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Brighton Memorial Library January Programs 

When: Jan. 2-31 2020
DROP-IN STORYTIMES
Stories & songs for children accompanied by a caregiver.
All Ages: Mondays @ 10 am: January 6, 13
Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: January 6, 13
Wobbly Toddlers (early walkers): Tuesdays @ 10 am: January 7, 14
Lap Sit: (infants to pre-walkers): Tuesdays @ 11 am: January 7, 14
Pajama Time (all ages; held in the Discovery Room: Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: January 8, 15
Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: January 9, 16

CHILDREN’S & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Read to Lily
Thursdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 4:30 pm
Bring in or pick out your favorite book to read to this sweet beagle-mix therapy dog. Stop in the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Library Learning Lab: Brighton Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 3 @ 10:30 am
Meet the orchestra with members from the Brighton Symphony Orchestra as you explore our multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. For grades Pre-K through 12 with caregivers. Registration is recommended. See a librarian in the Children’s Center, or call 784-5300 (option 1) to sign up.
LEGO® Club
Thursday, January 9 @ 4:30 pm
Build with LEGO®. We provide the bricks — you provide the creativity. Open to all ages.
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English Storytime
Sundays, January 12 @ 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
RPG and TCG Days
Wednesday, January 15 from 4:30-6 pm and Saturday, January 18 from 10 am-3:30 pm
Do you need a table to play tabletop role playing games with friends or a spot to trade cards with other trading card game collectors? Use our Friends of BML Learning Center. We'll have tables and chairs set up for you to use; just drop in with your supplies.
Toddler Dance Party
Friday, January 17 @ 10 am
Ages 18 months–3 years, with their caregivers, can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes. Sponsored by Friends of BML
Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 19 from 2-3:30 pm
Learn about Lunar New Year with ChildROC, the facilitators of our monthly Bilingual Mandarin Storytimes. Explore and enjoy food, lion dancing and crafts. While supplies last.
Blackstorytelling League of Rochester
Monday, January 20 @ 11 am
Join members of the Blackstorytelling League of Rochester as they pass on stories of history, heritage, and culture. Arrive early as seating is limited.
Family Movie: "The Lion King" (2019)
Monday, January 20 @ 2 pm
The 2019 live action update of the classic animated film. Rated PG, 118 min. Snacks are welcome.
“Brighton” Someone’s Day!
Wednesday, January 29 all day in the Children’s Center. 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.

TEEN/TWEEN PROGRAMS
5x7xDesign Teen Art Exhibit
On display through January 17
Celebrate the artwork of students, living in or attending school in Brighton, created in a variety of media.
Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest
Through February 16. For students in grades 6—12 living in or attending school in Brighton. Cash prizes are awarded in junior and senior divisions for poetry, prose, and non-fiction entries. Get rules @ www.brightonlibrary.org or the library.
Brain Hats
Friday, January 3 from 4:15-5:15 pm
Learn all about your brain as you make a colorful hat that show what's going on in your head. Open to grades 4-12. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

ADULT PROGRAMS
Books Sandwiched In: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Thursday, January 2 from 12--1 pm
After a near-death experience, a small town cinema owner and his community get a second chance at life. 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.
Financial Literacy 101
Wednesday, January 8 from 2-3:30 pm
Learn what some of the many terms and definitions are of financial talk in this presentation with Financial Advisor Glen Cone. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
Fun with Mindfulness & Meditation
Wednesday, January 8 from 6:30-8 pm
Enjoy a soothing mini getaway for your mind. Guided meditations, light-hearted mindfulness activities and more will be led by Loekie Windig, mindfulness workshop facilitator. Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.
Road to the 2020 Census
Thursday, January 9 from 6:30-8 pm
$73 billion in federal funds is distributed each year, using Census data. These funds support local infrastructure, education, healthcare, economic development and community services. Learn about the 2020 Census operational timeline and design, new technologies for the enumeration process, and efforts to build partnerships to reach hard-to-count populations. Presented by a Partnership Specialist of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Color Brighton Green Presents A Solar Energy Panel Discussion
Monday, January 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn about solar energy from some local experts. Travelogue: The History of the Powers Building Tuesday, January 14 from 12:30-1:30 pm With its sumptuous architectural details, the Powers Building, built in 1868, has enjoyed a history as one the most remarkable and tallest buildings in Rochester. Join us for a local "travelogue" on the history of the Powers Building, presented by the area's only leading expert on the structure, Craig Smith.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Meet the iPad
Monday, January 13 from 1-2:30 pm
Learn about the basics of the iPad in this seminar taught by technology instructor Daniel Jones. You may bring your iPad to "tap along" with Daniel, but it is not necessary to have one for the program. (BML will not be providing iPads.) Stop at the Info Center, 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 OverDrive books and audiobooks to your device. Stop @ the Info Center, or call 784-5300 (option 2), to register.

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