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MORE THAN JUST BOOKS

September is Library Card Sign-up Month at all Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult with valid identification.

Check out your local libraries for activities geared to all ages. For more information, visit www.buffalolib.org.

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CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will hold special events from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kyoko Roszmann will present an origami class at 2 p.m. For information, call 693-1885 or visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Katherine Landahl of Lake View is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship through the First Wind Scholar program, which recognizes students with an interest in energy, the environment or the sciences. A recent graduate of Frontier High School in Hamburg, Katherine will use her scholarship toward tuition at Canisius College, where she plans to study chemistry.

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ESSAY CONTEST

First Niagara Bank has launched its 2010 Mentoring Matters program with an essay contest open to sixth-graders who are involved in mentoring programs. Winners will receive $5,000 for their school, a $500 savings bond for themselves and a starring role on a First Niagara TV commercial. For more information, visit www.fnfg.com. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 1.