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Public Invited to Meeting at ECC North: Create a New Vision for Libraries and Services

Re-Imagine! - The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- The public is invited to share its ideas for the regional library system of the future through a series of public meetings, web surveys and focus groups; all part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System's newly launched Re-Imagine campaign. 

"This is an exciting as well as a challenging time for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System," said Bridget Quinn-Carey, director of the Library System.  "We are beginning a process to re-imagine the library and create a new vision that will meet the needs of the entire community; a library that will not only accommodate the types of  services that are so heavily used currently, but one that will satisfy the needs of our users for innovative services in the years ahead."  

Write This Winter!

What are you going to do this winter? Ever thought about writing? With Thanksgiving coming up, for what are you most thankful? Write it down. What about those great family stories everyone tells over turkey and trimmings? Don't let them be forgotten. If you want to capture and share these stories, write them down. Your children and grandchildren will appreciate knowing their family history.

Need help? Join a writers group. Take a minute to watch this video about Northside Writer's Group. Click here.

If you like what you see, join us at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Crossroads Luthern Church, 4640 Main Street in Amherst NY. (Corner of Main and Burroughs Drive.)

 

 

 

 

De-Mobilizing Gang Members

Claude AnShin Thomas will visit the Buffalo area next month. Here's another email from his trip to Columbia where he visited young people trying to get out of the 7,000 member gang named Combus.

 

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V.S. Naipaul comes to BABEL series tonight

Just Buffalo's BABEL series begins tonight! October 19, 2010, 8:00 PM

An evening with V.S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Tickets available at the door

Students: $10

General Admission: $35

General Admission with B&ECPL library card: $25

Or use your HSBC card for discounts!

VIP (with author reception): $100

Call 716-832-5400 with questions

Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts.

Fall Indoor Concert & Dance

Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Rd., Amherst, will be hosting a fall indoor concert and dance with the Sentimental Journey Band on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 7-9p.m.  Please bring your own chairs and join us as we take a tour down memory lane. 

Vidaver Presents Information on Earning Money as a Freelancer

"At our September 30th Fifth Thursday dinner, our Founder, Lois Vidaver, gave us a presentation on how to earn money as a freelance author. She discussed writing for trade magazines, how to find them, how to get assignments, where to look, and how to become a staff writer. She also discussed how to find the appropriate people to interview and how much to expect to get paid. It was an excellent and informative presentation. Lois also brought in several magazines so we could see examples of her published work." --Lionel Nosenchuck.

We're looking for writers to join our group. We meet at 7PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. in Amherst, NY 14226.

Click here to check out our website.