Weekly Feature



2017-10-11 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657

Library hours Fall 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

Reading with Gus will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. The reading program, for children ages 5 and up, is an opportunity to work on reading skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Individuals can sign up for a 15-minute session to read to Gus, a trained therapy dog. Registration is required.

The Kenilworth Craft Club, for children ages 5 and up, will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Registration is required.

“What did the Scarecrow See?” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. The program, for children ages 3 to 6, will feature stories, songs, activities and crafts all about fall and pumpkins. 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

Fall hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

A computer coach will be available at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. A volunteer will be helping participants with email, Microsoft Word, using the internet and scanning. No appointment is needed. Additionally, services available are based on volunteer availability.

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Attendees can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. Registration is required.

A Sensory Story Time will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. The program is designed for children with sensory issues or who are on the autism spectrum. It is a small-group atmosphere with songs, stories, and activities that will help a child feel comfortable. Registration is required.

Toddler Time for Twos, for children 2 years old with a caregiver, will take place at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13. There will be stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. Registration is required.

Books & Barks, for children ages 5 to 12, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Individuals can sign up for a 15-minute session to read to Gus, a licensed therapy dog. Registration is required.

Homework Helpers will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Helpers can work with students in grades one through seven to check and/or help with assignments. The group is run by student volunteers from Kenmore West’s International Baccalaureate Program. The program is dependent on volunteer availability.

“What did the Scarecrow See?” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. The program, for children ages 3 to 6, will feature stories, songs, activities and crafts to celebrate the fall season. Registration is 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

Fall hours are: 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. on Sundays. The library is closed Wednesdays. Library events

Book Babies, for ages 3 months to 23 months with an adult caregiver, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

Family Story Time, for ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose, for ages 2 to 3 with an adult caregiver, will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 17. Registration is required.

“What Did the Scarecrow See?” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Children, ages 3 to 6, can celebrate fall through stories, crafts and other activities.

Explore & More Tinkering, for ages 6 and up, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. During the program, participants will work together to develop critical and analytical thinking skills. Registration is required.

“Secret World of Spiders,” a program for children ages 5 and up, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. There will be live tarantulas. Registration is required.

Classes for seniors by University Express will hold “Rock N Roll Buffalo” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Rick Falkowski, founder of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, will present. Registration is required.

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

North Tonawanda Branch 505 Meadow Drive 693-4132

Library hours

Fall hours are: 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

Yoga at the Library will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

A computer class on flash drives and cloud storage will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Attendees can learn how to organize their downloaded pictures to create a digital album. An open lab will follow from 4 to 7 p.m. Individuals can bring their own device and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance. It is intended for e-readers, iPads, phones and laptops. 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. or 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

Fall 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

An eclectic book club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty will be discussed. “What Alice Forgot” is a story of a woman who wakes up with a bump on her head and no knowledge of the past 10 years.

As part of a Tuesday Night Lecture Series, “Chemical-Free Living” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. In this presentation by Wendy Schmidt, attendees will learn how to replace common chemical-filled home products with natural compounds using essential oils. Sign-up is required.

An annual Halloween Runway will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Participants can strut their costume down the “Orange Carpet” in the library’s Halloween runway show. The party will also have treats, games and activities. Each child will receive a Halloween treat bag to take home. Registration is required.

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

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