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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Baby Story Time
9:30am & 10:30am
 Baby Story Time
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 9:30am & 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver. No registration required. Storytale Room.
Cupcake Wars
3:30-4:30pm
 Cupcake Wars
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 3:30-4:30pm
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. Fisher Meeting Room.

How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work with Airigami Balloon Artist Larry Moss
7:00pm
How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work with Airigami Balloon Artist Larry Moss
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 7:00pm
Some people know science is fun. Others need to be convinced. Balloons are used in this enjoyable, interactive stage show to construct a Rube Goldberg-style mousetrap intended to solve the problem of a mouse on the loose. For all ages. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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O Pen: Summer Sessions
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Summer Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each week the moderator will provide 5-6 contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Hoopla Help Session
1:30-2:30pm
 Hoopla Help Session
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1:30-2:30pm
Bring your device, app store log-in information, and library card to sign up for Hoopla. Hoopla is an app to stream movies, TV shows, read ebooks and graphic novels and listen to audiobooks and music. Only Pittsford residents will have access to Hoopla. Drop in—no registration required. Fletch...read more
Are You Ready for Medicare?
7:00-8:30pm
 Are You Ready for Medicare?
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:00-8:30pm
Are you turning 65? Join us for this educational program on what you need to know about Medicare. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Microsoft Excel 4—Advanced
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 4—Advanced
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:00-8:30pm
NEW! For those who are experienced with Excel and want to learn about tables, structured references and lookup functions such as VLOOKUP and CHOOSE, this one-night class is for you. Registration required. Learning Center.
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Story Time Stars
10:00am
 Story Time Stars
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10:00am
Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. For ages 3-5. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
National Watermelon Day!
2:00-3:00pm
 National Watermelon Day!
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2:00-3:00pm
Enjoy a piece of watermelon at the library in celebration of National Watermelon Day! Drop in—no registration required. New Book Area.
Jr. Engineers – Environmental Engineer
3:00-4:00pm
Jr. Engineers – Environmental Engineer
Thursday, Aug. 3, 3:00-4:00pm
Learn about different types of engineering with fun, hands-on STEM activities for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. This session will be: Environmental Engineering -- Creating a Filtration System. Fisher Meeting Room

Registration required for each session individually....read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Summer Wellness Workshops: Make the Switch to Plant-Based Power
7:00-8:30pm
Summer Wellness Workshops: Make the Switch to Plant-Based Power
Monday, Aug. 7, 7:00-8:30pm
Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Jessica Silon as she shows you how you can reach health and wellness. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
Monday, Aug. 7, 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. Registration required. Learning Center. This is the first part of a two-part class. You can register for both parts here.

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Senior Circle Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Senior Circle Book Group
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 12:00-1:00pm
We will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Senior Circle Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Senior Circle Book Group
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 12:00-1:00pm
We will be discussing Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen. Copies in regular print, large print, and book-on-CD will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Murder for Lunch Book Group
12:00-1:00pm
 Murder for Lunch Book Group
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 12:00-1:00pm
We will be discussing Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
Teen Community Service
3:30-4:30pm
 Teen Community Service
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 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 entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Teen Place.

Succulent Gardens: Terrarium Workshop
7:00-8:00pm
Succulent Gardens: Terrarium Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7:00-8:00pm
In this class, you will learn how to build and care for your terrarium and take home your creation. All supplies provided, but you may bring your own decorative accents as well. Registration is limited. Fisher Meeting Room.

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O Pen: Summer Sessions
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Summer Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each week the moderator will provide 5-6 contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Mossa Dance Presents:  Diamonds—Honoring Great Women in History
7:00-8:00pm
Mossa Dance Presents:  Diamonds—Honoring Great Women in History
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7:00-8:00pm
Mossa dancers performed at the Rochester Fringe Festival! They will bring the inspirational and compelling stories of Susan B. Anthony, Audrey Hepburn, Malala Yousafzai and Cleopatra alive through ballet and contemporary dance. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
7:00-8:30pm
 Microsoft Excel 1—Basics
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 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. Registration required. Learning Center. This is the second part of a two-part class. You can register for both parts under the event on Au...read more
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Amazing Magic Joe
2:00pm
 Amazing Magic Joe
Friday, Aug. 11, 2:00pm
Children who complete the six-week summer reading game will be given a family ticket to this event. Both parents and children will enjoy his special blend of magic and interactive fun. For all ages. Ticket required. Fisher Meeting Room.
 
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Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Discussion Group
11:00am-12:30pm
Y’s Owls @ the Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, Aug. 14, 11:00am-12:30pm
We will be discussing "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Offered in conjunction with the Southeast YMCA. Copies of the books will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
 
 
Knit Nights with Tina Turner
6:30-8:30pm
 Knit Nights with Tina Turner
Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30pm
No different from the sewing bees of old, open knit nights are for people united by their love of sticks and yarn! Registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
6:30pm
Film Movement Series: Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films
Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30pm
No registration required.
1944
2015 / 100 min / NR / Estonia & Finland
Estonian, Russian, & German with English subtitles
In 1944, director Elmo Nyuganena portrays the real events on the Eastern front in Estonia, from the Battle of Tannenburg Line.
Fisher Me...read more
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Practice ACT
10:00am-2:00pm
 Practice ACT
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:00am-2:00pm

or call --585-249-5481.
Summer Wellness Workshops: Fight Inflammation
7:00-8:30pm
Summer Wellness Workshops: Fight Inflammation
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7:00-8:30pm
Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Jessica Silon as she shows you how you can reach health and wellness. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
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O Pen: Summer Sessions
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Summer Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each week the moderator will provide 5-6 contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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Knitting for Charity
10:00-11:30am
 Knitting for Charity
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:00-11:30am
This group is dedicated to producing knitted items to benefit local charity organizations. Please bring knitting needles and yarn. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
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Hello, Cello!
10:00am
 Hello, Cello!
Monday, Aug. 21, 10:00am
Miss Adele will introduce you to her cello and share her enthusiasm for it. The program includes a Cello Petting Zoo! For all ages. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Total Solar Eclipse
1:00-3:00pm
 Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, Aug. 21, 1:00-3:00pm
Safely view the total solar eclipse at the library with a pair of eclipse glasses provided by Star_Net. The eclipse will begin around 1:20pm and end around 4:00pm, with the max eclipse (70%) around 2:35pm. All ages welcome. No registration required. Reading Garden.
Total Solar Eclipse
1:20-2:45pm
 Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, Aug. 21, 1:20-2:45pm
Safely view the total solar eclipse at the library with a pair of eclipse glasses provided by Star_Net. The eclipse will be begin around 1:20pm, and end around 4:00pm, with the max eclipse being around 2:45pm. We will have materials to make your own pinhole projector. We will only have a limited num...read more
Knit Nights with Tina Turner
6:30-8:30pm
 Knit Nights with Tina Turner
Monday, Aug. 21, 6:30-8:30pm
No different from the sewing bees of old, open knit nights are for people united by their love of sticks and yarn! Registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
7:00-8:30pm
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
Monday, Aug. 21, 7:00-8:30pm
Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables wi...read more

or call --585-249-5481.
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Teen Community Service
3:30-4:30pm
 Teen Community Service
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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 entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Teen Place.

Fabulous Films at the Library
6:30pm
 Fabulous Films at the Library
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30pm
Join us for an evening movie with popcorn! Call 585-249-5481 for tonight's title. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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O Pen: Summer Sessions
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Summer Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each week the moderator will provide 5-6 contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
Make Your Own Herbal Teas
7:00-8:30pm
 Make Your Own Herbal Teas
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Did you know that herbs are full of nutrients, easy to grow and delicious? Learn tips for blending your own herbal teas. Beth Byrne, a soap maker and herb gardener, will show you how. Registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.

or call --585-249-5481.
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
7:00-8:30pm
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables wi...read more
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Nonfiction Book Group
7:00-8:30pm
 Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, Aug. 28, 7:00-8:30pm
We will be discussing The Gene by S. Mukherjee. Copies of the books will be available at the Check Out/Return Desk. No registration required. Fletcher Steele Room.
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O Pen: Summer Sessions
12:00-1:30pm
 O Pen: Summer Sessions
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 12:00-1:30pm
Discover the joy of reading and discussing poetry. Each week the moderator will provide 5-6 contemporary poems to be read aloud and discussed. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.
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