11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

This year's spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Rizzo's Restaurant.

Join us for a delicious spaghetti dinner to raise money for a great cause! Basket Raffles, Auctions, Split Clubs and other great prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Eat in or take out! You can purchase tickets at Brighton Place Library. Call 332-4375 for more information. All proceeds benefit Brighton Place Library.

November Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Preparing for Cold & Flu Season with Essential Oils with Kathryn Napoli

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm

Essential oils expert, Kathryn Napoli will teach you to everything you need to know about using essential oils when you are feeling under the weather.

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

Art All Over the Place Presents: WNY Players: "1940's Radio Plays"

Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 pm

WNY Players will present stage readings of radio plays they will be recreating here at Brighton Place Library. Plays include The Singing Detective, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, and two other 1940's era plays.

Limited to 40 seats. Please call 332-4375 for more information or to sign up.

Art All Over the Place Presents: "Poetry – Passion – Remembrance: An Evening with Wade Stevenson"

Friday Nov. 6 2015 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the book release of Wade's newest project, Dear You. This book has recently gotten excellent reviews in Kirkus Reviews. Wine and light fare before and following the reading. All Book Sales to Benefit Brighton Place Library.

Limited to 50 seats. Call 332-4375 to reserve yours.

Buffalo Zoo Presents the Zoomobile!


Saturday, November 7 at 10:30 am

We love the Zoomobile at Brighton Place Library! In their ZooTails program, Buffalo Zoo staff read a story featuring an animal. After the story, we all get to meet the animal live, and learn all about its habitat and lifeways.

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

Univera Q&A

Tuesday, November 10, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A representative from Univera will be here to answer your questions about Medicare.

"Finance-Savvy Seniors" with John MacDonald of Harbor Town Financial

Monthly Senior Luncheon

Wednesday, November 11 at 12:00 pm

Learn how to ride changes in our new economy with confidence. Mr. MacDonald has generously offered to supply our lunch.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Miss Emma's StoryTime Special

Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm

A special evening storytime by Miss Emma, former Brighton Place Children's Librarian.

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


Tuesday, November 17 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 18 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 19 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday, November 20 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 21 10:00 am – 1:00 pm $5 Bag Day! Saturday Only!!!

Grab some great gifts and treat yourself too at our book sale. The sale will be held at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150. All proceeds benefit Brighton Place.

Fantasy and Gothic Book Club

Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 am

If your reading taste leans toward dragons and dystopias, this is the book club for you! This month's read is A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. Get ready for some great reads and discussions!

Art All Over the Place Presents: Paintings by Norma Kassirer

Exhibition extended

Norma Kassirer (1924 – 2013) was a Buffalo artist, poet, and author. Her artwork include acrylic paintings on board and canvas, murals, collage, and handmade books. Her work is in the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery, the UB Poetry Collection, and various private collections. Norma studied and taught for many years at Molly Olga Neighborhood Art School, now the Locust Street Art Gallery.

Knitting Club

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

The club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. They sit, talk, knit, sew, or come with questions and materials. You do not need to attend every meeting; we are very informal.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you love to make your own greeting cards and invitations? Meet with other card crafters to share materials, ideas, and conversation. No experience required.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays, October 28, November 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 am

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

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Laughter Yoga with Dawn Werner

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 26, and December 3 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is designed with the senior in mind. There will be some chair yoga, and simple poses meant to develop flexibility and strength. Although the poses are not rigorous, you must be in good physical condition to participate. Bring a yoga mat with you to class. This program is ongoing.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Adult Coloring

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our Adult Coloring Club is a great way to relax and meet new friends. This is not a class and is very casual. Come to one or both sessions.

Call 332-4375 for information.

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

New Books

Emma recently returned from the American Library Association's annual conference with bunches of new books for our children's and Young Adult collections:

  • Early Readers
  • Non-Fiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction

Many titles have been generously donated by publishers. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

Brighton Place

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Library Hours

10:00AM - 8:00PM
10:00AM - 4:00PM
11:00AM - 8:00PM
10:00AM - 2:00PM
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Wondering how you can support your local library? Become a donor! Every little bit helps!

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)

Children's Books
Audio Book (Adult)
Audio Book (Children's)

Loan Periods

21 Days
7 Days
Audio Books
(Adult & Children's)
7 Days

Checkout Limits

5 per card
Total Items Per Card


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.