Weekly Feature

2018-06-07 / Lifestyles

Library News

Story Times

Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is being held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays until June 26.

Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays until June 26.

Pre-School Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is being held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays, from June 8 to 29.

Children’s Specials

Movin’ & Groovin’ with Ms. Meg for 2- to 5-year-olds. Promotes learning and physical fitness and includes dancing, yoga and interpretive movement, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays, June 8 to 29.

Music with Mar will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 11 and July 9, for children age 5 and younger. Bring the little ones to enjoy an educational music and movement class presented by Melissa Sacco.

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Program will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 28. Guests are invited to make kazoos and participate in a button toss.

Free Math Tutoring for grades three through nine is available with NYS-certified math teacher Catherine Thielmann. Call to set up an appointment.


Maker Mondays runs from 4 to 5 p.m. until June 25. Families are invited to participate in hands-on activities such as button making or building a catapult out of straws. Maker Mondays doesn’t require registration and is open to everyone.

Father’s Day Craft, presented by the Lancaster Youth Bureau, will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to create a fun Father’s Day craft.

Battle of the Books is for students entering grades six through eight in the fall. Practice schedules will take place Wednesdays until Aug. 1.

Lego Club will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, for children ages 7 to 13. Every month there will be a new theme to build a new creation, which will be on display in the library for one month.

Chess and Classic Board Game Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9. Participants should bring their own boards, and those younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


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 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.

Yoga for Adults runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 to 28, and 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 15. Classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Peggy Basin; space is limited. Registration is required, and students are asked to bring their own mat.

Adult Computer Training

Family History Research with Ancestry Library Edition Database will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, as an introduction to tracing family roots with a database similar to www.Ancestry.com. The database contains collections of vital and original records, including those related to birth, marriage, death, military service and immigration. Participants must have basic computer knowledge, such as mouse, typing and internet skills, and is intended for adults ages 17 and older.

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.

This is supplemented by the Library on Wheels Bookmobile at the Depew Boys and Girls Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

The library, at 5466 Broadway in the Village of Lancaster, can be reached at 683-1120.

The library is willing to take any and all unwanted Lego pieces from around the house. Coordinators are building a new Lego program and could use the extra pieces.

Library hours

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and noon-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.

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 e-content materials at home or the library. Visit Freegal for free downloadable music at buffalolib.freegalmusic.com.

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