Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 24th 2010 03:00 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 August.
- Kristen and her therapy
dog Destiny will visit the library on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. Kristen will
discuss what a therapy dog is and what it does, and what it takes to become a
therapy dog and handler. Also discussed will be the library's "Tail Waggin'
Tutors" program that will begin in September.
- The New York State Office
of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation will present a children's
educational program on beavers on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. On display will
be beaver skulls and pelts and visitors will be able to make a beaver craft.
- Friday, Aug. 13, concludes
the library's Children's Summer Reading Program. Participants are invited to
visit at 4 p.m. that day for a beach party that includes snacks, games, crafts,
digging for buried treasure, door prizes, and the raffle basket prize drawing.
Registration is required; for further information call the library at 754-4720
or stop by.
- Upstate New York
Transplant Services will be at the library on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 7
p.m. for a blood drive. Call to reserve a donation time slot; walk-ins are also
Clubs and More
- The Lewiston Writers'
Group meets Mondays, Aug. 2, 16, and 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the library. The
group consists of area residents who meet regularly to discuss and critique
their writing efforts, and to exchange ideas and information about the craft.
Guest speakers are scheduled as available. For more information, visit
- The Lewiston Book Club
will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anita
Mallimo at 754-7714.
- 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
- Mom's Book Chat will meet
on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Discussed will be "Hiroshima Mon Amour" by
Marguerite Duras. Child care is provided for registered participants. The
library will be closed to the public during this event.
- The Dead Beats Society
will not meet in August but will return in September. Those interested in
participating in the digitization process of the library's obituary collection,
sponsored by the Jon F. Popkey Genealogy Room, can contact Michelle Kratts at
754-4720 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
- The Friends of the
Lewiston Public Library maintains a used book room, open during library hours,
all year long. Items for sale include fiction, non-fiction, and children's
- August meetings for the
month include the Friends of the Library, Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.; the
Riverwalk Association, Monday, Aug. 23, at 5:15 p.m.; and the Lake Ontario
Ordnance Works' Restoration Advisory Board, Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m.
- Miss Ann requests the help
of Go Green Club and Science Explorer Club members to assist with the watering
the trees planted at the library last spring. Watering will take place every
Friday at 2 p.m. for the rest of the summer.
- Lap reader programs for
children ages' 0 to 4 years will be offered on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. The Aug. 2
program title is "Wet Pets Activity" and Aug. 9 is "At the Pond."
- Independent reader
programs are offered on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Programs include: Aug. 3, "Stuck in the
Mud" - children should wear old clothes to make a mud sculpture to take home;
and Aug. 10, "Beavers" with the New York State Parks Department.
- Story time with Mrs.
Leardini is scheduled for Thursdays, Aug. 5 and 12, at 10:30 a.m. The program
includes music, crafts and fun.
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 further information,
call the library, 754-4720, or visit http://www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org/.