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Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 06:40 pm

Here’s what coming up at the Grand Island Memorial Library at 1715 Bedell Road:

Library Hours

The library has resumed regular hours, including Saturdays.

9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Material donations (books, DVDs, CDs) are currently being accepted! Please drop off your donations any time the library is open. Monetary donations are always accepted. ... Thank you for supporting your library.

Upcoming Events

•NEW DATE! Stage performer and retired teacher Dennis Upton will present “Joseph Ellicott: An Historical Portrayal” as a one-man show at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Most of us are acquainted with places with the Ellicott name: Ellicottville, Ellicott Creek, the Town of Ellicott, the Ellicott Building, various Ellicott roads, etc. There is so much more to learn about this man who was a key figure in Western New York in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Join us for this first-person historical presentation on his life. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.

√ For children and youth

•NEW DATE! Anime/manga drawing workshops: Interested in learning how to draw manga? Session two, which is about manga faces and figures, is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. You won't want to miss these workshops! Draw along with award-winning cartoonist and picture book illustrator, Tom Paul Fox. The workshops are geared for young people between the ages of 9 and 17. Call 716-773-7124 to register.

√ For adults:

•Grand Island Knitters will meet from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 28. Join the group for help with any knitting projects or for companionship while knitting. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library or call 716-773-7124.

•Mindfulness groups: Feeling uncertain, overwhelmed, anxious during COVID? Here to talk – Here to listen – Here to support. The mindfulness groups are continuing to meet at the Grand Island Memorial Library. Yoga is part of the meetings. The next session is set for Dec. 2. All meetings will begin at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124 to reserve your spot

• The next meeting of the adult book club is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 19. The book being discussed is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Physical copies of the book will be available for check out.

Available for Loan

GO FISH! The library is operating a fishing rod lending program. You can use your library card to borrow a fishing rod. Extra hooks and bobbers are provided with each rod. If you are new to fishing, that’s not a barrier. Included are instructions on casting a fishing rod, as well as information on local fishing spot. Do you need bait? You can purchase worms at bait shops and at most gas stations. Poles can be borrowed for one week. Everyone over the age of 16 must possess a valid New York state freshwater fishing license (sold at most sporting goods stores, town/county clerks, DEC offices, over the phone at 1-866-933-2257 or online by visiting www.dec.ny.gov.). In addition to the fishing rod lending program, the library also has disc golf sets available for borrowing.

More Library Information

Registration is required for all library events, unless indicated otherwise. Call the library at 716-773-7124.

Curbside service is still available. Call 716-773-7124 during open hours for more information.

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