Weekly Feature



2018-10-10 / 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

A craft club for children ages 5 and older will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, to make a fun craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Family storytime will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 5. The program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, crafts and other activities for children up to age 5. Registration is required as space is limited.

A nature play activity that will bring nature into the library will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Children ages 6 to 10 will be able to play games and create a nature collage. 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

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, Oct. 11, and 10:15 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 15. 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 these sessions are based on volunteer availability.

Toddler Time for 2’s will be held at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Parents can bring their 2-year-olds to the library for storytime, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Registration is required, and participants may register for only one session time, as space is limited.

A computer coach will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 15; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16; and 7 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. A volunteer will help 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 effective communication strategies will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Those who attend will learn how to better understand the changes in communication that occur with progression of the disease, and how to identify ways to connect with a person with dementia at each stage of the disease. The free workshop will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. Registration is not required.

Paranormal Oddities shop owner Joe Pieri will give a talk on paranormal phenomena from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Those who attend will be able to find out if the library’s community room is haunted, and learn how paranormal investigators conduct their research. The program is geared toward patrons ages 10 and up. Registration is not 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

A Lego club for children ages 5 to 12 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Registration is required.

A makerspace open house for children ages 5 and up will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Participants will be able to try some of the library’s new technologies including Osmo gaming, Bee-Bots, Sphero, and littleBits. Registration is required.

“RFK’s Road to the 1968 Presidential Campaign,” a university express class on the late Sen. Robert Kennedy’s life and influence, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Led by Leonard Lenihan, former Democratic commissioner for the Erie County Board of Elections, and Norman Mineo, a retired banker and history enthusiast, the class will cover topics including what shaped Kennedy’s character, his role in the political life of his brother, former President John F. Kennedy, and why he ran against Lyndon Johnson. Registration is required.

Coloring for Relaxation will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Library patrons ages 14 and older are encouraged to stop in, color, and meet other coloring enthusiasts. 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

Preschool Story Hour will take place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The program is for children ages 3 to 5 who are ready to enjoy story hour on their own. Registration is required.

A flu immunization clinic sponsored by Rite Aid will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. Representatives from the drug store chain will be on hand to administer the regular flu vaccine and the FLUAD vaccine, which is for residents over 65. Both vaccines are fully covered by Medicare Part B. Participants are asked to bring their insurance information. No Registration is required for the clinic.

Walking Dead Day, an event held in celebration of the 15th anniversary of “The Walking Dead” comic series and TV series, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will include a screening of a couple of episodes of the TV series, along with themed snacks, giveaways, and other activities. Registration is not required.

Patrons will be able to create a Halloween wreath during a crafting program scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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

Chair yoga takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and noon Fridays. The gentle yoga is for people with physical limitations. There is a suggested donation of $2 to $5 per session. Sign-up is required.

Knitting club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays. For experienced knitters and beginners, the informal club is an opportunity to knit, crochet, chat, ask questions and bring in materials.

A class on computer basics, which began Sept. 8, is taking place at 11 a.m. Saturdays and running for 10 weeks. Instructor Gabriel Miller will teach participants all the skills they need to get started using computers. Registration is required, as the class is limited to five students.

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

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