Anderson-Lee Library announces January-March Programming

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek has announced its programs for January through March 2018. All activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for most programs, unless otherwise noted. To register call the library at 934-3468, stop by 43 Main Street, or visit and click on the flyer describing the program of interest to be taken to the registration page.

Ongoing programs:

Storytime for children ages 2 to 5 on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Miss Helen will lead the children in reading, singing, rhymes and fun crafts. Children under 3 ¢ will need a parent/caregiver present.

School Age Storytime on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Miss Amy organizes a variety of activities for children ages 6 to 10. Expect stories, crafts, LEGOs, games, and more! Designed to accommodate homeschooling families.

LEGO Club will be held the first Tuesday of the month on Feb. 6 and March 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each month brings a new challenge! In February, the theme is “Disaster Island!” In March, the theme is “One Car/One Obstacle!” For ages 5 to 12.

New Program! Come join the Minecraft club as members cooperatively play, build, craft, explore and create! Minecraft is a wildly popular on-line game that helps kids of all ages develop creativity and critical thinking skills. Sessions will be focusing on survival mode and playing together on the library’s network. The library has only five copies of Minecraft, so make sure to register quickly! Every second Tuesday of the month on Jan. 9, Feb. 13, and March 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., for ages 7 to 17.

New Program! Tinker Tuesdays will be held the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all ages, this is a time to “tinker and build” with a variety of materials. Some months will have a theme and some months won’t. Be prepared for fun and creativity on Jan. 23, Feb. 27, and March 27. Registration is important so that staff may ensure enough materials for all.

Teen Book Club, for ages 12 to 17, will be held the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Jan. 16, local author Jessie Andersen will be present to talk about her book “The Breeding Tree.” Teen Book Club will also meet on Feb. 20 and March 20. Call the library for book selections. Teens are responsible for bringing snacks to share and the library will provide drinks, paper goods, and a list of discussion questions. Registration is required.

Classic Film Series for those 18+ is held the third Friday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy movies on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and March 16. Call the library for movie titles. No registration is needed.

Novels After Noon and Novels at Night: This book club for adults 18+ generally meets the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information about the book club or to be placed on the waiting list, call the library at 934-3468 or stop by at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek.

Special Programs for Kids

On Saturday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come and celebrate International Creativity Month and learn about the new program called “Tinker Tuesdays”! A variety of building materials will be available for attendees to make their own creations. Come and play with Straw bees, Tinker toys, LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, traditional wooden blocks, recycled materials and more! No registration is required. All ages are welcome. Feel free to drop in anytime during the designated hours.

Come and celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Dragon stories and crafts will be offered to those ages 4 to 10.

Nickel City Reptiles will return to the library on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Always a popular and fun show, all ages are invited to see and learn about exotic animals. What will they bring this time? Come and find out!

On Saturday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come get a start on Valentine’s Day. Oodles of craft materials will be available to make homemade valentines for those you love. Create to your heart’s content! Drop in anytime during the designated hours. No registration is required and all ages are invited to attend.

On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., join us for a Lunar New Year Celebration. Stories about how other cultures celebrate this special holiday along with crafts and special treats made by Food King in Silver Creek will be offered to families of all ages.

During school vacation, kids of all ages are invited to come and create at the Vacation Maker Space on Tuesday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. Lots of different activities will be offered including circuits, Spirographs, marble runs/mazes, and more. No registration is required. Just come and join in the fun!

On Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m., The Wondermakers return for more fun and interactive storytelling. Come hear stories about a gardener and a naughty goblin in England, Forgetful Willie who forgot his own wedding day, and a Japanese legend about a sumo wrestler. Best for kids ages 3 to 10 and their families. There will be lots of opportunity to participate in the acting out of the stories!

On Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m., ages 4 to 10 are invited to the library to make Wombat Stew! Those present will read the book by the same name and then make a version of the stew that all are bound to enjoy!

On Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m., the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will present “Desert Dish Succulent Gardens.” Kids age 5 and up are invited to plant a fun desert garden with plants, sand, and other accents.

Special Programs for Adults 18 and Older

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, come to the library on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to make truffles for your sweetheart! Local artist and teacher Tina T. Ames will lead participants in making homemade, old fashioned chocolate truffles. Make, taste, and wrap some to take home! Yum! For ages 18 and older.

On Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m., local artist and teacher Tina T. Ames will lead a class called “Growing Herbs Indoors.” Learn how to grow a variety of herbs inside, either with soil or hydronicially year round. Take home seeds and handouts after the class. For ages 18 and older.