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2018-09-13 / Local News

West Seneca 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.


Save the Date for Oct. 18 from 5 to

30 p.m. for a return to Murder Mystery, an interactive story where the participants become the characters in a thrilling, chilling mystery. Costumes will be provided. A full course dinner will be part of the action and prizes will be awarded at the end of the show.

“Tween and Teen” Saturday Lego Club for ages 5 to 12 will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the library Makerspace. There are many containers of Legos with all the pieces you need. When you are done you can leave your masterpiece for others to admire.

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.

Dungeons and Dragons will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. This Teen and Beyond club, designed for teens and adults, seeks all adventurers and welcomes all experience levels. There will be a new epic quest for this meeting. 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, Oct. 3. This new club will be an opportunity to express your creativity and meet new friends. The topic for this meeting will be “Finding Your Style.” Registration is required. Email Laura at scottl@buffalolib.org or call 674-2928.


Open the Book and Read, Miss Emily’s book club, offers “When the World is Dreaming,” words by Rita Gray and pictures by Kenard Pak. A bedtime book with a soothing repetitive refrain, encouraging a little dreamer to sleep until morning while dreaming about what woodland creatures may be dreaming, too. You will find this book, with the green dot on its spine, in the Rotary Environmental Collection.

Preschool story time for children age 3 to 5 will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 through Dec. 18. Stories and fun will be shared by little ones and their parents.

Toddler Time for children age 2 and 3 will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Dec. 20.

Be a Library Kid, a program for children age 6 through 12, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. The program includes book sharing, story telling and crafts to make.

S.T.E.A.M. for children age 8 through 12 will be held at 4:40 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, and will provide children a chance to explore science and art together.

Evening story time with Miss Emily begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Save the Date for Monday, Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. as The West Seneca Public Library’s “Author in Residence,” John Koerner, returns to reveal the facts in “Exploding the Truth: The JFK, Jr. Assassination.”

Books and Barks will meet with former library director Kathy Goodrich at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. 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. Call 674-2928 for more information.

The Local History Collection has been donated by The Friends of the West Seneca Library. This collection is displayed at the Legion Drive entrance in the quiet reading area near the fireplace. Here you will find “The Mysteries of Father Baker, Updated version 2012,” by John Koerner. This is an account of the founder of the Lackawanna basilica and orphanage. It is a carefully researched and inspiring story of a man about to become proclaimed “a saint.” The author will present a book talk and signing from his newest release concerning the assassination of JFK Jr., at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Library Community Room.

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The Scrabble Club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. 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.

Fundraising for the new library continues with 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. Find an order form at The Friends of the Library table in the library.

New raffle baskets with a complete collection of Harry Potter books and a magic broom; a book stack of “Everything WNY” including biographies of the Bills and Sabres, local history and art; Mo Willems books; and three plush characters and a handsome porcelain doll couple are displayed on the table beneath the “Friends of the Library” sign. All proceeds benefit the West Seneca Public Library.

Coming soon

New fiction —“Beauchamp Hall,” by Danielle Steel; “Bury the Lead: A Joe Gunther Novel,” Archer Mayor; “Catered Cat Wedding,” Isis Crawford; “The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” Alexander McCall Smith; “The Fallen Architect,” Charles Belfoure; “Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones - A Targaryen History,” George R.R. Martin; “Fox 8: A Story,” George Saunders; “Freedom’s Light,” Colleen Coble; “Glitter Bomb,” Laura Childs; “The Guilty Dead,” P.J. Tracy; “Heads You Win,” Jeffrey Archer; “Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel,” Lousie Penny; “Long Road to Mercy,” David Baldacci; “Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel,” Janet Evanovich; “The Man She Married,” Cathy Lamb; “Marilla of Green Gables,” Sarah McCoy; “Master of His Fate,” Barbara Taylor Bradford; “Murder in Her Stocking,” G.A. McKevett; “Night of Miracles,” Elizabeth Berg; “Nine Perfect Strangers,” Liane Moriarty; “The Noel Stranger,” Richard Paul Evans; “The Other Wife,” Michael Robotham; “Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel,” Lee Child; “The Proposal,” Jasmine Guillory; “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud,” Mike Lupica; “Sea of Greed,” Clive Cussler; “Target: Alex Cross,” James Patterson; “Tony’s Wife,” Adriana Trigiani; “Tom Clancy Oath of Office,” Marc Cameron; “What Happened That Night,” Sandra Block; “Wyoming Legend,” Diana Palmer; “You Don’t Own Me,” Mary Higgins Clark; “Yule Log Murder,” Leslie Meier.

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