Cooks For Books 2016 **NEW DATE**

Cooks For Books

This spectacular event features live music, food created by Buffalo's finest celebrity chefs, basket raffles, wine tasting, and silent and live auctions including prizes donated by the very best businesses in the area!

Date: Thursday, May 26, 6:00 pm

Place: Banchetti By Rizzo's, 550 N. French Rd, Amherst, NY

Tickets: $50 or buy a table for 10 for $500 -- you can pay by cash or check at the library or by credit card or PayPal here.

To sponsor, advertise, or donate to the event, please click on the links for the Letter and Form

Call 332-4375 for information.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the event date has been changed to Thursday, May 26th

May Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Field Trip to Niagara Aerospace Museum

Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 am

Experience a private tour of the museum with docent and Brighton Place member Walter Lechowski. We will meet in the Brighton Place parking lot at 10:00 am to arrange drivers.

Limited to 15. Cost is $6 per person. Call 332-4375 to sign up or for more information.

Senior Luncheon with Dawn and Craig Werner

"Laughter Yoga"

Wednesday, May 11 at noon

Have you heard that laughter is great for your health? Learn how this exciting activity can lift your spirits, boost your immune system, and improve your overall health. Lunch will be provided by a local restaurant TBA.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to register.

Computers For Absolute Beginners

Thursdays (for 8 weeks) beginning May 12 from 12:30 – 2:30

Learn everything you need to know to get started using computers. This class is designed for people who have not used a computer before. You must be able to see and have some typing skills.

Class is limited to 5 participants and fills quickly. Call 332-4375 to sign up or for more information.

Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 am

These specially designed kites are guaranteed to fly! Kids decorate their own kites, and then we will all go outside to fly them. For kids to age 12. Parents can help their young children. No fees; everything is included!

Call 332-4375 to register.

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

A Trip Through Poland

A Travelogue by Bill Cook

Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm

Architectural historian, Bill Cook, will do a slide presentation of highlighting his trip to Poland.

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to register.

Art All Over the Place Presents: WNY Players

"Reminiscences of Relationships"

Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm

WNY Players will present stage readings of several short plays.

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to register.

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.

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, May 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.

Toddler Time -- Second Session Added

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 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, May 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Historical Fiction Book Club

Thursday, May 5 at 11:00

Our first book will be The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. This books tells how Alfred the Great subdued the Viking invaders.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Laughter Yoga with Dawn Werner

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Laugh your way to health in this fun weekly program. For all ages and physical abilities.

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

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

Classic Mystery Book Club

Thursday, May 12 at 11:00

Our next book will be The House Without a Key: A Charlie Chan Mystery by Earl Derr Biggers

Call 332-4375 to register for this fun, monthly book club!

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 pm

Anything goes in this nontraditional book club. This month's book is A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George.

Call 332-4375 to register for this fun, monthly book club!

Supernatural Book Club

Saturday, May at 11:00 am

The War God's Son by Richard Parks

Intrigue, humor, and supernatural beings come together in this book set in feudal Japan. Get ready for some great reads and discussions!

Call 332-4375 to sign up and for more information.

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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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.