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Kenilworth Branch
318 Montrose Ave.  834-7657
Library hours

Fall hours: 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

 Family story time will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. The program features stories, fingerplays, songs, crafts and other activities for children up to age 5.

 Make your own button or keychain from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Bring a favorite picture or photo, or make an original design and have it pressed into a 1.25-inch button or keychain. The activity is open to all ages, and there is a limit of three buttons or keychains per person. Registration is not required.

 Books and Barks will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. For children ages 5 to 12, the program helps participants improve their reading skills in a relaxed environment by allowing them to read to a trained therapy dog. Registration is required for 15-minute sessions.

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: 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

 A computer coach will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. A volunteer will help participants one-on-one with email, Microsoft Word, using the internet, scanning and other topics. No appointment is necessary, but services are based on the availability of volunteers.

 An all-ages game night will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Patrons are invited to visit the library with family and friends to play a variety of board games, including a special retro game. Registration is not required. This month’s retro game is Alien.

 A workshop on identity theft will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Led by Donna Ponholzer of Northwest Bank, the program will inform participants on methods used by identity thieves to steal personal information, what information is at risk, red flags to watch out for concerning scams, and how to protect against identity theft. Registration is required.

 Crafter Day will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The activity allows children ages 5 to 10 to make a seasonal craft. Children younger than 5 can attend if accompanied by a caregiver, and children older than 10 can attend if interested. Registration is required.

 An Alzheimer’s Association workshop on effective communication strategies will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The free program will teach participants how to better understand the changes in communication that occur with the progression of dementia, and how to identify ways to connect with a person with dementia at each stage of the disease. Registration is not required.

 An instrument petting zoo program for children ages 3 to 8 will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Led by Sean Crawford of the Community Music School, participants will explore the instruments of the orchestra by singing, listening and moving to music, and playing instruments of all shapes and sizes. Crawford will serve as a guide, asking questions, encouraging critical thinking and demonstrating beginner performance techniques. Registration is required, as space is limited.

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

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

Fall hours: 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

 “Spot That Scam,” a University Express class, will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The class will feature a discussion of the tactics scammers use across the board to throw unsuspecting citizens off balance. Registration is required.

 “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Senior Sexuality, But Were Afraid to Ask,” a University Express class, will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The class will cover topics including sexuality in older age, safe dating practices in a new world, sex and health, and safe sex practices. Registration is required.

 Local author Carlo Cavazutti will be at the library from noon to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to discuss his book, “Showdown in Beantown.” The retired law enforcement officer, who served in presidential protection details, will also be available to sign copies of the book. Registration is required.

 The Checkers Spooky Halloween Safety Show will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. For children ages 3 to 10 and their families, the program will feature comedy-themed magic, juggling, unicycling, a giant balloon stunt and other acts. 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: 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

 Charity Crocheters will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The group aims to make the world a better place by creating and donating crocheted items. Yarn and patterns will be provided, and registration is required.

 Saturday Special, a weekly family program, will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. Patrons of all ages are invited to visit the library’s children’s room to take part in fun activities.

 A flu clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Representatives from Rite Aid will be at the library to dispense the flu vaccine. Those interested in participating are asked to bring their insurance information. Registration is not required.

 Teen Manga Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, for an annual Halloween party. Library patrons ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend and wear a costume. Snacks will be provided, and registration is not 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: 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

 Toddler Time meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The program features stories, songs, movement and activities for children ages 2 to 5. Registration is required, as the program is limited to 12 children.

 Laughter yoga meets at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Participants do laughing exercises to relax, boost immunity and feel better.

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

Source: on 2019-10-01 17:22:30

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