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

By Joy Testa Cinquino

Tuesday, April 17
10 am-12 noon: Computer Training: Microsoft Excel Basics. TechKnow Lab, second floor
10:30 am-2:30 pm: ECMC Palliative Care Meeting. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
11 am-2 pm: Information Table: Say Yes Buffalo. Near computers, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: IMAGINE Buffalo Series. Video: Alexis de Tocqueville—A Brief Biography. Speaker Doug Kohler, Erie County Historian, on Buffalo & WNY in the 1830s. Ring of Knowledge, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: Literally Speaking Book Club: Habibi by Craig Thompson (2011). West Room, main floor
12 noon-1:30 pm: Information Table: Learning Disabilities Association of WNY. Near computers, main floor
12 noon-3 pm: Information Table: Oishei Healthy Kids Health Home. Outside Media Room, main floor
3-5 pm: Maker Tuesday: Paper Flowers. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor

Wednesday, April 18
10 am-3 pm: Information Table: SafeLink. Near computers, main floor
10:30-11:30 am: Information Table: Autism Services, Inc. Outside Media Room, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: Express Group of AA. West Room, main floor

Thursday, April 19

9:30-11:30 am: Buffalo Public Schools Literacy Club. West Room, main floor
11 am-2 pm: Information Table: Say Yes Buffalo. Near computers, main floor
3-7 pm: Virtual Reality Open House. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor
4-5 pm: B&ECPL Board of Trustees Board Meeting. Joseph B. Rounds Board Room, second floor
4:30-7:30 pm: Community Resurrection Corporation Meeting. West Room, main floor
5-7 pm: Thursday Movie: You’ve Got Mail (1998). Ring of Knowledge, main floor
6-7:30 pm: WNY Playwrights Celebrate Buffalo Never Fails: Ten-Minute Plays. Collections Gallery, second floor

Friday, April 20

5 am-1 pm: Books for Kids Drive @ Wegmans on Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Bring a new book for donation!
9 am-4 pm: Information Table: Meet an Erie County Dept. of Social Services Intern. Near computers, main floor
10:30 am-12 noon: Week of the Young Child Celebration. Presented by Child Care Resource Network. Kids’ Space, main floor
1-3 pm: Literacy NY Buffalo Niagara Drop-In Tutoring Center. West Room, main floor

Saturday, April 21
9 am-12 noon: BTC History of Buffalo Teacher Course. West Room & Grosvenor Room, main floor
10-11:30 am: Buffalo Never Fails Educator Preview. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
12 noon-2 pm: Human & Women’s Rights Violations in Turkey. Presented by the Peace Islands Institute of Rochester. Ring of Knowledge, main floor
1-2 pm: Preschool Storytime. Kids’ Space, main floor
1-3 pm: Adolescent Advocacy Program. West Room, main floor
1-4 pm: Sankofa Volunteer Training. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
2-3 pm: Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I. Free, public guided tour. Collections Gallery, second floor

Sunday, April 22
1-5 pm: Virtual Reality Open House. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor

Launch Pad MakerSpace Hours
3D printing, Sphero Ball & recording studio
Main floor by Fables Café
Mon./Wed./Fri. 11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm

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 & Fables Café display windows, main floor: Our Lady of Victory Elementary School student art
Whisper Space, main floor: Celebrating 150 Years of Olmsted in Buffalo

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