Save the Date

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, November 13 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tickets available at the library soon. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

At Rizzo's Casa d'Italia Restaurant - 2763 Eggert Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call 332-4375 for information.

Book Sale

October 25 – 29 during operating hours

Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and More! Nothing over $2!

SATURDAY ONLY – Bag O' Books for $5!

October Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Watercolor Classes with Marge Donovan

Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 am

This six-week course teaches you the different techniques in watercolor painting. Everyone works on the same picture. Drawing skills are not required.

Limited to 10. Call 332-4375 for materials list or to sign up.

Perfectly Posh Pampering Party with Alexis D'Amico

Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

Meet with Perfectly Posh consultant, Alexis D'Amico to explore their line of cruelty-free bath and beauty products. All are made from sustainable ingredients and a vegan option is available.

Limited to 20. Call 332-4375 to register.

Superhero Smash!

Saturday, October 8 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Queen City Bookstore will bring a mini comic book convention to Brighton Place Library. Features free comic books, Visions comic book artists, and Superhero guests. Art and drawing contests in 3 categories. All ages welcome!

Call 332-4375 for information.

Monthly Senior Luncheon

Hospice Palliative Care - "Advance Directives and Healthcare Proxies"

Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 pm

Douglas Redman leads an informative talk about how to make sure your wishes are followed.

Food will be provided by Rizzo's. Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Homeschool Special

The Anne Frank Project Presents: Hello, My Name Is _________.

Friday, October 14 10:00 am – 11:40 am

The Anne Frank Project uses storytelling as a vehicle for community building, conflict resolution, and identity exploration. The actors write and perform a play that is paired with a workshop that asks participants to practice the skills and vocabulary they experienced in the play.

In Hello, My Name Is ________, Alex lives in a future world where individual identity is forbidden, and conformity mandated. A moment of inspiration launches her into a journey filled with dangerous obstacles. Alex learns she must embrace her struggles in order to celebrate her Self. The interactive workshop following the performance focuses on identity exploration, peer pressure and social conformity. Although this performance is hosted for home-schooled students ages 10+, adults are encouraged to attend and participate.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to register.

Home-school Special

Nature Presentation with Examples - "Fall Leaves"

Wednesday, October 19 at 12:00 pm

Home-schooled students will learn about the plants in our area with Jeanne Zika, naturalist from the Buffalo Science Museum. She will have examples to pass around and examine.

Limited to 15 children. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Annual Halloween Runway

Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

Everyone is a star on our Runway show. Kids through age 12, walk the Orange Carpet in your Halloween Costume and pose for paparazzi! Donuts and spooky crafts follow the show.

Limited to 20 children. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 pm

A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

"When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, Paris apartment, she had to go. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own."

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Supernatural Book Club

Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am

Film Discussion Special

Red Riding Hood, Brotherhood of the Wold, Pumpkinhead and Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Romance Book Club

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm

Fans of romance will enjoy this new club. October's book is The Will by Kristen Ashley. "Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. But for Josephine and her new-found love Jake, one person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And this one person was intent on doing it, even if it was her final wish."

Knitting Club

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. We knit, crochet, and chat, or come with questions and materials. You do not need to attend every meeting; this club is very informal. Crocheters are welcome!

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Adult Coloring

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Our Adult Coloring Club is a great way to relax and meet new friends. This is not a class and is very casual.

Call 332-4375 for information.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 - 5 years old.

Limited to 12 children. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Toddler Time -- Second Session Added

Thursdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 - 5 years old.

Limited to 12 children. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Create beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Experienced and beginning crafters are welcome. This is not a class; we share ideas and techniques.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Preventing Falls Through Education And Exercise with Mary Ann Linkowski

Thursdays, October 6, 13, and 20 at 12:00

Learn tips and exercises to stay strong and safe.

Limited to 10. Suggested donation $2. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Laughter Yoga

Thursdays, September 29, October 6, 13, and 20 at 11:00 am

Laughter truly is the best medicine. Dawn and Craig Werner lead you through specialized laughing routines to keep you healthy and relaxed.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays, September 30, October 7, 14, and 21 at 12:00 pm

Gentle yoga for people with physical limitations. Suggested donation is $2 -$5 per session.

Limited to 12 participants. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Anime Meet-Up

Thursdays starting October 6 6:30 – 8pm

In this club we watch and talk about anime and related topics like Japanese culture, cosplay, and manga.

For ages 13 and up. Limited to 35. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Beginners Computer Classes

Tuesdays starting October 18 at 12:00 pm

Gabriel Miller of Kenmore Computers teaches this 10-week course, which covers everything you need to know to get started using computers. Students will be provided laptop computers to use during class.

Limited to 8. Call 332-4375 to register.

Thank You to Kevin Hardwick

During its Breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 19, Brighton Place held a presentation to celebrate the $5,000 allocated in the 2016 Erie County budget for Brighton Place that Legislator Kevin Hardwick secured. Pictured from left to right, Library Manager Donna White, Santa Claus, Everett Herbeck, Legislator Kevin Hardwick and Brighton Place Board of Directors President Michael Rizzo.

The funding will be used to upgrade the technology at Brighton Place, which is a Community Resource Center. The Brighton Library was removed from the Erie County and Buffalo Library System in 2006 due to budget cuts, but thanks to the Town of Tonawanda, volunteers, the board of directors and donors, the building has remained opened as a fully operating community library.

"I was pleased to secure this funding for Brighton Place in next year’s budget. The volunteers and board do so much of the fund raising on their own and the community has proven this is a resource they want to have, and I think it is important for the county to invest in this much-needed center," said Legislator Hardwick.

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The Optelec ClearView

Brighton Place Library now has a working Optelec ClearView electronic desktop magnifier for the visually impaired!

A Word of Thanks

We want to thank the following sponsors who provide continuous support to Brighton Place. Their generosity allows us to provide children and adult programming as well as our newspaper and portions of our magazine collection.

We greatly appreciate our sponsors' support. Our sponsors greatly appreciate your business.

C.H.A.T. of WNY

Raymond T, Miles III, Attorney

Kevin Hardwick, Erie County Legislature

Brighton Place

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

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Brighton Place now has free wireless Internet capabilities! Bring your laptop to do homework and research, or just sit and relax while surfing the net in our cafe!

Brighton Place Fines
(Due at time of check-in)

Children's Books
Audio Book (Adult)
Audio Book (Children's)

Loan Periods

21 Days
7 Days
Audio Books
(Adult & Children's)
7 Days

Checkout Limits

5 per card
Total Items Per Card


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