Weekly Feature



2018-03-07 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch

318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657

Library hours

Winter 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

Button making is taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Individuals can find a favorite picture or photo or make an original design and have it pressed on a 1.25-inch button. The program is open to all ages, and registration isn’t required. There is a limit of three buttons per person.

A Craft Club, for children ages 5 and up, will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, March 9. Participants will make lucky rainbow shamrocks. Registration is required.

Reading with Gus, for ages 5 to 12, will take place Wednesday, March 14. Appointments are available between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Individuals can sign up for a free 15-minute reading session to read to Gus, a licensed therapy dog. 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

Winter 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.

Sensory Story Time will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. 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. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Books & Barks will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Children, ages 5 to 12, can improve their literacy skills and reading confidence. Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to Gus, a licensed therapy dog. Registration is required.

A resumé helper session will take place at 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 12. Sign-up is recommended, but drop-in times may be available. Attendees should bring a rough draft of their resumé and have an email account or USB in order to save the document.

A Knit/Crochet Group will meet at noon Monday, March 12. Participants can work on knitting or crochet projects, and learn new tips and tricks or share some of their own.

A computer coach will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 13. 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.

Button making will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Individuals can find a favorite picture or photo or make an original design and have it pressed on a 1.25-inch button. The program is open to all ages, and registration isn’t required. There is a limit of three buttons per person.

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

City of Tonawanda

333 Main St. 693-5040

Library hours

Winter hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 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

Book Babies, for ages 3 months to 24 months, with an adult caregiver, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8. Registration is required.

Coloring for Relaxation, for ages 14 and up, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Individuals can relax and color, and beverages will be provided. Registration is required.

PAWS to Read, for children ages 6 to 10, will take place at 11, 11:15 or 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Participants can read to Anka, a therapy dog. Registration is required.

Family Story Time, for ages 2 to 5, with an adult caregiver, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. Registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose, for ages 2 to 4, with a parent or caregiver, will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, and Tuesday, March 13. Registration is required.

Make-and-Take Paper Crafts will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Adults can learn how to make butterflies, an owl bookmark and birdies. All supplies will be provided. 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

Winter 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 4 p.m. Sundays.

Library events

Genealogy: Exploring Church Records in WNY will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. It will be presented by Ward R. Bray, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists. Attendees will be able to discover the rich information available in church records and learn how to deal with challenges such as locating a particular church, language, handwriting, records without an index and print-only records.

A children’s-book author signing, featuring a local author, will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

“Starting Seeds Indoors” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Remy Rotella Orlowski, owner of Sample Seed Shop, will demonstrate how to grow a variety of plants and vegetables from seed. Individuals can get tips on harvesting healthy plants and garden planning. Everyone can pot up a plant to take home, and all supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Gentle Yoga will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Participants can try something new. The class will be led by Trish Young, certified yoga instructor. Gentle yoga can be done seated or standing. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Registration is required.

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

Brighton Place

999 Brighton Road 332-4375

Library hours

Winter 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 Sundays and Mondays.

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. The suggested donation is $5 per class, and sign-up is required.

A monthly senior luncheon will take place at noon Wednesday, March 14. Participants can learn interesting facts from Elmlawn Cemetery’s history in this presentation by Elmlawn’s president, Mike Austin. Lunch is provided, and sign-up is required.

Adult Coloring takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The program, which is not a class, is a casual environment where individuals can relax and meet new friends.

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

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