May Event Highlights At Brighton Place


Art All Over the Place and BlazeVOX Books Presents: Author Talk with Roger Craik

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

This facsimile of Robert Browning's The Pied Piper of Hamelin, A Child’s Story is beautifully illustrated and colored by T. W. Craik and W. A. Craik. Local publisher BlazeVOX Books presents for the first time this wonderful edition, originally created in 1959 as a gift by the illustrators to their young son. This work contains over 40 illustrated pages with hand lettering . Roger's talk will highlight this book’s creation by his parents., and the process of its rebirth in a new edition.

Roger Craik was born in Leicester, England in 1956, and studied at the Universities of Reading and Southampton. He teaches English at Kent State University, Ohio.

Limited to 50 seats. Call 332-4375 to register.

Gravitational Bull

Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 am

Watch juggler extraordinaire Dave Fultz defy gravity with his juggling skills. For children ages 3 and up.

Call 332-4375 to register.

A Girl Like Me

Book Talk and Signing with Local Author Susan Potter

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm

Local author Sue Potter, or Simply Sue, has written an inspirational book based upon her personal struggle with alcoholism, and how she speaks of all the challenges she met and how one day at a time she got through them. Using Al-anon to help her, she learned to enjoy life. Her story is an inspiration for anyone struggling and learning to take life as it comes.

Limited to 35 seats. Call 332-4375 to register.

Travel in WNY

Tuesday Night Lecture Series with Christine Smyczynski

Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm

You don't have to travel far to see fascinating things. Join travel write Christine Smyczynski for a talk all about great places to travel to in WNY. Christine A. Smyczynski is a native western New Yorker with a longtime interest in regional history and local attractions. In addition to being the author of Western New York Explorer's Guide . She writes regularly for the "One Tank Getaway" column in the Sunday travel section of The Buffalo News and contributes frequently to Western New York Family Magazine, Forever Young, the Democrat & Chronicle, Lake Erie Living, and the National Catholic Register.

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

Go Fly A Kite

Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 am

Decorate and fly your own kite. A special design guarantees these kites will fly every time! We provide everything you need. For ages 3 and up.

Limited to 15. Call 332-4375 to reserve your kite.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30 am

Stories, games, and activities for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 – 4 years old.

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

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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

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5 per card
Total Items Per Card


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