We are holding a Family Fun Day with Krolick's Chicken BBQ on Sunday, August 7 from 2 - 6pm on the library lawn. The day includes live music, dog agility demos, a cotton candy machine, carnival games, dance performances, 50/50 split, and basket raffles.Enjoy a very fun day out or come just to pick up some dinner! Tickets are on sale now at the library for $10 PRESALE ($12 at the event).

Call 332-4375 for more information or click here for a flyer.

Rizzo's 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Rizzo's 19th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Franciscan Center and Brighton Place will be on Tuesday, August 2nd at Rothland Golf Course.

Registration is at 9:30 am. Cost is $90 per person including golf cart, beer and pop on the course, lunch at the turn, dinner at Rizzos at Rothland.

Call 332-4375 or 691-4045 for more information.

July Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Art All Over the Place Presents: WNY Improv

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm

WNY Improv is an in-demand acting troupe that will have you rolling in the aisles. Join us for this entertaining live theater event!

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to register.

Young Writers Theater Club For Ages 6-9

Wednesdays, July 6 – August 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For the first 3 weeks, we will work together as a group to write a story that includes setting, tone, character development, etc. In the final weeks, we will transform our story into a play. On August 10, our last day, we will perform the play for family and friends. Limited to 10 children. $30 materials fee per child to cover costumes, etc.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Comedy Improv Workshop with WNY Improv

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 pm

WNY Improv is an in-demand acting troupe that will have you rolling in the aisles. In this workshop, they will teach some of the techniques they use to develop their skits. For anyone interested in live performance or comedy. For kids ages 10 and up and adults.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to register.

Creative Nonfiction Summer Writing Group for Ages 10 – 14

Thursdays, July 14 – August 18, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In this 6-week program, young writers will creatively explore a factual topic of their choice. Using the same literary devices as fiction, they will develop a final piece in the form of a memoir, poem, personal essay, or a journalistic article.

Limited to 10. Materials fee of $25 per participant. Call 332-4375 to register.

Creative Writing Club for Homeschoolers

Thursdays, July 14 – August 18, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to join our summer writing club. We will work together as a group to write a story that we will transform into a play. On the last day, we will act it out for family and friends.

Limited to 15 children. Materials fee of $30 per family. Call 332-4375 to register.

Introduction to Essential Oils with Kathryn Napoli

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We have all heard how bad the chemicals used in many of our household and beauty products can be for our heath. Now you can make your own alternatives by learning how to use essential oils. You will also learn how to use essential oils for relaxation, allergy relief, and as bug repellants. Includes a make n' take.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Superfun Summertime Science

Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 am

Miss Monika will choose a science theme to explore with children ages 6 -12. Everyone will make a corresponding project to take home. Past projects have included art-making robots and rockets.

Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Historical Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am

The Fort : A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell

The Fort tells of an occupation by British troops during the Revolutionary War and the attempt of the Massachusetts Militia, strengthened by ships of the Continental Navy as well as Privateers, to capture, kill, or destroy the British forces. What should have been a relatively short and easy, if not somewhat bloody, campaign against the uncompleted Fort George turned into an almost month long siege as the American Forces failed to even launch a credible attack on the fort. The long stagnant siege allowed the Royal Navy to arrive and destroy what was the largest American Fleet ever assembled during the war.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, July 12 at 2:00 pm

The Accidental Book Club by Jennifer Scott

"Jean Vison never expected to run a book club, until her life took an unexpected turn. Now, with Jean’s husband gone, what began as an off-the-cuff idea has grown into a group of six women who meet the second Tuesday of every month for a potluck supper, for wine and laughter—and for books. And, together, they discover that family is what you make of it, especially the family you choose…"

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Supernatural Book Club

Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 am

Mary Unleashed by Hillary Monahan

Mary in the mirror.

Mary in the glass.

Mary in the water.

Mary lurks in the emptiness, in the darkness... in the reflection. That is, until Jess unleashes her into the world. Now Mary Worth is out, and her haunting is deadlier than ever. No one is safe.

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 for more information.

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, July 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.

Toddler Time -- Second Session Added

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28 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 from 1:30 to 2:30

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.

Univera Q&A

Tuesday, July 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

**NEW** Early Section Added 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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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