Baby Story Time: 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.
Toddler Time: 9:15, 10 and 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. Stories, songs and fingerplays make up the 20-minute story time for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Registration not required.
Story Time Stars: 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Live Birds of Prey with Wild Wings: 2 p.m. on Oct. 12. Wild Wings will bring a live owl, hawk and falcon, plus many hands-on items. Learn how and why raptors are different from other birds and about their natural history, biology and physical adaptations. For all ages. No registration required.
Knitting for Charity: 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. The group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required.
Murder for Lunch Book Group: noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 8. “Night Passage” by Robert Parker. Copies of the title are at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Teen Community Service: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 and 22. Community service credits. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required.
Tina Turner Knits: Cowls: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 26. Resident master knitter and teacher Tina Turner will guide attendees in knitting cowls or infinity scarves. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Choose from: ritalin cowl by Shelley L. Brander, beginner; English embroidery cowl by Ms Lena Designs, intermediate; or claret cowl by Jennifer L. Gillis, experienced. Bring needles and yarn according to pattern instructions. Registration required.
In Concert — String Chickens: 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13. Mark Weeg, Trina Clickner and Denise Carder on fiddles, Fred Vieira on bass and David Russell on guitar. No registration
required.
Practice ACT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 14. Chariot Learning will administer a practice test. Bring a calculator, pencils and an eraser. For students in grades 9-12. Registration required.
Film Movement Series — Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films: 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. “Ulysses and Mona” France, 2018, 82 min. French with English subtitles
Ulysses, a secluded artist who mysteriously retired a few years ago, meets Mona, a
young art student full of life. The encounter will change them both. No registration
required.
Savory Food Book Group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 15. “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain
Join the Savory Food Book Group to read and discuss books related to the food world. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monthly Book Discussion: Memorable American Fiction — From West to East: 2 to 3 on Oct. 19. “Riders of the Purple Sage” by Zane Grey. Joseph O’Toole will use novels set in different time periods and regions in the U.S. to discuss why certain books are memorable with readers by examining the merits — and shortfalls — of each novel. Each of the books highlights a central character. They are unified by the theme of how these characters cope with difficulties. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants should attend every month. Copies of all books will be provided. Registration required.
Monthly Book Discussion: Memorable American Fiction — From West to East: 2 to 3 on Dec. 14. “Stoner” by John Williams. Joseph O’Toole will use novels set in different time periods and regions in the United States to discuss why certain books are memorable with readers by examining the merits — and shortfalls — of each novel. Each of the books highlights a central character. They are unified by the theme of how these characters cope with difficulties. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants should attend every month. Copies of all books will be provided. Registration required.
Monthly Book Discussion: Memorable American Fiction — From West to East: 2 to 3 on Jan. 11. “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg. Joseph O’Toole will use novels set in different time periods and regions in the United States to discuss why certain books are memorable with readers by examining the merits — and shortfalls — of each novel. Each of the books highlights a central character. They are unified by the theme of how these characters cope with difficulties. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants should attend every month. Copies of books will be provided.Registration required.
Monthly Book Discussion: Memorable American Fiction — From West to East: 2 to 3 on Feb. 22. “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo. Joseph O’Toole will use novels set in different time periods and regions in the United States to discuss why certain books are memorable with readers by examining the merits — and shortfalls — of each novel. Each of the books highlights a central character. They are unified by the theme of how these characters cope with difficulties. Since each session will build upon the previous session, participants should attend every month. Copies of all books will be provided. Registration required.
“The Color of Law” Community Discussion: 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20. Pre-session action: Read “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. A few copies will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.
Uber and Lyft: Insider Tips and Safety: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Join librarian and Uber driver Sue Del Pozzo as she walks attendees through downloading the app to a phone, using the app, insider tips for having the best experience possible and safety precautions when using the transportation service. Bring a smartphone to download the app and a battery charger.
Fabulous Films at the Library: 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. 2019, 93 minutes, PG-13. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them. Call for title. No registration required.
Beyond Bestsellers: Book Reviews with Ann McKay: non to 1 p.m. on Oct. 23. Join Ann McKay for an hour of casual book talk. No registration required.
“Witchcraft in New York State — The Story of Goody Garlick”: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23. Before the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692, other inhabitants of Colonial America were accused of practicing witchcraft, including Goody Elizabeth Garlick of East Hampton on Long Island. This presentation will examine colonial attitudes toward witchcraft and tell Goody Garlick’s story. Presented by Joe O’Toole, director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. No registration required.
Teen Pumpkin Painting: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Materials provided. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required.
Fake News: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Join experienced journalists Laurie Bennett and Michael Wentzel for an informative program on a topic receiving a lot of attention in our media. Both have formerly worked for the Rochester Times-Union and other various media outlets. No
registration required.
The Undying Vampire: The Continuing Influence of Dracula: 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30. The talk will examine the origins of Dracula, its unexpected connections to Irish culture and politics and why the story of the undead bloodthirsty count continues to live on. Presented by Tim Madigan, professor at St. John Fisher College. No registration required.
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