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Connect - online or in-person

  • Launch pad Explore the recording studio, circuits or augmented reality. Try your hand at these creative offerings in a low-stress, friendly environment. Special demonstrations and events are listed on the library events calendar. 
  • Lectures at Central Library
    •  BPOvations Gain an intimate look inside the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Imagine Series Lectures every Tuesday from the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature
  • Literally Speaking- Downtown’s lunchtime book discussion group. Check the link for dates and titles.
  • Local History -Explore our Digital Collections
  • Online language courses – Take advantage of your free time by learning a language in the comfort of your home or even on the go via your smart phone or tablet. All you need is an Internet connection, a library card and a desire to learn. Pronunciator lets you choose from 80 languages and many levels.
  • Older Adult programming kit in-a-bag -(Bi-Folkal) Program kits are designed to be used by activity directors working with frail Seniors
  • Reading contests- Read a book, write a brief review. It’s fast and easy. Each review increases your chance of winning the grand prize of a Kindle FireHD. 
  • Subject Guides- contain websites, databases and books chosen by librarians to help you explore new and interesting topics. Subject Guides especially for Older Adults

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Access

  • Assistive Technology Room (ATR) at Central Library contains technology to help make reading easier. Usage Guidelines
  • Audio Described Movies are designed for use by persons with visual disabilities.Many are currently in the library's collection. To learn more about this feature, visit A Voice is Worth a Thousand Pictures or The Audio Description Project 
  • Proxy card If you are unable to visit the library yourself to apply for a library card, you may give permission to someone else to act on your behalf. Print and fill out this application or have your proxy pick up a proxy application at your nearest public library. Fill it out, sign it and return it to your library. The card will be mailed to you. Your proxy can then use this card when using the library on your behalf.
  • Talking Book and Braille Library program- The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends audio and Braille books and magazines to eligible residents of upstate New York who have a qualifying print disability. 

And that’s not all… each of our 37 locations throughout Erie County offer a unique variety of opportunities for learning and enjoyment. Visit their individual web pages for more details.