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KIDS CAN SEW! - February 2023

   Wednesdays beginning February 15, from 2:00-4:30 pm
    Free sewing lessons for ages 6-15. There is a material cost per project or you provide the materials. Limited number of seats for smaller classes. Limited machines provided. You are welcome to bring your own. For more information and to register: Email Dannelle at uniquetimedesigns@gmail.com or call 208-514-9067




PINT-SIZE PLAY GROUP - February 2023

   Saturday, February 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of free play and socialization. Meet new friends and enjoy the company of other adults! Registration is required and begins January 28. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




MOBILE DOME PLANETARIUM - February 2023

   Tuesday, February 21, Session #1: 1:00 pm, Grades K-3 (Ages 5-8); Session #2: 2:00 pm, Grades 4-6 (Ages 9-12).
    Explore the night sky & learn about astronomy and space in this unique travelling planetarium! Please pay attention to the age limits for each session, as the programs are specifically tailored for each group. Registration is required and begin January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




SNOWSHOE FUN AT THE LIBRARY - February 2023

   Wednesday, February 22 at 11:30 am.
   Ages 7 and up family event. A limited amount of snowshoes will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Learn about the history of snowshoeing before venturing outside to try our modern snowshoes! In the event of no snow, we'll go for a walk around the library and learn some neat nature facts. Registration is required and begins January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register. **Special thanks to GI Rec. for loaning snowshoes for this program!**

IRON CHEF DESSERTS - February 2023

   Thursday, February 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.
   Ages 8-17 Ready for a sweet battle? Older kids & teens will duke it out in a fun, fast-paced food competition presented by Liz Bould, the Storybook Cook. Registration is required and begins January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - February 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. February 14 - Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles




BOOK A TECHNOLOGY TRAINER - February 2023

   Saturday, February 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




READ TO A DOG - February 2023

   Saturday, February 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required and begins January 14. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




QUILLING WORKSHOP - February 2023

   Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm, Ages 12 and up.
    Instructor: Anna Vaccaro. Learn the basics of quilling in this interactive workshop. Participants will create a project and get a quilling tool to take home. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




LEGO CLUB - February 2023

   Saturday, February 4 & March 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm , Ages 5-12
    Join us each month for a LEGO Free Build. LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required and begins January 7, 2023. Stop in or call 773-7124 to register.




OUTSIDER ART WORKSHOP - January 2023

   Saturday, January 21st, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Ages 12-17 The term 'Outsider Art' refers to art created by people who have not received formal training, but create awesome stuff! The instructor will lead participants through 3 hands on projects which are outside the box and fun! About the instructor: Marsha Mis has a BFA from UB and has worked as an Art Park Artist. She has shared similar projects with WNY Alzheimer's Association groups. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




FEELINGS ROCK - January 2023

   Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 am
    Ages 0-5 with a caregiver Feelings Rock is a fun, interactive music and movement class for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Instructors use music to teach developmental skills with an emphasis on social and emotional skills, laying the foundation for a healthy body and mind. Be ready to dance, jump, spin, and more through guided activities! Registration is required and begins December 13. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - January 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. January 10 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.




ITTY BITTY STORYTIME - January 2023

   Thursdays, 10:00 am -10:30 am, February 9, 16. 23 and March 2
   Join Miss Carly for a baby & toddler story time filled with stories, songs, and fun activities geared towards our littlest friends! Ages 0-2 with a caregiver Registration is required and begins January 10. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.




PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - January 2023

   Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 10:45 am, February 8, 15,22 and March 1
   Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! Ages 3-5 with or without a caregiver Registration is required and begins January 10. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - January 2023

    Saturday, January 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Call 773-7124 to sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Masks are required for individuals 2 & up.