Weekly Feature

2018-10-11 / 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, Oct. 16 to 30.

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, Oct. 16 to 30.

Preschool 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, Oct. 19 and 26.

Sensory Story Time is a new program designed for children with sensory issues, or who are on the autism spectrum. The activity will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to join.

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, Oct. 19 and 26.

Music with Mar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, for children age 5 and younger. Bring the little ones to enjoy an educational music and movement class presented by Melissa Sacco.

Paws for Love: Read to a Dog will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Children ages 4 and older are encouraged to pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a therapy dog. Each reading session is 15 minutes.

Lego Club for ages 7 to 13 will run from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1.

Kidding Around Yoga for children ages 3 to 5 will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Interactive classes led by Miss Donna are a way to introduce yoga while playing games, moving and dancing to music and storytelling.

MakerSpace Sunday for children ages 5 to 10 will run from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

Everyday Scientist: Pumpkin Chuckin’ is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Build a catapult and see how far you can launch your pumpkin, for children ages 5 and older.

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. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Each Monday has a different STEM activity and targets a different age range. Call the library for details and to register.

Family Board Game Day will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Families are invited to learn a new game, bring a favorite game to share or pack a snack or two.

Dragons and Unicorns for children ages 3 to 6 is taking place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Come celebrate your favorite fantastic beasts at the library. Create your own dragon egg or make unicorn slime to take home.


Yoga for Adults will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1. Instructor Peggy Basin will teach hatha yoga, which focuses on posture and stretching in combination with breathing exercises to develop flexibility and relaxation.

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.

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

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. A valid library card and PIN are required.

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