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.

January Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Buffalo ZooMobile: Zootails

Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 am

The ZooMobile is back. Hear a story about an animal and meet it in real life!

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

Homeschool Special

Basic Map and Compass Reading

Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00 pm

Naturalist Jeanne Zika is back at Brighton Place. In this science-based class, homeschoolers will learn how to read different types of maps and how to read a compass.

Limited to 15. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Computer & Technology Q&A

Thursday, January 5 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you have specific questions about using your computer or digital device? Bring your questions to this Q&A session with Gabriel Miller of Kenmore Computers.

Limited to 30. Call 332-4375 to register.

Monthly Senior Luncheon

Staying Safe Online

Wednesday, January 11 at 12:00 pm

Gabriel Miller of Kenmore Computers will tell you how to stay say while shopping, banking, doing email, or communicating with your doctor online. This is a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to pass.

Limited to 25 people. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, January 10 at 2:00 pm

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

At the Edge of the Orchard is a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier in 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck in the swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle."

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Romance Book Club

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 pm

Fans of romance will enjoy this club. January's book is See Me by Nicholas Sparks. See Me, tells the story of a young man and woman, both with troubled pasts, who fall in love after a chance encounter on a rain swept road brings them together.

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, January 19 and 26 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, starting January 3 from 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

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.

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.