Weekly Feature

2018-08-09 / Lifestyles

Library News

Library hours

The new library hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sunday. Call 674-2928 or visit buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/westseneca for more information.


“Tween and Teen” Saturday Lego Club for ages 5 to 12 will meet every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library Makerspace. The next exploration date is Aug. 18.

Teen Book Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, to discuss “Someday, Someday, Maybe,” by Lauren Graham. New members are always welcome to enjoy the informal discussion, with friends and snacks a part of every meeting.

Kindness Rocks will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, for ages 12 to 17. Join the library for an evening of painting rocks with inspirational messages. One message at just the right time can changes someone’s entire day or even their outlook on life when they need it most. Registration is requested.

Dungeons and Dragons will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. This Teen and Beyond club, designed for teens and adults, seeks all adventurers and welcomes all experience levels. The epic quest for this meeting will be “The Lost Mines of Phandelver.” The game provides an opportunity to gain reading and math skills as well as social skills. Two separate games will play simultaneously; one for adults and the other for younger players.

The Teen Art and Writing Club for ages 12 to 17 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. This new club will be an opportunity to express creativity and meet new friends. Registration is required. Sign up now to reserve a free sketchbook or journal. Email Laura at scottl@buffalolib.org or call 674-2928.


Miss Emily offers book clubs for children of all ages. Stop by and see her for details about how to participate and earn incentives for summer reading.

Tuesday Night Story Time will be offered for preschoolers and their parents Aug. 14. Listen to stories outside with Miss Emily at 6:30 p.m.

Penn Dixie returns Friday, Aug. 10, to present two interactive programs. The topic will be sedimentary rocks and the effects of weather and erosion. The first program begins at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and those who have completed second grade. The second program, for those who have completed grades three to six, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Open the Book and Read, Miss Emily’s book club, requests you recall your knowledge of nursery rhymes with this new 2018 title by Sue Fliess, “Mary Had A Little Lab.” The updated Mary is a budding STEAM inventor who creates a pet using her Sheepinator. See what happens when Mary takes her pet to school one day.


Books and Barks will meet with Library Director Kathy Goodrich at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. All adults are invited to join her book club and meet Miki, the friendly bichon-frise therapy dog. Participants share their favorite books in friendly conversation as Kathy provides refreshments and suggestions for future discussion.

The Rotary Speaker Series Collection has been donated by The West Seneca Rotary as a tribute to the bimonthly speakers who present informative talks about the community to their members. They are displayed on a special shelf with the Rotary emblem.HereyouwillfindaJPic(Junior Picture) book, “What Do You Do With An Idea?” by Kobi Yamada. This book could be read to students on the first day back to school by any teacher or parent, or by anyone, any time, who may need encouragement to empower their dreams. We are, after all, never too young or too old to change the world.

Hands-on Computer Training on Family History Research with Ancestry Library Edition Database will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. This is an introduction to tracing your family’s roots with Ancestry Library Edition, a database available at any Buffalo and Erie County Public Library location. Similar to the popular Ancestry.com website, this database contains collections of vital and original records including those relating to birth, marriage, death, military service and immigration. Skill level is advanced. Requirements: Mouse, typing and internet skills, current Buffalo and Erie County Public Library card, flash drive optional. Registration opens Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Save the Date for local author Aimee Molloy, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Her book, “The Perfect Mother,” is a New York Times Best Seller, thrilling mystery. Refreshments will be served by The Friends of the West Seneca Library. Registration is requested.

The Scrabble Club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. No experience is necessary; all letters and game boards are provided. Everyone is invited to join. No registration is required; look for this friendly club in The Maker Space location on game day.

The 11th Annual Friends of the Library Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The yard sale committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. New members who wish to join this volunteer effort are welcome to attend.

Fundraising for the new library continues with the sale of artisan, hand-carved wooden books, engraved with your name or the name of your business, to be 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 are back. New baskets, one with a spectacular hand-stitched quilt and another with Star Wars memorabilia, are displayed on the table beneath the “Friends of the Library” sign. All proceeds benefit our West Seneca Public Library.

Coming soon

New fiction — “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly; “Elevated,” Stephen King; “Family Trust,” Kathy Wang; “The Glass Ocean,” Beatriz Williams; “Lethal White,” Robert Galbraith; “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” Ottessa Moshfegh; “The Rain Watcher,” Tatiana De Rosnay; “The Reckoning,” John Grisham; “The Sweetest Thing,” Judith McNaught; “The Three Beths,” Jeff Abbott; “Vendetta,” Iris Johansen; “When We Were Young,” Karen Kingsbury.

New nonfiction — “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailb lazer,” by Lisa McCubbin; “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” Alan Dershowitz; “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation,” Ken Starr; “From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir,” Beck Dorey-Stein; “Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy, Lean and Fit: Mouthwatering Recipes to Fuel You for Life,” Gordon Ramsay; “The History of Gangster Rap: From Schoolly D To Kendrick Lamar, The Rise of a Great American Art Form,” Soren Baker; “How Do We Look: The Body, The Divine and the Question of Civilization,” Mary Beard; “The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence,” Michael D’Antonio.

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