Library News | Lancaster Depew Bee

Story Times

 Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through May 21.

 Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays through May 21.

 Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays through May 24.

 Movin’ & Groovin’ with Ms. Meg for 2- to 5-year-olds, promotes learning and physical fitness. Activities include dancing, yoga and interpretive movement, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays through May 24.

Children’s Specials

 Free Math Tutoring for students in grades two through nine is available from 6 to 8 p.m. with New York state-certified math teacher Catherine Thielmann. Call or stop in to set up a 20-minute appointment.

 Lego Club, for ages 7 to 13, will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Every month will have a theme to build a creation. All creations will be on display in the library with the builder’s name on it for one month. Younger children are welcome, but parents or guardians must be present in the room. Legos are provided.

Young Adults

 Battle of the Books team practice sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 31. The competition is for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade in fall 2019.

 Comic Book Club, for ages 8 to 14, will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24. This new club is the place for kids who love to read, draw, write and learn about the tricks behind the best comics or graphic novels.


 A Harry Potter box set raffle for all ages will be held from Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 31. Receive one raffle ticket for every five print books checked out. There will be a random drawing for the winner at 4 p.m. Friday, May 31.

 Maker Mondays will run from 4 to 5 p.m. May 20. There will be different STEAM activities, such as coding robots, making buttons and virtual reality. Registration is not required.

SPCA’s Paws for Love will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Children ages 4 and older may pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a therapy dog to improve literacy skills and reading confidence. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session.


 Hatha Yoga, led by certified instructor Peggy Basin, will be held Thursdays through May 16, 23 and 30. The first session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the second session from 7 to 8 p.m. Use posture and stretching in combination with breathing exercises to develop flexibility and relaxation. Open for beginners and those with past yoga experience. Space is limited. Bring a mat.

 Print resources for genealogy will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. Handwritten documents aren’t the only record of genealogical information. Published works can advance family lines, provide details of ancestors’ lives and help break down brick walls. Learn how print resources such as histories, directories, newspapers and magazines can help you expand your family tree.

 Friends of Lancaster Library is always looking for new members. Stop by from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of every month to join.

 Lancaster Library Board meetings will be held from 3 to 5 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.

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

Library hours

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