December Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Tuesday Night Lecture Series Presents: Ken-Ton Garden Club "Holiday Garden Fun"

Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm

The Ken-Ton Garden Club will give a holiday-themed presentation.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Homeschool Special

Pokeman Origami

Friday, December 8 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Artist Tracee Mobley will teach school-age children how to make simple Pokeman characters using traditional Japanese paper-folding techniques.

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

Monthly Senior Luncheon

Surviving the Holocaust

Wednesday, December 14 at 12:00 pm

Joseph Kryger, local author of A Rage to Live: Surviving the Holocaust, will give a book talk presentation. This is a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to pass.

Limited to 25 people. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 am

Guess who’s coming to Brighton Place!? Santa will be here to hear the kids’ holiday wishes and pose with them for a photo. There will be donut holes and juice plus a holiday activity.

Limited to 25 children. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Noon Year’s Eve

Saturday. December 31 at 11:30

Midnight is so overrated. Ring in the New Year at noon instead! We will have some snacks and juice to toast with. A fun dance party wraps up our celebration! For children up to 8 years old.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 pm

Commonwealth by Anne Patchett

"Commonwealth tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together."

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Romance Book Club

Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm

Fans of romance will enjoy this club. December's book is Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber. "Continuing in a festive annual tradition, Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer—and the magical prospect of finding love in the most unexpected places. Twelve Days of Christmas is a delightful, charming read for anyone looking for an enjoyable Christmas novel. Settle in with a warm blanket and a cup …"

Supernatural Book Club

Orbs by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 am

Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winton's team finds a changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, and they aren't the only thing missing. The planet's water is gone, too. As the team explores their surroundings, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn't until they uncover what's inside that they realize the nightmare that lies ahead.

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 and Thursdays at 10:30 am

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

Limited to 12 children each day. Call 332-4375 for more information.

On Wednesday, December 7, we will have a special visitor! Stephen Nawotniak, local children’s book author and creator of the award winning Mubu the Morph series, will read from his new book, Mubu’s Christmas! He will also have books to sign. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Anime Meet-Up

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8pm

In this club we watch and talk about anime and related topics like Japanese culture, cosplay, and manga.

For ages 13 and up. Limited to 35. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays at 1:30 pm

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.

Preventing Falls Through Education And Exercise with Mary Ann Linkowski

Thursdays at 12:00

Learn tips and exercises to stay strong and safe.

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

Laughter Yoga

Thursdays, December 1, 8, and 15 at 11:00 am

Laughter truly is the best medicine. Dawn and Craig Werner lead you through specialized laughing routines to keep you healthy and relaxed.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays 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.

Ukulele Sing and Play

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs. This fun weekly meetup is for all ages. Ukuleles are provided. No experience is necessary to join.

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

Computer & Technology Q&A

Thursday, December 1 at 3:00 pm

Do you have specific questions about using your computer or digital device? Bring your questions to this Q&A session with Gabriel Miller of Kenmore Computers.

Limited to 30. Call 332-4375 to register.

Beginning Computer Classes

New sessions start Tuesday, December 27 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This 10-week class will cover everything you need to know to get started with computers. Laptop computers are provided for students to work on. This class is taught by Gabriel Miller of Kenmore Computers.

Limited to 15. 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

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Tonawanda, NY 14150

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