Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, will host the following programs.
Adult program
“Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges” by Aisa Purak: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Purak, who was born in the village of Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will discuss the journey of 100 Bosnian Muslim families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in America. The book documents not only the challenges Bosnians experienced coming to a foreign country, but also discovering endless opportunities in the U.S. Copies of the book will be available for $20 and signing.
Talk Saves Lives: 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 30. For ages 13 and older. Karen Heisig from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will give a brief introduction to suicide prevention and talk about warning signs, risk factors and what a person should do to help someone in danger. Registration is required.
Senior Living: Where to Start?: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Learn what to look for when considering senior living, independent living and the continuum of care from Rebecca Jaffarian, community relations coordinator at Greece Legacy. Levels of care include assisted, enhanced and memory care. Registration is required.
Autumn in the Northwest: 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Visit the city of Seattle and Olympic National Park with Christy Simons. Travel to Vancouver Island and see the city of Victoria. End the journey in British Columbia. Registration is required.
Medicare 101 Seminar: 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5. Learn what Medicare covers, what the doughnut hole it and how to “skate” over it with the New York State EPIC program. Presented by Vicki James, owner of Medicare-EASY. Registration is required.
Teen programs
Parent/Child Book Group: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. For grades 3-5 with an adult. Read and discuss “Frindle” by Andrew Clements. The group will meet again Oct. 26.
Middle School Game Day: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29. For grades 6-8. Presented by “E for Everyone” St. John Fisher Game Club. Work together to defeat a common enemy or meet a shared goal in cooperative games. Play Space Alert, Dead Men Tell No Tales and Grizzled. Snacks provided. Free. Registration is required.
Middle School Crafternoon — Spooky Slime Making: 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. For grades 6-8. Make a batch of slime with a spooky twist. Registration is required.
Children’s program
Baby Sing, Sign and Play: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 6. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Use music, books and activities to promote preverbal communication with American Sign Language. Registration is required.
Library Lego Lab: 1 to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 6. For ages 6-11. Legos provided. Creations will be photographed before being dismantled. Registration is required.
For more information, call 585-340-8720 or visit penfieldlibrary.org.