Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, recently announced its ongoing and upcoming programs. Call (585) 872-7075 or visit websterlibrary.org for more information or to register.
Adult programs
Book Sale: Join for the Spring Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Webster Public Library from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 26; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27, fill a bag for $4; bag sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28. Hardcover books will be $1 each. Paperbacks will be 50 cents. Credit cards are accepted. All the books are new to the sale, no repeat stock. Books, DVDs, Blu-ray, music CDs and LPs available for adults, teens and children.
Travelogue — Alaska: 2 to 3 p.m. on May 1. Ken Harbison will present images of wildlife, glaciers, sightseeing, and outdoor activities in Alaska. A cruise through the inside passage visited four towns. A scenic railroad trip took us to Denali National and State Parks for four days. Views of the Northern Lights were seen in Fairbanks. No registration needed. Light refreshments will be served.
Book Discussion Group — “The Chaperone”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 2. This month’s discussion title is “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. All adults and teens are welcome to come and join the discussion. Copies of the selected book are available at the circulation desk the month before the scheduled discussion. Next month’s June discussion title will be “The River of Kings” by Taylor Brown. Call the library at (585) 872-7075 or just come in. No registration is necessary.
English Conversation Circle: 6 to 7 p.m. on May 8. This event is geared toward learners of English as a second language. Join at the library for a short conversation prompt, such as a TED Talk video, followed by the opportunity to practice conversational English in a group setting. Native speakers of all languages are welcome. The only requirement is that participants bring an open mind and willingness to learn from others.
Chess!: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 10. Learn the ancient art of playing chess. Former Klem North chess instructor, Craig Hurlbut, will help new players learn the game and answer any questions for those already in the know. Those who are chess pros can use this time and space for a face off. Chess is a game of intellect and strategy, played by millions of people worldwide. Registration is capped at 50 people, and the library appreciates signing up so they know how many chess sets to provide. Those bringing their own game board do not need to sign up. This program is open to anyone ages 6 and older — adults without kids are more than welcome to attend — and children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (585) 872-7075 to register.
Teen programs
Stir It Up! Cooking Club: 4 to 5 p.m. on May 2. Create animals out of food. For grades 4 through nine. Space is limited. Registration required.
Rick Riordan Book Release Party: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on May 5. Grades four through 12. Calling all Percy Jackson fans. The library is hosting a launch party to celebrate the release of the third book in “The Trials of Apollo” series: “The Burning Maze.” Join for crafts, games, snacks and a special viewing of the video of Rick Riordan’s recent visit to Rochester. Costumes welcome — dress as a favorite character. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Practice SAT exam: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12. Grades 10-12. Sponsored by Chariot Learning. Take an official full length practice SAT, except for the essay, proctored like the real thing. After the test, students will receive help scoring the multiple choice portions of the test to learn their scaled scores and percentiles. Participation is free. All tests begin promptly at scheduled times with no admittance after exam has begun. Students should bring pencils, snacks, watches and calculators. Chariot Learning always administers the exams from the most recent SAT student bulletin. Students who have taken that test should contact Chariot Learning at (585) 466-4022 to discuss other options. Registration required.
Children’s programs
Stories for Wee Ones: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. Birth to 24 months old.
Stories and Songs for 2 to 5 years: 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Stories and Songs for all ages: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays.
Thursday Night is Family Night!: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Stop in any Thursday evening for a variety of activities the entire family will enjoy. Check the program calendar to see what the day’s activity will be.
Spring Craft drop-in: 11 a.m. to noon on May 1. Stop by the library with a little one to make a variety of spring inspired crafts. No registration necessary.
PJ Storytime: 7 to 7:30 p.m. on May 7. Songs, stories and rhymes for the family. Wear pajamas. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Preschool Dance Party: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on May 8. Sing and dance along to a half hour of the best tunes from the library’s music collection, old favorites and brand new songs alike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.