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: Women of Note
2:00-3:00pm
 In Concert: Women of Note
Sunday, Apr. 2, 2:00-3:00pm
Join us and "Melt the Winter to Spring!” Women of Note will be singing a meteorological medley of tunes that will take you from a Rochester winter to April showers that are sure to bring May flowers. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Apr. 3, 9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
Offered three times on Mondays: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 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. Storytale Room.          &...read more
Great Novels Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Great Novels Book Group
Monday, Apr. 3, 7:00-8:30pm
We will be discussing One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
 
How to Create a PowerPoint Using Family Photos
7:00-8:30pm
How to Create a PowerPoint Using Family Photos
Monday, Apr. 3, 7:00-8:30pm
Learn how to create a PowerPoint from your own digital family photos. Participants are required to bring in 10 photos on a flash drive for this workshop. Presented by Elizabeth Beardslee, Pittsford Library clerk. Limited registration. Learning Center....read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Baby Play Time
9:30-10:45am
 Baby Play Time
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 9:30-10:45am
Babies love exploring! We will have a variety of tactile toys and sensory activities for your baby to enjoy. For ages 0-18 months. Drop in. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 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.
 
Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 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.
 
TechTrends with TechKnowU: Wearable Technology
7:00-8:30pm
TechTrends with TechKnowU: Wearable Technology
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 7:00-8:30pm
What is wearable technology and where is this industry heading? On the first Tuesday of the month, Mike Kuhn from TechKnowU will present a program on current technology trends. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
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O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each meeting the moderator provides contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
eBook & eMagazine Help Session
1:30-2:30pm
 eBook & eMagazine Help Session
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 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.
 
Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration Workshop
6:30-8:30pm
Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Come and learn the ancient and beautiful art form of Dryapanki. Pysanky artist Linda Bowers will teach you the scratch technique of Ukrainian Easter egg decoration. All materials provided. Limited registration. Fisher Meeting Room.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Apr. 6, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
Art Talk
7:00-8:30pm
 Art Talk
Thursday, Apr. 6, 7:00-8:30pm
Join Douglas Coffey, painter and RIT fine arts professor emeritus, in a roundtable discussion. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Apr. 7, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
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Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
10:15am-12:15pm
Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
Saturday, Apr. 8, 10:15am-12:15pm
This month master knitting teacher Tina Turner will guide you in creating a toddler sweater. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Please choose from: Peanut Warmer by Taiga Hilliard Designs (beginner), Olive Your Baby by Taiga Hilliard Designs (intermediate), or Bethany by Ber-roco Desi...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Pressed Flower Bookmark Workshop
2:00-3:30pm
Pressed Flower Bookmark Workshop
Sunday, Apr. 9, 2:00-3:30pm
Pressed flower artist Betty Green of B’s Garden Treasures will demonstrate how flowers and other botanicals can be used to create art. Participants will create a bookmark using real flowers and leaves to celebrate National Library Week. Limited registration. ?Fisher Meeting Ro...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Apr. 10, 9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
Offered three times on Mondays: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 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. Storytale Room.          &...read more
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Group
11:00am-12:30pm
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Group
Monday, Apr. 10, 11:00am-12:30pm
?We will be discussing The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. 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.
 
Brushbot Bugs
3:30-4:30pm
 Brushbot Bugs
Monday, Apr. 10, 3:30-4:30pm
Build your own moving and blinking brushbot bug out of a toothbrush head. For students in grades 6-12. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
Family Story Time
6:30pm
 Family Story Time
Monday, Apr. 10, 6:30pm
Join us for stories, songs, and a STEM activity. A story time perfect for the whole family. For all ages. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
6:30pm
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
Monday, Apr. 10, 6:30pm
The Ardennes
Belgium / 2015 / 93 minutes / NR
Flemish, French , Dutch with English subtitles
The rivalry between two brothers comes to a slow-burning climax during a sinister trip to the      Belgian countryside. No registration required. Fisher Meeti...read more
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 9:30am & 10:30am
Offered twice on Tuesdays: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required. Storytale room.                 
Murder for Lunch Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Murder for Lunch Book Group
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 12:00-1:00pm
?We will be discussing My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni.
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
 
Senior Circle Book Group
2:00-3:00pm
 Senior Circle Book Group
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2:00-3:00pm
We will be discussing The Sea by John Banville.
Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Teen Community Service
3:30-4:30pm
 Teen Community Service
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 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.
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O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each meeting the moderator provides contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
Great Decisions
7:00-8:30pm
 Great Decisions
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 7:00-8:30pm
April 12: Conflict in the South China Sea
April 26: Saudi Arabia in Transition

Great Decisions is a discussion program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association to educate citizens about American foreign policy. A copy of the Briefing Book will be available for reference...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Apr. 13, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Apr. 14, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
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Scrap Art: Make It and Take It
10:00-11:30am
 Scrap Art: Make It and Take It
Monday, Apr. 17, 10:00-11:30am
Drop in and let your creativity flow. Mary Jane Wenner will bring piles and piles (and piles!) of interesting recycled materials. You add the imagination to make cool creations. For all ages. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
For the Love of Words
6:30-8:30pm
 For the Love of Words
Monday, Apr. 17, 6:30-8:30pm
If you love to read and talk about what you've read, but don't have time to invest in a book club, this workshop is what you're looking for. Each month we'll read and discuss literary selections from a variety of different genres, all centered on a particular theme. April is National...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics
Monday, Apr. 17, 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. Learning Center.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
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Screening of Selected Short Films
6:30-8:30pm
Screening of Selected Short Films
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a screening of select short films from the Rochester International Film Festival. The shorts will be introduced by festival volunteer Brian DiNitto. Since its inception in 1959, the festival has been produced each year by Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. This year it will be held from April ...read more
Savory Food Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Savory Food Book Group
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 7:00-8:30pm

We will be discussing Relish by Lucy Knisley.
Join the Savory 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.
&nbs...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, Apr. 19, 12:00-1:00pm
Join Ann McKay for an hour of casual book talk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
 
O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each meeting the moderator provides contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics
7:00—8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 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. Registration is required before the first class on Monday, April 17.  Learning Center.
 
Linwood Gardens: Tree Peony Festival of Flowers
7:00-8:00pm
Linwood Gardens: Tree Peony Festival of Flowers
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 7:00-8:00pm
In anticipation of the tree peony season in late May, please join us for a talk by Holly Watson on Linwood Gardens and their collection of Japanese and American tree peonies.  Linwood Gardens is on the National and NYS Register of Historic Places. Every spring the public is welcome to visit the...read more
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Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Thursday, Apr. 20, 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.
 
Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Thursday, Apr. 20, 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.
 
Lego Club
6:30-7:30pm
 Lego Club
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6:30-7:30pm
For ages 5-10. Register to be part of Miss Vinise’s Lego Club. Meets once/month through April. Each month, kids will be given a challenge to complete, or they can explore their creativity with free build play. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
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Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
10:15am-12:15pm
Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10:15am-12:15pm
This month master knitting teacher Tina Turner will guide you in creating a toddler sweater. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Please choose from: Peanut Warmer by Taiga Hilliard Designs (beginner), Olive Your Baby by Taiga Hilliard Designs (intermediate), or Bethany by Ber-roco Desi...read more
SAT Strategies
10:30am-12:00pm
 SAT Strategies
Saturday, Apr. 22, 10:30am-12:00pm
Solve in-depth practice questions for the new SAT and learn valuable test-taking strategies from The Princeton Review. Please bring materials to take notes. For high school students. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Saturday Stories & STEM
2:30-3:00pm
 Saturday Stories & STEM
Saturday, Apr. 22, 2:30-3:00pm
Come join us for a few stories and an awesome STEM activity in our Story Tale Room. Perfect for kids ages 4-7, but everyone is welcomed! No registration required. Storytale Room.
 
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National Readathon Day with Town Supervisor Bill Smith
2:00pm
National Readathon Day with Town Supervisor Bill Smith
Sunday, Apr. 23, 2:00pm
Reading is important – for learning, for inspiration, for connecting to others and to ideas. Join Town Supervisor Bill Smith on National Readathon Day for a poetry reading and a chat about some books important to him and how they made a difference in his life. He’ll read one or more of h...read more
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Toddler Story Time
9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Apr. 24, 9:15am, 10:00am & 10:45am
Offered three times on Mondays: 9:15, 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 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. Storytale Room.          &...read more
Family Story Time
6:30pm
 Family Story Time
Monday, Apr. 24, 6:30pm
Join us for stories, songs, and a STEM activity. A story time perfect for the whole family. For all ages. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
Nonfiction Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, Apr. 24, 7:00-8:30pm
We will be discussing Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson.
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
 
Introduction to Microsoft Word
7:00-8:30pm
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Monday, Apr. 24, 7:00-8:30pm
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit and format documents, modify the page setup, and work with paragraphs, including alignment, indentation, bullets, and more. Limited registration. This is the first part of a two-part series. You can sign up for both classe...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 9:30am & 10:30am
Offered twice on Tuesdays: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required. Storytale room.                 
Teen Community Service: Special Project
3:30-4:30pm
Teen Community Service: Special Project
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 3:30-4:30pm
Earn community service credits and help prepare a windowsill garden in the Teen Place. Get ready to get your hands dirty; we will be planting seeds! For students in grades 6-12. Registration required. Teen Place.
 

or call --585-249-5481.
Fabulous Films at the Library
6:30pm
 Fabulous Films at the Library
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 6:30pm
Join us for an evening movie with popcorn! Call 585-249-5481 for tonight's title. Fisher Meeting Room.
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O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Poetry Over Lunch
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each meeting the moderator provides contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
Great Decisions
7:00-8:30pm
 Great Decisions
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 7:00-8:30pm
April 12: Conflict in the South China Sea
April 26: Saudi Arabia in Transition

Great Decisions is a discussion program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association to educate citizens about American foreign policy. A copy of the Briefing Book will be available for reference...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
7:00—8:30pm
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 7:00—8:30pm
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit and format documents, modify the page setup, and work with paragraphs, including alignment, indentation, bullets, and more. Limited registration. Registration is required before the first class on Monday, April 24. Lea...read more
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Apr. 27, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Friday, Apr. 28, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Storytale Room.                   
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Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
10:15am-12:15pm
Tina Turner Knits: Toddler Sweaters
Saturday, Apr. 29, 10:15am-12:15pm
This month master knitting teacher Tina Turner will guide you in creating a toddler sweater. Free patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry.com. Please choose from: Peanut Warmer by Taiga Hilliard Designs (beginner), Olive Your Baby by Taiga Hilliard Designs (intermediate), or Bethany by Ber-roco Desi...read more
Mr. Tiffany’s Search for Beauty
2:00-3:00pm
Mr. Tiffany’s Search for Beauty
Saturday, Apr. 29, 2:00-3:00pm
Popular speaker Don Hall returns once again to talk on Louis Comfort Tiffany, a glass genius from 100 years ago. Was Tiffany a great artist or an amazing businessman? The answer is yes to both. Come hear the story and see some astonishing photos about him and his work. No registration required. Fish...read more
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Woodpeckers of New York State
2:00-3:30pm
 Woodpeckers of New York State
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2:00-3:30pm
Most of us enjoy observing woodpeckers during a hike in the woods or at a bird feeder in the backyard, but identifying the species can sometimes be confusing.  Come learn which woodpeckers are found here in our area and get tips on how to identify them. Presenter Diane Henderson is a member of ...read more
      
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