Weekly Feature



2017-08-09 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657

Library hours

Summer hours are: 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

Buffalo Animal Adventures will take participants on an “African Safari” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration isn’t required.

Craft Club, for ages 5 and up, will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Participants will create a balloon craft. Registration is preferred.

An Earth Spirit Educational Services Animal Program will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. The live animal program will introduce mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and individuals can learn about their adaptations, behaviors and ecology. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration isn’t required.

A magic show will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Magician Chris Johnson will present a magic show involving buildings, architecture and construction. All ages are welcome, and each child will receive a free magic trick to take home. Registration isn’t required.

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

Kenmore Branch 160 Delaware Road 873-2842

Library hours

Summer hours are: 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 and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.

Buffalo Animal Adventures will take participants on an “African Safari” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration isn’t required.

An Earth Spirit Educational Services Animal Program will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. The live animal program will introduce mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and individuals can learn about their adaptations, behaviors and ecology. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration isn’t required.

A family gaming hour will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the tables near the picture book area. Presented by students from the International Baccalaureate Program at Kenmore West, there will be board games for attendees to play. The program is for families with children ages 12 and younger. Registration isn’t required.

A magic show will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Magician Chris Johnson will present a magic show involving buildings, architecture and construction. All ages are welcome, and each child will receive a free magic trick to take home. Registration isn’t required.

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

City of Tonawanda 333 Main St. 693-5043

Library hours

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

Library events

Book Babies, for ages 3 months to 23 months with an adult caregiver, will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Registration is required.

Seismic Shakeup, for ages 8 to 12, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Participants can design and build their own earthquake-proof structure and test it on an earthquake simulator. Registration is required.

A summer picnic is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. There will be entertainment by Buffalo and Brandy; a hot dog lunch from Kiwanis; face painting by Tonawanda Y.E.S; and snacks, drinks and raffle prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is required.

Cookbook Club will meet at noon Saturday, Aug. 19. The theme for this meeting is “Puerto Rican Cuisine.” Registration is required.

Lego Club, for ages 5 to 13, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Participants can build their own creations.

A coloring for relaxation program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. The program is for ages 14 and up, and supplies are provided.

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

North Tonawanda Branch 505 Meadow Drive 693-4132

Library hours

Summer hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.

Library events

A free performance by the HyNotes Barbershop Quartet, featuring songs from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9. Families are welcome to attend.

Read down your fines will take place now through Sept. 1. Teens and tweens, ages 10 to 18, registered in the library’s summer reading program can read down their fines, with 30 minutes of reading at the library equaling a $1 credit toward their library card fines. Visit the information desk for more information.

A crafting program, for adults, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Registration is required.

Story Times takes place at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays for babies; 11 a.m. Wednesdays for toddlers; and 10:30 a.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

Summer hours are: 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

Family Story Time will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, now through Aug. 31. The books and activities are designed to include the entire family.

Chair Yoga with Jean DuBow will take place at noon Friday, Aug. 11 This is gentle yoga for people with physical limitations. A suggested donation is $2 to $5 per session. Registration is required.

Adult coloring takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The program is not a class but is casual.

Ukulele for Kids will take place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays. The six-week class is intended for children ages 7 to 17. Sign-up is required.

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can learn how to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs. Instruments are provided, and no experience is necessary to join. The suggested donation is $5 per class, and sign-up is required.

Cardcrafter’s Club meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Attendees can create handmade greeting cards. Experienced and beginner crafters are welcome. This is not a class.

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

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