Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester, will host the following programs.
Friends of the Chili Public Library Book Sale: noon to 8 p.m. March 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 31. The $4 bag sale is on March 31.
Ancestry.com Training: 2 p.m. March 28. Attendees will learn how to research their family trees using Ancestry.com. Registration required.
Makerspace Open Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. March 28. For all ages. Attendees can explore what the library’s “Make a Story” makerspace has to offer.
Creative Writing Club: 6:30 p.m. March 28. The interactive group is focused on nurturing one another’s creative writing efforts. Instructional content will be offered in each session, but the main focus will be on hearing and critiquing each other’s writing products. The group will meet on the fourth Thursdays of every other month.
Toddler Time: 10 a.m. April 1. For ages 2-3 with an adult. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.
American Girl Club: 4 p.m. April 1. For ages 5-12. The program about the American Girls will include a book discussion and crafts. Books available by the Checkout Desk.
Chess Club: 6 p.m. April 1. For ages 18 and younger.
Young Librarians: 6 p.m. April 1. For ages 8-12. Participants will help make the library a better place.
Preschool Pals: 10 a.m. April 2. For ages 4-5 with an adult. The program includes stories, songs and a craft.
Babies and Books: 10:30 a.m. April 2. For ages 24 months and younger with an adult.
Wizards, Heroes and Myths: 4:30 p.m. April 2. For ages 8-12. The program will journey between the magical worlds of wizards and Greek gods. Registration required.
Art Lab: 6 p.m. April 3. For ages 8-12. Participants will discover their art skills in drawing, painting, watercolor and creativity. Registration required.
Adult Book Discussion: 7 p.m. April 3. The group will discuss “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve. Books available at the Checkout Desk.
Monroe County Water Quality: 7 p.m. April 3. The talk will cover how stormwater can cause downstream waterways to become polluted in undeveloped and urban areas, along with the Monroe County program designed to reduce the amount of pollutants in area creeks and streams. Registration required.
Simply Stories: 10 a.m. April 4. For all ages.
Lego Club: 6 to 7 p.m. April 4. For all ages.
Into Silence Mindfulness: 7:15 p.m. April 4. Rebecca Priest, co-creator of Into Silence, will explore the history of meditation benefits of a practice rooted in neuro and cognitive sciences. Group will spend 10-20 minutes practicing mindfulness (or mindlessness) meditation, and review ways to continue individual or small group practices. Registration required.
Library closed: April 5. The library will be closed for staff development workshops on April 5, and will reopen at 9 a.m. on April 6.
Upcoming
AARP Smart Driver Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-13. Participants must attend both sessions and have a valid New York state driver’s license. Bring AARP membership card for a discount. Registration required. $20-$25.
Enjoy Your Local Birds: 6 p.m. April 10. Richard Ashworth from the Rochester Birding Association will discuss a year of birding around Greater Rochester, and examine the special birds of each season. Registration required.
Call (585) 889-2200 or visit chililibrary.org for information.
Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, will host the following programs.
#ReadWomen Book Club: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 28. The group will discuss “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard. Registration requested.
Story Time Yoga: 10 to 10:30 a.m. March 29. 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.
Lifetime Assistance Inc. open interviews: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 30. People are needed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit lifetimeassistance.org or the library’s online programs page for information.
Baby Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. April 1. For ages 2 and younger with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.
Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. April 1. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. April 2. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The program includes stories, songs, circle games, a snack, fingerplays and toys.
Library opens at 11 a.m.: April 4. The library opens at 11 a.m. on the first Thursdays of the month for staff training.
Sit, Knit and Stitch: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4. For all experience levels. Participants can bring a personal project to work on while in the company of others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting. Bring snacks and drinks.
Pajama Story Time: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. April 4. A family program for all ages. The program will include stories, songs, activities and a craft. Pajama wear optional.
First Friday Films: 10 to 11 a.m. April 5. For all ages. The library screens a film and serves popcorn on the first Fridays of the month.
Technology for Seniors: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. April 5. The library will tackle a new topic each month related to technology, using tablets or laptops. Bring an electronic device, if able, or borrow one from the library. Registration required.
Upcoming
Graham Cracker Bunny Cottages: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 9-11. Participants and families will use graham crackers and their imaginations to create and decorate a bunny. Registration required.
Call (585) 247-6446 or visit gateslibrary.org for information.