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

Brighton Memorial Library November Programs

When: Nov. 1-27 and Nov. 29-30 2019

Stories & songs for children, with a caregiver.
-- All Ages: Mondays @ 10 am: November 4, 18, 25
-- Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: November 4, 18, 25
-- Wobbly Toddlers Early walkers Tuesdays @ 10 am November 5, 12, 19, 26
-- Lap Sit Infants to pre-walkers Tuesdays @ 11 am November 5, 12, 19, 26
-- Pajama Time All ages in the Discovery Room Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: November 13, 20
-- Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: November 7, 14, 21

Library Learning Lab: Nice Genes!
Friday, November 1 @ 10:30 am
Learn about genetics and how your genes make you “YOU” as you explore our multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Open to pre-K--12th graders and their caregivers. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Bilingual Chinese Mandarin--English Storytime
Sunday, November 3 and 17 @ 2 pm
All ages with caregivers. 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
Read for the Record Storytime: Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora
Thursday, November 7 @ 10 am
We’re joining JumpStart to “Read for the Record” and try to break the world record for reading the same book on the same day!
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 @ 4:30 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Craft and Movie: Toy Story 4
Monday, November 11 @ 10:30 am
Make your own toy “Forky” and then watch the movie with your new friend @ 11 am. Ages 4 and up. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
*Family Movie: Toy Story 4
Monday, November 11 @ 2 pm
Rated G; 100 min. Snacks are welcome.
LEGO® Club
Thursday, November 14 @ 4:30 pm
Build with LEGO®! We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity. All ages are welcome.
  Toddler Dance Party
Friday, November 15 @ 10 am
Toddlers 18 months--3 years and their caregivers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes.
  Doctor Who Day
Saturday, November 23 from 10 am- 2 pm
We're celebrating TARDIS Day! Drop in to make Doctor Who themed crafts. Watch Doctor Who: The Movie @ 2 pm, the only full story featuring the Eighth Doctor. Not rated; 86 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
  “Brighton” Someone’s Day!
Wednesday, November 27 from 10 am-5 pm
Make a card for local homebound seniors to let them know someone is thinking of them. Drop it in our "mailbox" and we'll see that it's delivered.

  5x7xDesign Art Contest
October 1—December 1
Showcase your talent! Our juried show is open to students in grades 6—12 who live in or attend school in Brighton. Cash prizes are awarded in junior (grades 6—9) and senior (10—12 ) divisions. All accepted works will be displayed through January 31, 2020. Get rules @ the library or on our website:
  Handmade Gift Series
Fridays from 4:15-5:15 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
-- Friendship Bracelets: November 1
-- Rope Key Chains: November 8
-- Inky Coasters: November 22
  Science Saturday: Explore the Dinosaur Crater of Doom!
Saturday, November 16 from 11 am-12 pm
Sixty-six million years ago, the Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater struck what is now the Gulf of Mexico. See photos and hear stories about author Kevin Kurtz's experience as part of the expedition to study the impact crater from the asteroid that caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs; the International Ocean Discovery Program's inflatable replica of a scientific research ship; a floor map of the Western Hemisphere with locations, evidence, and consequences of the impact; and a stackable plush puzzle.
Practice ACT presented by Chariot Learning
Saturday, November 30 from 10 am-2 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
  *Intro to Songwriting
Wednesday, November 6 from 12-1:30 pm
Are you interested in making music but unsure where to start? Do you have a love of music and want to know what makes a song great? Are you good at playing songs but don’t know how to write them? If any of this sounds like you, join musician Bernie Heveron for an inspiring session. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
Pointed Pen Calligraphy: Intermediate Level
Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8 pm
Learn techniques with Kari Swenson of Kari Elizabeth Design. Registration is limited. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to sign up.
BSI: Say Nothing, A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden Keefe
Thursday, November 7 from 12-1 pm
A recent bestseller about the current Troubles. Reviewed by Bill Sanders, Oasis course leader and retired RCSD teacher. Sandwiches are welcome; coffee and tea will be available.
Myth and Reality in College Admissions: Real Facts for Parents
Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Amanda Edelhart, Director of College Counseling at The Harley School, will discuss preparing your children for college admissions and supporting them as they apply, countering false or misleading ideas with facts. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
  Sunday Serenade: The White Hots
Sunday, November 10 from 2--3 pm
Enjoy a performance of blues, jazz and swing. Light refreshments will be available.
  Travelogue: The Dinosaur Crater of Doom!
Tuesday, November 12 from 12:30-1:30 pm
See photos and hear stories about author Kevin Kurtz's experience as part of the expedition to study the impact crater from the asteroid that caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
  PIRS (Partners in Reading for Seniors) Meet & Greet
Wednesday, November 13 from 10 am-12 pm
Help create a reading partnership! PIRS volunteers bring library materials to homebound Brighton seniors age 60 and older. Become a PIRS volunteer, or sign up to receive PIRS services. Guest speaker Kolein V. Carlson, counselor/coach, artist, and writer, will discuss gratitude, friendships, and following your passion. Hosted by Gail Montean, BML Circulation Aide and PIRS Coordinator.
Rochester Minimalists' Zero Waste Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm
The leader of the Rochester Minimalists and area Buy Nothing administrator Amy Cavalier; Director of Flower City Pickers Evan Zachary; Acheron Damercy of Food Not Bombs; Co-founder of Impact Earth Cassidy Putney and Greenovation Executive Director Kimberly Connolly will discuss ways that you can reduce your environmental footprint at home, support area businesses with a focus on sustainability, and support efforts in your community.
  BML Book Discussion Group: Hidden Figures, The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Tuesday, November 19 from 1:30-3 pm & Wednesday, November 20 from 7-8:30 pm
Ask for a copy @ Circ. Read the book, and join us.
  CURB Book Club Stamped From the Beginning (Part II)
Tuesday, November 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Join our final book discussion on the work of Ibram Kendi, led by retired librarian Nancy Kraus for CURB (Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton). Co-sponsored by Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.

Intro to Canva
Tuesday, November 5 from 6:30-8 pm is a graphic-design tool website offering a broad range of designs for personal and business needs. Learn how to choose from a variety of layouts, templates and fonts, and then customize them. Taught by technology instructor Stephanie Hranjec. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
Online Shopping with Daniel Jones
Monday, November 18 from 1-2:30 pm
Learn the basics of shopping on the internet, from stores to payment options and more. Daniel Jones has over 25 years of personal and professional computer and Internet experience. 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 a Gmail account; or learn to download free OverDrive books, magazines and audiobooks to a device. Call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.