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.

August Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Rizzo's 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Tuesday, August 2, Registration at 9:30 am

Shotgun at 10:30 am, at Rothland Golf Course12089 Clarence Center Road$90 per person. Proceeds benefit Brighton Place and the Franciscan Center.

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

Family Fun Day and Krolick's Chicken On the Brighton Place Library Lawn

Sunday August 7 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the entire family and your friends out for a fun afternoon on the Brighton Place lawn. In addition to a yummy Krolick's chicken dinner, we will have live music from Ahavaraba and Ripe for the Picking, dog agility demos from Canine Sports Complex, dance performances from ModDance Studio, carnival-style games on the lawn, basket and 50/50 raffles, and information booths from local businesses.

The event is free but if you want chicken dinners, tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the library though July 30 or at the event for $12. (For a more accurate dinner count, we prefer advance ticket sales.) Call 332-4375 for more information.

Financial Planning for Elder Care with Nicholas Ingold of Moldenhaven & Associates

Monthly Senior Luncheon

Wednesday, August 10 at 12:00 pm

Learn specific techniques for ensuring you or your loved ones are provided for. Lunch will be provided.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to register.

Buffalo Zoo's Zoomobile presents: ZooTails!

Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 am

After reading a story featuring an animal, we learn about the animal and get to meet it in person! Petting is encouraged!!

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

Superfun Summertime Science

Saturday, August 20 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.

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

Ready-For-Fall Makeovers

Thursday, August 25 at 2:00 pm

Mary Kay Beauty Consultant Carol Czyz will show you how to change your beauty routine for the Fall season. Learn about the new colors and how to apply them.

Limited to 8. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Guaranty Building Tour with Jason Aronoff

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 am

Take a tour of Buffalo's architectural gem, the Guaranty Building, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler in 1896. We will meet in front of the Guaranty Bldg. at 10 am 140 Pearl Street corner of Church Street).

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

Back to School with Essential Oils with Kathryn Napoli

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm

Teachers, students, and parents: learn how to use essential oils for boosting your focus and immunity. Includes a make n' take.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to register.

Historical Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, August 9 at 11:00

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

A young ship's officer abandons his imperiled vessel and its passengers. He survives to face scorn, his own guilt, and the need for atonement. Conrad's central message about the consequences of straying from personal responsibility is as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, August 16 at 2:00 pm

Mrs. Engle by Gavin McCrea

"Mrs. Engels is an irresistible historical novel about Lizzie Burns, the real life common law wife of Friedrich Engels, the industrialist turned Communist collaborator of Karl Marx. But don’t let the tony political pedigrees here scare you: Lord knows Lizzie doesn’t. Instead, she tells off the snooty shopkeepers, befriends the misunderstood household “help,” and generally reminds her beloved of his all-too-human roots. 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, August 20 at 11:00 am

Film Discussion Special

Killer Klowns From Outer Space. 10,000 BC, and 1408

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, August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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, August 4, 11, 18, and 25 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.

Balance & Strengthening with Mary Ann Linkowski

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 11:00 am

Learn how to prevent falls by practicing exercises meant to improve your balance.

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

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 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.

Laptop Computer Class with Gabriel Miller from Kenmore Computers

Tuesdays, August 9 – October 18 at 12:00 pm

Learn computer basics, including email tips, cloud services, and Microsoft. This is a 10-week class. Laptops are provided.

. Limited to 6 participants. 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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Children's Books
Audio Book (Adult)
Audio Book (Children's)

Loan Periods

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Audio Books
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