Weekly Feature

2018-03-08 / Lifestyles

Library News

Pages from the West Seneca Public Library


Library Technology Clerk David, A.K.A. “The Techno Wizard,” offers an interesting read from the pop science shelf, “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100,” by Michiokaku. David promises readers will not get tied in knots by String Theory and will have an interpretive view on the revolutionary advancements in science and technology that is easily accessible to “nonscientists.” Here is the reality of the world that previously only science fiction could imagine. Call the library to be the next reader to check out this book.

The Scrabble Club meets every other week from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the temporary library location. No experience is necessary and all game boards and letters are provided. The next scheduled Wednesday is March 21.


Open the Book and Read, Miss Emily’s book club, suggests a collection of friendship themed books by James Marshall. The author’s series of George and Martha delight every reader who can learn how to take care of a good friend by knowing what to say and what to do. Marshall’s message from the two friendly hippos he created is a timeless treasure. Here is a refresher course to remember what being “nice” to someone is all about.

Stories and crafts will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 13 and 20. March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, the arrival of Spring and Easter bunnies, all waiting for children and their adult caregivers to share with Miss Emily.


Share thoughts in a friendly and fun discussion of “Skink: No Surrender” by Carl Hiaason. The discussion will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, for teens age 13 to 17. All new members of the book club will receive a welcome gift, and those who bring a friend will win a special prize. Join the fun and share a suggestion for a future book discussion. Refreshments will be served.

The Teen Book Club meets every two weeks and will offer a special prize to a participant who brings a friend to this informal and fun gathering. Book suggestions are welcome. If you have a book you can recommend, submit it to the library and include why you think this is the book to read.” Call the library at 674-2928 or Friend the library on Facebook for more information.


West Seneca Readers' Pick: “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn. Here is the most requested novel by West Seneca readers. It has earned the “7 Day” check out limit because the patron wait list is so long. This psychological thriller models a Hitchcock movie, without the birds or shower scene, and will keep readers in a mysterious grip of suspense. While waiting for the soon to be released movie, get your name on the list to read the book.

The broken drop box at the bottom of the steps outside the library has been replaced. For your convenience, library materials can be returned at any time.

Board of Trustee meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Fundraising for the new library continues with the annual Trivia Contest from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, and the sale of artisan, hand-carved wooden books, engraved with your name or business to be a part of the permanent display in the new library, recognizing valued patrons. Call the library for more information about how to have a book personalized and ready for the spring library opening.

Raffle baskets, an on going Friends of the Library fundraiser, feature a porcelain doll, an adult mystery basket and a children's bunny basket complete with an assortment of theme related books. Baskets are on display in the library.

“One Buffalo” library card designs are available to update your library card. Library cards are available from “birth to any age,” but must be renewed every three years. The library must be notified if you change your address. Library cards are always free and can be used in any Erie County library. Temporary cards can be issued for those who may not have a permanent address such as students and short term visitors. Free music downloads, access to online daily world newspapers printed in their native language or English translation are just a few of the many data bases available to those who possess a library card. Job applications found on line are always available as is library assistance to use one of the many laptops available at the library.

Coming soon

New fiction — “Alter Ego,” Brian Freeman; “Antique Blues: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery,” Jane K. Cleland; “The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel,” Dean Koontz; “The Forgotten Road,” Richard Paul Evans; “The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse,” Alexander McCall Smith; “Hide and Seek,” G.A. McKevett; “The High Tide Club,” Mary Kay Andrews; “The Other Lady Vanishes,” Amanda Quick; “The Perfect Mother,” Aimee Molloy; “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic,” Ace Atkins; “What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw,” Leah Steward.

New nonfiction — “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos,” Jordan Peterson; “100 Things To Do In Buffalo Before You Die,” Elizabeth Licata; “Our Father: Reflections On The Lord’s Prayer,” Pope Francis.

Library hours

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

The West Seneca Public Library is now open at its temporary location on Legion Drive, across from the pool and playground. Call 674-2928 or visit buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/westseneca for more information.

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks and videos that can be listened to or viewed on your computer and transferred to a portable device. There are never any late fees. Titles automatically return to the library’s collection. This service allows patrons with a valid library card to download materials to their devices for free. Visit overdrive.buffalolib.org to access these e-content materials at home or the library. Visit Freegal for free downloadable music at www.buffalolib.freegalmusic.com. A valid library card and PIN are required.

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