Adult Services

Learning opportunities abound at the library!

You can register for all events on our online calendar, by choosing "Calendar of Events" on our menu, or click HERE.

Contact Grace Engelbrecht, Adult Services Librarian, at or (585) 392-8350.

Book Clubs

Bestsellers Book Club

In bestsellers book club, we will discuss newer and popular titles of all genres and interests. Titles will be decided in advance by the group. Adult book clubs are open to ages 18+.  

Meetings: 1stTuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the library

Next meetings: Tuesday, December 5th, 1:00pm

Title: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Summary: "From UK bestselling author Gillian McAllister comes an astonishing, compulsively twisty psychological thriller about a mother who witnesses her teenage son stab a man and then seizes on an unconventional way to try to save him. 

Can you stop a murder after it's already happened? Late October. After midnight. You're waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He's late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn't alone: he's walking toward a man, and he's armed. You can't believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son, he kills a stranger, right there on the street outside your house. You don't know who. You don't know why. You only know your son is now in custody. His future shattered. That night you fall asleep in despair. All is lost. Until you wake ... and it is yesterday. And then you wake again ... and it is the day before yesterday. Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. With another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lies an answer. The trigger for this crime--and you don't have a choice but to find it." -- Provided by publisher. 

Copies are available now!

So Little Time & Tots Book Club

This book club is geared towards parents with young kids who are looking for an easy going way to be in book club. Meetings are held at Mamaste Cafe (1235 Hilton Parma Corners Rd, Hilton, NY 14468). Coffee and play area coupons are provided by Mamaste Cafe for this book club.  Enjoy a laid back book discussion while kids play in the play area.  

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00pm

Next meeting: Thursday, December 21st, 2:00pm at Mamaste Cafe & Play

Title: Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Summary: Bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel: a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.Colin Quinn owns a Bed and Breakfast on Nantucket and is a proud father of four-Patrick, Shane, Ava, and Bart, all grown and living in varying states of disarray. As Christmas approaches, Conor and his wife Mitzi anticipate a wonderful family reunion. But when Bart, the golden child and a recent Dartmouth graduate, announces that he has joined the Marines and is leaving for Afghanistan two days before Christmas, Mitzi is so distressed that she confesses to having an affair with a long-time guest at the Inn. As more secrets unravel and chaos ensues, it's up to Ava to piece together the holiday before everyone leaves-possibly forever.Elin Hilderbrand makes us fall in love with the crazy, extraordinary Quinn family-and with the magic of Christmas.

Register IN the library to pick up a book!

Non-Fiction Book Club

This club is for adults (ages 18+) who want to expand their horizons and knowledge through non-fiction books. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together. 

Meetings: the 2nd Wednesday of every other month  (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th, 1:00 pm in person

Title: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Summary: "What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and 'danger tree' faller blasters. Intrepid as ever, she travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter's Square in the early hours before the pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. She taste-tests rat bait, learns how to install a vulture effigy, and gets mugged by a macaque. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature's lawbreakers. When it comes to 'problem' wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem--and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat"-- Provided by publisher. 

Copies are on the way!

Sweet & Spicy: Romance Book Club

It is for adults (ages 18+) who enjoy all types of romance. Selections will range in content and genre. Each selection is for the group to read independently and discuss together.  Please register online.

Meetings: the 3rd Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 20th, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Title: The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Summary: "Hannah Brooks is an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his stalker. When Jack's mom gets sick, he comes home to the family's Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn't want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. So Hannah finds herself pretending to be Jack's girlfriend as a cover. But the more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem. And there lies the heartbreak. Because it's very easy for Hannah to protect Jack. But protecting her own, long-neglected heart? That's the hardest thing she's ever done" 

Copies are available now!

Upcoming Events


When: Monday, December 4th, 12:30-1:30pm

Succulents are fun, easy to grow and care for, and can be enjoyed indoors and out. Find out how to use succulents throughout your property. Register to receive a Zoom link for this online event. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

 *This program is brought to you by a consortium of Monroe County Libraries, sharing resources to bring you additional educational classes from Cornell Cooperative Extension on a range of topics.

Please register directly though the events calendar for Rochester Public Library: Wheatley Branch

Go Green at Home: Mini Greenhouses & Winter Sowing

When: Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30-7:30pm

Don't have a greenhouse?  Come Build Your Own Mini-Greenhouse to start plants in the winter with Color Hilton-Parma Green. Appropriate for All ages. 

Registration appreciated. 

Movie Madness

When: Thursday, December 7th, 2:00-3:45pm

Showing "A Haunting in Venice" starring Kenneth Branagh, Tina Fey, and Michelle Yeoh, based on an Agatha Christie story.

In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.. (PG-13, 1hr, 43mins)

Registration appreciated, but not required.

Crafternoon: Weather Blanket

When: Friday, December 8th, 2:00-3:30pm

Join Fawn for a demonstration on how to make a weather blanket. Learn her process for deciding on colors and learn some basic crochet stitching to get started.

Registration required, as seats are limited!

Hilton Holiday on Main

When: Saturday, December 9th, 3:30-6:00pm

Holiday Cheer is coming to the Village of Hilton. Join us for our 2nd annual Holiday Celebration on Main Street! All holiday activities will take place on Main Street! The event will feature caroling, hayrides, vendors, games, dancing, food, giveaways, visits with Santa and so much more. The evening will conclude with the Annual Community Tree Lighting at the Community Center gazebo. Come help HP Rec spread holiday cheer through the village. All activities are FREE as we continue this new Holiday tradition in Hilton!

***Santa will be accepting visitors in the library meeting room! The library will also have a craft and book giveaway!***

Book Chat

When: Thursday, December 14th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Parma Staff in our Reading Lounge to discuss your favorite books or what you're currently reading. 

Come and talk all things books!  No registration.

Adult Craft: Puzzle Piece Frame

When: Tuesday, December 19th, 6:00-6:30pm

Supplies provided (popsicle stick frame and puzzle pieces, twine) for this craft kit. 

Please register to reserve a kit starting 12/1. Kits can be picked up starting Wednesday, December 13th.

Optional live tutorial on December 19th at 6:00pm. Zoom link will be emailed. 

Bullet Journal Club

When: Tuesday, December 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

*Meeting is 3rd Tuesday this month!*

For each gathering, we will have markers, colored pencils, washi tape, and stencils to use to set up your journal or next month's pages. Feel free to bring your own supplies! Page ideas will be available, too!

Join each monthly to socialize and be creative! No registration. 

All Ages Craft: Snowy Owl Pinecone

When: Thursday, December 28th, 1:00-2:30pm

Make an adorable snowy owl with pine cones and cotton balls. This simple and fun craft is open to all ages!

 Registration required starting 12/1. 

*Find more events on our calendar*