Weekly Feature

2017-05-17 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657

Library hours Spring hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Library events

“Visit with Violet” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. Children can improve their literacy skills by participating in a 15-minute session reading to licensed therapy dog Violet. The program is intended for children ages 5 to 12. Registration is required. A program, “Desert Dish Garden,” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 26. Individuals can create a garden with colored sand and other accents. The program is for all ages, and registration is required. Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

Kenmore Branch 160 Delaware Road 873-2842 Library hours

Spring hours are as follows: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18 and 25. Participants can enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sensory Story Time will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 and 25. The story time is designed for children with sensory issues or those who are on the autism spectrum. Sensory story time is a small-group atmosphere with songs, stories and activities that will help children feel comfortable joining in every week. Children up to age 12 are welcome to attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. The Kenmore Lego Club, for ages 6 to 12, will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20. All supplies will be provided, and registration is required. A Battle of the Books meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. The meeting is intended for individuals in grades five through eight. Attendees can get information about the event and how to participate in the Kenmore teams. Regular meetings will take place at the same time each Tuesday. Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

City of Tonawanda 333 Main St. 693-5043 Library hours

Spring hours are as follows: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The library is closed Wednesdays.

Library events

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5 years old without an adult, will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22. Registration is required. Toddler Time Story Time, for children ages 2 to 3 years old with an adult, will be held from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 23. Registration is required. Family Story Time, for ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver, will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 22. Registration is required. Book Babies Story Time, for children ages 3 to 23

months with an adult, will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18 and 25. Registration is required. A showing of “Lion” will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 19. The movie is based on a true story about a boy who was separated from his family in India. Registration is required. “Pete the Cat” will be at the library from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21. There will also be an appearance by Balloon Sculptures by Joe. The program is for ages 3 to 10, and registration is required. Author Alyssa Palombo will be back to discuss her new historical novel, “The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Attendees will have the chance to meet the author and have their book signed. The Swiftwater Reading Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 23. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett will be discussed. New readers are welcome to attend.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

North Tonawanda Branch 505 Meadow Drive 693-4132

Library hours

Spring hours are as follows: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Library events

A seedling swap is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in the courtyard. Attendees should bring their labeled seeds or seedlings to swap for something different. Lemonade and cookies will be served, and registration isn’t required. A cooking demonstration, for adults, by dietitian Ben Glurich will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22. The demonstration will feature a variety of salsas. Registration is required. Story Times take place at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays for babies; 11 a.m. Wednesdays for toddlers; and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays for preschoolers. Registration is required for these programs.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road 332-4375

Library hours

Spring hours are as follows: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed Mondays and Sundays.

Library events

As part of a Tuesday Night Lecture Series, a presentation and book talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. “A Rage To Live : Surviving The Holocaust So Hitler Would Not Win” by Joseph Krygier will be discussed. Registration is required. Cooks For Books will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. The fundraiser will feature celebrity chefs, live music, live and silent auctions, basket raffles and an open bar. The cost is $60 per person. If you are interested in donating materials, services or gift certificates, call 332-4375.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

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