Art Events, Kids Events, Workshops, Lectures, Literary Events, Film, Classical

Brighton Memorial Library February Programs

When: Through Feb. 28

DROP-IN STORYTIMES
For children accompanied by a caregiver

All ages: Mondays @ 10 am: February 11, 25
Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: February 11, 25
Wobbly Toddlers: Early walkers
Tuesdays @ 10 am: February 5, 12, 26
Lap Sit: Infants to pre walkers
Tuesdays @ 11 am: February 5, 12, 26
Pajama Time: All ages. Held in the Discovery Room
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: February 6, 13
Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: February 7, 14

CHILDREN’S & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Make and Take Craft: Lunar New Year
Through Tuesday, February 5
A new craft will be offered each day in the Children’s Center, while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Valentines for Veterans in the Children’s Center
February 6–13
Make a Valentine for a U.S. Veteran, leave it in our “mailbox,” and we’ll make sure it’s delivered to a Veteran for Valentine’s Day. While supplies last.

Read to Lily, a Beagle-mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 4:30 pm
Bring in or pick out your favorite book to read to Lily. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.

Bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English Storytime
Sundays, February 10 & 24 @ 2 pm
All ages are welcome, accompanied by a caregiver. 歡迎所有任何有興趣的兒童與家長或與其照顧者一起參加我們的普通話故事及兒歌時間

LEGO® Club
Thursday, February 14 @ 4:30 pm
Build with LEGO®! We provide the bricks -- you provide the creativity. Open to all ages. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Toddler Dance Party
Friday, February 15 @ 10 am
Ages 18 months–3 years, with their caregivers, can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Genesee & Ontario Model-N-Gineers Model Train Show
Saturday, February 16 from 10 am–3 pm
Model train engineers will be on hand to discuss their display of N-Scale Model Railroad and scenery made up of T-Track modules. Chug on in any time between 10 am and 3 pm to see these model trains in action.

SCHOOL BREAK WEEK IS MAKERS’ WEEK @ BML

Music Makers Wonderland with Topher Holt
Monday, February 18 @ 10:30 am
Go on a musical journey and help create soundscapes, lyrics, and an original story to make a one-of-a-kind sing along hit. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Watercolor and Collage with Small Fry Art Studio
Tuesday, February 19 @ 10:30 am
Learn some art basics as you make a unique creation blending watercolor and collage. Grades K-5. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Kids Crochet with Miss Sue
Wednesday, February 20 @ 10:30 am
Get a beginners lesson in crochet with this introductory session. Ages 8 and up. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Art-Making Vibrobots
Thursday, February 21 @ 10:30 am
Create, customize, and test-run your own battery-powered mini-artist bot. Ages 8--12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Chocolate Covered Everything with Miss Jen
Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 am
Okay, maybe not EVERYthing, but you will cover lots of edible goodies in chocolate to take home. Ages 6--11. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAMS

Practice SAT administered by Chariot Learning
Saturday, February 9 from 10 am–2 pm
Grades 9-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest
Through February 10
For grades 6—12 living in or attending school in Brighton. Cash prizes awarded in junior and senior divisions for poetry, prose, and non-fiction entries. Get rules @ www.brightonlibrary.org or the library. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Beginning Knitting for Teens
Wednesday, February 20 from 2–4 pm
Learn the basics of knitting from expert knitter Betsy Liano! We’ll provide the supplies to teens/tweens in grades 6-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Chocolate Tasting with Hedonist Artisan Chocolates Owner, Jennifer Posey
Tuesday, February 5 from 6:30-—8:30 pm
Visit hedonistchocolates.com for more information about the company. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Color Brighton Green Presents: Symbiotic Earth
Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30-—8:30 pm
A film about Lynn Margulis, “a scientific rebel who challenged theories of evolution to present a new narrative that life evolves through collaboration.” Visit hummingbirdfilms.com/symbioticearth for more information about the film and Lynn Margulis.

Books Sandwiched In: An American Marriage, a novel by Tayari Jones
Thursday, February 7 from 12-—1 pm
When a young man is wrongly imprisoned, he and his wife fight against the justice system and for their marriage. Reviewed by Robin Wilt, Town of Brighton Board Member and local business owner. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

What Was In Style? Arts & Crafts, with Don Hall
Thursday, February 7 from 6:30—7:30 pm
Join us for slides and commentary on this simple, direct, hand-made style. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Travelogue: In Our Home Ground: Journeys to Authors' Graves in Upstate New York
Tuesday, February 12 from 12:30–1:30 pm
Writer Steven Huff will present slides and talk about famous, as well as little-known, writers buried in Upstate NY, including James Fenimore Cooper, Paul Bowles, Jane Roberts, and more. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Violin Concert with Stephanie Bonk
Monday, February 18 @ 7 pm
Eastman School of Music student Stephanie Bonk will perform solo pieces for violin by J.S. Bach and Henryk Wieniawski. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Read the Book—Join the Discussion: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Tuesday, February 19 from 1:30—3 pm and Wednesday, February 20 from 7—8:30 pm
A novel about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation. Read the book, and join us! Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Adventures in Watercolor
Tuesday, February 19 from 7—8:30 pm
Join us and create your own small landscape picture in watercolor. No painting experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided but are limited, and registration is required. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

The History of Chocolate
Friday, February 22 from 2–3:30 pm
Chocolate has been a part of our culture for centuries. Taste the rich, dark chocolate of the past and learn about its history from the Moveable Museum of the Genesee Country Village Museum. Open to adults, and 4th-12th graders with adults. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Opera Guild of Rochester Lecture/Listening Series
Tuesday, February 26 @ 7 pm
Guild member Agneta Borgstedt will present a comparison between the Mad Scene in Bellini’s I Puritani and Donizetti’s Mad Scene in Lucia di Lammermoor. See our opera series flyer for upcoming programs. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Crafternoon/Knit Clique/Knit/Crochet Drop-In
Wednesdays from 12—2 pm
Bring your projects; meet others. Board games, cards, and coloring materials are available. Snacks are welcome.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

What Is Facebook? with Daniel Jones
Monday, February 11 from 1—2:30 pm
Learn about the world’s most popular social media website, its features and benefits. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Blogging for Beginners with Jane Sutter
Thursday, February 21 from 6:30—8:30 pm
Learn the basics, including writing a mission statement for your blog, composing an effective blog and headline, and using social media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to attract followers. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

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 your first Gmail account; or learn how to download OverDrive books and audiobooks to your device. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

FRIENDS BIG BOOK SALE

FIRST DAY/MEMBERS DAY
Thursday, February 28: 10 am—8:30 pm
Free for members of Friends of BML; join/renew @ door for $10, or pay $5 for first-day entry.

OPEN TO ALL (free admission)
Friday, March 1: 10 am-—5:30 pm
Saturday, March 2: 10 am—3:30 pm
Sunday, March 3: 1—3:30 pm (1/2 price sale)
Monday, March 4: 10 am—1 pm ($4 bag sale)

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