Weekly Feature



2018-09-12 / 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

The Friends of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Library Big Book Sale, an annual sale of thousands of low-priced books with “great choices for readers of all ages,” will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, at the Lincoln Park Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The event will conclude with a bag sale day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, during which bags of books will be $5 each. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Kenmore and Kenilworth branches.

A craft club for children ages 5 and older will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to make a fun craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Make your own button or two from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Participants can find a favorite picture or photo, or make an original design and have it pressed into a 1.25-inch button. The activity is open to all ages, no registration is required and there is a limit of three buttons per person.

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; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Library events

Resume helper sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and 10:15 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 17. A volunteer will help participants with editing, formatting or creating a professional resume. Appointment times will be 11 to 11:45 a.m. and noon to 12:45 p.m. Registration is required. Participants must bring a rough draft of their resume and have an email account or USB flash drive to save files. Services for this session are based on volunteer availability.

A computer coach will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18; and 7 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. A volunteer will be helping participants with email, Microsoft Word, using the internet and scanning. No appointment is necessary, and services are based on volunteer availability.

An Alzheimer's Information Series workshop on legal and financial planning will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 18. Those who attend will learn which legal and financial issues to consider when making plans for someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The free workshop will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. Registration is not required.

A family yoga program led by Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. For children ages 4 to 12 and their families, the class includes storytelling with yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, music, a game, and partner poses. No yoga experience is necessary, but participants are asked to bring yoga mats if they have them. Some extra mats will be available. Registration and parent participation are 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 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

Mother Goose on the Loose, a program for children ages 2 to 5 and their parents or guardians, will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 18. Registration is required.

Book Babies Story Time, for babies ages 3 to 24 months with an adult caregiver, will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Registration is required.

Ravel Rousers will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Participants can learn how to knit and meet new knitters.

Coloring for Relaxation will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Library patrons ages 14 and older are encouraged to stop in, cool off and color. Beverages will be provided, and 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

Summer 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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Library events

Teen Advisory Board will meet in the conference room at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to discuss which teen programs the library should run. For teens ages 13 to 18, the board is free to join and is a way to earn community service hours. No registration is required.

A computer class on Windows 8 and Windows 10 will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Participants will be introduced to Windows 10 and receive assistance with Windows 8. An open-lab computer class will take place later that evening at 5 p.m. Participants will be able to bring devices including eReaders, iPads, phones and laptops, as well as technology questions, and get one-on-one assistance. Registration is required for both classes.

A Diabetes Self-Management Program class will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. Part of a six-session health education program for people dealing with diabetes, the class will help participants enhance their skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active lifestyle. Those interested in participating must register by calling the Niagara County Department of Health at 278-1900.

The Niland Brothers: A Patriotic Story, an account of military sacrifice during World War II that inspired the film “Saving Private Ryan,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Preston “Pete” Niland, son of one of four Niland brothers who served in the war, will give the account. No 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

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 Sundays and Mondays.

Library events

Tai Chi with Master Manuela Ceglinski will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18. Registration is required, as the class will be limited to 15 participants.

A question-and-answer session on Medicare plans will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. A representative of Univera Healthcare will be present to answer questions.

WNY Improv will deliver a comedic performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. Registration is required, as the event is limited to 35 participants.

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

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