Cooks For Books 2015

Cooks For Books is Thursday, May 7 at 6pm at Banchetti by Rizzo's, 550 N. French Rd in Amherst. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of ten. Available NOW at Brighton Place Library!

Sponsorship, advertising, and donorship opportunities available. Please see the Cooks For Books Letter or Cooks For Books Form for more details.

To buy tickets, advertise, or sponsor the event, please Click Here.


May Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Darwin Martin House Glass Tour with Penny Silverman

Saturday, May 2 at 9:30 am

Meet at Brighton Place Library parking lot at 8:45 am

Take a special tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House with a focus on the beautiful glass works he designed and incorporated into the building's design. Expert and martin House docent Penny Silverman will lead the tour.

This is a one-hour tour with a cost of $15. Call 332-4375 to register or for information.

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 2 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Special activities at 10:30

Brighton Place has hooked up with Queen City Comics to hold a Free Comic Book Day here at the library. Stop in to pick up some specially selected comic books, and take part in comic book themed activities.

Sign up for the activities at 332-4375.

Five Continents in Fifteen Years: My Adventures as an Air Force Bomb Squad Technician

Tuesday Night Lecture Series Presents: SMSgt Keith Hartloff

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm

In the course of his career as Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Keith Hartloff was munitions expert in Papua, New Guinea for a WWII era archeological excavation, and did security detail for several US presidents and First Ladies. He has traveled to China, Greenland, Afghanistan, and many other countries. Join us for a fascinating talk as Keith shares his stories, photos, and artifacts.

This talk is for ages 13+ and is limited to 40 seats. Please call 332-4375.

The Pied Piper

Art All Over the Place and BlazeVOX Books Presents: Author Talk with Roger Craik

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

This facsimile of Robert Browning's The Pied Piper of Hamelin, A Child’s Story is beautifully illustrated and colored by T. W. Craik and W. A. Craik. Local publisher BlazeVOX Books presents for the first time this wonderful edition, originally created in 1959 as a gift by the illustrators to their young son. This work contains over 40 illustrated pages with hand lettering . Roger's talk will highlight this book’s creation by his parents., and the process of its rebirth in a new edition.

Roger Craik was born in Leicester, England in 1956, and studied at the Universities of Reading and Southampton. He teaches English at Kent State University, Ohio.

Limited to 50 seats. Call 332-4375 to register.

Gravitational Bull

Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 am

Watch juggler extraordinaire Dave Fultz defy gravity with his juggling skills. For children ages 3 and up.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30 am

Stories, games, and activities for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

Call 332-4375 to register.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 – 4 years old.

Call 332-4375 to register.

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

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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)

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.