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SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
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Many libraries offer ongoing summer reading programs to encourage young people to enjoy books and reading throughout the summer. A list of these special programs are listed below.

2017-06-12; 11:00  am  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
It's time for summer reading! Read a book and then write a short review and give it to Sean for a chance to win a prize!  

2017-07-03; 1:00  pm  
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Build a Better World with our Adult Summer Reading Program.   The theme for the 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World”. It will run from July 3 – July 29. There will be two opportunities to participate. 1. There will be a weekly raffle.  Each time you come in to the library, you may complete a raffle ticket (1 per day please).  At the end of each week, there will be a prize drawing.   2. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt that you will have 4 weeks to complete.  You will be asked to visit a number of local businesses in the South Wedge with a game board in hand, and each of them will provide you with “proof” that you were there. When you complete the game board, make sure you put your name on it, and hand it to a staff member for entry into the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the program.   

2017-07-05; 11:00  am  
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Teen
Get a scratch-off ticket every time you read! When you check out or read a book in the library, Ms. Lynnescha or Ms. Lori will give you a scratch ticket. Instant winners get to pick a prize from the prize box. Non instant-winners will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a 16GB Kindle or Walmart Gift card. Grand prize drawings will be on Friday, August 11 at 3pm.  

2017-07-24; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Each week this summer has a different theme, so come kick off each Monday with us!   No registration required.

2017-07-24; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join the Storybook Cook for a couple of good stories and make (and eat!) some fun food creations.   Liz Bauld, the Storybook Cook, is coming to help kids make some fun and nutritious goodies to eat. We will read a food related story or two, and then make (and eat!) some delicious treats. In the process, we will learn a little something about good nutrition. The fun starts at 10:30am on Monday, July 24 in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library. The free program, entitled Build a Better Plate, will have a wide appeal to families with kids of all ages; as usual, all materials will be provided while they last. (Don’t worry; we have lots and lots of supplies!) For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-07-24; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
You provide the family; we provide the fun.  

2017-07-24; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Bring your tablet or laptop to play this exciting game with some new friends!   Some laptops will be available if you don't have your own. This program is for the entire family and is held the 2nd Monday of each month! Registration not required.

2017-07-24; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie is The Princess Bride, rated PG. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-07-25; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!   The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.  

2017-07-25; 10:00  am - 10:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.   The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on consecutive Tuesdays: July 25, and August 1. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 

2017-07-25; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child -- 6 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Tina Stevens, Monroe County Environmental Education, will be in the library to show us how we can help make our world a bit cleaner and better for everyone.  

2017-07-25; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Hamlin Public Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Chet Fery, an amateur bread baker, will share how random acts of kindness can change our lives and create a world community that is caring, supportive and secure. Mr. Fery has given away over 10,000 loaves of bread to family, friends, colleagues and strangers. Through this effort he has created hundreds of stories that will touch your heart and stimulate your soul. Each Bread Time Story will inspire, instruct, motivate and also take you much further. Space is limited so please call 964-2320 to register.  

2017-07-25; 12:30  pm - 1:15  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child - 6 yrs.
Join Ms. Elise for stories, songs and games. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver who remains with the child. For more information please call 428-8218  

2017-07-25; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
You bring an open mind and clothes you can move in! Mats, music and props will be provided. We will start with some beginner poses designed to open your heart and clear your mind. Open to everyone grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-07-26; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 11 yrs. - 18 yrs.
In this TWO-PART class (Wednesday, July 26th and Wednesday, August 2nd) learn the simple skills required to make anything you can imagine, using just sticks and string.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-07-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Miss Nina is coming back! And we are so excited!    We hope you are as excited as we are that Miss Nina is coming back to the Central Library! She will be performing in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library Wednesday evening at 7pm on July 26, 2017. The program, Rap, Rock & Read, is interactive from the get-go, with kids waving, clapping, stomping, shaking, dancing, and singing along. Although everyone is welcome, the program will appeal particularly to families with young children. The auditorium is a huge space, so be sure to bring along a couple of friends. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-07-26; 5:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Monroe Branch
Age Level: All Ages
Explore texture with WXXI & Sid the Science Kid during this experiment-based learning program.  

2017-07-26; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.   March two by two or even four by four to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. However you get here, be sure to make it by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 26 so you won’t miss a second of the PG-rated movie, A Bugs’ Life. It is about a misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy a grasshopper, who recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. This free screening will appeal to families with children of all ages. There is no need to register, and there’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.
 

2017-07-26; 9:15  am - 10:15  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join us each week for a different set of activities!   Check our program calendar for more details on the weekly themes! No registration required.

2017-07-27; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
A twist on our usual Thursday morning story time!   Some days might have stories, and some days might have more in store! No registration required.

2017-07-27; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child -- 6 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Our favorite cooking team returns to show us how to build some summer treats. Registration is required. Please call 428-8218.  

2017-07-27; 6:30  pm - 7:15  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 12 yrs.
A family program, with stories about building, and building a better world through kindness and helpfulness, from many different cultures.   This program includes songs, colorful costumes, humor and lots of audience participation! Registration is required.

2017-07-27; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.   This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on July 27, and August 3. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 

2017-07-27; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
The theme for this session will be finding our flow! Connecting the poses with breath and moving through a sequence. You do NOT have to attend the July 25th session to attend this one. Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-07-28; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!   Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays July 28, August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-07-28; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - 8 yrs.
Come to the library and see the stars!   We will be hosting a mobile, inflatable planetarium that will be giving a full-fledged sky show! Registration is required and begins July 14. Please register for the appropriate session. Click here to register.

2017-07-28; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 8 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Come to the library and see the stars!   We will be hosting a mobile, inflatable planetarium that will be giving a full-fledged sky show! Registration is required and begins July 14. Please register for the appropriate session. Click here to register. 

2017-07-28; 5:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Come have pizza and snacks and relax at the CPL after the library has closed for the evening!   During the summer, Teen Pizza Fridays will be held on the second and the fourth Friday each month, with the second Friday being a cookout Friday! We will be grilling out instead of having pizza and we will have our event outside (weather permitting.) There will be games, crafts, and other activities available to take part in if you want! Registration is encouraged and begins the month before each session. Click here to register.  

2017-07-31; 10:30  am - 11:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Live animals! Learn all about them!   Meet some live, exotic animals that you may never have met before and see how they have adapted to their environment.  The Wildlife Defenders will present lots of information and introduce you to some real, live animals. They will be in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at 10:30am on Monday, July 31, 2017. Don’t be late; you won’t want to miss a single second! This program will appeal to families with children of all ages, so don’t be shy; bring along the whole family. Bring some friends, too! For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-07-31; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Each week this summer has a different theme, so come kick off each Monday with us!   No registration required.

2017-07-31; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
You provide the family; we provide the fun.  

2017-07-31; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie is Sing, rated PG. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers. Refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-01; 11:00  am - 11:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Join us for stories, songs, the stretchy band, and parachute fun!   The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting children and their caregivers to join us for an All Ages Storytime. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play with the stretchy band, and shake a colorful parachute. It’s the perfect Storytime for the whole family! All Ages Storytime will take place from 11-11:30am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information.     

2017-08-01; 10:00  pm - 10:30  am
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Under
Join us for songs, books, colored scarves, musical instruments, and toys.   The love for reading and books begins before a child can read his or her first word. The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is inviting all babies, toddlers, and caregivers to join us for a Baby & Toddler Storytime. We’ll sing songs, play with egg shakers and colored scarves, share simple books, and play with toys. Children are not expected to sit still and be quiet. There will be time for children to play with toys and parents to socialize at the end of the Storytime. Baby & Toddler Storytime will take place from 10-10:30am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  No registration is required. Please call the Children's Center at 428-8150 for more information. 

2017-08-01; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library
Age Level: Teen
Decorate a cupcake in this year’s summer reading theme “Build a Better World” and you just might win a prize. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register.  

2017-08-01; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Compete with other food fans in a variety of different minute-long competitions using food items. Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-01; 12:30  pm - 1:15  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child - 6 yrs.
Join Ms. Elise for stories, songs and games. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver who remains with the child. For more information please call 428-8218  

2017-08-02; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!   Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesdays August 2, and 9.  For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150.    

2017-08-02; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.   Swim on over to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to see the movie The Wild Life. In this story, rated PG, a daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island. We will start the film rolling at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 2, so hold on to your hats and come along for the ride! This movie will appeal to families with children of all ages. There is no need to register, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-02; 9:15  am - 10:15  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join us each week for a different set of activities!   Check our program calendar for more details on the weekly themes! No registration required.

2017-08-03; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join a chess expert from the Rochester Chess Center for a fun hour chess. Get paired up with players of equal skill level to learn from the start or add to your chess skills. Open to all ages.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-03; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Dragons, Knights, Pirates, Samurai! Join instructors from the Rochester Fencing Club as they introduce us to stories about swords and those who used them. See and touch fencing swords and get active as you try your hand with a foam sword. Registration is required. Call 428-8218 for more information.  

2017-08-03; 2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Videogames, board games and decks of cards! We have a Playstation 4 and a Wii U (and loads of games for each). Come by and have fun! Open to teens grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-03; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 0 mos. - 12 yrs.
This special Pajama Storytime will include stories, songs, a craft and an ice cream treat!   Registration is required. 

2017-08-03; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
A twist on our usual Thursday morning story time!   Some days might have stories, and some days might have more in store! No registration required.

2017-08-03; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 4 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Exploration Stations are back, co-hosted by WXXI & Central Library! Join us for Fairy Tale STEAM programs.   This series features classic fairy tales with a twist. The kids help fairy tale characters solve problems through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Come to the Children’s Center to play and learn with Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, Abiyoyo, Chicken Little, and the Blind Men and the Elephant. Featuring WXXI & PBS KIDS resources, this free, drop-in series takes place from 11am to 4pm on consecutive Thursdays this summer. All material will be supplied, while they last. This program is open to families with children ages 4 to 12 and will occur on August 3, 2017. Please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150 for more information. 

2017-08-04; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!   Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project every week anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. Dates are Fridays August 4, and 11. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-04; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Each Friday morning come to the library to try a new project that fits with that week's special theme!   No registration required.

2017-08-04; 3:00  pm - 4:30  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments with food, prizes, and an awesome show by magician, Cris Johnson! Children must have completed the Summer Reading Program by reading at least 600 minutes over the summer and turning in their reading logs to attend this event.  

2017-08-07; 4:00  pm - 5:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - 12 yrs.
Join us for a book discussion, crafts and more all about the American Girls®!   Stop by the Checkout Desk to pick up this month's book. For the month of August we will reading a special book about a real-life American girl! For children ages 5-12 with an adult. No registration required.

2017-08-07; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Each week this summer has a different theme, so come kick off each Monday with us!   No registration required.

2017-08-07; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Child - 18 yrs.
Our chess club is an informal group where children can learn and play the game of chess in a welcoming atmosphere!   Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Mellender are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching kids who want to learn the game of chess. No registration required.

2017-08-07; 10:30  am - 12:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
You know what happens when you give a mouse a cookie. Find out what happens when you give him a toolbelt! Photo Opportunity, Activities, Crafts, and more!   Bring your camera because you’re sure to want to get a picture of yourself with the mouse. The mouse will get a tool belt, and you know what happens if he gets one thing…he wants something else! Come at 10:30am on Monday August 7, to see what else he’ll want. We’ll have lots of fun mousie activities and crafts to do! This program will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Mouse books will be offered for sale, or come up to the Children’s Center and see if we have any left to be borrowed. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150.  

2017-08-07; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
You provide the family; we provide the fun.  

2017-08-07; 7:00  pm - 9:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Teen -- Select - Select
Summer Teen Readers - save this date for the end of summer party - pizza and prizes -  

2017-08-07; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Learn how to control those monkeys in our brains and worse, A.N.T.s (Automatic Negative Thoughts). Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-08; 2:00  pm - 3:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 11 yrs. - 18 yrs.
One stick and some string - what could be simpler! In this TWO-PART class (Tuesday, August 8th and Tuesday, August 15th) learn the easy skills needed to make all the basic stitches.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-08; 12:30  pm - 1:15  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child - 6 yrs.
Join Ms. Elise for stories, songs and games. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver who remains with the child. For more information please call 428-8218  

2017-08-09; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 5 yrs. - And Up
Create! Construct! Build!   Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 7:00 pm most Wednesdays this summer for Lego Lab, to stretch your creativity with other kids. We will be meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information call the Children's Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-09; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.   Go nuts in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County when you come to the movie Nut Job at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 9. Families with children of all ages will enjoy this silly movie about an incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel who finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery. There is no need to register for this free movie, and there’s plenty of space, so feel free to bring a friend. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-09; 9:15  am - 10:15  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join us each week for a different set of activities!   Check our program calendar for more details on the weekly themes! No registration required.

2017-08-09; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
This session will focus on vision boarding and making friends with who we are. Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-10; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Join Chef Liz to learn how to create a selection of snacks with an ethnic flair. Open to chefs in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-10; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join a chess expert from the Rochester Chess Center for a fun hour chess. Get paired up with players of equal skill level to learn from the start or add to your chess skills. Open to all ages.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-10; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
There won't be lions, tigers or bears (Oh, My!) but there will be lots of farm animals, reptiles and other critters to see, pet and learn about with our friends from the MiniArk Petting Zoo.  

2017-08-10; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
A twist on our usual Thursday morning story time!   Some days might have stories, and some days might have more in store! No registration required.

2017-08-11; 2:00  pm  
Pittsford Community Library
Age Level: All Ages
Children who complete the six-week summer reading game at Pittsford will be given a family ticket to this fun event.   Both parents and children will enjoy Magic Joe's special blend of magic and interactive fun. For all ages. Ticket required.

2017-08-11; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
We wrap up our summer reading program with a visit from two special guests - a Sheriffs K-9 team! Come learn about the important work they do. Refreshments served after the presentation. For all ages. Registration required.  

2017-08-11; 1:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- 3 yrs. - And Up
Fun new project every week!   Friday is Craft day in the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Come create a new project on Friday, August 11, 2017 anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm while supplies last. For more information, please call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-11; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
Each Friday morning come to the library to try a new project that fits with that week's special theme!   No registration required.

2017-08-11; 5:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Come have pizza and snacks and relax at the CPL after the library has closed for the evening!   During the summer, Teen Pizza Fridays will be held on the second and the fourth Friday each month, with the second Friday being a cookout Friday! We will be grilling out instead of having pizza and we will have our event outside (weather permitting.) There will be games, crafts, and other activities available to take part in if you want! Registration is encouraged and begins the month before each session. Click here to register.  

2017-08-12; 11:00  am - 12:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
This group is for students in grades 7-12 who like to draw and write (stories, poetry, songs, etc). Spend the time working on a new project, sharing your current work and critiquing, or brainstorming with fellow authors and artists!   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-14; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Each week this summer has a different theme, so come kick off each Monday with us!   No registration required.

2017-08-14; 3:30  pm  
East Rochester Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Celebrate all your hard work with a yummy frozen treat, crafts, and games. For all ages.  

2017-08-14; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: All Ages -- Select - Select
You provide the family; we provide the fun.  

2017-08-14; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Bring your tablet or laptop to play this exciting game with some new friends!   Some laptops will be available if you don't have your own. This program is for the entire family and is held the 2nd Monday of each month! Registration not required.

2017-08-14; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, rated PG-13. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers. Refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-15; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Come out and try your hand at a rotating list of trivia topics!   There will be something for everyone. Snacks will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. You don't want to miss it! No registration required.

2017-08-15; 12:30  pm - 1:15  pm
Lyell Branch
Age Level: Child - 6 yrs.
Join Ms. Elise for stories, songs and games. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver who remains with the child. For more information please call 428-8218  

2017-08-16; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Bring in an old t-shirt or two and join us as we try different techniques to recycle them into something new!   No registration required.

2017-08-16; 1:00  pm - 2:30  pm
Central Library
Age Level: Child -- Select - Select
Rated PG. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.   Race your way to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in time to see the free screening of the movie Bolt. The movie starts at 1pm on Wednesday, August 16. It is rated PB and will appeal to families with children of all ages. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. There is no need to register, so feel free to bring along a friend or two. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 428-8150. 

2017-08-16; 9:15  am - 10:15  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join us each week for a different set of activities!   Check our program calendar for more details on the weekly themes! No registration required.

2017-08-17; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join a chess expert from the Rochester Chess Center for a fun hour chess. Get paired up with players of equal skill level to learn from the start or add to your chess skills. Open to all ages.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-17; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
A twist on our usual Thursday morning story time!   Some days might have stories, and some days might have more in store! No registration required.

2017-08-17; 3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Pamper yourself with some basic skin care and learn how to create your back to school look. Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-18; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library
Age Level: Teen -- Select - Select
Games, movies, and pizza. Onesies and cosplay welcome! Registration required.  

2017-08-18; 3:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Bring in a prewashed white t-shirt, pair of socks, pillowcase, or other items and join us as we go tie dye crazy here at the library!   Registration is encouraged and begins August 4th. Click here to register.

2017-08-18; 10:00  am - 2:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Wrap up Summer Reading with our annual tie dye fun!   Please bring a white pre-washed white t-shirt or other white item with you to tie dye! Registration is required and begins August 4th. Please choose only one time slot when registering. Click here to register.

2017-08-21; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Child - 18 yrs.
Our chess club is an informal group where children can learn and play the game of chess in a welcoming atmosphere!   Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Mellender are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching kids who want to learn the game of chess. No registration required.

2017-08-21; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, rated PG-13. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers. Refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-21; 11:00  am - 4:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Save the date for a full day of solar-powered fun!   We will have a variety of activities for all ages. Watch for more details closer to the event.

2017-08-22; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Design your own jewelry using parts of other pieces of jewelry and more! Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Assemble a deck of your favorite characters from Tolkien's classic novels, and team up with other players against various scenarios set in places like Mirkwood Forest, The Mines of Moria, and Gondor. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Suggested age range is 13-18, but 11 and 12-year-olds who are up for the challenge are welcome too!   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-24; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Join a chess expert from the Rochester Chess Center for a fun hour chess. Get paired up with players of equal skill level to learn from the start or add to your chess skills. Open to all ages.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-24; 2:30  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Videogames, board games and decks of cards! We have a Playstation 4 and a Wii U (and loads of games for each). Come by and have fun! Open to teens grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-25; 5:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: Teen -- 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Come have pizza and snacks and relax at the CPL after the library has closed for the evening!   During the summer, Teen Pizza Fridays will be held on the second and the fourth Friday each month, with the second Friday being a cookout Friday! We will be grilling out instead of having pizza and we will have our event outside (weather permitting.) There will be games, crafts, and other activities available to take part in if you want! Registration is encouraged and begins the month before each session. Click here to register.  

2017-08-28; 6:00  pm - 7:00  pm
Chili Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
Bring your tablet or laptop to play this exciting game with some new friends!   Some laptops will be available if you don't have your own. This program is for the entire family and is held the 2nd Monday of each month! Registration not required.

2017-08-28; 2:00  pm - 4:00  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: All Ages
This week's movie, My Neighbor Totoro, rated G. All ages are welcome, but parents should plan to stay with younger viewers. Refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.   Please sign up to attend.

2017-08-30; 6:30  pm - 7:30  pm
Fairport Public Library
Age Level: Teen
Let your taste buds do the talking! Stop at different stations set up to do blind taste tests of different snacks and beverages to select your favorites. Open to everyone in grades 6-12.   Please sign up to attend.