Rizzo’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Benefiting The Franciscan Center & Brighton Place

Tuesday, August 4th
$90 person

Rothland Golf Course
12089 Clarence Center Rd.

Registration at 9:30 a.m. sharp!
Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.

Price includes: golf, cart, beer & pop on the course, lunch at the turn, prizes, raffles, plus a fantastic dinner at Rizzo’s at Rothland, official caterer at Rothland Golf Course! Enjoy Strip Steak, BBQ Chicken, Corn, Potatoes, Pasta, Salad plus 3 Hours of Open Bar!

For more information call 716-691-4045

August Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Superfun Summertime Science

Tuesdays, August 4 and August 11 at 2:30 pm

Miss Emma helps kids explore science with fun projects.
  • Tuesday August 4, For Toddlers age 2 – 5 years old – Ice and Snow
  • Tuesday August 11, For School Age 6 – 12 years old – Miss Emma's Choice

Call 332-4375 to register.

Summer Storytime

Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30 am

Stories and playtime for children 2 – 5 years old.

Art All Over the Place Presents: Paintings by Norma Kassirer

Exhibition through September 18

Norma Kassirer (1924 – 2013) was a Buffalo artist, poet, and author. Her artwork include acrylic paintings on board and canvas, murals, collage, and handmade books. Her work is in the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery, the UB Poetry Collection, and various private collections. Norma studied and taught for many years at Molly Olga Neighborhood Art School, now the Locust Street Art Gallery.

Rizzo’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament - Benefiting The Franciscan Center & Brighton Place

Tuesday, August 4 - Registration at 9:30 am Sharp. Shotgun Start at 10:30 am

Rothland Golf Course 12089 Clarence Ctr Rd

Help Brighton Place Library while playing golf. Your $90 ticket includes golf, cart, beer & soda on the course, lunch at the turn, prizes, raffles, plus a fantastic dinner catered by Rizzos Restaurants. Enjoy BBQ chicken, corn, potatoes, pasta, salad, and three hours of open bar!

Call 691-4045 for information.

Apron Memories with Wilma Nantka

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30 pm

Do you ever wonder what objects could say if they could speak? Wilma Nantka will discuss the historical stories behind her collection of aprons dating back to the 1920s.

Limited to 40 seats. Call 332-4375 to register.

Essential Oils 101 with Kathryn Napoli

Friday, August 7, 11:00 am

Learn how to use essential oils in aromatherapy and how to make your own bath and home products. After the presentation, you will make some scented bath oil to take home as a complementary gift.

Limited to 15. Call 332-4375 to register.

Univera Q&A

Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A representative from Univera will be here to answer your questions about Medicare.

Call 332-4375 to register.

"Celtic Stories of Healing and Repose" with Franklin LaVoie

Lunchtime Lecture Series

Wednesday, August 12, 12:30 pm

Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy while you watch a captivating performance by Franklin LaVoie as he tells classic Celtic stories accompanied by the Celtic Harp.

This magical performance is limited to 30. Call 332-4375 to register.

Outdoor Games Carnival

Thursday, August 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring the entire family for a fun evening of games on the Brighton Place lawn. There will be face painting, races, and other games for kids of all ages!

Adult Coloring Group

Tuesdays, starting August 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thursdays, starting August 20, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You know you still love to color! Take part in the latest trend – Adult Coloring! Meet new friends, relax, and color your own pictures. We have some limited supplies. This is not a class and is very casual. Come to one or both sessions.

Call 332-4375 for information.

Knitting Club

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

The club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. They sit, talk, knit, sew, or come with questions and materials. You do not need to attend every meeting; we are very informal.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you love to make your own greeting cards and invitations? Meet with other card crafters to share materials, ideas, and conversation. No experience required.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Gentle Yoga For Seniors

Thursdays at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This class is designed with the senior in mind. There will be some chair yoga, and simple poses meant to develop flexibility and strength. Although the poses are not rigorous, you must be in good physical condition to participate. Bring a yoga mat with you to class. This program is ongoing.

Call 332-4375 to register.


Thursdays at 7:00 pm – 8:00

This is not an introductory class, You must know the basic yoga poses, and be in good physical condition to participate. Bring a yoga mat with you to class. This program is ongoing.

Call 332-4375 to register.

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

New Books

Emma recently returned from the American Library Association's annual conference with bunches of new books for our children's and Young Adult collections:

  • Early Readers
  • Non-Fiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction

Many titles have been generously donated by publishers. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

Brighton Place

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Library Hours

10:00AM - 8:00PM
10:00AM - 4:00PM
11:00AM - 8:00PM
10:00AM - 2:00PM
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Wondering how you can support your local library? Become a donor! Every little bit helps!

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


For your convenience, there is a dropbox outside of the library. To prevent damage to books and magazines, please place all print material in a plastic bag before placing it in the dropbox.