Friday, August 25, 2017

September Programs and Events

Adult Programs:

Mah Jongg - Tuesdays at 5 P.M.
Learn to play Mah Jongg, an addicting Chinese tile game!
Resume Help - Wednesdays at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.
Need help spicing up your resume, or building an entirely new one from scratch? The library is here to help!
Our World Remade: The Life, Literature, and Letters of World War I - Wednesdays at 6:15 P.M.
This new reading group, led by our very own Celeste, will invite participants to dive into the history, literature, and poetry of World War I. Texts will include historical accounts, novels, short stories, poetry, journals, letters, and more. The group will begin September 6th, and will run until October 4th. Make sure you sign up soon!
Cards in the Library - Thursdays at 4 P.M.
Every Thursday, we host a different card game. The first Thursday of the month is Euchre, the second is Cribbage, the third is Hearts, and the fourth is Dealer's Choice. 
Knitting Circle - Thursdays at 6:30 P.M.

If you knit or crochet, come join our weekly knitting circle!
Financing Your Education - September 11th at 6 P.M.
The New York State Department of Financial Services will present a workshop on how to finance your college education. 
Gadget Guide - September 11th and September 25th at 6 P.M.
Have a gadget or tech toy that's giving you trouble? Bring it to the library, and we'll see if we can get it working for you! 
Board Meeting - September 14th at 6:30 P.M.
The monthly meeting of the library's Board of Directors is open to the public. Feel free to stop by if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the running of the library.
Board Game Night - September 18th at 4 P.M.

The library has a large collection of board games. Join us on a Monday evening to play old classics, like Scrabble, and newer games, like Settlers of Catan!
Painting Wooden Signs with Becky Sloane - September 18th at 6 P.M.
Participants will paint their own wooden signs, which are great to either display around the home or to give away as gifts. The cost of the class is $12, which is a bargain - similar classes can be $45 or more.
Beyond the Covers: Book Discussion - September 18th at 6:30 P.M.

This month's book will be Bettyville by George Hodgman.This memoir tells the story of the author's journey from Manhattan back to his hometown of Missouri, where he is to take care of his aging mother - a witty and willful woman who has never accepted the fact that her son is gay.
Shoulders to Stand On: A History of the LGBT Movement in Rochester - September 25th at 6 P.M.
Rochester has long been at the forefront of various civil rights movements - from abolitionism and civil rights to women's liberation. In 1969, the Stonewall Riots in New York City brought the struggle for LGBT rights to Rochester. This program will use the personal stories of those who were involved in this movement to paint a picture of an overlooked movement throughout the latter half of the last century - a movement that is still going on today.
Cooking Matters Pop-Up - September 29th at 5 P.M.
Eating healthy can seem both expensive and daunting. This program aims to help make healthy choices both easier and more affordable. After the program, participants will receive a reusable shopping bag, a booklet with all the tips and tricks discussed, several delicious low-cost recipes, and other handouts to help. Registration is required, and space is limited, so make sure to sign up soon.  

Child and Teen Programs:

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays at 10 A.M 
There will be no storytime on September 5th, but we will be back to the regular schedule on September 12th.
LEGO Night - September 6th at 6 P.M.
Exercise your creativity with the library's large and varied collection of LEGO bricks!
Movie Monday - September 11th at 4 P.M.

What happens when you mix LEGOs and Batman? You end up with a movie about the funniest Caped Crusader! Join us for a movie and a snack.
Teen Time - September 13th at 4 P.M.
We will hold the first meeting of our new Teen Advisory Board, where we will discuss programs and events that we can organize for the library teens. Ages 12-18.
Maker Monday - September 18th at 4 P.M.
Every month we will create a new craft for ages 6+! Younger children are also welcome, provided they are accompanied by a caregiver. 
Teen Gaming - September 20th at 4 P.M.

Teens from ages 12-18, come by to play PS4!