Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. Feb. 14. For all ages.
Ancestry.com Instruction: 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Attendees will learn basic search strategies and instruction for researching family trees through the Ancestry.com database. Registration required.
Art Club: 6 p.m. Feb. 14. For all ages. The group will explore all things science.
Hugs before Bedtime: 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14. For all ages and families. Listen to stories and make a craft to share.
Makerspace Tour and Talk: 10 a.m. Feb. 16. For all ages. Staff will hold a conversation about the space’s future. Attendees can see demonstrations of the equipment.
Essential Oils with Emily Bennett: 2 p.m. Feb. 16. Attendees will learn how to use essential oils efficiently and safely, as well as smell and sample some essential oils. Q&A to follow. Registration required.
Library closed: Feb. 18. The library will be closed for Presidents Day.
Wii for Kids: 10 a.m. Feb. 19. For all ages and families. The program will include board games and the Wii.
Wii for Teens: 3 p.m. Feb. 19. For ages 13-18. The program will include board games and the Wii.
Ladies Night Out: 7 p.m. Feb. 19. Emily Bennett will discuss the benefits and safe usages of popular scents while attendees make a bracelet that can be used with essential oils. Registration required.
Ancestry.com Training: 10 a.m. Feb. 20. Attendees will learn how to research their family trees using Ancestry.com. Registration required.
Cupcake Creations with the Kids: 2 p.m. Feb. 20. For ages 6-12. Participants will make cupcakes and eat them with the Storybook Cook. Registration required.
Cupcake Wars: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20. For ages 13-18. Teens will make cupcakes and eat them with the Storybook Cook. Registration required.
Effective Communication Strategies: 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Attendees will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Registration required. For information: (585) 760-5400.
Art Lab: 6 p.m. Feb. 20. For ages 8-12. Attendees will discover their art skills in drawing, painting, watercolor and creativity. Registration required.
Family Movie: 10 a.m. Feb. 21. For all ages and families. Attendees can watch a movie and eat popcorn. Contact the library for the movie title.
Science Club: 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. For all ages and families. The group will explore all things science.
Upcoming
Teens Who Brunch: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23. For ages 13-18. The group tries a new brunch food each month. Registration required.
“Nightmare in Rochester — The Double Initial Murders”: 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester. Rochester native and true crime author Michael Benson will discuss his book that details the unsolved 1971-73 murders of Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz and Michelle Maenza. Q&A to follow. Registration required.
So Much Stuff — How to Organize, Prioritize and Declutter in the New Year: 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Joani Hardy will offer insight into why and how people collect, while offering simply, easy strategies for facing the challenge of decluttering. Registration required.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
Read With a Furry Friend: 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 14. For all ages. Stop in and read a book with Cat the therapy dog and Ms. Joanna.
Pajama Story Time: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14. For all ages. The program includes stories, activities and a craft. Pajama wear optional.
Story Time Yoga: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Children will hear stories while stretching and strengthening their bodies. Stories will inspire children’s minds as their bodies are busy supporting them.
Mama’s Marinara: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Chef Jeffory McLean will discuss the origins of marinara sauce and provide samples of his favorite recipe.
Holiday closing: Feb. 18. The library will be closed in observance of President’s Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. Feb. 19.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Time for Tots: 10:15 a.m. Feb. 20. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. The program is comprised of 40 minutes of free play with toys, followed by 20 minutes of story time.
Board meeting: 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Open to the public.
Meet a Police Dog: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. For all ages. Gates Police Officer Matt Miller and K-9 Sonny will discuss what they do after a short story time. Registration required.
First Aid for Teens with EPIC Trainings: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22. For ages 7-12. The course will cover the skills and techniques necessary to respond to various first aid and common medical emergencies. Registration required.
Upcoming
Mama’s Meatballs: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Chef Jeffory McLean will discuss the origins of meatballs and share his favorite recipe.
Writing to Heal — What’s the Story?: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Participants will learn writing exercises and skills to know themselves better and restore physical and emotional health. The workshop will cover decades of research on how telling stories a certain way can produce positive changes in the body, restore emotional well-being and clear the mind. Registration required.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.