Kids Events, Art Events, Film, Lectures, Readings & Spoken Word, Workshops, Special Events, Traditional, Classical

Brighton Memorial Library March Programs

When: March 1-31 2019

DROP-IN STORYTIMES
For children accompanied by a caregiver.
All ages Mondays @ 10 am: March 11, 18, 25
Tot Time Mondays @ 10:45 am: March 11, 18, 25
Wobbly Toddlers (early walkers) Tuesdays @ 10 am: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Lap Sit Infants to pre walkers Tuesdays @ 11 am: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Pajama Time (all ages) Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: March 6, 13, 20, 27
Preschool Thursdays @ 10 am: March 7, 14, 21, 28


FAMILY PROGRAMS

Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 4:30 pm
Bring in or pick out your favorite book to read to Lily. Stop @ the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to sign up.

Library Learning Lab: Seize the Clay
Friday, March 8 @ 10:30 am
Explore the tools and techniques of crafting ceramics and pottery at our multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Open to students in grades Pre-K—12 and their caregivers. Stop @ the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML

LEGO® Club: Build with LEGO®!
Thursday, March 14 @ 4:30 pm
We provide the bricks - you provide the creativity. All ages are welcome.

Toddler Dance Party
Friday, March 15 @ 10 am
Toddlers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes. For 18 months—3 years, accompanied by a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML

Bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English Storytime
Sundays, March 17 & 31 @ 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 或與其照顧者起參加我們的普通話故事及兒歌時間

TEENS/TWEENS

Superhero Movie Saturday
Saturday, March 23
Snacks are welcome.
 Avengers: Infinity War: 10:30 am—1 pm (2018, PG-13, 149 min.)
 Ant-Man and the Wasp: 1:30—3:30 pm (2018, PG-13, 118 min.)

ADULTS

Opera Guild of Rochester Lecture & Listening Series
Sponsored by Friends of BML
Tuesday, March 5 @ 7 pm
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss: Scenes & Memories of the 1960 Salzburg Festival Production, presented by Guild member Peter Dundas
Tuesday, March 19 @ 7 pm
Party Scenes & Drinking Songs, presented by Guild member Art Axelrod
Tuesday, March 26 @ 7 pm
The Legacy of Halevy, presented by Guild member David Dean

Color Brighton Green presents: Seed: The Untold Story
Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30—8:30 pm
This feature-length documentary, featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000- year old food legacy. In a harrowing and heartening story, they rekindle a lost connection to a treasured resource and revive a seed culture.

Books Sandwiched In: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Thursday, March 7 from 12—1 pm
Comedian Trevor Noah tells of growing up in post-apartheid South Africa as a mixed race child. Reviewed by Jacqueline Lipschitz, Director of Education, Temple B’rith Kodesh. Sandwiches welcome; coffee available. Sponsored by Friends of BML

Irish Dance Performance by Drumcliffe Irish Arts
Thursday, March 7 from 6:30—7 pm
Bring the family for this performance in celebration of Irish American Heritage Month.

Sunday Serenades: The String Chickens
Sunday, March 10 from 2-3 pm
Join us for a lively Irish Serenade! Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Travelogue: Discover Brighton: 200 Years of Historic Architecture
Tuesday, March 12 from 12:30-—1:30 pm
Learn about Brighton’s historic architecture through slides and commentary. Presented by Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research Coordinator of The Landmark Society of Western New York. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Overcome Writer’s Block
Thursday, March 14 from 6:30—8:30 pm
Break through the overwhelming feeling and inner criticism that may keep you from writing. Through writing exercises, discussions and readings, you’ll explore ways to deal with the blank page (or screen), and the enormity of starting (or finishing) a writing project. Taught by Alex Sanchez, the author of the Rainbow Boys trilogy of teen novels, and more. For ages 12-adult. Stop @ the Information Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Irish Dance Performance with Goodwin Academy
Friday, March 15 from 2:30—3:15 pm
Bring the family to see students from the Goodwin Academy of Irish Dance perform here in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Read the Book - Join the Discussion! American War, a novel by Omar El Akkad
Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30—3 pm and Wednesday, March 20 from 7—8:30 pm
“Set in a near-future USA ravaged by climate change in which a second Civil War has broken out over the use of fossil fuels, this disquieting novel of immense depth is possibly a classic of our time.” Writers & Books Rochester Reads 2019 selection. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Make a Collaged Pamphlet Stitch Book
Thursday, March 21 from 6:30—8:30 pm
Art instructor Martha Schermerhorn will guide you through creating your own collaged pamphlet stitch book. Bring your own scissors, glue or glue sticks, old magazines (the instructor will provide supplies, too). Open to ages 12-adult. Stop @ the Information Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Admissions Tests and College Costs
Monday, March 25 from 6:30—8 pm
Come to a free parent presentation presented by Chariot Learning and College Assistance Plus. You can get answers to questions about the SAT & ACT, and learn valuable tips about the college search, merit scholarships, the financial process and important cost savings strategies. NY’s Free-Tuition program, student loans and financial aid will be discussed. Stop @ the Information Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

Genesee Land Trust presents Deer in the Garden
Wednesday, March 27 from 7—8:30 pm
Naturalist and garden designer Carol Southby will talk about ways to cope with deer in our gardens. Discover plants that deer find less appetizing, ways to protect plants they like to eat, and the impacts of deer on our natural areas. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

Make a Small Terrarium
Thursday, March 28 from 6:30—8 pm
Kathleen Rullo of Jardin Terrariums will provide everything you need to make a small terrarium. Stop @ the Information Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2) to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Meet the iPhone
Monday, March 11 from 1—2:30 pm
Daniel Jones, with over 25 years of personal and professional experience with computers and the Internet, will help to break down the barriers of learning new technology. Sponsored by Friends of BML. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

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 free OverDrive books, magazines and audiobooks to a device. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

OVERDRIVE IS FOR EVERYWHERE!
Access 1000s of free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, no matter where you are. Stop @ the Information Center for assistance from a reference librarian.
GET DETAILS @ CIRCULATION TO BORROW:
 Laptops to use @ BML
 VIP & Empire passes for museums, parks, & more
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE!
Ask @ the Information Center about accessing PRONUNCIATOR, and start learning!

FRIENDS BIG BOOK SALE
Sponsored by Friends of BML.
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)

Visit the DOROTHY & JACK PITLICK STORE OF THE FRIENDS OF BML for a great selection of quality used books, CDs & DVDs, @ bargain prices.