Kids Events, Activism, Film, Workshops, Lectures, Readings & Spoken Word

Brighton Memorial Library August Programs

When: Aug. 1-31 2019


DROP-IN STORYTIMES
Wobbly Toddlers: Early walkers Tuesdays @ 10 am: August 6, 13, 20, 27.
Lap Sit: Infants to pre-walkers Tuesdays @ 11 am: August 6, 13, 20, 27.

FAMILY PROGRAMS
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog Thursdays, August 1, 15, 22, 29 @ 4:30 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
A Night of Family Magic Thursday, August 1 @ 7 pm
Magician Steve Ingraham will delight and astound the whole family. Ages 4 and up.
Drop-In Make-n-Take Arts & Crafts Friday, August 2 from 10 am–12 pm
Make crafts to take home, based on our summer theme, A Universe of Stories. Ages 5 & up. Family Movie: Wonder Park Tuesday, August 6 @ 3 pm
A wildly imaginative girl joins forces with a group of animals to save a broken-down, abandoned amusement park. Rated PG; 85 min. Snacks are welcome.
Learn to Play Chess Monday, August 12 and 19 @ 10:30 am
Learn the basics from students of the Brighton High School Chess Club. No previous knowledge is needed. You must be able to attend both sessions. For students entering grades 3-6. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Summer Family Movie: Missing Link Tuesday, August 13 @ 3 pm
Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Rated PG; 94 min. Snacks are welcome.
Summer Family Movie: Dumbo Tuesday, August 20 @ 3 pm
A young elephant with oversized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. Rated PG; 112 min. Snacks are welcome.
Summer Family Movie: Mary Poppins Returns Tuesday, August 27 @ 3 pm
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated PG; 130 min. Snacks are welcome.
Welcome to Kindergarten Storytime Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm and Thursday, August 29 @ 10 am
Enjoy stories about going to school, make a craft to take home, and meet your fellow school mates. For children entering kindergarten in Brighton. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to sign up.

TEENS/TWEENS
Friday Fundays
 August 2 from 2-4 pm: How To Take a Better Photo Learn to take a better digital photograph with tips, tricks, and hands-on practice.
 August 9 from 2-3:30 pm: Rubber Band Jump Ropes and Jumping Games Make a jump rope out of colorful rubber bands and learn some unique, internationally- inspired, jumping rope games. For students in grades 4-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up.
Teen Writing Workshop with Lauren DelGaizo Hone your fiction writing skills, have some snacks, or just hang out with other teen writers. Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions. For grades 6-12.
 Wed., August 7, 1-3 pm: Brainstorming/Plotting
 Wed., August 14, 1-3 pm: Character
 Wed., August 21, 1-3 pm: Revision
Lauren DelGaizo received her degree in Creative Writing from Lycoming College, where she specialized in American fiction. She works in the Brighton High School library, and reads YA contemporary and fantasy novels. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to reserve a spot.
Practice SAT facilitated by Chariot Learning Thursday, August 15 from 10 am-2 pm
For students in grades 9-12. Registration is required. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up.
Meet Local Author Leslie Youngblood Monday, August 26 from 7-8 pm
Leslie Youngblood will talk about her book, Love Like Sky, a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Bring your copy of the book for her to sign, or enter to win one of eight copies that will be given away that night.

ADULTS
Color Brighton Green presents: Choosing Native Trees and Shrubs for Backyard Habitats Monday, August 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Did you know that 40% of the world’s bird populations are in decline? Native trees and shrubs can support pollinators and food webs far better than ornamentals, and reduce your carbon footprint. Master Gardener Megan Meyer will share her insights on the top ten native trees and shrubs she recommends for our suburban landscapes.
Summer Award-Winning Movies Series Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm Snacks are welcome.
 August 6: Vice. Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his running mate in the 2000 presidential election. Rated R; 136 min.
 August 13: On the Basis of Sex. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. Rated PG-13; 120 min.
 August 20: First Man. The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Rated PG-13; 142 min.
August 27: Mary Poppins Returns. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Saves Lives Wednesday, August 7 from 6:30-8 pm
Learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together we can help prevent it. Karen Heisig, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will discuss suicide prevention.
BML Book Discussion Group: The Book of Unknown Americans, a novel by Cristina Henriquez Tuesday, August 20 from 1:30--3 pm and Wednesday, August 21 from 7--8:30 pm
Ask for a copy @ the Circulation Center. Read the book and join us.
Lyme Disease: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Thursday, August 22 @ 7 pm
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Nayak of the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. All ages are welcome.
Color Brighton Green presents: Electric Vehicles Thursday, August 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm
David Keefe of the Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator will discuss what you will want to know when considering the purchase of an electric vehicle.

TECHNOLOGY
Tech Tutor 20-Minute One-on-One Sessions. Get help with internet questions or using a mouse; learn to send a text; sign up for a Gmail account; or learn to download free OverDrive books, magazines and audiobooks to a device. Stop in, or call 784-5330 (option 2), to register.
OVERDRIVE IS FOR EVERYWHERE! Access thousands of free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, no matter where you are. Stop @ the Info Center for details and assistance.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE! Ask @ the Info Center about our database, PRONUNCIATOR, and start learning.
GET DETAILS @ THE CIRCULATION CENTER TO:
 Check out a laptop to use @ BML
 Borrow VIP passes or an Empire Pass

DOROTHY & JACK PITLICK STORE OF THE FRIENDS OF BML has quality used books, CDs and DVDs @ bargain prices. Most books are $1. Stop in often; inventory is updated regularly. The Store’s August hours:
 Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.: 11:30 am—5 pm
 Thurs.: 11:30 am—7:30 pm
 Sun.: 1:30—3:30 pm