The Central Library in downtown Buffalo has a TON of events this week! Check them out and get involved!

By Joy Testa Cinquino

Monday, July 30
Open 8:30 am — 6 pm

10 am-12 noon: Information Table: United Healthcare Community Plan. Near computers, main floor

Tuesday, July 31
Open 8:30 am — 6 pm

11 am-1 pm: Summer Reading Family Fun @ Canalside Buffalo
12 noon-3 pm: Information Table: UB ACES Project. Outside Media Room, main floor
1:00-2:00 pm: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Games, crafts & cupcake decorating! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Kids Space, main floor
3-5 pm: Maker Tuesday: Magnets. Preserve your refrigerator art in the form of a magnet! All
supplies provided. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor
3:30-5:30 pm: WNY Book Arts Center Printing Partners. Make & take paper crafts. Learn origami, handstitched bookmaking, printmaking, screenprinting & more. Ages 6-13. Kids Space, main floor

Wednesday, August 1
Open 8:30 am — 6 pm

9 am-4 pm: Erie County Dept. of Social Services Staff Training. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
10 am-3 pm: Information Table: SafeLink. Near computers, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: Express Group of AA. West Room, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: Just Buffalo Literary Center Words on the Street: Performance Poetry in the Park. Poets Marquis Burton, Ben Brindise & Megan Kemple. Reading Park outside ramp @ Washington Street
4-6 pm: Information Table: WNYIL Mental Health Peer Connection. Near computers, main floor
6:30-8:30 pm: GRIP Genealogy Conference Lock-In. Open to registered participants. Ring of Knowledge, main floor

Thursday, August 2
Open 8:30 am — 8 pm

10:00 am-12 noon: Computer Training: Internet Basics. TechKnowLab, second floor
11:00 am-12 noon: Buffalo and Brandy. Free performance, fun for all ages. Join us for singing,
music and audience participation. Ring of Knowledge, main floor
3:30-5 pm: Teen Thursdays: Board Games Galore. West Room, main floor
5-7 pm: Thursday Movie: The Wiz Live! (2015). Ring of Knowledge, main floor
6:15-7:30 pm: Battle of the Books Practice. West Room, main floor

Friday, August 3
Open 8:30 am — 6 pm

1-3 pm: Literacy NY Buffalo Niagara Drop-In Tutoring Center. West Room, main floor

Saturday, August 4
Open 8:30 am — 6 pm

11:15 am: Battle of the Books Competition. Support your favorite library teams. Free! @ ECC South Campus Gym, 4041 Southwestern Blvd.
2-3 pm: Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I. Free public guided exhibit tour.
Collections Gallery, second floor

Sunday Closed

Launch Pad MakerSpace Hours
3D printing, Sphero Ball & recording studio
Main floor by Fables Café
Mon—Wed 9 am—5 pm
Thursday 9 am—7:30 pm
Fri—Sat 9 am—5 pm

Library Programs in July: http://goo.gl/Ng6sqQ
Library Programs in August: https://bit.ly/2mLA2SS

Currently on Display
Collections Gallery, second floor: Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Rare Book Room, main floor: Omar Khayyám’s Rubáiyát: The Persian Poem That Became a Sensation in English Translation
Behind Ring of Knowledge, main floor: 200 Years on the Erie CanalURL

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