Spaghetti Dinner

This year's spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday, November 1st at Rizzo's Restaurant.

Tickets will be available shortly at the library.

Donations for the basket raffle are greatly appreciated (please bring any donations to the library during the last two weeks of October).

September Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Fantasy and Gothic Book Club

Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 am

If your reading taste leans toward dragons and dystopias, this is the book club for you! Our first book will be The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Get ready for some great reads and discussions!

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.

Univera Q&A

Tuesday, September 22, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Call 332-4375 to register.

"Deciphering the Enchanted Landscape of Buffalo–Niagara" with Franklin LaVoie

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm

Deciphering the Enchanted Landscape of Buffalo-Niagara is an intriguing presentation featuring bits and pieces of local history, geology, archaeology, folklore, and Native American myths and legends, as well as providing startling insights into surveyor and city planner Joseph Ellicott's "Radial Street Grid" (1804) and Frederick Law Olmsted's "Integrated Parks System" (1868). For 22 years, theatrical artist and puppeteer Franklin LaVoie has been "illuminating the past to enlighten the future," promoting a renaissance in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Limited to 50. Call 332-4375 to register.

Brighton Place Library and Queen City Bookstore Present: Superhero Smash - A Celebration of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will be unveiling our new Graphic Novel Collection, generously donated by Bradley Lippert.! To help us celebrate, we will be joined by live superhero guests! Meet comic book artists and take home some signed work! We'll also have free comic books, costume and drawing contests, cosplay, and much more! See you there!

Toddler Time

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 am

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

Call 332-4375 for more 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 pm

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.

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. Come to one or both sessions.

Call 332-4375 for information.

Teen + Adult Coloring Club

Thursdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

You know you still love to color! Take part in the latest trend! Teens and adults can meet new friends, relax, and color their own pictures. We have some limited supplies, but once you are hooked, you'll want to buy your own. This is not a class and is very casual.

Call 332-4375 for information.

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.