Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
School Supply Drive: through Sept. 15. Donate notebooks, pencils, crayons and other school supplies to help children in the community have a successful school year. Supplies will go to the Rochester Discovery Charter School.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Sept. 13. For all ages. Training: 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn how to research family trees using Registration is required.
Explore Building with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13.
Teen Pizza Friday: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. For ages 13-18. Enjoy pizza and snacks while relaxing after the library closes for the evening. There will be games, crafts and other activities. Registration encouraged.
Anime Club: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. For ages 13-18. Discuss all things manga and anime, and enjoy ramen noodles.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 17. For ages 2-3 with an adult. Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.
Chess Club: 6 p.m. Sept. 17. For ages 18 and younger.
Cathy’s Creativity Club: 6 p.m. Sept. 17. For ages 8-12. Express creativity in various ways, including different types of art, writing and reading.
Preschool Pals: 10 a.m. Sept. 18. For ages 4-5 with an adult. Participate in stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Medicare 101: 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn about the Medicare program, how to choose an insurance plan that fits a budget and how to save money on prescriptions. Snacks provided. Bring questions. Presented by Tina Scahill from The Ahrens Benefits Co. Registration required.
Code Lab: 6 p.m. Sept. 19. For ages 10-14. Discover skills in coding, learning programs in Scratch and Python. Registration required.
“Hallowed Grounds: A History of Rochester’s Fields of Dreams”: 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Take a chronological virtual tour of Rochester’s baseball sites and ballparks, beginning with Mumford’s Meadow and concluding with Frontier Field. Presented by Paul Bielewicz, vice president of the Rochester Baseball Historical Society. Registration required.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Sept. 20. For all ages.
Explore Art with the Whole Family: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
Teens Who Brunch: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. For ages 13-18. Try out a new brunch recipe each month. Recipe: Smoothie Bowls. Registration required.
Book sale: 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26. For Friends of the Chili Public Library members. Memberships cost $5 at the door.
Friends of the Chili Public Library book sale: noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Fill a bag for $4 on Sept. 30.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Library Card Sign Up Month: through Sept. 30. Children who get their first library card or show their card at the circulation desk will receive a special gift.
Disaster Preparedness: noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn about responses to a natural or man-made disaster. Develop a family emergency plan. Stock up on emergency supplies. Registration requested.
Lego Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. For ages 5-12. Build with the library’s Lego collection. Registration required.
Savvy Medicare: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Find out what baby boomers need to know about Medicare and long-term care, how to obtain needed coverage and ways to protect against rising costs. Presented by Tomas Aponte from Foresters Financial Services. Registration requested.
Preschool Dance Party: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Dance up a storm at the Friday party.
SAT Practice Test: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15. For grades 9-12. Take an officially released, full length exam with other students, proctored by a test expert. Learn how to score the exam and interpret the results. Registration required.
Apples, Apples, Apples!: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Join mindful homesteaders Darrell and Mary Birchenough for an exploration of apples. Mary will demonstrate how to make a rustic pandowdy. Darrell will introduce hard and sweet cider-making and, through an old-fashioned show and tell, offer tips for building an apple crusher and cider press. Samples of pandowdy and cider available. Registration required.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 17. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 17. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Creative Writing Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. For writers of all experience levels. Share work and receive feedback from fellow writers.
Transgender Panel Presentation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. Presented by the LGBTQ Academy at Out Alliance. Trained Speakers Bureau members will share their personal coming out stories, discuss basic terms and vocabulary, offer tips on how to be respectful when communicating with trans individuals and answer questions. Registration requested.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 18. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys.
Tween craft — DIY Tote Bags: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. For ages 8-13. Decorate do-it-yourself crafts with fabric paint or permanent markers to create personalized tote bags. Registration recommended.
Time for Tots: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 19. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy 40 minutes of free play with toys followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Gates Job Fair: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. This job fair connects local companies to job seekers in their area. Free. For information: or (585) 753-2005.
Board meeting: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Open to the public.
Medicare Tips and Tricks: 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 20. Tina Scahill will answer questions about insurance options, financial assistance and selecting plans based on needs and budgets. Registration requested.
Girls Who Code: 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20. For grades 6-12. Girls will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. They will work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real-world problems. Registration required online.
Pirate Party!: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. For all ages. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with stories, songs, crafts and treats. Registration requested.
Fairy Tale Friday: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21. For ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Hear versions of a favorite fairy tale, sing songs, make a craft and have a snack.
Success With Planting Herbs: 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 22. The class covers herb selection and growing conditions to add some zing to backyard landscapes and cooking. Registration required.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit for information.