read to Lily.
Library Learning Lab: Fall for Gravity: 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. Explore gravity with the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Open to grades pre-K-12 with their caregivers. Stop at the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option one, to register.
Family Movie — “Boss Baby”: 2 p.m. on Oct. 6. The movie is rated PG; 97 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
Silver Screen Saturday: “Spark: A Space Tail”: 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 7. A sensory friendly screening will be at 1 p.m. During the sensory screening, lights will be up with the sound down, and there will be room to move around and make noise. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
Family Movie — “Captain Underpants”: 2 p.m. on Oct. 9. The movie is rated PG; 89 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
Costume Swap: 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. Pick-up a gently used children’s Halloween costume. Early bird admission for those who donated costumes will start at 6:30 p.m.; general admission is 7-8 p.m.
Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Build with Lego. The library will provide the bricks. Open to ages 6-12.
Read for the Record Storytime: “Quackers” by Liz Wong: 10 a.m. on Oct. 19. The library is joining with JumpStart to “Read for the Record” to try to break the world record for reading the same book on the same day. All ages and families are welcome.
Pete the Cat story time: 10 a.m. on Oct. 20. Celebrate all things Pete the Cat with a special, all ages story time. Participants will read some of Pete’s stories, do some Pete activities and meet Pete the Cat.
Annual Fall Family Festival: 10 a.m. on Oct. 21. Meet Pete the Cat from the Eric Litwin and James Dean books and Corduroy from the Don Freeman books; trick or treat in the Town Hall; make a craft; and visit with Seneca Park Zoo animals. Costumes are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Brighton Memorial Library, Brighton Recreation and other community groups.
Monster Mash: 10 a.m. on Oct. 31. Come in costume to get in the Halloween spirit. The library will have stories, songs, crafts and a costume parade around the library. For all ages.
Teen/tween programs
5x7xDesign Teen Art Contest: Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. The juried show is open to students in grades six through 12 who live in or attend school in Brighton, with cash awards in junior (grades six through nine) and senior (grades 10-12) divisions. All accepted works will be displayed in January 2018. Get official rules at or at the library.
Greater Rochester Teen Read: Oct. 23-27. Librarians across the county are encouraging everyone to read books by author Paul Griffin. Those who have read one of his novels for kids or teens can enter to win his latest title, “Saving Marty.” Entry slips with official rules are available in the Teen Center at the library. Meet Paul at the Greece Public Library or Central Library.
Hallow-Teen Psych Night: 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Palm/astrology readings, henna tattoos, snacks and games are included. Guests can make their own magic eight ball. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. For grades six through 12.
Adult programs
Writing Class — The Story You Want to Tell: 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 3-17. Participants can get to the heart of what they want to write about with prompts and instruction from Jennifer Case. This is a three-part class. To register, call (585) 748-5300, option two.
CURB Book Club — “The Hate U Give”: 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton will host three discussions at the library. The first will be on Angie Thomas’ young adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” led by Brighton educator Rachael Hittinger. Ages 16 and older are welcome. The next CURB Book Clubs will be Nov. 6 on “How Dare the Sun Rise” by Sandra Uwiringiyimana, and Dec. 6 with the title to be announced.
Sunday Serenades: The Traveling Cabaret: 2-3 p.m. on Oct. 8. Enjoy a performance of show tunes, pop and more. Light refreshments will be available.
Travelogue — Argentina: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. Join for slides and commentary about a three week, 2,000 mile drive around Patagonia. Presented by Karrie Bordeau and her husband, Tyler Kwolek. Sample some dulce de leche, sweetened milk, and get a recipe.
PIRS meet and greet: 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 11. Learn about being a Partners in Reading for Seniors volunteer or how to receive PIRS services. Guest speaker Sue Barocas will talk about recording a personal legacy document. Hosted by Gail Montean, circulation aide and PIRS coordinator.
Books Sandwiched In — “Just Mercy: A Story of Social Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson: noon on Oct. 12. The author’s account of defending the poor and bringing them access to justice. Reviewed by Laura Cohen, distinguished clinical professor of law and director of the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic. Sandwiches are welcome. Coffee and tea will be available.
Sew a Mystery Quilt with Janet Root: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Bring a sewing machine and beginner quilting skills, and join to construct a mystery quilt design, step-by-step. A list of required supplies to bring and details about work to have started before the program will be provided at registration. Bring a lunch. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available for purchase. To register, call (585) 784-5300, option two.
“The Big Sick”: 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. Two hours; rated R. Snacks are welcome.
Read the Book — Join the Discussion! “The Dry,” a novel by Jane Harper: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.
All for Suffrage — The Kin of Susan B. Anthony: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Author Jeanne Gehret presents archival photos of the ways each member of Susan B. Anthony’s Rochester family supported her effort. Guests will hear facts about Susan and her family.
Crafternoon Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 4-18. The library will provide games, puzzles, coloring sheets and more. Guests can bring knitting or other projects to work on, too. Snacks are welcome. No crafternoon on Oct. 25 because of book sale setup.
Technology classes
Tech tutor 20-minute one-on-one sessions: Get help with using a mouse, signing up for a Gmail account, basic internet questions, sending a text or downloading OverDrive ebooks to a device. To register, call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Google Drive and collaborative apps-: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12. Steve Dresbach, of SUNY Geneseo, will teach the basic functions of Google Drive, Google’s online storage system for documents, photos and videos. To register, call (585) 784-5300, option two.
Book sale
Brighton Memorial Library Book Sale, Members Day: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. The first day of the sale is open to members of the Friends. Membership is $10 and may be purchased or renewed at the day; $5 for first-day entry. Proceeds support library programs. Books, videos and CDs will be for sale.
Brighton Memorial Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Proceeds support library programs. Books, videos and CDs will be for sale.