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Thought-provoking theatre: Artpark & Torn Space Theater present a reading of Bulgakov’s 1925 biting satire on the then-new Soviet system and its attempts to transform mankind. 

Meet the Library @ Straight Talk for small business education, training, counseling & networking.

Video followed by discussion

Local author discusses his memoir A Letter to My Wife.
Copies available for purchase courtesy of Talking Leaves Books.

It’s a new year – why not learn to play chess? All ages and abilities welcome.
USCF competitors, please pre-register at Knightsof64@yahoo.com.

VRBUFFALO presents its first Virtual Reality Showcase at the Downtown Central Library. Experience hands on immersive virtual and augmented reality and hear how local and national innovators are using these new technologies for education and social change. 

Details on The Boys on the Boat, One Community, One Book.

For more information or (716) 858-8900

See what the Milestones of Science exhibit is all about!

Visit your library for details. http://tinyurl.com/zbxhca7

Library On Wheels - Bookmobile


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B&ECPL Online Store

Purchase a beautiful archival reproduction print from our collections.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music Download songs from Freegal Music at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo and Erie County Public Library card and a PIN

EBL Ebook

EBL Ebook

EBL Ebook Library provides 24/7 access to an online collection of Ebooks in a wide range of nonfiction subject areas.  Titles can be browsed, read online, downloaded to a computer, or transferred to a variety of devices. Click here to access the EBL Book Library

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Computer Training

Computer Training The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library offers you a helping hand while you learn to navigate the networked, electronic world.

Downloads 2GO

Downloads 2GO Browse, checkout and download titles in OverDrive eBook, Audiobook and Video format anywhere, anytime.

Resource of the Month

Naturalization Test Preparation.  Learn More

Featured Subject Guide

Immigrants, Refugees and Non-Native Speakers

Immigrants, Refugees and Non-Native Speakers. Learn More 

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An independent, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System

An independent, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System


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