Cooks for Books 2017

Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Celebrity chefs, live music, live and silent auctions, basket raffles, open bar. $60 per person. Tickets on sale at Brighton Place and on the website. We are collecting items, baskets and gift certificates for the auctions. If you know anyone who would like to donate materials, services, or gift certificates, call 332-4375. We are a 501c3 tax exempt charity so donations are tax deductible.

May Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Chemical-Free Living

Thursday, May 4, 6:00 pm

Wendy Schmidt of Essentially Rooted will inform you about ways to rid your home of chemical-based products and replace them with natural materials. Learn to save money by avoiding high priced commercial products while preserving wellness with clean living.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Monthly Senior Luncheon at Kenmore East High School

Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00 pm

The kids in Ken East’s Special Ed class want to make lunch for us! We will meet at the library at 11:45 and walk over. Lunch is held in their classroom.

Limited to 20. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Mother's Day Makeover

Thursday, May 11 at 2:00 pm

Moms are beautiful! Treat yourself to a free makeover with Carol Czyz of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Limited to 10. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Boy Scouts Recruiting Meeting

Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am

Do you have children interested in joining the Boy Scouts? Maybe you are thinking about helping. Come to this meeting to learn more.

Call 332-4375 to register.

A Rage To Live : Surviving The Holocaust So Hitler Would Not Win by Joseph Krygier

Tuesday Night Lecture Series: Presentation and Book Talk

Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm

Victor Breitburg is a survivor of the Lódz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Rhemsdorf and Theresienstadt concentration camps who was liberated with a group known as "The Boys". This book recounts Victor’s journey from Lódz, to the camps in Europe, to England, Scotland and the United States and his new life in America. The author will bring books for signing.

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to register.

Cooks For Books

Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 pm

Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Celebrity chefs, live music, live and silent auctions, basket raffles, open bar. $60 per person. Tickets on sale soon at Brighton Place. We are collecting items, baskets and gift certificates for the auctions. If you know anyone who would like to donate materials, services, or gift certificates, call 332-4375. We are a 501c3 tax exempt charity so donations are tax deductible.

Edison First Grader’s Day at Brighton Place

Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Six first-grade classes will be at the library. They will be in three stations: the children’s area, the section near the windows, and the community room. Each station’s activities last about 25 minutes, and then they rotate until everyone has experienced everything. There are two groups consisting of 75 students each. If you need quiet or study time, you might want to visit Brighton Place another day.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, May 16 at 2:00 pm

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Knitting Club

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. We knit, crochet, and chat, or come with questions and materials. You do not need to attend every meeting; this club is very informal. Crocheters are welcome!

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 and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 - 5 years old.

Limited to 12 children each day. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Anime Meet-Up

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8pm

In this club we watch and talk about anime and related topics like Japanese culture, cosplay, and manga.

For ages 13 and up. Limited to 35. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Preventing Falls Through Education And Exercise with Mary Ann Linkowski

Thursdays at 12:00

Learn tips and exercises to stay strong and safe.

Limited to 10. Suggested donation $2. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Laughter Yoga

Thursdays at 11:00 am

Laughter truly is the best medicine. Dawn and Craig Werner lead you through specialized laughing routines to keep you healthy and relaxed.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Chair Yoga with Jean Dubow

Fridays at 12:00 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.

Ukulele for Kids

Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 can learn to play the ukulele! Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary.

Suggested donation is $5 per class. Limited to 6. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Ukulele Sing and Play

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs. This fun weekly meetup is for all ages. Ukuleles are provided. No experience is necessary to join.

Suggested donation is $5 per class. Limited to 12. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Thanks to C.H.A.T. For Powering Our Network

We would like to thank C.H.A.T. for donating two APC C1500 UPS units. They condition the power running to the dual, redundant power supplies in our server and all of our network gear.

This will increase the reliability and lifetime of all of this equipment by protecting it from power outages, voltage sags, and other anomalies from the power grid.

Pat Farrell

We at Brighton Place are sad to report the passing of Pat Farrell on January 15, 2017. Pat and his wife Jan have been among our most faithful benefactors. Pat, who brought his children to events at Brighton Public Library, has supported our efforts at Brighton Place for many years.

The Farrells owned a unique business that published seldom seen antique images, many of old Buffalo. The Traveling Picture Show is a source of a continuing production of images on an astounding range of subjects. He and Jan have generously donated hundreds of prints and note cards for us to sell at the desk and at our Books and Bordeaux and Cooks for Books fundraisers. Pat was particularly insistent that we take extra prints so we could make more money for Brighton Place.

Pat and Jan have given lectures at Brighton Place and their work has been in our showcases. He was highly knowledgeable about the history of Buffalo and the surrounding communities and a master of his late-life vocation, making prints and cards. Those of us who visited with him in his shop know he could tell a story about each one of the thousands of postcards. We will miss his generous spirit and great sense of humor.

Lift For Charity

We would like to thank Julianna Colwell, a senior at Kenmore East High School, her dad Bruce, Vincent Magnione, and everyone at Kenmore Barbell & Fitness for organizing and participating in the "Lift for Charity" fundraising competition.

$755 was raised and donated to Brighton Place.

Thank you for your support, which allows us to continue our mission to provide a community place for the residents of the Town of Tonawanda and surrounding area where they can access books, magazines, computers, DVD's and other forms of educational and cultural opportunities that will enhance their lives.

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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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
716-332-4375

Library Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday
11:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Sunday
Closed

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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)

Books
$0.25/day
Children's Books
$0.10/day
Video/DVD
$1.00/day
Audio Book (Adult)
$0.25/day
Audio Book (Children's)
$0.10/day

Loan Periods

Books
21 Days
CD/Video/DVD
7 Days
Audio Books
(Adult & Children's)
7 Days

Checkout Limits

DVD/VIDEO
5 per card
Total Items Per Card
12

Dropbox

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.