Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St., recently announced its upcoming programs. Visit townofpittsford.org/library or call (585) 249-5481 to register or for more information.
Adults, teens and tweens programs
Great Novels Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2 in the Fletcher Steele Room.
“Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis. Copies of the book will be available at the checkout/return desk. No registration required.
Knitting for Charity: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on April 3 and 19 in the Fletcher Steele Room. This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required.
Nature in Your Garden Series with Carol Southby: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 3, May 16 and June 5 in the Fisher Meeting Room. April 3 will cover Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators. May 16 will cover Gardening in the Shade. June 5 will cover Gardening for Wildlife. In this series, presented by naturalist and garden designer Carol Southby, attendees will explore ways to garden with native plants and to attract butterflies, birds, pollinators and beneficial wildlife to a garden. No registration required.
Social Media 101: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 4 in the Fisher Meeting Room. This crash course, presented by librarian Elizabeth Beardslee, will provide a brief overview of popular social media sites including what they do, why people would use them, how they are different and any associated terminology. No registration required.
Practice SAT: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Chariot Learning will administer a practice SAT. Bring a calculator, pencils and an eraser. Registration required.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Speaker: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on April 8 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Eva Abrams was 17 when the Nazis occupied her town of Nagyvárad, Transylvania. Her family was moved into the ghetto quickly and deported to Auschwitz a month later. Join for this opportunity to hear Abrams’ story. No registration required.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films: 6:30 p.m. on April 9 in the Fisher Meeting Room. “The Paris Opera,” France, Switzerland, 2017, 110 minutes long, not rated. French with English subtitles. “The Paris Opera” is an engaging, behind-the-scenes look at the whirlwind logistics that are needed to put together the performances and events at one of the world’s most eminent institutions. No registration required.
Murder for Lunch Book Group: noon to 1 p.m. on April 10 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “In the Clearing” by Robert Dugoni. Copies of the title are at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Teen Community Service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 10 and 24 in the Teen Place. PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students in grades six through 12. Registration required.
Tina Turner Knits: Mitts: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on April 14 and 21 in the Fletcher Steele Room. Resident master knitter and teacher Tina Turner will guide participants in knitting mitts for spring. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Choose from: Keep It Simple Mitts by April Klich, Queen’s Crown Mitts by Becky Greene or Waltzing Mitts by Jill Bickers. Bring needles and yarn according to pattern instructions. Registration required.
When Words Come Alive — Inspiration Drawn from Poets Walk at the MAG: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on April 14 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Poets Walk is an interactive path that stretches from Goodman to Prince Streets on University Avenue in front of the Memorial Art Gallery. The poets have been selected from 19th and 20th century writers with a Rochester connection. MAG docent and poet Kitty Jospé will present multiple ways in which to enjoy words, linked to the sculptures and landscaping of the Centennial Park. Registration required.
Henna & Recycled CD Mandala: 2 to 3 p.m. on April 15 in the Fletcher Steele Room. A henna artist will draw works of art on skin. While waiting, attendees can create a CD mandala ornament. For students in grades six through 12. Registration required.
South Africa, a Bucket List Dream Becomes a Reality: 2 to 3 p.m. on April 15 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Avid travelers Maureen and Doug Robb will present an armchair travelogue to South Africa. Attendees will travel from Cape Town to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia and see the natural wonder, Victoria Falls. No registration required.
Screening of Selected Short Films: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 16 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Join for a screening of selected short films from the Rochester International Film Festival. The shorts will be introduced by festival volunteer Brian DiNitto. The Rochester International Film Festival is celebrating 60 years in 2018. This year it will be held from April 26-28 at the Dryden Theatre. No registration required.
Make Soap!: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Making soap is an ancient art, but modern methods allow all to make a product that is easier, faster to make and consistent, resulting in a luxurious experience. Watch soap being made and take a sample home. Presented by soap maker and herb gardener, Beth Byrne. Registration required.
Savory Food Book Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17 in the Fletcher Steele Room. “Provence, 1970” by Luke Barr. Join the Savory Book Group to read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to food. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. No registration required.
Beyond Bestsellers: Book Reviews: noon to 1 p.m. on April 18 in the Fletcher Steele Room. Join Ann McKay for an hour of casual book talk. No registration required.
Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War: 7 to 8 p.m. on April 18 in the Fisher Meeting Room. The U.S. officially entered the Great War in 1917. Learn how Rochester participated in the war economy as an All–American patriotic city. Presented by Daniel Cody of the Rochester Historical Society. No registration required.
Herman Melville: More than a Whale Story: 2 to 3 p.m. on April 21 in the Fisher Meeting Room. When most people hear the name Herman Melville, they immediately think of the great novel “Moby Dick.” However, Melville wrote much more: other novels, short stories, and poems. Joe O’Toole, the director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, has facilitated adult book discussion programs through Humanities New York for many years. This presentation will highlight Herman Melville’s life and provide an overview of his literary works. No registration required.
Earth Day Movie: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on April 22 in the Fisher Meeting Room. Disneynature’s True Life Adventure film takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, this film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. Call for title. No registration required.
Introduction to Microsoft Word: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 23 and 25 in the Learning Center. In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit and format documents, modify the page setup, and work with paragraphs, including alignment, indentation, bullets, and more. Registration required.
Fabulous Films at the Library: 6:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Fisher Meeting Room. A private detective heads to an English manor to investigate the murder of a wealthy patriarch, but soon realizes that everyone is a suspect — including his former lover. Call for title. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. No registration required.