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After Hours @ the Library - Happy Hour fundraiser to benefit the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Wednesday, May 8 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo After Hours @ the Library
Outdoors (weather permitting) at the Washington Street main entrance to the Library
The Buffalo Genealogy Society of the African Diaspora and the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
present Slave Genealogy of the Roulhac Family: French Masters and the Africans They Enslaved, Saturday
April 13 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.
5,200 Signed Library Postcards Delivered to Erie County Executive After Rally at Central Library
The following information was distributed by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Director, Mary Jean Jakubowski earlier this afternoon during a “Turn the Lights Back On - Flip the Switch for Library Funding” rally at the downtown Central Library. The event was covered by all 3 TV stations, YNN News, The Buffalo News, Tonawanda News and WBEN Radio.
More than a dozen human service organizations joined forces with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System today to announce a community wide anti-bullying initiative for the month of October. The “Bullying Stops Here” campaign includes a pledge not to bully as well as a calendar of upcoming events.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month--a time to remind everyone that a library card provides access to invaluable services from one of the most important resources in our local communities: your neighborhood library. “We believe a library card is the smartest card in your wallet,” said Mary Jean Jakubowski, director of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. “A library card can open the door to a world of discovery through books, computers and more and, best of all, it’s free!”
When someone wants to save money they can clip coupons and look for sales or they can come to any of the 37 libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The numbers explain it all. The more than 16,500 people who daily use any of the libraries throughout the County can save their hard-earned cash by taking out books, DVDs, or CDs, using our public computers or attending one of many programs for free.
Young Audiences of Western New York is continuing its Second Saturdays series of free all-ages programming at the downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, through the summer with the following activities:
This Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Erie Canal Traveling Museum
NY Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education On Hand
New York State Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education Jeffrey W. Cannell was at the downtown Central Library this morning to kick off the 2012 Summer Reading Program for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. Hundreds of special programs and events are planned throughout the summer as part of the Library System’s all-ages Summer Reading initiative.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System is offering six hands-on eReader informational computer labs in addition to all of the regular computer training classes scheduled in libraries this spring and summer. The eReader Open Labs are free to all.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will host an exhibition of work by four elite international architectural teams produced for the competition to design the new downtown University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Read more by clicking here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13456
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Committee on Libraries, announced a significant state investment in local libraries Thursday at the Downtown Central Library. Joined by library officials and fellow state lawmakers, Senator Kennedy announced the state has directed $617,970 in construction and improvement grants to the Downtown Central Library, as part of the overall award of $740,000 to a total of four libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
A new series of monthly performances and workshops geared toward kids and families at the downtown Central Library has been announced. Called “Second Saturdays” for its date placement each month, the programs will be co-presented by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System and Young Audiences of WNY.
These programs, presented at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, are free, appropriate for all ages, and open to the public.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Announces National Library Week Activities
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library announces Systemwide programs during National Library Week (April 8-15) including an online fundraising auction, noon hour presentations and tours of the downtown Central Library.
Learn more about the Central Library’s new series on Social Justice. All events are free and open to the public. They take place in the Ring of Knowledge at downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Click here for more details.
The Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway in Lancaster, will be closed from Monday, March 19 through Sunday, April 1 for electrical updates and installation of new carpeting. The drop boxes at the Lancaster Public Library will remain open for book and other material returns. Patrons may also return library materials to any other Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branch.
For more information, contact: Jim Stelzle, director, Lancaster Public Library at 716-683-1120.
The Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, will be closed from Monday, March 12 through Sunday, March 25 for installation of new windows. The drop boxes at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library will remain open for book and other material returns. Patrons may also return library materials to any other Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branch.
POLONCARZ TO JOIN LIBRARIES IN CELEBRATING
MARCH AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Third Annual Kickoff on March 1st to Highlight Month Long Calendar of Events
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County and its Commission on the Status of Women, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System and numerous partner organizations will kick off March as Women’s History Month at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, on Thursday, March 1, 2012.
BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM WINTER READING 2012 ANNOUNCED
You don’t have to wait until the summertime to grab a hold of a great book. The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System announces its Winter Reading 2012 competition. Read a book, write a short online review and you are on your way to winning great prizes like a Kindle Fire, fleece blanket, travel mug or new books.
Delaware Road, will be more welcoming, replacing an outdated circulation desk, constructing a new children’s area and creating space dedicated to public computers. An inviting lounge will afford a quiet and relaxing environment. New entrance doors equipped with automatic door openers will be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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