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Where we live: West Seneca

West Seneca

The West Seneca Public Library is among 26 facilities to receive a $1,500 grant from state Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma.

The libraries are sharing a total of $39,000, which Gallivan secured during the recently-completed legislative session.

“Our public libraries provide important services in communities across the district,” Gallivan said. “They connect residents to the larger world through books, videos, computers and the Internet, and allow people of ages to conduct research or advance their education.”

This week:

• A Town Board work session begins at 3 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. The board’s regular meeting begins at 7.

• Main Street Marketplace is open from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the grassy hill at Union Road and Main Street, adjacent to Town Hall. Local entertainment will be featured from 5:30 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. In case of wet weather, vendors move to the parking lot at the nearby ice rink.

• Queen of Heaven Parish’s annual carnival opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Seneca Street and Mill Road. The carnival is open until midnight Friday, from noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

• Maps for next weekend’s West Seneca Garden Walk are available at Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, and Mike Weber’s Greenhouse, 42 Old French Road. The garden walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.