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Brighton Memorial Library May Programs

When: May 1-10, May 12-18, May 20-24 and May 28-31 2019

For children accompanied by a caregiver
 All Ages: Mondays @ 10 am: May 6, 13, 20
 Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: May 6, 13, 20
 Wobbly Toddlers (early walkers): Tuesdays @ 10 am: May 7, 14, 21
 Lap Sit (infants to pre walkers): Tuesdays @ 11 am: May 7, 14, 21
 Pajama Time (all ages): Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: May 1, 8, 15, 22
 Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: May 2, 9, 16, 23

Library Learning Lab: Project Fair Submissions
May 1 through May 24
Children in grades Pre-K–12 are invited to submit work in an exhibition to be displayed for family, friends and the public. Register now to reserve a space. Details and registration forms are available on our website, Sponsored by Friends of BML.
National Screen Free Week
Monday, April 29–Sunday, May 5
We’re giving up our screens for entertainment this week! The two Internet computers and iPad in the Children’s Center (let us know if you need one for homework) and the two iPads in the Discovery Room will be turned off. Instead, we’ll have puzzles and games available to use.
Library Learning Lab: Life in the Genesee
Friday, May 3 @ 10:30 am
Discover the relationship between our local waterways and the animals that live there with the Seneca Park Zoomobile and at our multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. For pre-K—12th graders and their caregivers. Stop @ the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Family Game Day
Saturday, May 4 from 10 am–3:30 pm
Play a classic board or card game, or discover a new favorite. For ages 3 and up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
LEGO® Club
Thursday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm
Build with LEGO®. We provide the bricks - you provide the creativity. All ages.
Make + Take Crafts: Ramadan
Fridays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10 am-5:30 pm
In the Children’s Center, while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English Storytime
Sunday, May 12 and 19 @ 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
Toddler Dance Party
Wednesday, May 17 @ 10 am
Toddlers and their caregivers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes! For ages 18 months – 3 years, with a caregiver. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, May 23 and 30 @ 4:30 pm
Bring in your favorite book or choose one from our collection to read to Lily. Stop @ the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to sign up.

Practice ACT
Saturday, May 18 from 10 am–2 pm
Presented by Chariot Learning. Open to grades 9-12. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up.

Expressions of Life in Colored Pencils
 Beginner Class
Wednesday, May 1 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Artist Elaine Rittler will show participants the basics of drawing with colored pencil. No experience is necessary. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
 Intermediate Class
Wednesday, May 15 from 10:30 am--12:30 pm
Registrants must have taken the Beginner class or have experience with colored pencil as an artistic medium. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Cutting the Cable Cord
Wednesday, May 1 from 3--4:30 pm
Are you tired of paying exorbitant prices for cable? Find out how you can "cut the cord" and still get the program content you want. John Nelson, JCC TechAge volunteer, will show us how. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Books Sandwiched In: Little Fires Everywhere, a novel by Celeste Ng
Thursday, May 2 from 12-1 pm
A picture-perfect family is upended by a wandering artist, her teenage daughter, and past and present secrets. Reviewed by Mary Ann Satter, retired Brighton High School English teacher and current Osher course leader. Sandwiches are welcome. Coffee and tea will be available Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Sunday Serenades: Pan Loco Steel Pan Duo
Sunday, May 5 from 2-3 pm
Enjoy a concert of steel drum music. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Brighton Book Club: Girl Waits with Gun, a novel by Amy Stewart
Tuesday, May 14 from 1:30--3 pm and Wednesday, May 15 from 7--8:30 pm
“Entertaining and enlightening, a true story of one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself -- with a little help from sisters and sheriffs. A fine, historically astute novel.” Ask for a copy @ Circulation; read the book and join us. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Introduction to Hypnosis
Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn about the uses of hypnosis for a variety of reasons from self-actualization to relieving fears, phobias and medical conditions. The session will end with a relaxation hypnotherapy exercise. Presented by Amanda Fite, certified hypnosis practitioner and owner of Form Integrative Health. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up.

Taking Your Blog to the Next Level
Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Are you a blogger or aspiring blogger and want to learn how to build traffic and interaction, and/or how to make money from your blog? Jane Sutter, owner of Sutter Communications and an experienced blogger, will teach proven tactics that achieve results. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
Your Digital Afterlife with Daniel Jones
Monday, May 13 from 1-2:30 pm
Do you have an email account or a Facebook page? Perhaps you bank or shop online. Learn how to get your digital assets in order. Instructor Daniel Jones has over 25 years of personal and professional experience using the computer and Internet, and uses teaching methods that are practical and understandable. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up. 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 free OverDrive books, magazines and audiobooks to a device.

Thursday, May 30: 10 am—8:30 pm.
FIRST DAY/MEMBERS DAY: Free for Friends of BML; join/renew @ door for $10, or pay $5 for first-day entry.
OPEN TO ALL (free admission)
 Friday, May 31: 10 am—5:30 pm
 Saturday, June 1: 10 am—3:30 pm
 Sunday, June 2: 1—3:30 pm (1/2 price sale)
 Monday, June 3: 10 am—1 pm ($4 bag sale)