The Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., recently announced its upcoming April programs.
Drop-in story times
For children accompanied by a caregiver.
All ages: 10 a.m. on April 1, 8, 22 and 29.
Tot time: 10:45 a.m. on April 1, 8, 22 and 29.
Wobbly toddlers early walkers: 10 a.m. on April 2, 9, 23 and 30.
Lap sit infants to pre-walkers: 11 a.m. on April 2, 9, 23 and 30.
Pajama time, all ages: 6:30 p.m. on April 3, 10 and 24.
Preschool: 10 a.m. on April 4, 11 and 25.
Family programs
Game and Puzzle Swap drop-off: April 1-27. In support of National Screen Free Week, drop off any gently used and complete board games, card games or jigsaw puzzles at the Children’s Center. Come to the Swap from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 29.
Read to Lily, a beagle mix therapy dog: 4:30 p.m. on April 4, 11, 18 and 25. Stop at the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to sign up.
Library Learning Lab — Show Me the Money!: 10:30 a.m. on April 5. Learn about the origins of money and how to manage it, while exploring the multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. For pre-K-12th-graders and caregivers. Stop at the Children’s Center or call (585) 784-5300, option 1, to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English story time: 2 p.m. on April 7 and 20. All ages are welcome, accompanied by a caregiver.
Lego Club: 4:30-5:15 p.m. on April 11. Build with Lego. The library will provide the bricks. All ages are welcome.
Rochester International Children’s Film Festival: 3 p.m. on April 12, 10:30 a.m. on April 17 and 10 a.m. on April 20. Join for a screening of the 2019 films created for child care programs and families with young children. The annual film fest focuses on short films with gentle social messages. Snacks are welcome.
Airplay: 10:30 a.m. on April 15. Comedy, juggling, acrobatics and a bottomless bag of tricks to entertain ages 4 and older. Arrive early as space is limited. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
19th Century Games presented by Genesee Country Village & Museum: 10:30 a.m. on April 16. Enjoy playing with the simple toys of yesterday. Discover the illusion of Jacob’s ladder, test skills with jackstraws, try to make the whimmy-diddle spin, attempt the buzz saw and much more. Ages 6 and older. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Family Movie — “Ralph Breaks the Internet”: 2 p.m. on April 18. Rated PG, 112 minutes. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
The Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums: 10:30 a.m. on April 19. Enjoy a bagpipe performance by a member of the Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums, now in its 100th year, and hear about the bagpipe’s place in Scottish culture. Arrive early as seating is limited.
National Screen Free Week: April 29-May 5. The two internet computers and iPad in the Children’s Center and the two iPads in the Discovery Room will be turned off. Instead, the library will have puzzles and games available to use. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Game and Puzzle Swap: 6 to 8 p.m. on April 29. Pick up a gently used, new-to-you board game, card game or jigsaw puzzle.
Teens/tweens
Origami 1000 Cranes Project: 2 to 5 p.m. on April 17, 10 a.m. to noon on April 18 and 1 to 5 p.m. on April 19. Contribute to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb traveling exhibit at Central Library this August. The library will provide paper, instructions and snacks. For grades four through 12; adults are welcome, too. Sponsored by Friends of BML
“The Hate U Give” — film screening and discussion: 6 to 9 p.m. on April 18. Watch the movie — 2018, PG-13, 133 minutes — and stay for a discussion led by members of Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton.
Superhero Saturday — Movie Screenings: April 27. Snacks are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML. “Venom,” 2018, PG-13, 112 minutes, 10:30 a.m.; and “Wonder Woman,” 2018, PG-13, 141 minutes, 1 p.m.
Adults
Opera Guild of Rochester Lecture & Listening Series — Puccini’s Heroines: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2. Presented by Rosalba Pisaturo; sponsored by Friends of BML.
“Seven Million” — An Update with Author Gary Craig: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 3. Meet Gary Craig, the author of “Seven Million: A Cop, a Priest, a Soldier for the IRA, and the Still-Unsolved Rochester Brink’s Heist” (2017), learn new information and ask questions about the case.
Books Sandwiched In — “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI”: noon to 1 p.m. on April 4. This National Book Award finalist by David Grann exposes a chilling conspiracy against a Native American tribe. Reviewed by Mark Henderson, chief of police, Brighton Police Department. Sandwiches are welcome; coffee and tea will be available. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Five Ways to Make 50 Fabulous: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 4. Physical Therapist Nancy Alexander wrote her first book at age 57: “An Unlikely Gift: Finding Inspiration Caring for My Father with Dementia.” Hear her story and insights about aging and thriving. Stop in or call to register. Visit www.agingwellnow.com/books for details about her book.
Travelogue — Walking the Camino de Santiago: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on April 9. Diane Zielinski will present slides and commentary about her 11 days walking the last 70 miles of Spain’s most famous trail. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Academy Award Nominees Movie Series: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Snacks welcome. Sponsored by Friends of BML. “A Star is Born,” April 9; “Green Book,” April 16; “At Eternity’s Gate,” April 23; “Black Panther,” April 30.
Partners in Reading for Seniors meet and greet: 10 a.m. to noon on April 10. Learn about PIRS, sign up to become a volunteer; get an application for a homebound Brighton senior to receive PIRS services. The guest speaker will be Marion Gross from the Hearing Loss Association. Hosted by BML Library Aide and PIRS Coordinator Gail Montean. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Japanese Washi Egg Workshop: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 11. Decorate an egg, using the Japanese washi paper technique, with artist/instructor Linda Bowers. Stop in, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to sign up.. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Sunday Serenades — Jazz with the Austin Yee Trio: 2 p.m. on April 14. An Eastman School of Music trio will perform during Jazz Appreciation Month.
Read the Book — Join Our Discussion, “Someone,” a novel by Alice McDermott: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on April 16 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17. Ask for a copy at Circulation, read the book and join. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Make an Accordion Book with Turtle Wrap Cover: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17. Artist/instructor Martha Schermerhorn will provide supplies, but feel free to bring scissors and glue. Stop in or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
A Well Planned Estate — One of the Greatest Gifts You Can Give: 4 to 5:30 p.m. on April 18. Help ensure that assets are passed on to those intended. Presented by Glen Cone, financial planner and consultant, and Todd Gustafson, elder law attorney. Stop in or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to sign up.
Healthy, Happy Feet: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 24. Andrea Whitcomb-May, certified master pedicurist, podologist and licensed nail technician, will discuss how to care for feet and changes in foot health. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Intro to Fencing with the Rochester Fencing Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 25. Instructors will offer a demo, Q&A session and instructed participation to attendees. Stop in or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Technology classes
Stop at the Info Center, or call (585) 784-5300, option 2, to register for these classes.
Digital Photo Dilemma Seminar with Daniel Jones: 1 to 2:30 p.m. on April 8. Get some tips and tricks from an instructor with over 25 years of experience using a computer and the internet. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Microsoft Excel — Level 1 with Karen Mathis: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 8. Learn the basics from an instructor with 30 years of experience in payroll and finances. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Microsoft Excel — Level 2 with Karen Mathis: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 10. Make the most of Excel. Open to those with basic Excel competency. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
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 your first Gmail account; or learn how to download free OverDrive books, magazines and audiobooks to a device.