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Brighton Memorial Library October Programs

When: Oct. 1-31 2019
Stories and songs for children, with a caregiver.
 All Ages: Mondays @ 10 am: October 21, 28
 Tot Time: Mondays @ 10:45 am: October 21, 28
 Wobbly Toddlers Early walkers: Tuesdays @ 10 am: October 1, 15, 22, 29
 Lap Sit Infants to pre-walkers: Tuesdays @ 11 am: October 1, 15, 22, 29
 Pajama Time for All ages: Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: October 9, 16, 23, 30
 Preschool: Thursdays @ 10 am: October 10, 17, 24

Costume Swap Drop-Off
Through Friday, October 11
Drop off clean, gently used children’s Halloween costumes at the Children’s Center.
Read to Lily, a Beagle Mix Therapy Dog
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 4:30 pm
Stop in, or call 784-5300 (option 1), to register.
Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Wednesday, October 9 @ 2 pm
Rated PG; 86 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
LEGO® Club: Build with LEGO®!
Thursday, October 10 @ 4:30 pm
We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity. All ages are welcome.
Library Learning Lab: Fabulous Fox
Friday, October 11 @ 10:30 am
Discover our neighborhood fox with a member of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and at our multimedia centers filled with hands-on learning activities. Open to pre-K--12th graders and their caregivers.
Family Movie: The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Friday, October 11 @ 2 pm
Rated PG; 97 minutes. Snacks are welcome!
Family Storytime: Foxes
Saturday, October 12 @ 11 am
Our weekend fox celebration continues with a special storytime all about foxes. For all ages with a caregiver.
Neighborhood Fox
Saturday, October 12 @ 1 pm
Presented by John Bateman, an instructor of Environmental Conservation at Fingers Lakes Community College. Please note: There will be a guided Brickyard Trail walk between Storytime @ 11 am and Neighborhood Fox @ 1 pm, for those interested in participating in both events.
Family Movie: Aladdin
Monday, October 14 @ 2 pm
Rated PG; 128 minutes. Snacks are welcome.
Costume Swap
Monday, October 14 from 6:30--7:30 pm
Pick up a new-to-you children’s Halloween costume.
Annual Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 19 @ 10 am
Meet Frog and Toad from the Arnold Lobel books, trick or treat in the Town Hall, make a craft, and visit with Seneca Park Zoo animals. Costumes are welcome.
Bilingual Chinese Mandarin--English Storytime
Sunday, October 20 and 27 @ 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, October 25 @ 10 am
Toddlers 18 months--3 years and their caregivers can dance their sillies out to some favorite tunes.
Diwali Make and Take Craft: Paper Plate Diya
Saturday, October 26 from 10 am-3:30 pm
Held in the Children’s Center; while supplies last.
“Brighton” Someone’s Day!
Wednesday, October 30 from 10 am-8:30 pm
Make a card for local homebound seniors to brighten their day and let them know someone is thinking of them. Drop it in our "mailbox" and we'll see that it's delivered. In the Children’s Center.
Monster Mash
Thursday, October 31 @ 10 am
Come in costume to get in the Halloween spirit with stories, songs, crafts, and a costume parade around the library.

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
Greater Rochester Teen Read Giveaways
October 1-10
Enter our raffle for a chance to win a copy of Grand Theft Horse or Yummy by visiting author G. Neri. Open to grades 6-12.
Greater Rochester Teen Read presents G. Neri
Thursday, October 10 from 7-8:30 pm
Meet the author of Tru & Nelle, Grand Theft Horse and Yummy, among others. Hear how G. Neri does his research, collaborates with comic artists, and creates stories, and about his travels to Antarctica. Copies of Yummy will be raffled. Refreshments will be available.
Hallow-Teen Psych Night
Thursday, October 24 from 7-8:30 pm
Join us for snacks, a movie and palm reading, and make a drip-wax gourd craft. Come in costume for a door prize! Open to grades 6-12.
B.A.G. (Books Are Great!) Club
Friday, October 25 from 4:15--5:15 pm
This new quarterly book club will include snacks, games, and a wee bit of discussion about books that you will choose as a group. Open to grades 4-12. Stop in or call @ 784-5300 (option 2) to register; walk-ins will be welcome.

Friends of BML BIG Book Sale
Thursday, October 3-Monday, October 7
Books, CDs and DVDs: $1 each. Sponsored by Friends of BML.
The Rochester Minimalists present Recycling 101
Monday, October 7 pm from 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn about Monroe County’s curbside recycling program, dating back to 1992; new sorting and processing technology; and more. Presented by Luann Meyer, Monroe County’s Solid Waste Administrator.
Travelogue: America the Beautiful: Lone Star State
Tuesday, October 8 from 12:30-1:30 pm
Visit the many unique sites of the Lone Star State of Texas, hear about Texas history, and enjoy some fun Texas music. Presented by librarian Christine Simons.
The Architecture of James H. Johnson
Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30-8 pm
During his lengthy career in Rochester, Johnson was acclaimed for his unusual designs, including the Liberty Pole, the Mushroom House, and St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece. Architects Christopher Brandt and Katie Eggers Comeau will share details and photographs of Johnson’s most celebrated works, as well as some of his hidden architectural treasures. Presented with the Greece Historical Society.
BSI: Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
Thursday, October 10 from 12-1 pm
Reviewed by Deb Rosen, Executive Director, Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Sandwiches are welcome.
Sunday Serenade: 20th Century Vox
Sunday, October 13 from 2-3 pm
Enjoy an a cappella performance of classic jazz standards. Light refreshments will be available.
BML Book Discussion Group: The Round House, a novel by Louise Erdrich
Tuesday, October 15 from 1:30-3 pm; Wednesday, October 16 from 7--8:30 pm
Ask for a copy @ Circ. Read the book, and join us.
CURB (Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton) Book Club: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi: Stamped From the Beginning (Part I)
Tuesday, October 15 from 6:30--8:30 pm
Discussion to be led by retired librarian Nancy Kraus.
Genealogy Resources Available @ BML 
Wednesday, October 16 @ 7 pm
Learn about, Heritage Quest, and, plus get tips for better search results.
Color Brighton Green: Food Production and Waste
Monday, October 21 from 6:30--8:30 pm
Evan Zachary from Flower City Pickers and Robert Putney from Impact Earth will discuss strategies for reducing food waste, from individuals to organizations.
Brush Marker Calligraphy: An Easy Beginning
Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30--8:30 pm
Learn some calligraphy basics with Kari Swenson of Kari Elizabeth Design. Registration is required and limited; stop in or call 784-5300 (option 2) to sign up.
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30--7:30 pm
Retired Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson will discuss the issues raised in the book and the perspective of his father, a New York State Police Lieutenant, who was part of the response to the riot.

Internet Security, Privacy, and Safety
Monday, October 21 from 1—2:30 pm
In this fun and informative seminar you’ll learn about secure websites; username and password safety; privacy tips; email safety; and scams. Instructor Daniel Jones has over 25 years of personal and professional experience using the computer and Internet. 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.

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