Weekly Feature

2018-10-11 / Lifestyles

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.


“Tween and Teen” Saturday Lego Club for ages 5 to 12 will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 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.

Dungeons and Dragons will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. This Teen and Beyond club, designed for teens and adults, seeks all adventurers and welcomes all experience levels. The new epic quest is “Water Deep Dragon Heist.” 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. Find more information on Facebook.

The Teen Art and Writing Club for ages 12 to 17 will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. 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.

Save the Date for Oct. 18 from 5 to 7:30 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.


The West Seneca Art Society will present a program for all children and their caregivers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Enjoy meeting the artists who have transformed old metal chairs into works of art inspired by children’s book characters. They will read selections from the books and talk about the creation of their paintings. Refreshments will be offered by The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library. The event will be in the new West Seneca Library Community Room.

Open the Book and Read, Miss Emily’s book club, offers “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” collected by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Brett Helquist. This is a collection of short stories for independent, juvenile readers. It begins with the chapter, “Aaaah! Jump Stories, You can use to make your friends jump with fright,” and continues with, “He heard footsteps coming up the cellar stairs,” and “They eat your eyes, they eat your nose.” You will find the classic tales to tell in this seasonal inspiration.

Save the date for Halloween tales at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to join guest story tellers and join the fun. Crafts and treats will be shared, and costumes are encouraged.

Preschool story time for children age 3 to 5 will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 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 at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 20.

Be a Library Kid, a program for children age 6 through 12, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.


Books and Barks returns with Kathy Goodrich from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The former library director invites all adult readers to join her book club and meet Miki, the friendly Bichon-Frise therapy dog. Club members enjoy discussing current books they have read while enjoying snacks with Kathy. Registration is not required.

Learn to Crochet with Sarah will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Makerspace of the library. All levels of experience and all ages are invited to learn how to crochet a winter hat using basic crocheting techniques such as single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch and half-double crochet stitch. Sarah will also provide instruction on how to read patterns. You will need to bring your choice of yarn and a size one hook. Stop in the library to register or call 674-2928 to reserve your space.

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will meet at noon Saturday, Nov. 3.

The Scrabble Club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. 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 Makerspace 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.

All new raffle baskets for November are displayed on the table beneath the “Friends of the Library” sign. A hand-stitched quilt and beautifully illustrated children’s books are offered. All proceeds benefit our West Seneca Public Library.

Coming soon

New fiction — “The Best of Us,” by Robyn Carr; “Crucible: A Thriller,” James Rollins; “Daughter of War,” Brad Taylor; “A Delicate Touch,” Stuart Woods; “Freefall,” Jessica Barry; “The Kinship of Secrets,” Eugenia Kim; “Liar Liar,” James Patterson; “The New Iberia Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel,” James Lee Burke; “Secrets We Keep,” Barbara Freethy; “Turning Point,” Danielle Steel; “Untouchable,” Jayne Ann Krentz; “Verses for the Dead,” Douglas Preston.

New nonfiction — “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy,” by Greg Miller; “Beastie Boys Book,” Michael Diamond; “Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life,” Michael Caine; “Capitalism in America: A History,” Alan Greenspan; “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up A Generation for Failure,” Greg Lukianoff; “Country Living Christmas at Home: Holiday Decorating, Crafts, Recipes,” Country Living; “Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photographs From a Year in Space,” Scott Kelly; “Small Fry,” Lisa Brennan-Jobs; “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart,” Alice Walker; “The White Darkness,” David Grann.

About the Library

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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