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
Family Bingo: 2:30 to 4 p.m. on July 11. Bring the entire family to play bingo and win book prizes. No registration required.
Family Chopped: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 9. Inspired by the Food Network show, families will compete to create the best appetizer, entree and dessert out of the library’s three ingredients. Registration required.
Adult programs
Alzheimer’s Association Presentation - Dementia Conversations: 6 to 7 p.m. on July 5. Community education classes are free for care partners and those who are interested in information about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Registration is required. To register for a class, call (800) 272-3900.
Books at the Brewery: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 9. Join 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. Order some eats from their food truck and sample from a vast selection of beers, ciders and wines — locally made sodas and iced teas are available for those who prefer nonalcoholic beverages. This month’s graphic novel is “Hip Hop Family Tree” by Ed Piskor. Five copies will be available to pick up at Webster Public Library.
Teen programs
Practice SAT: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 10. Sponsored by Chariot Learning. Take an official full length practice SAT — except for the essay — proctored just 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. Open to students in grades 10-12. 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 is required.
Babysitter’s Training Course: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 12. This interactive class teaches participants the role and responsibilities of a babysitter and includes skills in: accident prevention, basic first aid, emergency recognition and caring for infants and toddlers. Bring a bagged lunch and beverage for the break. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a book bag or mini backpack. Registration is limited to 15 students. Cost is $55, payable via cash/check/charge at the class.
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
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.
Stories in the Park!: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 7. Come to Ridge Park for stories, songs and rhymes with children’s librarians. Water will be provided, but feel free to bring a water bottle. No registration required. In case of rain, this storytime will be at the library. If participants are unsure about where it will be, they can call the library after 10 a.m. to find out.
Morning at the Museum:9 to 11 a.m. on July 10. A hands-on interactive program for children ages 8-10 at the Webster Museum. Explore Webster’s past. Participate in diary writing, scavenger hunts, colonial games and activities with museum and library staff. Registration required, $5 per child at the library. This program is held at the Webster Museum, 18 Lapham Park.
Tree Identification at Hickory Bark Woods: 10 to 11:15 a.m. on July 13. Take a walk with Jason in Hickory Bark woods and learn to identify some common local trees. The group will then make their own tree identification guides for handy reference later on. Meet at the Hickory Bark Woods entrance in the softball field parking lot on Van Ingen, kitty-corner from the library entrance. Wear long pants or boots because there are patches of poison ivy, though the group will be staying on or close to the trail. For children going into third grade or older, accompanied by an adult. No registration.