Weekly Feature

2018-04-12 / Lifestyles

Pages from the West Seneca Public Library


Dungeons and Dragons will be the focal point of a teen information and character-building session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. This new library club is all about pen-and-paper fantasy role playing with an emphasis on building skills in strategic planning and quick thinking. All game pieces will be assembled at the library. Call 674-2928 and ask to speak to librarian Sarah for more information.

Teen Book Club meets every two weeks and will offer a special prize to a participant who brings a friend to this informal gathering. Book suggestions are welcome. If you have a book you can recommend, submit it to the library and include why you think this is the book to read. Call the library at 674-2928 for more information.


Stories and Crafts with Miss Emily will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. All ages are welcome.

Open the Book and Read, Miss Emily’s book club, does double duty with the Rotary Speaker Series Collection. These books have been donated by the West Seneca Rotary Club to honor the bimonthly speakers who present informative talks about the community to their members. They are displayed on a special shelf of the library with the Rotary Emblem. About to enter this prodigious collection is a series of children’s picture books featuring the fascinating biographies of individuals who will inspire all readers with their unique and inspirational discoveries. “Sandy’s Circus” is a story about Alexander Calder, by Tanya Lee Stone. Calder’s expressions of life popped from his creativity and led to the creation of the mobile. “The World is Not a Rectangle,” by Jeanette Winter, is the story of architect Zaha Hadid, a Muslim woman who faced the adversity of the world to become one of the most original creators of opera houses, stadiums, bridges and ski jumps. “Muddy” is the story of Blues legend Muddy Waters, by Michael Mahin. “Shark Lady,” written by Jess Keating, is the true story of a fearless scientist, unafraid to discover the wonder of the ocean depths and the life of the dreaded shark.


The Cozy Mystery Cart, a new feature of the library, brings soft-cover offerings of stories that star friendly characters and sometimes an animal as the detective. You might find a recipe or two. The Cozy Mystery stories are guaranteed to be nonviolent and in no way close to the thriller genre.

Books for Kids can be dropped into the collection box until Monday, April 30. Even the little West Seneca Library is not too little to help young readers of the community find new books.

Books and Barks will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Library Director Kathy Goodrich invites adults to join her book club and meet Miki, the friendly bichon frisé therapy dog.

West Seneca Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

The broken drop box at the bottom of the steps outside the library has been replaced. For your convenience, library materials can be returned at any time.

Coming soon

New fiction — “All We Ever Wanted,” by Emily Griffin; “The Amish Quilter,” by Mindy Starns Clark; “Before and Again,” by Barbara Delinsky; “Between You and Me,” by Susan Wiggs; “Bring Me Back,” by B.A. Paris; “The Dark Angel,” by Elly Griffiths; “The Favorite Sister,” by Jessica Knoll; “Gale Force,” by Owen Laukkanen; “Last Shot (Star Wars): A Han and Lando Novel,” by Daniel Jose Older; “Lost Creed: (Ryder Creed Book Four),” by Alex Kava; “Murder in Paradise,” by James Patterson; “Once a Scoundrel,” by Mary Jo Putney; “The Perfect Couple,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “An Unsuitable Match,” by Joana Trollope.

New nonfiction — “Calypso,” by David Sedaris; “Faith: A Journey for All,” by Jimmy Carter; “Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita,” by Giada De Laurentiis; “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations,” by John McCain; “Robin,” by Dave Itzkoff.

Library hours

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

The West Seneca Public Library is now open at its temporary location on Legion Drive, across from the pool and playground. Call 674-2928 or visit buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/westseneca for more information.

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 these e-content materials at home or the library. Visit Freegal for free downloadable music at www.buffalolib.freegalmusic.com. A valid library card and PIN are required.

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