Weekly Feature



2018-11-07 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch
318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657
Library hours

Fall 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, Nov. 9, 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, Nov. 14. 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.

Books and Barks will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The program helps children ages 5 to 12 improve their literacy skills and reading confidence by spending 15 minutes reading to 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

Fall 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

Preschool storytime will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Children ages 3 to 5 will be able to enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Books and Barks will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10. The program helps children ages 5 to 12 improve their literacy skills and reading confidence by spending 15 minutes reading to a licensed therapy dog. Registration is required.

Book a tech trainer for a free 45-minute session between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, to get assistance with software support or the internet. The sessions are not designed to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Registration is required, as space is limited.

A representative from Journey’s End will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, on the refugee experience in Buffalo and beyond. The free program is being held in conjunction with the discussion of Mohsin Hamid’s book, “Exit West,” which takes place today at the Kenilworth Branch from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is not required for either program.

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

City of Tonawanda
333 Main St. 693-5043
Library hours

Fall 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 Story Time, for babies ages 3 to 24 months with an adult caregiver, will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Registration is required.

A knitting, crocheting and crafting program will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Participants can join the fun of learning how to knit, and meet new knitters.

“Quilt Patterns,” a presentation by experienced quilter Theresa Wiater, will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Wiater will discuss the history behind the names of historic quilts and explore their patterns.

An evening book club will meet from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, for a discussion of “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.” Newcomers are welcome to join, even those who have not read the book. 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

Fall 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, Nov. 8. The program is for children ages 3 to 5 who are ready to enjoy story hour on their own. Registration is required.

A winter seed-sowing demonstration will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Participants will be able to start their gardens in November by learning about cold-germination techniques and going home with a seeded container. Registration is required.

A pumpkin craft program will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Crafting enthusiasts will be able to create a simple stuffed fabric pumpkin to help bring a festive fall spirit to their homes. Participants are asked to bring an old T-shirt or handkerchief, a pumpkin stem or cinnamon sticks, and a needle and thread. Stuffing will be provided. Registration is required for this program.

A S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club for children in grades four and up will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The club focuses on a different theme each month based on science, technology and art, and allows participants to create projects using yarn, pipe cleaners, glue sticks and other items. 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

Fall 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

A Superhero Smash Minicon will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The free all-ages event features panel talks led by Collector’s Inn, the Superhero Alliance of WNY and Tonawanda Anime Meetup, as well as a chance to meet comic book artists Will Rodriguez and Jeff Perdiziak. The minicon also includes rock painting, mask making, a photo booth, art and costume contests for multiple age groups, and free comic books. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Art contest submissions must be sent by 11 a.m. Nov. 10.

The library’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. The event includes dinner and dessert, as well as a basket raffle. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door of the event. Advance tickets are being sold at the library.

A Medicare question-and-answer session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Participants will be able to get answers to Medicare questions by speaking with a representative of United- Healthcare.

A book talk by Buffalo native Sandra Block, author of the Zoe Goldman series of psychological thrillers, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Registration is required, as the talk is limited to 50 participants. Block will stay afterward to speak with fans and sign copies of her books.

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

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