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

By Joy Testa Cinquino

Monday, April 23

10 am-12 noon: Information Table: United Healthcare Community Plan. Outside Media Room, main floor

11 am-3 pm: Red Cross Community Blood Drive. West Room, main floor

12 noon-1 pm: BPOvations Series: Inner Voices of the Orchestra with speaker Janz Castelo. Ring of Knowledge, main floor

Tuesday, April 24

10 am-12 noon: Computer Training: Microsoft Excel Intermediate. Register 716-858-7132. TechKnow Lab, second floor

11 am-2 pm: Information Table: Say Yes Buffalo. Near computers, main floor

12 noon-1 pm: IMAGINE Buffalo Series. Video: Emerson’s Influence. Speaker Alan Davis, Historian on Griffins Mills, NY: Place-Based Learning & Making History Come Alive. Ring of Knowledge, main floor

12 noon-3 pm: Information Table: Oishei Healthy Kids Health Home. Outside Media Room, main floor

3-5 pm: Maker Tuesday: Marionettes. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor

Wednesday, April 25

9:30 am-4 pm: Child Abuse Prevention Month event with Erie County Dept. of Social Services. Auditorium, lower level

10 am-1 pm: Money Smart Week: “Stretch Your Dollar.” Main concourse and Ring of Knowledge, main floor

12 noon-1 pm: Express Group of AA. West Room, main floor

12 noon-2:30 pm: Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society & Assigned Counsel Program. Central Meeting Room, second floor

4-5:30 pm: B&ECPL Board of Trustees Policy Committee Meeting. Joseph B. Rounds Board Room, second floor

5:30-7:30 pm: “Gentrification: Exploring Solutions.” Presented by the League of Women Voters. Auditorium, lower level

Thursday, April 26

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

11 am-2 pm: Information Table: UB Educational Opportunity Center. Outside Media Room, main floor

3-7 pm: Virtual Reality Open House. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor

4:30-7:30 pm: Community Resurrection Corporation Meeting. Central Meeting Room, main floor

5-7 pm: Thursday Movie: The NeverEnding Story (1984).  Ring of Knowledge, main floor

5-8 pm: Free Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone (Narcan) Reversal Training. Presented by Erie County Dept. of Health for ages 16+. Walk-ins welcome. West Room, main floor

5:30-7:30 pm: Literacy NY Buffalo-Niagara ScrabbleFest Finals. Collections Gallery Conference Room, second floor

5:30-7:30 pm: Computer Training: Microsoft Word Intermediate. Register 716-858-7132. TechKnow Lab, second floor

5:30-7:30 pm: Young Audiences of WNY Board Meeting. Joseph B. Rounds Board Room, second floor

Friday, April 27

9 am-4 pm: Information Table: Meet an Erie County Dept. of Social Services Intern. Near computers, main floor

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

Saturday, April 28

9 am-12 noon: Buffalo Teacher Center Course: “History of Buffalo.” Collections Gallery Conference Room, second 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

2-4 pm: Glitch Art. Launch Pad MakerSpace, main floor

2-4 pm: Coloring for Adults. West Room, main floor

Sunday, April 29

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 student art (through April 30)

Whisper Space, main floor: Celebrating 150 Years of Olmsted in Buffalo (through May 1)

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