The Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, recently announced its upcoming programs. For more information or to register, visit or call (585) 340-8720.
Memorial Day weekend: The Penfield Public Library will be closed May 26-28 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.
Middle school games and pizza: 4 to 5 p.m. on June 1. For grades six through eight. Registration is required. Meet up with other gamers to play video and card games and enjoy free pizza.
Health care navigator session: 4:30 to 8 p.m. on June 5. A certified application counselor will be present to help individuals enroll in health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Bring ID, previous year’s tax return and Social Security numbers and birth dates for all family members enrolling. Even though open enrollment has ended, individuals can still apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Essential Plan, or if they have had a life qualifying event within past 60 days. This does not pertain to Medicare. All appointments are scheduled by calling (585) 613-7662.
Teen Tuesdays: 2:30 to 4 p.m. on June 5. Shrinky Dinks Madness and End of Year Party. For grades nine through 12. Meet up with friends after school to enjoy free activities and snacks. Registration is not required.
Wednesday Teas Book Review: 1 to 2 p.m. on June 6. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello will review a book or books of special interest for the people gathered for the Wednesday Teas series co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. This series is usually held on the first Wednesday of the month. No registration is required.
World War II Film Series: 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. on June 7. “Darkest Hour,” 2017, 125 minutes, rated PG-13. During the earliest stages of World war II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight against incredible odds. The film, directed by Joe Wright, won two Academy Awards for Best Picture, and Gary Oldman won for best performance by an actor in a leading role. It also stars Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. Registration is recommended and begins May 24. Dunkirk, 2017, 105 minutes, rated PG-13, will be screend from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. on July 5. This World War II thriller about the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, before Nazi forces can take hold, is directed and written by Christopher Nolan. It stars Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan and Mark Rylance. Registration is recommended and begins June 21.
Conversation on Race and Poverty: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 12. A free, facilitated conversation to promote understanding of the intersections of race and poverty. Every conversation is unique and everyone participates. This program is co-sponsored with the Gandhi Institute and the Penfield Public Library. Maria Engels, higher education program coordinator at the Gandhi Institute and colleague Matt Liston will co-facilitate. Registration begins on May 31.
The History of Roses/Roses 101 Culture: 7 to 8 p.m. on June 14. Come learn all about the rose, the special flower for the month of June. Gene Noto, a member of the Greater Rochester Rose Society, an ARS judge of rose horticulture and arrangements and a Master Gardener, will discuss various classes of roses from antique to modern day. In addition, Noto will talk about the bare necessities of growing, including buying, planting and care. Registration begins on May 31.
Book Discussion Group: 7 to 9 p.m. on June 21. Leader is Roberta Miller. Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello hosts the monthly Book Discussion Group meeting. This month’s selection is “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. No registration is required. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.
Twenty-first annual Adult Summer Reading Program: June 25 through Aug. 3. For ages 18 and older. “Libraries Rock” is the theme of the adult summer reading game. Complete one raffle slip for each book read to be eligible for weekly prizes.
Summer Reading Game for grades six through 12: June 25 through Aug. 1. Come to the library’s information desk and get a Libraries Rock! scratch-off ticket each day just for visiting. Attendees should also pick up a Libraries Rock! Coupon Book, which contains challenges to complete to earn additional scratch-off tickets. Participants will have the chance to win prizes instantly and to be entered into the weekly prize package raffles.
Libraries Rock! Games: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 27. For grades six through 12. “Guitar Hero,” “Rock Band,” “Just Dance” and Pop Music Trivia. Prizes and sundaes will also be featured. Registration begins on June 13.