Library Notes

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Chili Public Library announced the following online programs.

Library closed: Jan. 1. The library will close for New Years at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 2. 

Adult Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Jan. 6. This month’s book is “Room” by Emma Donoghue. Copies available; call for curbside pick-up service. Registration required. 

Board of Trustees: 6 p.m. Jan. 7 via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Adult Painting Night: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 via Zoom. For ages 18 and older. Join us for a guided acrylic painting class. Supplies listed in the events calendar. Registration required. 

Creative Writing Club: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Join our interactive group focused on nurturing one another’s creative writing efforts. Instructional content offered in each session, but the main focus is on hearing and critiquing each other’s writing products. Registration required.

Ongoing

Contactless curbside pickup: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Call or go online to request items. 

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.

Friends BOGO Sale: Buy a higher-priced book, and get one of equal or lower value for free. Applies to all bookstore and atrium sales for December during regular library hours. 

Library closed: Jan. 1. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 2. 

Virtual Ideas and Authors: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 via Zoom. This month’s book is “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” by Chris Bohjalian. Registration required. 

Ongoing

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

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. 

Fairy Tale Friday: 10:15 a.m. on Fridays via Facebook. Sing along with Mary Jo and listen to stories. 

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

Parma Public Library announced the following programs. 

Library closed: Jan. 1. The library will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopen on Jan. 2. 

Virtual Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 6 via Facebook.

Teens Write: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Use Discord online to discuss your writing and work on prompts. Email matthew.hoople@libraryweb.org to participate. 

So Little Time Book Club: 7 p.m. Jan. 5 via Zoom. For ages 18 and older. This month's title is “Elevation” by Stephen King. Copies available in the library. Registration required. 

Among Us: 4 p.m. Jan. 7. The library will post its room code on Facebook. Twitch stream available (twitch.tv/hiltoniangames).

Media Literacy: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 via Zoom. Miranda Stefano, librarian and information specialist, will discuss media literacy and all it encompasses, including our interactions with it and biases that exist. Registration required.

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