Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

1 Lafayette Sq
Buffalo NY  14203-1887

Phone: (716) 858-8900

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

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Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Extending two city blocks in length, encompassing more than 400,000 square feet of floor space and more than 58 miles of shelving, the Central Library in Lafayette Square in the heart of downtown Buf

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Mon: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair &6th Annual Flash Mob

Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair &6th Annual Flash Mob
10:00 am - 05/03/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join Us! As many Mental Health agencies throughout Western New York come together to set up tables at a Informational Fair. At noon we will be doing our 6th Annual...

Gentrification: Exploring Solutions

Gentrification: Exploring Solutions
05:30 pm - 04/25/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Speaker and panel presented by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Guest speaker J. Rosie Tighe, PhD, Associate Professor...

Girls Get I.T.

Girls Get I.T.
10:00 am - 04/14/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Calling all Girl Founders for a screening of She Started IT. Girls Get IT seeks to inspire girls 6th through 10th grade to lead in computing, technology, and entrepreneurship. Bring...

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop IX

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop IX
09:00 am - 04/13/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

The ninth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo's poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies,...

Olmsted Parks Library Exhibit

Olmsted Parks Library Exhibit
08:30 am - 04/06/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

From now till May 1, visit the Olmsted Parks exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library, Whisper Area. You will enjoy historic photos...

New ARTcovz® Unveils at Buffalo Central Library

New ARTcovz® Unveils at Buffalo Central Library
01:00 pm - 04/04/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

The Launch Pad Makerspace & TechKnow Lab of the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square will become home to ARTcovz® number five. Visitors who stop by the...

Women's Ways Peace Ways

Women's Ways Peace Ways
12:00 pm - 03/16/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

On March 16th join Kelly Maracle, Mohawk and community activist: Nadia Sharam, Esq., matrimonial attorney, mediator, and women’s rights organizer; and Diana Lynn...

Chairman's Book Club

Chairman's Book Club
12:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Panel discussion on the fascinating book "Men Explain Things to Me" by Rebecca Solnit. Free. Discussion will be led by Karen King from the Erie County Commission...

Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting Workshop
01:00 pm - 03/04/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Songwriter or musician looking for some feedback on your current projects? Or maybe new to songwriting or looking for help getting out of a creative rut? Sundays...

At the River I Stand Movie Night!

At the River I Stand Movie Night!
06:00 pm - 02/12/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join the Buffalo Branch of the NAACP, Coalition for Economic Justice, Campaign for NY Health, VOICE Buffalo, The Western NY Area Labor Federation, Food for All,...

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day
01:00 pm - 02/03/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

We can't wait because "Take Your Child to the Library Day" is this Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1 - 3 pm. Children are encouraged to wear their coziest PJs for a fun-filled...

Job Fair

Job Fair
10:00 am - 01/24/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Job Fair, featuring nearly 30 local companies. Dress for success and bring your resume. Free & open to the public. Employers, with openings, interested in participating...

Starting & Managing Your Own Business

Starting & Managing Your Own Business
08:30 am - 01/12/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join us for this full-day workshop featuring SCORE and local expert speakers, covering business topics critical to every start-up business. Sign up today ($30):...

Tribute Celebration to Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr.

Tribute Celebration to Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr.
12:00 pm - 01/11/2018

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Free community celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Music, dance, poetry and readings. Hosted by the honorable Clifford Bell with 93.7 WBLK - The...

Business of Music Workshop

Business of Music Workshop
06:00 pm - 11/16/2017

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

If you're a songwriter, a musician, a band leader.... If you are a beginner just stepping into the music life, or feel you've been around the block more than a few...

Out of the Shadows: John Edmonston Brent, Architect

Out of the Shadows: John Edmonston Brent, Architect
05:30 pm - 11/02/2017

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

During November, PBN will partner with curator Christine Parker, MA, local historian and Brent scholar, to have a special exhibition in the Buffalo and Erie County...

Lights On After School Celebration 2017

Lights On After School Celebration 2017
05:30 pm - 10/26/2017

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Celebrate the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 26, 2017! Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool...

Fall Diversity Career Fair

Fall Diversity Career Fair
10:30 am - 10/26/2017

At Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Looking forward to seeing you at our Fall Diversity Career Fair, held in honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! This career fair is open...

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