Weekly Feature



2018-04-11 / 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.

An “Animals, Animals, Animals Storytime” will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12. The animal-themed story time, for children ages 3½ to 5, will feature stories and crafts. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Kenilworth Craft Club will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, April 13. Individuals will be making “fancy flower pots,” and can decorate a re-useable flower pot and even get their first plant started. The craft is geared for ages 5 and up, and children younger than 5 will need caregiver assistance. 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.

Books and Barks will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14. 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.

An Author Talk with Lissa Marie Redmond will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Redmond, a retired Buffalo Police detective who now writes mystery novels, will discuss the years she spent investigating “cold case” murders, including the bikepath killer case, and how her police experiences influenced her first novel, “Cold Day in Hell,” which was published last month. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the discussion, and copies of her book will be available for sale. The event is free, but registration is required.

A Knit/Crochet Group will meet at noon Monday, April 16. 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, April 17. 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.

Homework Helpers will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 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.

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 to 24 months, with an adult caregiver, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12. Registration is required.

Hawk Creek “Talk on the Wild Side” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14. Families can come see six animals that will visit the library and help individuals learn about the natural world. Registration is required.

Family Story Time, for ages 2 to 5, with an adult caregiver, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16. 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, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17. Registration is required.

A coral reef presentation, for children ages 8 and up, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Local marine photographer Mary Lou Frost will present her underwater photographs of coral reefs. She will also explain the importance of coral reefs in the ocean’s ecosystem by displaying her color images. 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

The Teen Advisory Board, for ages 13 to 18, will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Conference Room. The board helps plan events at the library, and volunteer hours are provided. Registration isn’t required.

A watercolor workshop, “Spring is in the Air,” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Virginia Kelley will demonstrate painting flowers. All supplies will be provided, and registration is required.

A Lego Family Afternoon is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Family members can come in and build a Lego creation. There will also be a Lego building challenge, or children can create independently. The program is geared for children in kindergarten and up with an adult. All supplies will be provided. Registration isn’t required.

Cooking with Ben will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16. Presented by dietician Ben Glurich, the event includes a cooking demonstration and tasting party. 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 or 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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.

WNY Players Radio Plays, “An Evening of Nostalgia, Imagination and Creativity,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. WNY Players will present a series of three radio plays.

An Adult Rock Painting Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. This new club will meet on the third Saturday of each month. Individuals should bring their own rocks, acrylic paints and brushes. The craft requires no previous art experience.

Exercise for Strength and Balance takes place at noon on Thursdays. Attendees can learn tips and exercises from Mary Ann Linkowski to stay strong and safe. There is a suggested donation of $2, and sign-up is required.

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

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