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Newstead Public Library September/October Events

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                        Regular Hours

            Monday             1 pm-8 pm

            Tuesday            10 am – 5pm

            Wednesday       1 pm- 8 pm

            Thursday           Closed

            Friday               10 am – 5 pm

            Saturday           10 am – 5 pm



October is Library Card Sign Up Month!  Visit the library to get your card today!  New One Buffalo Cards are available for children and adults.  You can trade your current card in for the new design at no charge!!


The Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour of Akron, by Akron Girl Scout Troop 30865 is now available to borrow at the Library.  The CD provides a driving tour of Akron, starting at Russell Park and making stops at many historical sites of Akron.


The Library is a Poke¢mon Go stop!!!  We have free wifi!!!


Department of Social Service Assistance is Back!!!

Information and assistance for your family will be available in the library on Fridays from 10 am -5 pm beginning Friday, October 21st and continuing every Friday after.  Some of the assistance includes; HEAP, SNAP, home weatherization and many other Social Services for people residing in Erie County.

Every Friday @ 10 am – 5 pm – Beginning Friday, October 21st


Looking to play Mahjong?  Would you like to learn?

All are welcome!

Monday’s from 1 - 4 pm


Toddler Jumpbunch

Build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with brightly colored balls and simple toys.  Parents are encouraged to participate!

Ages 15 months – 3 years

2nd and 4th Friday’s of the month at 11:30 am – 12:15 pm


***STEAMpunks*** New After School Program

Kids 6th grade and up meet after school and have Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.  Learn coding with LEGOS, design your own city, use our science kits, and so much more!!  Please call to register.

STEAMpunks will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month.


Life of a Writer

Writer’s group for high school students, led by author Nancy Eckerson.  Do you like to write or hope to get published someday?  Join our group to learn about the life of a writer.

2nd & 4th Wednesday’s of the month at 7 pm


Preschool Storytime

Stories, Crafts and FUN for children ages 3-5.

Monday’s at 6:30 pm

Beginning Monday October 24 – November 28


Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween Party

Wear your costume and listen to the Garth Stein book, Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween Party!

Crafts and treats too!!

Saturday, October 29 @ 11 am


Community Resource Fair – Presented by the Akron-Newstead Basic Human Needs Committee

Cultural Center, Parking Lot entrance

Connect with service providers, including the Department of Social Services, Rural Transit Services, health insurance providers, Veterans One-Stop, WNY Independent Living and MORE!!  Refreshments and Raffles!  Enjoy this FREE event right in your community.

Wednesday, November 2 @ 2 pm – 6 pm


Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, November 1 @ 10:30 am


Friends of the Newstead Public Library Book Sale

Wednesday, November 2 @ 6-8 pm – Friends members Preview Night

Friday, November 4 @ 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, November 5 @ 10 am – 2 pm


Peace, Love and Yarn

Knit and crochet with friends and neighbors on a community project.

Saturday, November 5 @ 2 pm


Genealogy Society

November presenter, Newstead Town Supervisor – David Cummings.

Wednesday, November 9 @ 6 pm


Silk Scarf Making with Tina Ames

Create and design your own beautiful silk scarf with Tina!

Program for adults

Saturday, November 12 @ 2 pm


Magical Creatures

Unicorns, dragons, and ogres – Oh My!

Stories, crafts and games for ages 6 – 10.

Wednesday, November 16 @ 6:30 pm


Understanding your Cancer Risk

Familial Cancer Foundation

Learn how to identify your family cancer history and what it means for you and your children. Learn how environmental factors can affect your cancer risk and learn how lifestyle habits can influence your cancer risk.  Presented by Andrea Whitmarsh, executive Director of the Familial Cancer Foundation of WNY, Inc.

Wednesday, November 16 @ 6:30 pm



Build and create with LEGO’s.

For ages 7 and up

Saturday, November 19 @ 1:30 – 3:30 pm


On the Map! Adventures in Mapping

Join us as we explore the art of map making. Learn about different elements of mapping and create your own three dimensional map of a real or imagined place of your choice. For ages 8-12.

Wednesday, November 30 @ 6:30 pm