Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 655-5875 2017 WINTER HOURS: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and closed Sundays.
Toddler Time, for children ages 20 months to 3½ years, (accompanied by an adult), is offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Story Time, for children ages 3½ to 5 years, is being offered at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Family Story Time for children from birth to 3½ years (accompanied by an adult), will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Preschool programs began Jan. 24 and run through April 18. Spend some hands-on time with gadgets that support invention and education and provide a ton of fun during Maker Space Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday in March. Registration is not required, but children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Climb aboard for a special program on trains at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers will hear train stories, make crafts and sing songs. Call the library at 652-4440 to register. The Buffalo Museum of Science will present “Science Below Zero” to children in grades three through eight at 3:45 p.m. Friday, March 17. Children will learn about molecules, explosions, implosions, pressure and density through demonstrations using liquid nitrogen. Registration is required; call 652-4440 or stop by the library to register. Explore the seven continents of the world with the Buffalo Zoo at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23. This “World Safari” includes live animals that will help illustrate the world’s colorful and exotic bio-diversity. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to learn about stained glass at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. The children will participate in a hands-on workshop where they will learn about the history of stained glass window making. They will also get a chance to make their own creation to take home. Space is limited; call 652-4440 to register. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center will present “Talk on the Wild Side” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Children and adults will get a firsthand look at live hawks, eagles, owls and falcons, while learning about these creatures. Learn how to make old-fashioned Polish butter lambs, or “Baranek wielkanocny,” in this hands-on workshop. This is for adults, ages 17 and above. Three sessions are available: at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, or at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 652-4440 or stop by to register. Explore the world of spies during this event at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Kids ages 8 to 12 will learn about what it takes to become an undercover spy, learn to read secret messages and make spy gear to take home. The program is free, but registration is required. Kids in grades K-3 are invited to “The Last Straw” story time from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Children will participate in straw-themed games, stories and crafts. Call 652-2719 to preregister.
Elma Public Library 1860 Bowen Road • 652-2719 2017 Winter Hours HOURS: 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Thursdays.
Children 11 to 16 are invited to an “all you can make art bar” starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20. Come pick your art supplies and get creative with a friend. Call 652-2719 to register. The library will show the movie “Moana” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24. No registration is necessary. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to come color at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March. 27. Have fun and relax with this creative activity. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Tales from the Story Hat will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. Children will choose the stories from a hat, and hear rhymes and songs from around the world. No registration is required.
Marilla Free Library 11637 Bullis Road • 652-7449
2017 HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Storytime with Miss Shannon will be offered at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 through 5 on Mondays through April 3. Registration is required, in person or by calling 652-7449. New this spring, Miss Shannon will be on hand for evening storytime at 6 p.m. for children ages 3 to 5 starting Thursday, March 30. Registration is required, in person or by calling 652-7449.