Weekly Feature

2018-07-12 / 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 July 31.

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 July 31.

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 July 13 to 27.

Children’s Specials

Kidding Around Yoga for children ages 3 to 5 is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.

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, July 13, 20 and 27.

Vacation Time Craft for children ages 5 to 12 will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 18.

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


Rock Yourself into Puffy Paint mixes a love of art and music into one event from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 20. For children ages 6 to 10, kids can make pictures and play games using puffy paint, and get the chance to write their own songs. Some might even create a permanent piece of art for the library.

The library’s Summer Bike Raffle will run until Thursday, Aug. 16. Children ages 12 and younger will receive one raffle ticket for every five print books checked out. Teens ages 13 to 17 will receive a ticket for every three print books checked out. Four winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive a $150 gift certificate to Bert’s Bikes.

Maker Mondays runs from 4 to 5 p.m. until July 30. 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.

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, July 14, 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.

Nickel City Reptiles will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Jeff Musial will bring in many animal ambassadors from all corners of the world to entertain and educate all ages.

Primate Sanctuary featuring Carmen Presti and his primates from the Niagara Falls Primate Sanctuary will be visiting the library at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19.


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 2 to 3 p.m. Fridays, July 13 and 27. Classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Peggy Basin; space is limited. Classes will be held outside. Registration is required, and students are asked to bring their own mat.

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. Sundays starting Sept. 9.

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.

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