The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of November.
•On Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. the Lewiston Public Library presents "The Hampstead Stage and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." C.S. Lewis' classic finds four siblings (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) transported through a magical wardrobe into the land of Narnia. The children join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combating an evil witch who has cast a perpetual winter across the land. Through this story, children are encouraged to stand up for what is right and help those around them.
•November is Family Literacy Month at the Lewiston Public Library. Each Tuesday there will be a literacy-based program for children and adults of all ages. For more information and to register check out the library's website www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org or visit the children's room.
•On Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. Peggy Thomas, the author of "Talking Bones, Snow Dance, and Joshua the Giant Frog" will present "Tall Tales from the Erie Canal" for ages first grade and up. The library reports the program is particularly appropriate for blending state language arts and social studies curricula for children. After sharing the folktale, "Joshua the Giant Frog," children will craft their own tall tale.
Thomas will also be holding a book signing, with books and a price list provided. Parents are welcome to attend.
•On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. the library presents "Family Literacy Day with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!" for children pre-school age and up. Featured will be stories, crafts and puppetry as participants act out the story. Each family will receive a literacy kit to take home.
•On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. Mike Randall and Friends presents "One World Many Stories! Puppets, Magic, and Stories in Person!". The live show is a marvelous, magical, extravaganza with puppets and magical fun for children.
•On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. the library presents The Wondermakers and "Story Soup!" for kindergarten and up. The program offers participants insight into the world of creative writing with drama through audience participation and comedy improv.
Clubs and More
•The Lewiston Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. For further information, contact Anita Mallimo at 754-7714.
•Moms Book Chat meets on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Discussed will be "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.
•The Knitting Club meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. 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 will meet on Mondays, Nov. 7, and Nov. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library. The group consists of area residents who meet regularly to discuss and critique their writing efforts, and exchange ideas and information about the craft. Guest speakers are scheduled as available. For more information, visit www.lewistonwritersgroup.com.
•The Dead Beats Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Local History Room. Call Michelle at the library, 754-4720, for details, or email her at [email protected].
•The Coffin Club continues its search for photographers. Those in high school or college with a camera, access to a computer and time to spend photographing Niagara area cemeteries, should call Michelle at the library (754-4720) for details, or email [email protected].
•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 children's materials.
•November meetings for the month include the Lewiston Library Board of Trustees, Monday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m.; and the Friends of the Library, Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m.
Weekly Story Time
•Alphabet Soup with Miss Ann, for children ages 3 to 5, will be held on Mondays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, and 28, at 10:30 a.m.
•Lapsit story time with Miss Ann, for children age birth to 23 months, will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 9:30 a.m.
•Toddler hour with Miss Ann, for children ages 24 months to 3 years, will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 10:30 a.m.
•Story time with Mrs. Leardini, for children of all ages, will be held on Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Call 754-4720 or stop by the library to register for all programs.
Nov. 14-19 is Children's Book Week. Check out seven books during that week and receive a free book. Show your book slip to children's room staff for a free book.
Library hours: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Lewiston Public Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving.
For further information, call the library or visit its website at www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org.