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. Join at the library to 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 already chess pros can use this time and space for a current face off. Chess is a game of intellect and strategy, played by millions of people worldwide.
Adult programs
Crafting Rocks! Painted Rock Garden Markers: 2 to 4 p.m. on June 14. Join to paint rocks for a garden. This is your chance to bring creativity into a backyard. Rocks and paints will be provided, but 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, attendees 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 16. 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 to the Webster Public Library. 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 ages 2-5: 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Stories and Songs for All Ages: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays
There will be special visits by Paddington the Bear at the regularly scheduled story times on June 20 and 21.
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.
Gaming Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 25. Attendees 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 for some community fun. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.