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Chili Public Library announced the following online programs.

Mitten Drive: through Dec. 11. Bring new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years at the Lewis Street YMCA Child Care Center. These can be handmade or store-bought. 

Storytime with a Special Guest: 10 a.m. Dec. 10, 17. For all ages.

Chili Chapters for Teens: 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 17. For ages 13-18. Miss Valerie will read the first chapter of a book that is available on our Libby/Overdrive. 

Live Virtual Storytime: 10 a.m. Dec. 14 via Zoom. For all ages. Join us for a live storytime with books, songs and fun. Registration required.

Chili Chapters for Tweens: 3 p.m. Dec. 15. For ages 8-12. Miss Valerie will read the first chapter of a book that is available on our Libby/Overdrive.

Guided Painting for Tweens: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16 via Zoom. For ages 8-12. Registration required. 

Board of Trustees: 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Ave.

Ongoing

Registration open for Teen Subscription Boxes: For ages 13-18. Each box comes with a book, snacks and other surprises. Registration required. Free. 

Visit chililibrary.org or facebook.com/chililibrary for information.

Gates Public Library announced the following programs.

Friday Fun with Mary Jo: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 11, 18 via Facebook. 

NASA Solar System Ambassadors Presentation: 8 p.m. Dec. 20 via YouTube. Join Mark Guillette as he explores the excitement and mystery of our solar system. 

Ongoing

Baby Story Time: All of Miss Hannah’s rhyming songs are available on YouTube (bit.ly/30RWfU9). 

Community donations: The library is accepting donations on behalf of the Gates Chili Chamber Supports the Community for the Holiday program for Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall and the Pirate Toy Fund. Visit gcchamber.com for information. 

Curbside Pick-up: Email your title requests to gatesreference@libraryweb.org or call with your list during business hours at (585) 247-6446. Book drop accepts returns 24/7. 

Monthly Craft for Teens and Tweens: Prepackaged craft sets are available for pickup each month with Miss Debbie’s written instructions. Registration required. 

StoryWalk: New stories every few months. 

Story Time with Mary Jo: 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Mondays via Facebook. 

Story Time with Hannah: 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays via Facebook. 

Tuesday Crafts for Teens & Tweens: Tuesdays. Pick up a different prepackaged craft. All can be brought to the car through curbside pickup. 

Minecraft Club: 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Call or check the Facebook page for the link to join the library’s Minecraft Realm. Registration requested. 

During these continually changing times, visit gateslibrary.org for updates on available services.

Parma Public Library announced the following programs. 

Talk Saves Lives: Dec. 12 via Zoom. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide. Learn what we know about this leading cause of death, current research on prevention, the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe. Registration required. 

Virtual Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 16 via Facebook.

Teens Write: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 via Discord. Discuss your writing and work on prompts. Email matthew.hoople@libraryweb.org to register.

Among Us: 4 p.m. Dec. 17. There is one librarian “Among Us.” The room code will be posted on Facebook at this time to join. Visit twitch.tv/hiltoniangames to monitor the Twitch stream.

Adult Craft: 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Pick up a take-home craft kit to make a wood tile ornament. Zoom tutorial available. Craft events held on the third Thursdays of the month. Registration required.

Call 585-392-8350 or visit parmapubliclibrary.org for information.