Drop-in story times are for children accompanied by a caregiver.
Tot Time: 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 17 and 24.
All ages: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 and 24.
Wobbly Toddlers: 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 25. For early walkers.
Lap Sit: 11 a.m. Sept. 18 and 25. For infants to pre-walkers.
Pajama Time: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26. For all ages in the Discovery Room.
Preschool: 10 a.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27.
Children’s and family programs
Costume Swap drop-off: through Oct. 5. Drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center. Then pick up a new-to-you costume at the sixth annual Costume Swap from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Read to Lily, a beagle-mix therapy dog: 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 20 and 27. Bring in or pick out a favorite book to read to her. Stop in the Children’s Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to register.
Bilingual Chinese-English story time: 2 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 30. Join for a story time in Mandarin and English. All ages with a caregiver.
Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Build with Legos. The library will provide the bricks. Open to all ages.
Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m. on Sept. 21. Toddlers and their caregivers can dance to some favorite tunes. For ages 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by a caregiver.
Teen/tween programs
Practice SAT with Chariot Learning: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 22. Open to students in grades nine through 12. Participants must arrive at 10 a.m. Call (585) 784-5300, option 2, or stop in to register, and get a list of what to bring. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Teen Book Club: Laurie Halse Anderson’s books: 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. Laurie Halse Anderson will in Rochester on Oct. 15-19 for the ninth annual Greater Rochester Teen Read and will visit Twelve Corners Middle School on Oct. 18. Get ready for this event by reading “Fever 1793” and “The Seeds of America Trilogy”; then attend the Family Book Club with BML’s Teen Services Librarian Deena Viviani and TCMS’s librarian, Ms. Lambert, to discuss the books, answer trivia questions and win prizes. Snacks will be provided. Open to students in grades six through 12 and their families. Stop in, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Adult programs
Late Summer Concert: Local singer/songwriter Teagan Ward performs: 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. Enjoy a concert by this past recipient of “Best Solo Musician” by CITY Newspaper. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read the book — Join the discussion: “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Center; read the book and join. Note: the date of the evening group is on a Thursday, not the usual Wednesday. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Vikings in Sodus Bay: Evidence Behind the Legend: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 25. For many years, people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in the “New World.” However, in 1960, the remains of a Norse settlement were discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada, by two Norwegians, husband and wife team of Helge Ingstad and Anne StineIngstad. This discovery changed what we knew about the European exploration of America. Joe O’Toole, Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, will discuss this possibility while presenting a short history outlining the Norse “discovery” of the New World. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Color Brighton Green Presents: Activating Hope as the Earth Heats Up: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Fires, floods and hurricanes in the past year are evidence of climate change. Using words, images, music and conversation, David Inglis will discuss this as well as Project Drawdown, a plan to reverse global warming. Since his retirement as senior pastor of Henrietta United Church of Christ in 2017, David Inglis has devoted his time to speaking and creating events with Pachamama Alliance.
Crafternoon/Knit Clique: Knit/Crochet Drop-In: noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring projects and meet others. The library will supply board games and coloring sheets for those wishing to play a game or draw. Snacks are welcome.
Technology classes
Stop at the Information Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register.
Online form and application assistant: A library volunteer can help guests complete applications for jobs, social services and other life essentials.
Tech tutor 20-minute one-on-one sessions: Get help with internet questions or using a mouse; learn to send a text; sign up for a Gmail account; or learn how to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to a device.