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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Development and Communications Office works to ensure the timely release of information about library programs and services. Our online news room is your one stop source for information about the Library System.  For more details, call 716-858-7182 or email testaj@buffalolib.org.

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SUMMER READING KICK OFF

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.

HANDS–ON eREADER COMPUTER TRAINING

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.

CENTRAL LIBRARY EXHIBITION OF PROPOSED MEDICAL SCHOOL DESIGNS CALLS FOR PUBLIC INPUT

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

SENATOR KENNEDY, LIBRARY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE STATE GRANTS FOR BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY LIBRARIES

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.

PUBLIC LIBRARY & YOUNG AUDIENCES OF WNY COLLABORATE

“SECOND SATURDAYS” FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS

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.

ONLINE BOOK FUNDRAISER KICKS OFF NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

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.

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY’S CURRENT EXHIBIT EXPLORES FISH, FISHING THROUGH RARE BOOKS

“Fish on Fridays” Programs Illuminate Fishing as Tourism Lure, Environmental Caution & Recreational Opportunity

Some Things Fishy in Rare Books: Izaak Walton’s Compleat Angler and Other Fish Tales

PUBLIC INVITED TO THE 16TH AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS RECEPTION

 “BUFFALO ROOTS RUN DEEP” – APRIL 14 @ MERRIWEATHER LIBRARY

Social Justice Series

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.

MEDIA RELEASE

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.

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