Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Pittsford Community Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. The Pittsford Community Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request a sign language interpreter, we require five business days’ advance notice. Please call 248-6275.

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In Concert: Sleepy Lester and the Insomniacs
2:00pm
In Concert: Sleepy Lester and the Insomniacs
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:00pm
Celebrate the wild and culturally rich Erie Canal era with Sleepy Howie Lester, well-known fiddler and raucous performer, and his wife Mary, a recent inductee into the Irish Musician’s Hall of Fame. They and their fellow musicians will perform songs, stories and sing-alongs. All...read more
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Oct. 2, 9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in – No registration required.
Monday Movie Matinee
1:00pm
 Monday Movie Matinee
Monday, Oct. 2, 1:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon movie with popcorn! Call 585-249-5481 for today's title. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation
7:00-8:30pm
How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation
Monday, Oct. 2, 7:00-8:30pm
No matter the topic, a PowerPoint presentation can help you communicate an idea to an audience. Learn the basics in this hands-on class. Limited registration. This is the first part of a two-part series. You can register for both parts under this event. Learning Cen...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
Great Novels Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Great Novels Book Group
Monday, Oct. 2, 7:00-8:30pm
Our next book will be Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:00-11:30am
This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Please bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Don’t Get Taken for a Ride
7:00-8:00pm
Don’t Get Taken for a Ride
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:00-8:00pm
What you need to know about the car business that they won't tell you! Dom Genova, owner of Genesee Valley Motors, a 2014 Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation "Ethie" winner, will be here with an informative and entertaining presentation about how to save ...read more
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eBook Help Session
1:30-2:30pm
 eBook Help Session
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:30-2:30pm
Stop by to learn how to download library eBooks. Bring your device and account login information. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Lego Club
6:30-7:30pm
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30pm
For ages 5-10. Register to be part of Miss Vinise’s Lego Club. Meets once a month through December. Each month, kids will be given a challenge to complete, or they can explore their creativity with free build play. Registration required. Storytale Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Searching for the Erie Canal—Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal
7:00-8:30pm
Searching for the Erie Canal—Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7:00-8:30pm
When the Erie Canal was constructed in the early 19th century, it changed the state and the nation forever. Later on, two revisions of the canal were made: the enlarged Erie Canal and the Barge Canal, both still in operation today. Join Tim McDonnel, an Osher speaker and board member of the NY Geogr...read more
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
Art Talk
7:00-8:30pm
 Art Talk
Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Join Douglas Coffey, painter and RIT fine arts professor emeritus, in a roundtable discussion. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Oct. 6, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
10:15am-12:15pm
 Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:15am-12:15pm
Come learn how to knit felted bags with our master knitter and teacher Tina Turner. Please choose from: Go Green Shopping Bag by Kristi Holaas (beginner), Maple by Susan Todhunter (intermediate), or TriMiters by Knitternall (experienced). Please bring your own needles and yarn ac...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
Checkers’ Halloween Spectacular
2:00pm
Checkers’ Halloween Spectacular
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2:00pm
Celebrate the fun and excitement of the Halloween season with  Checkers’ comedy, unicycling, juggling, and amazing stunts. For all ages. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
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Create a Crepe
2:00-3:00pm
 Create a Crepe
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2:00-3:00pm
Create a crepe with savory or sweet filling with the Storybook Cook, Liz Bauld. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Oct. 9, 9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in – No registration required.
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Group
11:00am-12:30pm
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Group
Monday, Oct. 9, 11:00am-12:30pm
Our next book will  be Heaven’s Ditch by Jack Kelly. This program is offered in conjunction with the Southeast YMCA. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
6:30pm
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
Monday, Oct. 9, 6:30pm
Glory
Bulgaria, Greece / 2016 / 101 minutes / NR
Bulgarian with English subtitles
A good deed and a missing watch morally entangle the lives of a railroad worker and a workaholic PR executive. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation
7:00-8:30pm
How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation
Monday, Oct. 9, 7:00-8:30pm
No matter the topic, a PowerPoint presentation can help you communicate an idea to an audience. Learn the basics in this hands-on class. Limited registration. This is the second part of a two-part series. You can register for both parts under the event on 10/9. Lear...read more
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
Senior Circle Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Senior Circle Book Group
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:00-1:00pm
Our next book will be A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Murder for Lunch Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Murder for Lunch Book Group
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:00-1:00pm
Our next book is The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Teen Community Service
3:30-4:30pm
 Teen Community Service
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 3:30-4:30pm
Need community service credits? PCL wants teen volunteers to help in the library. Students will straighten the Teen Place and help with various other library tasks. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required. Teen Place.

or call --585-249-5481.
NYS Health Exchange Update for 2018
7:00-8:30pm
NYS Health Exchange Update for 2018
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:00-8:30pm
What’s happening in 2018 for those enrolled or who plan to enroll in the NYS Health Exchange? This educational program, presented by Lizz Ortolani who is certified in the NYS Marketplace, can help answer some of your questions before enrollment on November 1—December 15. No registration ...read more
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Beyond Bestsellers: Book Reviews with Ann McKay
12:00-1:00pm
Beyond Bestsellers: Book Reviews with Ann McKay
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 12:00-1:00pm
Join Ann McKay for an hour of casual book talk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Word 2—Objects
7:00-8:30pm
 Word 2—Objects
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:00-8:30pm
Prerequisite: Attendance at Word 1 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
This class will introduce inserting objects into documents. Objects reviewed include tables, text boxes, clip art, word art, and shapes. Limited registration. Learning Center.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Oct. 13, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Practice ACT
10:00am-2:00pm
 Practice ACT
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:00am-2:00pm
Chariot Learning will administer a practice ACT. Please bring a calculator, pencils and an eraser. For students in grades 9-12. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
10:15am-12:15pm
 Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:15am-12:15pm
Come learn how to knit felted bags with our master knitter and teacher Tina Turner. Please choose from: Go Green Shopping Bag by Kristi Holaas (beginner), Maple by Susan Todhunter (intermediate), or TriMiters by Knitternall (experienced). Please bring your own needles and yarn ac...read more
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Oct. 16, 9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in – No registration required.
Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges in the Greater Rochester Area
7:00-8:30pm
Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges in the Greater Rochester Area
Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Aiša Purak was born in a small, beautiful village called Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a refugee, she came to Rochester and started working with the Bosnian community, primarily with women and children. Aiša will talk about her experiences and her book Bosnian Immigrants...read more
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
Savory Food Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Savory Food Book Group
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Our next book will be 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman. Join the Savory Food Book Group to read and discuss  books related to the food world. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
History of Halloween
7:00-8:30pm
 History of Halloween
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Do you want to learn about the history of our strangest celebration, Halloween? Paul Tantillo from the Charlotte Branch Library will examine Halloween’s Celtic origins, trace it through the Middle Ages, and visit Halloween revels in 18th- and 19th- century Ireland and Scotland. You will see ho...read more
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Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:00-11:30am
This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Basic knowledge of knitting is recommended. Please bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Oct. 20, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Oct. 23, 9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in – No registration required.
Nonfiction Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, Oct. 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Our next book will be Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
Monday, Oct. 23, 7:00-8:30pm
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, modify the page setup, and insert simple formulas. Limited registration. This is the first part of a two-part class. You can register for both parts under this event. Learning Center...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
Fabulous Films at the Library
6:30pm
 Fabulous Films at the Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30pm
Enjoy an evening movie with popcorn. Call 585-249-5481 for tonight's title. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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Greater Rochester Teen Read Week presents Paul Griffin
4:00-5:30pm
Greater Rochester Teen Read Week presents Paul Griffin
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:00-5:30pm
Wednesday, October 25
4:00—5:30pm, Central Library of Rochester, Kate Gleason Auditorium
Thursday, October 26
7:00—8:30pm, Greece Public Library

 Meet author Paul Griffin, writer of When Friendship Followed Me Home, during GRTR! Teens can enter t...read more
Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00-8:30pm
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, modify the page setup, and insert simple formulas. Limited registration. This is the second part of a two-part class. You can register for both parts under the event on 10/25. Learning Ce...read more
Need for Civility in Contentious Times
7:00-8:00pm
Need for Civility in Contentious Times
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00-8:00pm
What does “civil discourse” mean in a contemporary society? Dr. Timothy Madigan, an associate professor of philosophy at St John Fisher,  will discuss whether or not today’s society is more contentious than previous ones; what factors may be contributing to a lack of civility;...read more
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
Greater Rochester Teen Read Week presents Paul Griffin
7:00-8:30pm
Greater Rochester Teen Read Week presents Paul Griffin
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 25
4:00—5:30pm, Central Library of Rochester, Kate Gleason Auditorium
Thursday, October 26
7:00—8:30pm, Greece Public Library

 Meet author Paul Griffin, writer of When Friendship Followed Me Home, during GRTR! Teens can enter t...read more
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Oct. 27, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required.
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Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
10:15am-12:15pm
 Tina Turner Knits: Felted Bags
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:15am-12:15pm
Come learn how to knit felted bags with our master knitter and teacher Tina Turner. Please choose from: Go Green Shopping Bag by Kristi Holaas (beginner), Maple by Susan Todhunter (inter-mediate), or TriMiters by Knitternall (experienced). Please bring your own needles and yarn according to pattern ...read more
Vikings in Sodus Bay: Evidence Behind the Legend
2:00-3:00pm
Vikings in Sodus Bay: Evidence Behind the Legend
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2:00-3:00pm
In 1960, the remains of a Norse settlement was discovered in Newfoundland, Canada by two Norwegians—a husband and wife team. This revolutionary discovery changed what we knew about the European exploration of America. Did the Viking explorers travel farther south—perhaps a...read more
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Natural New Zealand
2:00-3:30pm
 Natural New Zealand
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2:00-3:30pm
Join naturalists Carol and David Southby as they show photos and share stories from their month-long trip to New Zealand. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Oct. 30, 9:15am, 10:00am, & 10:45am
Stories, songs and fingerplays make up this fun 20-minute program for children 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. Drop in – No registration required.
Microsoft Word 3—Mailing Labels
7:00-8:30pm
Microsoft Word 3—Mailing Labels
Monday, Oct. 30, 7:00-8:30pm
Prerequisite: Attendance at Word 1 and Word 2 or a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word. In this class you will learn how to create mailing labels, both return and shipping addresses, using special forms and the mail merge functionality in Word. Limited registration. Learning Ce...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required.
    
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