Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., recently announced its upcoming programs.
Drop-in story times
All ages: 10 a.m. on April 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Tot Time with a caregiver: 10:45 a.m. on April 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Wobbly Toddlers, early walkers: 10 a.m. on April 10, 17 and 24.
Lap Sit, infants to pre-walkers: 11 a.m. on April 10, 17 and 24.
Pajama Time, all ages in the Kiwanis Discovery Room: 7 p.m. on April 11, 18 and 25.
Preschool: 10 a.m. on April 12, 19 and 26.
Family programs
Spring Reading Challenge: April 1 to May 31. All ages. Read books in eight of 12 categories for $1 coupons to the Friends Book Store or Sale and a chance to win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Get official entry forms at BML or online. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Game and Puzzle Swap Drop-Off: April 2-28. In support of the upcoming National Screen Free Week, the library is hosting a board game, card game and jigsaw puzzle swap. Drop off gently used and complete board games, card games or jigsaw puzzles through April 28 at the Children’s Center. Swap Day will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 1.
Read to Lily, a beagle mix therapy dog: 4:30 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19 and 26. Call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register.
Recycling Right: 10:30 a.m. on April 2. Join the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services to learn why recycling is important and ways to help. Open to ages 5 and older.
Poetry Workshop for Children: 10:30 a.m. on April 3. April is Poetry Month. Here’s a chance to develop and write a poem and create a frame to display it. Open to grades three through five. See a Children’s Librarian, or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Family Movie — “Ferdinand”: 2 p.m. on April 4. After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, captured and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure to return to his family. Rated PG; 108 minutes long. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Family Movie — “Coco”: 2 p.m. on April 5. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Rated PG; 105 minutes long. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Library Learning Lab: Mobile Dome Planetarium: 10:30 a.m. on April 6. All eyes to the sky, or dome, as Mr. K. gives a tour of Rochester’s April sky. Stop at the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities in the Children’s Center. Open to ages 6 and older. Register: (585) 784-5300, option 1. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Mobile Dome Planetarium with Mr. K: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 6. See a star show about Rochester’s April sky and learn about objects seen during both the day and nighttime sky of Western New York. Open to ages 6 and older. Stop at the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Bilingual English and Chinese Storytime: 2 p.m. on April 8 and 22. All ages are welcome, accompanied by a caregiver.
Lego Club for all ages: Build with Lego: 4:30 p.m. on April 12.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on April 20. Dance to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Earth Day Family Movie: “Disneynature: Born in China”: 2 p.m. on April 23. Take an epic journey into the wilds of China. Follow the stories of a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs. Rated G; 80 minutes long. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
National Screen Free Week: April 29 to May 5. The two internet computers and iPad in the Children’s Center and the two iPads in the Discovery Room will be turned off. Instead, the library will have puzzles and games available to use. Play a classic board or card game or discover a new favorite. Ages 3 and older are welcome at the game day and evening events.
Family Game Days: 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. on April 29 and 3 to 6 p.m. on May 4.
Family Game Nights: 5 to 8:30 p.m. on April 30, May 2 and May 3.
Teens/tweens
Teen Book Fest Giveaways: April 1 to May 18. Read books by TBF authors and enter to win books by TBF authors and TBF merchandise gift cards. Open to grades six through 12. Teen Book Fest is May 19 at Nazareth College. Go to teenbookfest.org; sponsored by Friends of BML.
Libraries Rock! A Concert with Bach to Rock: 1 to 2 p.m. on April 14. Enjoy a concert by tween and teen music students.
Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Marna Rossi: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on April 20. Get tips on how to add more sensory description to poems and meet up with other teen/tween writers. Parents and caregivers are welcome to participate. Open to grades six through 12. Register: (585) 784-5300, option 2. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Adults
Introduction to Memoir Writing: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2. Writing instructor Jen McLernon will discuss the term “memoir” and lead some exercises to help attendees discover the stories they want to tell. Register: (585) 784-5300, option 2. Sponsored by Friends of BML
PIRS (Partners in Reading for Homebound Brighton Seniors) meet and greet: 10 a.m. to noon on April 11. Find out more about PIRS. Guest speaker, Alyce Adams, will discuss how to get the most from a doctor visit. Hosted by Gail Montean, circulation aide and PIRS coordinator. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Fake News: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 11. Join experienced journalists Laurie Bennett and Michael Wentzel for an informative program on “fake news,” a topic receiving a lot of attention in the media.
Books Sandwiched In: “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance: noon to 1 p.m. on April 12. The author’s candid account of his family’s move from Appalachia to the Rust Belt. Reviewed by Deacon Thomas Driscoll, retired Catholic Parish minister and Holocaust researcher. Sandwiches are welcome; coffee/tea are available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Eastman to Go! Community Concert: 10:30 a.m. on April 13. EastWomen Brass Quintet will perform for all ages.
Sunday Serenades: Jeff Benetar & Colin Gordon: 2 to 3 p.m. on April 15. Enjoy jazz and light refreshments. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read the Book — Join the Discussion: “Last Bus to Wisdom,” a novel by Ivan Doig: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on April 17 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 18. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Center. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Oscar Nominees Movie Series: 6:30 p.m. on April 3, “Lady Bird”; 6:30 p.m. on April 10, “Darkest Hour”; 6:30 p.m. on April 17, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”; and 6:30 p.m. on April 24, “The Shape of Water.” Snacks are welcome. Go to www.imdb.com/oscars. for descriptions. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Crafternoon/Knit Clique: Knit/Crochet Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. Play a game or use the library’s coloring sheets. Snacks are welcome.
Technology classes
Stop at the Info Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.
Create Professional Resumes using Microsoft Word: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 12. Perquisite: a basic understanding of how to create documents in Microsoft Word. Taught by Steve Dresbach, technology instructor at SUNY Geneseo. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Create Professional Newsletters with Microsoft Word: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 19. Perquisite: a basic understanding of how to create documents in Microsoft Word. Taught by Steve Dresbach, technology instructor at SUNY Geneseo. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Online Form & application assistant: A library volunteer can help attendees through the process of completing applications for jobs, social services and other life essentials. Sign up at the Info Center.
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 Gmail account; or learn how to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to a device.