Batavia Public Library

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Batavia Public Library


Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., offers a variety of programs for all ages. For more information, call (630) 879-1393 or visit www.bataviapubliclibrary.org. The library will be closed Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, in recognition of Labor Day.

Teens and adults

Anime Club: Learn more about anime and manga, preview new anime movies, and enjoy refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 28. This club is for anime and manga enthusiasts age 13 and older. No registration is required.

Teen Book Discussion: Teens are invited to discuss "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Thomas wakes up in the middle of a maze with no memory. Can he and the other Gladers escape the maze and evade the Grievers? Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the checkout desk. No registration is required.

Adult Book Discussion: They will discuss "Bliss, Remembered" by Frank Deford at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. In this fictional memoir, dying 87-year-old Sydney decides to tell her son about an earlier part of her life. The story starts with her time as a swimmer, when she attended the 1936 Olympics and fell in love with an assistant to Leni Riefenstahl. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the checkout desk. No registration is required.

Don't Pay the College Sticker Price: Teens and parents are invited to learn how to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right schools for merit-based financial aid, and take advantage of tax-saving opportunities at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Certified financial planner Joe Orsolini will explain the ins and outs of the college financial aid system. Registration is required.

Batavia High School Sports Roundtable: The public is invited to join a team of current and former BHS coaches for a round-table discussion of the high school's sports history at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. This is the first of three roundtables focusing on the 100-year anniversary of the combined Batavia school districts (101 and 102) which are co-sponsored by the school district and Batavia Public Library. The discussion will be held at Batavia High School, 1201 Main Street. …

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