Collins Library announces September activities

Creek Bend

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, will host a free bluegrass concert on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. This concert features Creek Bend, a bluegrass band based in Buffalo. Creek Bend has been serving up good, hot bluegrass music for 30 years. The amazing group plays banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, harmonica, and accordion.

The band features Phil Banaszak on fiddle, who was inducted into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame in 2005. Rich Schaefer is an original member of Creek Bend, playing bass and lead and bass vocals. Chris Panfil has traveled around the country playing bluegrass, and now plays guitar and mandolin and sings tenor and lead. Mark Panfil has played with Creek Bend since 1983, and is the man on the dobro, but also plays fiddle and harmonica.

Creek Bend features talented musicians who will make you laugh, sing, and learn a few things during your time with them. Enjoy some traditional favorites from a band who can play an amazing variety of music. Sponsored by The Friends of the Collins Public Library. Call the library at 532-5129 for additional information about this or any other library programs.

Additional September events at the library include:

Coloring contest: Sept. 1 through Sept. 27. Color a picture and return it to the front desk at the Library. Prizes will be drawn at random. The contest is open to ages 3 to 12.

Book in a Jar Contest: Library staff have shredded a popular book and want everyone guess what it is. The shredded book will be on display for the month of September. One entry per person.

Basket Raffle: The library will be holding a basket raffle to benefit the Friends of the Collins Public Library Sept. 4 through 22. Winners will be drawn on Sept. 22.

Senior Movie: Friday, Sept. 7 at 1p.m. Starring Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. Co-sponsored by the 50+ Seniors. Call the library for the title.

Toddler Time: The next three week session of Toddler Time begins Friday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Read stories, play games, and sing songs. Call or stop in to register!

Tinkering in the library! Saturday, Sept. 8 at noon. With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or call to sign up.

Creative Crafts for Grown Ups: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Come and make a wreath with book pages. All supplies are provided but registration is limited.

Hooray for Grandparents Day!: Monday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. A special grandparents’ day event will include a “photo booth,” coloring page games, stories about grandparents, a special craft to make for your grandparent and much more. Snacks and drink provided. Sign up to attend this program.

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays: Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. Join in for this fun program for children ages 6 months to two years with a caregiver. A great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more. Sign up required. Call or stop by.

Book Club: Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. This month will be a discussion of “Girl Waits With Gun” by Amy Stewart. Everyone is welcome. Request a copy online or at the library.

Evening Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 pm. Discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Request a copy on line or stop by the library desk. Call or stop by if interested.

Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come quilt with these knowledgeable ladies! Note: No quilting on Sept. 19 and 26 due to the Book Sale.

Let’s Make Fortune Cookies!: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. In honor of national fortune cookie day, guests will be making their very own fortune cookies! Sign up requested.

LEGO Club: Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Come and play with LEGOs in the library. Staff will put creations on display in the library. Ages 4 to 12. Registration required, call or stop in .

Book Sale: Friends of the Collins Public Library will be holding their annual book sale Thursday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 22. There will also be a bake sale all three days. Donations of books for the sale are being accepted between now and Sept. 17. The following items cannot be accepted: text books, encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Editions, things that are moldy, or in very poor condition.

Craft Club: Monday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Come and make crafts in the library! This month’s theme will be comic book crafts. Stop in or call to register.

Tinkering in the Library! Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or call to sign up.

Book Repair Class: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Want to learn how to repair books? Library staff members are looking for volunteers to help keep the collection in good repair, and want to train helpers. Registration is helpful. Open to teens and adults.

Creative Crafts for Grownups: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Come and make an Altered Composition Book. All supplies are provided but registration is limited.

Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. NEW Library Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday – CLOSED.