Save the Date

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, November 13 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tickets available at the library soon. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

At Rizzo's Casa d'Italia Restaurant - 2763 Eggert Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call 332-4375 for information.

Book Sale

Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and More! Nothing over $2!

SATURDAY ONLY – Bag O' Books for $5!

November Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Tuesday Night Lecture Series Presents Kevin Hardwick: “About this Election: T-1 Week and Counting”

Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm

Join Erie County Legislator and Canisius College Professor of Political Science, Kevin Hardwick, in a lively discussion about the upcoming presidential election.

Limited to 45 people. Call 332-4375 to register.

Lunchtime Talk: "Success in College for Students with Learning Disabilities"

Friday, November 4 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Educators and parents of students with special needs, join Vicki Glynn for an informative talk on how students with learning disabilities can overcome challenges in college.

Limited to 35. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Art All Over the Place Presents: WNY Improv

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm

Laugh the night away as you enjoy the hilarious skits and antics of this great. Local comedy improv group.

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to reserve a seat.

Monthly Senior Luncheon

History of Elmlawn Cemetery

Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00 pm

Director Mike Austin will share the history of Elmlawn Cemetary.

Food will be provided. Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Holiday Makeover

Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 pm

Get holiday gorgeous with Mary Kay Consultant Carol Czyz! Includes a free gift.

Limited to 8. Call 332-4375 to reserve a spot.

Art All Over the Place Presents: A Reading with Steelbellow

Tentative date is Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm. Please check the website for updates.

Join us for an evening of poetry. Features new poems by Wade Stevenson, Gene Grabiner, and Sherry Robbins.

Call 332-4375 for information about the date of the reading.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, November 13 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tickets available at the library NOW. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Take out or Eat in.

Enjoy chef's salad, spaghetti and meatballs with Italian bread, soft drink, and dessert with coffee at Rizzo's Casa d'Italia Restaurant - 2763 Eggert Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Basket raffles and 50/50 split.

Call 332-4375 for information.

Tuesday Night Lecture Series Presents Joe Emminger: "The Town of Tonawanda: Where We've Been and Where We are Going"

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00

Town Supervisor, Joseph Emminger will give a talk about Tonawanda, with an emphasis on its past and future.

Limited to 45. Call 332-4375 to register.

Homeschool Special

WNY Improv: “Comedy Improv Workshop”

Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00 pm

Home-schooled students will learn about how to construct and act in comedy skits. This workshop satisfies arts/ drama credit.

Limited to 15 school-age children. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Art All Over the Place Presents WNY Players: "Hearts of Stone" by Donna Hoke

Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm

WNY Players are back at Brighton Place Library with a stage reading of local playwright, Donna Hoke's work. "Hearts of Stone."

Limited to 40. Call 332-4375 to reserve your seat.

Tuesday Night Lecture Series Presents: Ken-Ton Garden Club "Holiday Garden Fun"

Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm

The Ken-Ton Garden Club will give a holiday-themed presentation.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, November 8 at 2:00 pm

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

"When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, Paris apartment, she had to go. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own."

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Supernatural Book Club

Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 am

The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe by Peter Cline. In Cline's mashup, Crusoe is revealed as a man bearing the terrible curse of the werewolf and the guilt that comes with it--a man with no real incentive to leave his island prison. The cannibals who terrorized Crusoe are revealed to be less human than ever before hinted--worshippers of a malevolent octopus-headed god. And the island itself is a place of ancient, evil mysteries that threaten Crusoe’s sanity and his very soul.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Romance Book Club

Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

Fans of romance will enjoy this club. November's book is Black Box by Cassia Leo. "Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. When they cross paths for the third time, they don't recognize each other until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story."

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, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 am

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

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

Toddler Time -- Second Session Added

Thursdays, October 27, November 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 am

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

Limited to 12 children. 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 1:30 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, November 3, 10, and 17 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, November 3 and 10 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, November 4, 11, 18, and 25 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 Sing and Play

Tuesdays beginning November 1 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.

Limited to 12. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

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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The Optelec ClearView

Brighton Place Library now has a working Optelec ClearView electronic desktop magnifier for the visually impaired!

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

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