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Community: Events the Week of July 17th through July 23rd at the Central Library

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

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Children will not be bored if you take them to Central Library this week. There are tons of free activities & programs including entertainer/local TV personality Mike Randall & Friends on Wednesday, The LEGO Movie on Thursday and Virtual Reality for all ages on Friday. The Launch Pad MakerSpace has many neat techie games for kids, teens and adults all summer long. Plus, Fable’s Café, located on the main floor, offers delicious lunch or snack options.

Monday, July 17
9-11:30 am: Erie County Department of Social Services Managers Meeting. Central Meeting Room, second floor
9:30 am-3:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY ArtWorks summer program. Staff Lounge, second floor
11 am-3 pm: Red Cross Community Blood Drive. West Room, main floor
11:30 am-1 pm: Sphero Games. Learn how to program a Sphero and then compete for prizes! Launch Pad, main floor
11:30 am-1:30 pm: Information Table: SafeLink. Across from Launch Pad, main floor
3-5 pm: Maker Mondays. Launch Pad, main floor

Tuesday, July 18

9:30 am-3:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY ArtWorks summer program. Central Meeting Room, second floor
10 am-12 noon: Take Apart Tuesday. Learn what is inside a computer and how it works! Launch Pad, main floor
10 am-2 pm: Information Table: United Healthcare. Near escalators, main floor
11 am-1 pm: See the Library @ Canalside Buffalo for Build a Better World Summer Reading fun! Every Tuesday this summer!
12 noon-1 pm: Literally Speaking Book Club. Discussion of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. West Room, main floor
12 noon-1:30 pm: Information Table: Learning Disabilities Association of WNY. Across from Launch Pad, main floor
1-4 pm: Virtual Reality For All: An HTC Vive Demo. Launch Pad, main floor
2-3 pm: Kidding Around Yoga. Ages 6-12. Learn yoga poses plus breathing and relaxation techniques. West Room, main floor
3-4:30 pm: Printing Partners program. Ages 6-13. Kids’ Space, main floor

Wednesday, July 19
9 am-1:30 pm: PSAT Prep Test. Central Meeting Room, second floor
9:30 am-3:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY ArtWorks summer program. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
10-11 am: Build a Better World: Mike Randall & Friends. Featuring magic, puppets, ventriloquism, and storytelling! Registration: 858-7192. Ring of Knowledge, main floor
10 am-12 noon: Computer Training: Internet Basics. Computer Training Lab, second floor
12 noon-1 pm: Information Table: Job Club. Across from Launch Pad, main floor
12 noon-1 pm: Express Group of AA. West Room, main floor
2-4 pm: Stop Motion Animation for Kids. Launch Pad, main floor

Thursday, July 20
9:30 am-3:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY ArtWorks summer program. Central Meeting Room, second floor
10 am-12 noon: Information Table: Olmsted Center for Sight/Statler Center scholarship opportunities. Near escalators, main floor
10 am-2 pm: Information Table: Healthy Kids. Medicaid Health Home for kids. Across from Launch Pad, main floor
1:30-3 pm: Maker Camp. Ages 8-12. Registration: 858-8900. Launch Pad, main floor
3-4:30 pm: Printing Partners program. Ages 6-13. Kids’ Space, main floor
3-5 pm: Coding for Teens: Games for Goodness with Jose Rodriguez. Learn game design and development. West Room, main floor
4:30-7:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY M@RE program. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor
5-7 pm: Thursday Matinee: The LEGO Movie (2014). Ring of Knowledge, main floor
6-7:45 pm: Buffalo March for Science Meeting. Central Meeting Room, second floor

Friday, July 21

11:30 am-1:30 pm: Information Table: SafeLink. Across from Launch Pad, main floor
1-3 pm: Information Table: Fidelis Care. Near escalators, main floor
1-4 pm: Virtual Reality for All: An HTC Vive Demo. Launch Pad, main floor

Saturday, July 22
1-2:30 pm: Minecraft Club. Computer Training Lab, second floor
2-3 pm: Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World! Free public guided exhibition tour. Collections Gallery, second floor

Launch Pad MakerSpace Hours

3D printing, Sphero Ball and recording studio!
Main floor by Fables Café
Monday 11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm


Currently on Display:

-Collections Gallery, second floor: Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!
-Information Services, main floor: James Joyce: The University at Buffalo Collection
-Rare Book Room, main floor: Building Buffalo: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings
-Ring of Knowledge, main floor: Building Buffalo
-Whisper Space, main floor: Artwork from Starlight Studio

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