Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Semiannual Book Sale: through March 25. Sale open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. March 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23-24 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 25. Enjoy a $3 bag sale on March 25.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. March 26. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Drop in for stories, songs and a craft.
Monday Minecraft Madness: 6 p.m. March 26. For all ages. Bring in a tablet and Minecraft knowledge. Some computers will be available.
Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. March 27. For ages 4-5. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. March 27. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Make-a-Story Room Open Hours: 2 to 3 p.m. March 27. For all ages. Test the library’s robots, coding games, 3-D printer and sewing machine.
Board of Trustees: 6 p.m. March 27. Meeting is open to the public.
Teen Friends: 6 p.m. March 27. For ages 12-21. Participate in discussions, earn volunteer hours and eat snacks.
Teens Together: 7:30 p.m. March 27. For ages 12-18. This group provides a safe place for teens to hang out, support each other, discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
Stretch and Breathe Storytime: 10 a.m. March 28. For ages 3-5. Stretch, breathe and read. Mats provided for kids; adults can bring their own.
Make-a-Story Room Open Hours: 2 to 3 p.m. March 28. For all ages. Test the library’s robots, coding games, 3-D printer and sewing machine.
A Taste of New York State Cheeses with Some History Thrown In: 7 p.m. March 28. Look at the growth and decline of one of the state’s most dynamic products. Learn where the art of cheese making stands today. Save room for cheese. Registration required.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. March 29. For all ages.
Exploring is a Mystery with the Whole Family: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. March 29.
Upcoming
Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. March 31. For ages 2-7. Enjoy a storytime, craft and egg hunt in the library. Registration required.
Let’s Get Eggy: 3 p.m. March 31. For ages 8-11. Enjoy games, snacks and crafts. Registration required.
Community Explorers Night: 6:30 p.m. April 3. For teens interested in being an emergency medical technician, firefighter or member of the police force or armed services? Learn how to get involved in local Explorers and ROTC programs.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
STEM Storytime: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 22. For ages 4–8. Join the children’s librarian for stories and a STEM activity (weather and shaving cream clouds). Registration recommended.
Master Happiness: Five Rules to Life: 10 to 11 a.m. March 24. Learn five rules to generating and maintaining happiness in heart and soul, no matter what happened in the past. Learn about the changes necessary to feel good with self, relationships and the world. Led by Jodi Aman. Registration requested.
Saturday Baby Story Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 24. For children ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
College 101: Planning, Preparing and Paying: noon to 1 p.m. March 24. For parents of high school students in grades 9-12. Learn valuable tips about the college search, scholarships, the college financial process and New York’s Free-Tuition Program for public and private colleges. Discuss what parents can do to help their children minimize overwhelming student loan debt. Registration requested.
Geology ROCKS!: 1 to 4 p.m. March 24. Local geologist Fred Haynes will discuss state geology and its rocks and minerals. Attendees can select minerals to take home. Bring rocks/fossils for identification.
Spring Cupcake Decorating: 2 to 3 p.m. March 24. For ages 9-18. Decorate spring-themed cupcakes. Materials provided. Registration required.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. March 26. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. March 26. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Explore Home Ownership: 7 to 8 p.m. March 26. Learn about the various financial considerations in owning a home, how to rebuild credit, how to show for a home and how to find the right people for help. Registration appreciated.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. March 27. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Graham Cracker Bunny Cottage: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27-29. For all ages. Create a bunny cottage out of graham crackers. Sign up with a family or a group of friends. Registration is required through library staff. Choose one session.
Time for Tots: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. March 28. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy 40 minutes of free play with toys followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Family Bingo: 2 to 3 p.m. March 30. For families. Enjoy an afternoon of bingo. Prizes available. Registration appreciated.
Upcoming
Organic Gardening: 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 31. Learn various ways to reduce and eliminate the use of man-made chemicals and additives. Work with nature while maintaining a lawn, growing flowers or raising vegetables. Learn how to cope with weeds, insect pests and harmful diseases. Presented by Master Gardener Sharon Rosenblum.
Ideas and Authors: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 2. For adults. Discuss “44 Scotland Street” by Alexander McCall Smith. Books available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Group meets on the first Mondays of the month.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.