Weekly Feature

2017-05-18 / Lifestyles

Library News

Story Times

Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays until June 6.

Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through June 6.

Pre-School Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays until June 9.

Children’s Specials

Music with Mar will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5. Children ages 5 and younger can enjoy an educational music and movement class instructed by Melissa Sacco. Each session is limited to 30 children.

Father’s Day Craft will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, for children ages 5 to 12 and is presented by the Lancaster Youth Bureau.

Movin’ & Groovin’ with Miss Gwen for 2- to 5-year-olds promotes learning and physical fitness and includes dancing, yoga and interpretive movement, from 11:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through June 9.

Tech Sunday Makerspace gives 5- to 10-year-olds a chance to try out new gadgets such as Osmo, Sphero, Little Bites, Cubelets and Snap Circuits at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23.

Free Math Tutoring for grades three to nine is available from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. NYS-certified math teacher Catherine Thielmann will be on hand.


Battle of the Books is a countywide trivia contest culminating in a “battle” at Erie Community College. Team practice sessions for students in grades six through nine will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from May 17 to Aug. 2. Final playoffs will be Saturday, Aug. 5.

Junior Friends of the Library, for 12- to 18-year-olds, is an opportunity for participants to volunteer, raise funds and sponsor youth-oriented programs. A meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23. To join, call Miss Gwen at the library or email cassidyg@buffalolib.org.

Teen Gaming takes place from 3 to 4:45 p.m. every Friday. “Exergame” with Wii video games and board games. Snacks are provided.


Movie Mania will continue with “Pete’s Dragon” on June 10. All movies will take place at 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Chess and Classic Board Game Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month. Participants should bring their own boards, and those younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Yoga for Adults sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through May 25 and June 8 to 29. Certified yoga instructor Peggy Basin will help participants start the spring season off right with this healthy activity. Space is limited, and those interested are encouraged to bring their own mat.

Friends of Lancaster Library is accepting new members from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. The group is always looking for new members.

Lancaster Library Board meetings will be held at 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.

Book Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month and is accepting new members. Call Annette at 860-2476 or email twistedrose64@msn.com to register and obtain a list of upcoming books.

Alden-Lancaster Art Club will display members’ artwork throughout the month of May.

Adult Social Knitting Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All experience levels are welcome.

Adult Computer Training

Book a technology trainer for one-on-one assistance with software support or Internet training; sessions are not designed to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Call 683-1120 to register for a 45-minute appointment.

Family Literacy Workshops

Summer Reading and Writing Tips is a workshop for parents of children in prekindergarten through fourth grade and will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1.

The Lancaster Library is on Facebook.

Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted. The Lancaster Public Library serves residents of Lancaster and Depew. The library, at 5466 Broadway in the Village of Lancaster, can be reached at 683-1120. Parking is available in the lot at the library or at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lancaster Presbyterian Church, Potter’s House and the Moose Club.

Library hours

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

From September through May, the Lancaster Library is able to provide seven day-per-week service through the community’s donations. Donations are accepted to help provide this continued service.

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