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.
All ages
Summer Kick-Off Party!: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 21. An evening of family fun: games, crafts, puppet show, live music, plus special guest Paddington. Come celebrate the beginning of summer.
CHESS!: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 14. 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 current face offs.
Adult programs
Books at The Brewery: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 11. Join the library throughout the summer, on the second Monday of each month, to enjoy some books and local brews. This book club will meet at WhichCraft Brews, on the border of Webster and Penfield. Feel free to order some eats from their food truck and sample from a selection of beers, ciders and wines — locally made sodas and iced teas are available for those who prefer non-alchoholic beverages. This month’s book is “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Cheryl Strayed, available at the library’s checkout desk to book club participants.
Crafting Rocks! Painted Rock Garden Markers: 2 to 4 p.m. on June 14. Join to paint rocks for a garden. This is a chance to bring creativity into a backyard. Rocks and paints will be provided; come with ideas. The library will have a few examples of painted garden rocks, but these are intended to be used as garden markers. So, guests may have a rock for “Peppers” or “Strawberries,” or if they’d like to stay thinking on a wider scale, “Vegetables” and “Herbs.” Event size is limited; call the library to register.
Reading Rocks Documentary Series — “Chuck Berry”: 2 to 4 p.m. on June 15. Join for a book and movie pairing related to the theme of rock ‘n’ roll. This month’s documentary will be “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and the biography is “Chuck Berry: The Biography” by John Collis.
Opioid Awareness Series — ROCovery Fitness Presentation: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on June 19. The library will welcome Jimmy Kearns. Kearns is the volunteer and outreach coordinator at ROCovery Fitness. He will be speaking about his experience with ROCovery and how the organization supports recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He will be giving a presentation, with time for questions at the end, and bringing information with him about the program.
Children’s programs
Stories for Wee Ones: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. For ages 2 and younger.
Stories and Songs for 2-5-year-olds: 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 activities the entire family will enjoy. Check the program calendar to see what the day’s activity will be.
Special visits by Paddington the Bear will be at regularly scheduled storytimes June 20 and 21.
Gaming Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 11. Guests can grab a handheld devices, favorite board or card game or game they’ve meant to learn but could never find enough players for and join every second and fourth Monday for some community fun. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.