UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Children's Programs

Summer Reading Challenge - June 27 thru August 6

Exercise your mind this summer! Preschoolers through teens can sign up for a reading log beginning on June 27 and complete fun reading and learning challenges for the chance to win prizes!

Family Fun Shows @ the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, July 11 @ 2:30pm: Magic and More with Buffalo and Brandy
Join Buffalo and Brandy as they musically & magically entice children to read - "Ready, Set, Read" - lots of participation and fun for the whole family!
No registration required.

Wednesday, July 20 @ 2:30pm: Buffalo Zoomobile: World Safari
Take a “trip” to the seven different continents of the world. Live animal ambassadors from many continents will help to illustrate the world’s colorful and exotic bio-diversity.
No registration required.

Saturday, July 23 @ 1:30pm: Movie: Gnomeo and Juliet
Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi-namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? (Rated G. Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes)
No registration required.

Fri., August 5 @ 2:30 pm: Omnipresent Puppet Theater • The Tortoise and the Hare
Tired of being picked on by a pushy rabbit, the tortoise challenges him to a race. As he second-guesses this rash decision, Tortoise suddenly gets help from an unexpected teacher. A tale of hard work, perseverance, and standing up for yourself. Aesop’s fable told with Omnipresent’s fast-paced comic style. Touching and fun for all ages!
No registration required.

Family Fun Shows @ the LaSalle Library Auditorium

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27

Thursday, July 7 @ 2:30pm: Buffalo Zoomobile: World Safari
Take a “trip” to the seven different continents of the world. Live animal ambassadors from many continents will help to illustrate the world’s colorful and exotic bio-diversity.
Registration Required. Call 283-8309.

Thursday, August 11 @ 2:30pm: The Extra Fun Balloon Show
Get ready for magic with a twist - a balloon twist,  that is! Magic is done with balloons, puppets are made from balloons, and, when audience members are called onto the stage to become part of the action, their costumes are made from... you guessed it, balloons!
Registration Required. Call 283-8309.

Family Movie Nights @ the Main Library

Wednesdays: 6pm  - 8pm
Main Library Auditorium. No registration required.

July 6—Finding Nemo
July 13—The Good Dinosaur
July 27—Hotel Transylvania 2
August 10—The Jungle Book (2015)
August 17—Zootopia
August 24—Kung Fu Panda 3
August 31—Ice Age: Continental Drift

The Amazing Library Race

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27

Tuesday, July 5 @ 2:30pm

We’re kicking off the summer with a fun game for the whole family! Gather your team and race your way through challenges that will take you through the Dewey Decimal System!  Complete all of the challenges and receive a SWEET reward.
Registration Required. Call 286-4902.

Family Fun in the Garden @ the Main Library

Saturday, July 23 - No registration required.

11am-12pm: Garden Songs and Stories with Mrs. Driscoll and Miss Nori
The library’s dynamic musical duo are bringing out their guitars for a fun singalong session in the garden! Also, Ms. Nori will share the book she wrote and illustrated about a little bunny with big dreams: Willow Hopkins: Dreams of the Forest.

12pm-1:30pm: Garden Gnome Crafts & Activities
Make a gnome, a gnome home and play some gnome games!

1:30pm-3pm: Movie: "Gnomeo and Juliet."
Rest your feet from touring all those gardens at our screening of this fun family film.

Storytime for Preschool Children

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27

 A program for children ages 2—4. Join us for stories, music, movement and more!

Main: Wednesdays @ 10:30 am - July 13—August 3
LaSalle: Thursdays @ 10:30 am - July 14—August 4
Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Programs for Children Ages 5 – 9

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27

Main Library—Tuesdays @ 2:30pm
LaSalle Library—Thursdays @ 2:30pm

Library Boot Camp
We want you as a new recruit as special guest Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Stepp joins us to share stories and lead some army fitness drills and a fun boot camp obstacle course.  We’ll also be making own dog tags and cards to send to our troops!
Main: July 12
LaSalle: July 14

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Life-Sized Games
In Jumangi by Chris Van Allsburg, a board game comes alive with life-sized animals!  Come enjoy the story, play giant versions of some of your favorite games and make a table-sized Chutes and Ladders game.
Main: July 19
LaSalle: July 21

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Magic Tree House Adventure
Get in the Olympic spirit with Jack and Annie and Hour of the Olympics as we stage our own library Olympic games and make some cool crafts, too!
Main: July 26
LaSalle: July 28

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Stuffed Animal Sleepaway Camp
Have you ever wondered what happens at the library when it’s closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  Drop off your stuffie (or doll) the day before the program, then come the next day to view a slide show of your toy’s adventures and enjoy some camp activities.
Main: August 2 IMPORTANT: Stuffed animals MUST be dropped off on MONDAY, AUGUST 1 by 7:00pm.
LaSalle: August 4 IMPORTANT: Stuffed animals MUST be dropped off on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 by 7:00pm

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Programs for Ages 10 - 14

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27

Yoga Stories
Mindy from the Tree of Life Yoga Studio will be here to show us some great ways to stretch out, get moving, get stronger and breathe a little calmer. We will learn some techniques for breathing and relaxation, while having a little bit of fun moving around.
Main: Tuesday, July 12
LaSalle: Wednesday, July 13

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Survival of the Fittest
What if you got stranded or lost in the woods? Would you know what to do or how to survive? Inspired by Gary Paulson's book Hatchet, we will learn some outdoor and personal survival tips that may just save your life someday. 
Main: Tuesday, July 19
LaSalle: Wednesday, July 20

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Make Your Own Games
 Have you ever thought that you were bored, or that there was nothing to do, or nothing to play with? We've got the solution: make your own toys and games! We will make our own chalk, board games, and jump rope and then learn some boredom busting games to play with them!
Main: Tuesday, July 26
LaSalle: Wednesday, July 27

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Rocket Rescue
There is a stranded city on an island and they need our help landing supplies there. We will be making our own rockets and launchers to send some supplies and food to them through the air! Let's see who can make their rocket go the farthest, the highest or the fastest!
Main: Tuesday, August 2
LaSalle: Wednesday, August 3

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Tween Writing Club
Flex your creative muscles and make some interesting poems, stories, songs and more! We will be writing together and making some interesting found poems and inspired stories. Think writing over the summer isn't for you? We can promise this isn't your average writing club. Come try it out! No prior writing experience necessary. 
Main: Thursday, July 14 & Thursday, July 28
LaSalle: Thursday, July 21 & Thursday, August 4

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Adult Programs

Adult Summer Reading Challenge - July 5 thru August 5

Goal: To read around the world by reading 5 of 7 continents.

What counts?

  • Book set on the continent
  • Author of the book is from the continent
  • Characters travel to the continent

Weekly prizes for reading! End-of-summer gift basket raffle for those who have completed the challenge!

Summer Programs for Adults

We're offering a variety of educational, entertaining and/or just plain fun programs and activities for adults this summer!

All programs held at Earl W. Brydges (Main) Library, 1425 Main Street

July 5thAfternoon Movie, “Creed”, 2:30pm

July 6thAlzheimer’s Association. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s, 2-3pm

July 7th: Chair Yoga and Mindfulness, 10am-11am. Registration required, call 286-4881.

July 11th: Adult Board Game Night, 6-8pm. Registration required, call 286-4881.

July 18th: Movie afternoon: “Race”, 2:30pm

July 22nd:  Intro to Meditation, 10-11am

July 29th: Nutritious Snack from another country! (Presented by Cornell Cooperative of Niagara County), 3-4pm

August 1st: Get fit! Exercise everyone can do! (Presented by Cornell Cooperative of Niagara County), 2-3pm

August 3rd: Alzheimer’s Awareness. Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research, 2-3pm

Summer Classic Movie Series

Friday Afternoons 2pm-4:30pm
Main Library Auditorium. No registration required.

July 8th - Citizen Kane

July 15th - Casablanca

July 22th - Singin' in the Rain

July 29th - Vertigo

August 5th - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

August 12th - To Catch a Thief

August 19th - King Kong

August 26th - The African Queen

Free Notary Public Service @ Main Library

Mondays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library 1425 Main Street.

What to bring:

  • unsigned, completed documents
  • 2 proofs of identity, including a photo ID.