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.
•The Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m.
•A Genealogy meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. On a related note the Italian Research Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.
•Special events include:
•The D. Richard Dean book signing of his work, "Shadows On The Wall; Life Is What You Make It," will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. The book is a concise business autobiography.
One reviewer stated: "It's like a novel that moves through several major events, providing additional facts about Love Canal, Tim McVeigh, and how our Social Security numbers became our prime identifiers. It's concise and very thought provoking. A very good read!"
•The Italian Movie Series continues Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of "Cinema Paradiso." This 1988 Italian drama, written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, involves the story of a famous film director and memories of his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso, where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of film.
•The Adult Summer Reading Program, which began July 7, continues through Friday, Aug. 15. Patrons who sign up for the program will receive tickets for each library book they read or listen to. These tickets will be used for a Chinese auction basket raffle.
Children's programs for the month include:
•Monday, Aug. 4, the Buffalo Museum of Science Amazing Arthropods will have two sessions at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Registration is required.
•Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Aquarium of Niagara Touch Tank will be at the library at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited so registration is required.
•Monday, Aug. 11, the Cosmic Adventures Planetarium will visit the library at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Space is limited so registration is required.
Consult the website for further details and programming, including weekly children's story times.
The library will be closed on Saturdays for the summer.
Regular library hours are: 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 resuming in September, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For further information, call the library at 716-754-4720 or visit its website at www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org/.