Lewiston Public Library July programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 3rd 2010 05:00 pm
The Lewiston Public
Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following
programs, events and activities for the month of July.
- A Freelance Writing for
Professionals workshop with Dave Lukow, an award-winning journalist and writer,
will be taught on Thursday July 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop is
geared to helping the freelance writer/journalist survive in a challenged
economy. Call the library at 754-4720 or stop by to register.
The workshop is made
possible, in part, with funds from the Arts Niagara Decentralization Program, a
re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the
Tonawandas' Council of the Arts/Carnegie Art Center.
- The Children's Summer
Reading Program, "Make a Splash - Read" begins Monday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. and
continues for six weeks. Monday's schedule includes registration, crafts and a
concert featuring Glenn Colton at 6:30 p.m. The program features lap reader
programs for children up to 4 years of age, and independent reader programs for
children ages 5 years and older. Also included are summer visitors and a field
trip to the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. The program concludes with a beach party
and basket raffle on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Registration is required.
For more information, check
out the library's Web site at www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org or stop by the
Children's Room for a complete schedule of events.
- A summer reading program
for adults begins Monday, July 5, and continues through Friday, Aug. 13.
Participants can register at the circulation desk to pick up a reading record,
and can turn in the completed registration form at the circulation desk for
raffle tickets for the library's Chinese auction. Prize baskets are made
possible through donations from the Friends of the Library, DiMino's Lewiston
Tops, the Buffalo Bisons and the Buffalo Sabres. A prize drawing will be held
Monday, Aug. 16.
- Summer visitors expected
at the library on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. include: July 7, Lewiston Police
Department K-9 Radar and his handler LPD Officer Scott Stafford; July 14, the
Niagara County Mounted Police; July 21, the U.S. Coast Guard and Coasty; July
28, Lewiston No. Fire Volunteer Fire Co.
Clubs and More
- The Lewiston Book Club
meets Tuesday, July 6, at 1:30 p.m. For further information, contact Anita
Mallimo at 754-7714.
- Mom's Book Chat, a book
discussion group for moms, will meet on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Discussed
will be "Animal Dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver. Child care is provided for
registered participants. The library is closed to the public during this event.
- The Knitting Club meets
every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Open to all ages, no registration is required and
knitters of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Ellen
Comerford at 754-4144.
- The Lewiston Writers'
Group meets Mondays, July 5 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Meeting time consists of
members reading their work and receiving feedback from others, sharing
information helpful to writers, and receiving advice regarding any writing
difficulties encountered. Guest speakers will be scheduled as available. For
more information, contact Debra Sherman at 754-8408.
- The Dead Beats Society
will meet Monday, July 5, at 6 p.m. in the library's local history room. Those
interested in assisting with the digitization process of the library's obituary
collection are welcome to attend. The project is sponsored by the Jon F. Popkey
Genealogy Room and is part of a continuing effort to allow easier access to
family history records. Call Michelle at the library for details, or e-mail at
- The Friends of the
Lewiston Public Library maintain a used book room all year long; it's open
during library hours. Items for sale include fiction, non-fiction, and
- July meetings include the
Lewiston Library board of trustees, Monday, July 5, at 5 p.m.; Friends of the
Library, Tuesday, July 13, at 6 p.m.; the Riverwalk Association, Monday, July
26, at 5:15 p.m.; and the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Restoration Advisory
Board, Tuesday, July 27, at 5 p.m.
- Miss Ann requests the help
of Go Green Club and Science Explorer Club members in watering trees planted at
the library last spring. Watering will take place every Friday at 2 p.m. during
- Lap Reader programs for
children up to 4 years of age will be offered Mondays at 10:30 a.m. July 12 is
"Splish Splash Water Play"; July 19, "Hooray for Fish"; July 26, "Boats."
- Independent reader
programs are offered on Tuesdays. Included are: July 13, the "Water Cycle" at 4
p.m.; July 20, the Aquarium of Niagara Falls field trip. Tickets are $5 per
adult and $3 per child. Meet at the library at 1:45 p.m. On July 27, it's
"Pirates" at 4 p.m.
- Story time with Mrs.
Leardini, a traditional story time for children of all ages, is offered
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Call or stop by to register
for all programs.
Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Friday, noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Saturdays for the summer.
For further information, call the library, 754-4720, or visit its Web
site at www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org/