The Penfield Public, 1985 Baird Rd., recently announced its upcoming program. For more information or to register, visit or call (585) 340-8720.
The Penfield Public Library will resume regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays effective Sept. 8 and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays effective Sept. 9.
The Penfield Public Library will be closed Labor Day weekend: Sept. 1-3.
42nd Anniversary Penfield Used Book Sale: Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs. Audiobooks and videos are available at bargain prices. Most books are $1, but mass market/smaller paperbacks and children’s soft covers are only 50 cents. Eighty-five percent of the sale collection are donations and 45 percent are hardcover, sorted into 50 categories that include local history, numerous specials, records, games, puzzles, computer software and more. This sale is presented by the Friends of Penfield Public Library, and proceeds will benefit the Penfield Public Library. Cash, check and credit accepted Narrow aisles — no strollers. No food or beverages on sales floor. The pre-sale for Friends of the Penfield Public Library will be from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 11; $5 for renewal or to join. The sale will be open to all from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 12-13. Half-Price Day will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. Bag sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 15; Wegmans/Tops reusable bags are acceptable, and specials remain half-price.
Health care navigator session: 4:40 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 4. Get help from a certified counselor to enroll in health insurance via the New York State of Health Marketplace. Call (585) 613-7662 to register.
Wednesday Teas Book Review: 1 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 5. The “Wednesday Teas” book review with Penfield Librarian Kim Catalanello is co-sponsored with the Penfield Recreation Department. This month library staff will be offering book reviews. No registration required.
Cut the Cable Cord: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. Many streaming devices let all “cut the
cord” and get only the content viewers want at reasonable rates; come find out how. Registration will open Sept. 3.
Book Discussion Group: 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 20. Copies of “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri are available. No registration required.
Poisonous plants in the ornamental garden: 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24. Many of the favorite ornamental garden plants are poisonous.
Teen activities
Teen Tuesdays: 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 25. For grades nine through 12. Meet up with old and new friends in the library’s Braman Room each Tuesday to enjoy games, crafts, movies and snacks. Sept. 18 will feature easy locker magnets and video games. On Sept. 25, the group will explore some Banned Books Week activities. No registration required.
Girls Who Code: 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19. For grades six through 12. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. The program will help girls use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. This program is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required and will open Sept. 5.
Middle School Crafternoon: Spooky Cross-stitch Canvases: 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. For grades six through eight. Learn how to make a skull or spider cross-stitch canvas to decorate with. Registration will open Sept. 7.
Practice SAT: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. For grades 10-12. Participants can get a good idea of how they might perform on the actual SAT. An instructor from Chariot Learning proctors this free practice exam under timed conditions, then helps participants determine their scores. Bring No. 2 pencils, a calculator and snacks. Registration will open Sept. 15.
Children’s activities
Registration for “Smart Beginnings” story times: Registration for story time classes opens Thursday, Sept. 6 for Penfield town/school district residents. Register in person or by phone at (585) 340-8720. Note: Due to the volume of calls the first day of registration, the library may experience phone difficulties. If possible, it is best to stop by the library early on Sept. 6 to register. Non-residents may register Sept. 13. Online registration will not be available.
Baby story time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, Sept. 21 through Dec. 7. For infants and pre-walkers; this is a nine-week session of stories, songs and finger plays. Siblings are welcome. No story times Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23.
Wee Walkers Play Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 21 through Dec. 7. For children ages 12-23 months, with parent/caregiver. Enjoy some play time and socialization with your child through stories,songs, and rhymes that stimulate the child’s growing mind. Siblings are welcome. No play times Nov. 11 or Nov. 23.
Terrific Twos: 8:40 to 10:05 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sept. 24 through Dec. 5. For children age 2, with parent/caregiver. Terrific Twos is a weekly session of stories, songs and finger plays. No Terrific Twos on Oct. 8, Oct. 9, Nov. 12 or Nov. 21.
Preschool Story Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 17 through April, 2019. For children ages 3-5 who are able to attend without parent/caregiver. Story time is a weekly session of stories, songs and finger plays. No story time on Oct. 8, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 12 and Nov. 22.
Evening Preschool Story Time: 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through April 2019. For children ages 3-5 who are able to attend without parent/caregiver. Story time is a weekly session of stories, songs and finger plays. No story time on Nov. 20.
Parent/child Book Group: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. For grades three through five, with an adult; no registration required. Join for a new session of the book club. This year, the club will be reading popular children’s books selected by participants. But for the September meeting, read “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney and come prepared to discuss the favorite parts. Lead by children’s librarian Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. The next book group meeting is Oct. 25.