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

Brighton Memorial Library September Programs

When: Sept. 3-30 2019

Stories and songs for children accompanied by a caregiver.
All Ages: Mondays @ 10 am: September 9, 16, 23, 30
Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: September 9, 16, 23, 30
Wobbly Toddlers (Early walkers):
Tuesdays @ 10 am: September 10, 17, 24
Lap Sit (Infants to pre-walkers):
Tuesdays @ 11 am: September 10, 17, 24
Pajama Time (All ages, in the Discovery Room):
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: September 11, 18, 25
Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: September 12, 19, 26

Costume Swap Drop-Off
Tuesday, September 3--Friday, October 11
Drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center. Pick up a new-to-you costume at our Sixth Annual Costume Swap on Monday, October 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 4:30 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Library Learning Lab: International Dot Day
Friday, September 6 @ 10:30 am
Today’s lab is based on Peter Reynold’s book, The Dot. Explore the creative influence of the humble dot at 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.
LEGO® Club: Build with LEGO®!
Thursday, September 12 @ 4:30 pm
We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity. All ages are welcome.
Bilingual Chinese Mandarin-English Storytime
Sunday, September 15 and 29 @ 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
Toddler Dance Party
Friday, September 20 @ 10 am
Toddlers 18 months-3 years and their caregivers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes!

DIY Projects
Fridays from 4:15-5:15 pm.
For students in grades 4-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
Magazine Craft: September 6:
Create a colorful masterpiece in one of your favorite shapes to use to decorate your room, your locker, or even a card.
Sewing Project: September 20:
Learn some hand sewing basics and make your own stuffed creature to take home.
Rock Photo Frame: September 27:
Painted rocks and crafting wire will be combined to create unique photo holders. Bring a favorite picture of your friends or family to display in your frame when you're finished.
Practice SAT with Chariot Learning
Saturday, September 21 from 10 am--2 pm
For students in grades 9-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
CURB Movie Discussion: The Sun Is Also a Star
Sunday, September 22 from 1:15-3:45 pm
A hopeless romantic, ambivalent about his future in medical school, falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love. Members of Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton (CURB) will lead a discussion following the movie. 2019; PG-13; 100 min.

Rochester Minimalists presents: Simplifying Our Material Lifestyle
Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Jim Allen, author of The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World, will lead the discussion.
How Using Qi Can Improve Your Balance
Wednesday, September 11, from 6:30-8 pm
Geoff Lister, certified Instructor in tai chi and qigong, will guide participants.
Timepiece Tales with Garth Brokaw
Friday, September 13 from 12-2 pm
View over 50 timepieces, clocks, pocket watches and more from Garth’s private collection while you learn about clock making in the US from 1780-1929.
BML Book Discussion Group: Force of Nature, a novel by Jane Harper
Tuesday September 17, 1:30-3 pm &
Wednesday September 18, 7-8:30 pm
The rugged Australian landscape is the backdrop for an investigation of a corporate retreat gone disastrously wrong in this novel by the author of The Dry. Read the book, and join us.
Meet the Press: ROC Edition
Tuesday, September 17 from 7-8:30pm
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work for a daily newspaper? Join us for a discussion with several of the prominent reporters whose bylines appear regularly in the Democrat & Chronicle about the challenges and successes of journalism in this modern age. A Q&A session will follow.
Writing Workshop: Make Me Care
Thursday, September 19 from 6:30-8 pm
“Make me care” is the first rule of storytelling, whether you're writing a short story, memoir or novel. Participants will explore how to craft a compelling story; learn about common mistakes and how to avoid them; find out how to integrate character and plot; and get techniques to keep readers turning pages. Taught by Alex Sanchez, the author of the Rainbow Boys trilogy of teen novels, and more. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
CURB Book Club: How to be an Antiracist written by Ibram Kendi Join us for one, two, or all three book discussions. Discussions will be led by retired librarian Nancy Kraus for Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton (CURB).
How to be an Antiracist: Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Stamped From the Beginning (Part I): Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6:30--8:30 pm
Stamped From the Beginning (Part II): Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 6:30--8:30 pm

Essential Oils: How They Can Help You
Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30-8 pm
Presented by Elizabeth Hornak, a certified aromatherapist and herbalist, and owner of Bella Avani, which sells handmade, natural skin care products. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

Color Brighton Green Presents: Home Heating
Thursday, September 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn about a City of Rochester campaign designed to encourage residents to install clean heating and cooling technologies and improve the efficiency of their homes. A representative of Sustainable Homes Rochester will discuss clean heating and cooling technologies, and their benefits.

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 784-5300 (option 2), to register.