Weekly Feature



2018-06-13 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch
318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657
Library hours

Spring 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

A card creation station returns to the Kenilworth library now through June 15. Participants can create a card for Father’s Day or for any occasion. Materials will be set up at one of the tables in the main reading room of the library.

Books & Barks, for children ages 5 to 12, will take place Wednesday, June 13. Appointments will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Individuals can sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a trained therapy dog. Registration is required.

“Rock Yourself Into Puffy Paint,” for children ages 6 to 10, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Individuals can listen to music and use paint. In the program, children will be able to make pictures and play games using puffy paint, get the chance to write their own songs and create a permanent piece of art for the library. 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: 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 from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14. 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.

A resumé helper session will take place from 10:15 a.m. to noon Monday, June 18. 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, June 18. Participants can work on knitting or crochet projects and meet new friends. They can also learn new tips and tricks or share some of their own. The group is open to all skill levels.

Book a Technology Trainer will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 18. The free 45-minute sessions are designed to assist with software support or internet training. They are not designed to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Registration is required.

An Alzheimer’s Informational Series: Know the 10 Warning Signs will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. Individuals can learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, separate myth from reality and hear directly from people impacted by Alzheimer’s. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, the program is free and registration isn’t required. This is part of a six-part informational series held at 11 a.m. every third Tuesday. Call 873-2842 for more information.

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

City of Tonawanda
333 Main St. 693-5040
Library hours

Spring 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

As part of a University Express class, a free program titled “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Instructor Jim Banko, retired English teacher of Buffalo Public Schools, will discuss the lessons about justice, humanity and equality, through the eyes of children. Registration is required.

A Father’s Day Building Challenge, for children ages 5 and up, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16. Participants can use their imagination and build a graham cracker structure together. Registration is required.

As part of a University Express class, a free program titled “Ghosts of 1812” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Instructor Mason Winfield, author, storyteller and founder of Haunted History Ghost Walks, will discuss the heroes and heroines who died in the Niagara region during the war of that year. Registration is required.

Coloring for Relaxation, for ages 14 and up, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Individuals can relax and color, and beverages will be provided. Registration is required.

A movie matinee will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22. There will be a showing of “Marshall,” the story of Thurgood Marshall, which was filmed in Buffalo. 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

Spring 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

Preschool Story Hour, for children ages 3 to 5 who are ready to enjoy story hour on their own, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Registration is required in person or by phone.

A Flash drive BTOP Computer Class will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 18. An Open Lab BTOP Computer Class will follow from 4 to 7 p.m.

A S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club, for children in grades four and up, will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology and art. June’s theme is “Puzzles.” Participants will create a variety of puzzles, such as word puzzles, puzzle games and paper jigsaw puzzles, and learn about how puzzles are made, as well as famous puzzles through videos and activities. 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

Spring 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.

Toddler Time meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The program features stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old. Sign-up is required.

Adult Coloring will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can relax and meet new friends. This is not a class and is a casual environment.

Exercise for Strength and Balance will take place at noon Thursdays. Participants 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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