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The library will accept material donations again December 1st.
Please drop off your donations any time the library is open.
Monetary donations are always accepted...thank you for supporting your library!

Curbside service is still available. Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information.


Library Fall Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED





Graham Cracker Houses & Cookie Decorating - December 2023

   Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm
    Family Workshop Presented by the Storybook Cook, ages 5 & up. Teams of 2-3 will work together to build a gingerbread house & decorate holiday cookies! 1 member of the team *must* be an adult. **Registration is required and begins November 16. ** Please call 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - December 2023

   Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! **Registration begins November 18.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




LEGO Club - December 2023

   Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Ages 5 - 12 Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required and has begun. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Cooking Demo - Holiday Brunch - December 2023

   Thursday, December 7, 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
    Presented by Liz Bauld, The Storybook Cook. Recipes and samples will be included.. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Book Club - December 2023

   Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm
   GI Memorial Library Book Club meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. December 12 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.




It's a Wrap Party - December 2023

   Tuesday, December 5, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Need space away from prying eyes to get those gifts wrapped? Come use our meeting room! Bring a handful of gifts to wrap - and the library will provide tape & a limited supply or wrapping paper (but feel free to bring your own!) Registration *not* required; first come first served. Light refreshments provided - you're welcome to bring your own.




Brain Dance - November 2023

   Saturday, December 2, 2:30 - 3:15 pm Geared towards adults and seniors.
    In this 45-minute program, Buffalo-based teaching artist Benjamin Berry will educate participants about the many benefits of the BrainDance, guide through multiple iterations of the exercises (seated, standing, with props, etc.) and share resources in a fully accessible environment geared towards elders and adults with limited mobility. What is BrainDance? BrainDance is an excellent full body and brain warm-up that can be practiced by people of all ages and levels of ability. Practicing BrainDance weekly or daily can help rewire and enhance connections within the sensori-motor system. Funding provided via a grant received through the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Book a Technology Trainer - November 2023

    Saturday, November 25, between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm; Thursday, December 14, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm; Thursday, January 4, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one session with a Tech Trainer. Available Topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics.




Cooking Demo - November 2023

   Saturday, November 11, 3:00pm - 4:30 pm
    Presented by Liz Bauld, The Storybook Cook. Recipes and samples will be included.. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Donated Book Sale - October 2023

   Friday, November 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Friends Member Night! Bring your membership card for entrance. Individual Friends memberships will be available at the door for $5.00.
    Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sale prices as follows: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: priced as marked 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Bag Sale, $5.00 per bag. Limited bags will be available. Both Days: Bake Sale (cash only). Bake Sale proceeds will benefit the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden.




Technology Trainer - October 2023

Wednesday, November 1, between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 25, between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 14, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 4, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one session with a Tech Trainer. Available Topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics.




Trunk or Treat - October 2023

   Saturday, October 21, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
   It's back! Are you ready for our huge Halloween Party?! This year's Trunk or Treat will be featuring trick or treating, crafts, spooky stories, and more family fun! Trick or treat from car to car, trunk to trunk. Crafts, stories, and photo booth in the library. Free! Fun for all ages. Registration is *not* required! ***Interested in being a trunker? Call 716-773-7124 & ask for the director by October 16***




Feelings Rock - November 2023

   Friday, November 16, 10:00 am, Ages 0-5
    Feelings Rock is a fun, interactive music and movement class for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Be ready to dance, jump, spin, and more through guided activities! Registration is required and begins October 17. Please call 716-773-7124




LEGO Club - November 2023

   Saturday, November 11 , 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Ages 5 - 12
    Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! **Registration is required and begins October 7.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Beginner Sewing Classes 4+ - October 2023

   Ages 4 & up with a caregiver, Saturdays, October 28, November 18, December 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Free lessons! Material cost per project. Limited machines provided, which can be shared. If you have a sewing machine/sewing notions, you are welcome to bring them to the class. For more information and to register: visit https://tinyurl.com/uniquetimedesigns




Beginner Sewing Classes - October 2023

   Ages 16 & up, Thursdays, October 19, November 16, December 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    ree lessons! Material cost per project. Limited machines provided, which can be shared. If you have a sewing machine/sewing notions, you are welcome to bring them to the class. For more information and to register: visit https://tinyurl.com/uniquetimedesigns




Library Book Club - November 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy.
    November 14 - This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger




Read to a Dog - October 2023

    Saturday, October 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! **Registration begins September 23.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Beginner Sewing 16+ - October 2023

    Tuesday, September 26, Thursdays, October 19, November 16, December 14 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Ages 16 & up
    Free lessons! Material cost per project. Limited machines provided, which can be shared. If you have a sewing machine/sewing notions, you are welcome to bring them to the class. For more information and to register: visit https://tinyurl.com/uniquetimedesigns .




Library Book Club - October 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy.
    October 10 - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro




Book a Technology Trainer - October 2023

    Wednesday, October 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Free and Open to Library patrons age 17 & above. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Beginner Sewing Classes - September 2023

    Saturdays, September 23, October 28, November 18, December 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
   Ages 4 & up with a caregiver Free lessons! Material cost per project. Limited machines provided, which can be shared. If you have a sewing machine/sewing notions, you are welcome to bring them to the class. For more information and to register: visit https://tinyurl.com/uniquetimedesigns.




Discard Book Sale - September 2023

    Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30
   Presented by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library. Friday, September 29, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. General Sale Day: priced as marked. Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Bag Sale: $5 per bag. Both days: Bake Sale (cash only). Bake Sale proceeds benefit the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden. All Book Sale proceeds benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.




Bake Sale Donations - September 2023

    Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30
   Looking for donations to Library Bake Sale. Bake Sale to be held during the Discard Book Sale on September 29 & 30. Proceeds to benefit the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden. If you choose to donate a baked good: - Please portion and individually wrap each item (Ziploc bags are great for this). - Please label what the item is. - If the item has nuts, or is gluten free, please label it. Please drop off the items the morning of September 29. The Library opens at 9:30am. Thank you for supporting your Library!




LEGO Club - September 2023

    Saturday, October 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
   Ages 5 - 12. Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! **Registration is required and begins September 9.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Library Trunk or Treat - September 2023

    Saturday, October 21, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
   It's back! Are you ready for our huge Halloween Party?! This year's Trunk or Treat will be featuring trick or treating, crafts, spooky stories, and more family fun! Trick or treat from car to car, trunk to trunk. Crafts, stories, and photo booth in the library. Free! Fun for all ages. Registration is *not* required! ***Interested in being a trunker? Call 716-773-7124 & ask for the director by October 16




Main Entrance Closure - September 2023

    The main library entrance will be closed beginning Monday, September 18th due to walkway construction. The book drop will be closed as well. The library will be open during construction. The opposite entrance at the flagpole will be available. Please follow signage and check back for updates on the library website via www.buffalolib.org and the Grand Island Memorial Library Facebook page.




Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Board Workshop - September 2023

    Thursday, September 7, at 6:00 pm
   Family workshop, ages 8 & up Create a cute tic-tac-toe travel board using rocks, paper, paint and other materials. Part of the Peas Project Workshops. Registration is required. Please call 7165-773-7124.




Library Book Club - September 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. September 12 - Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry.




Technology Trainer - September 2023

    Wednesday, October 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Free and Open to Library patrons age 17 & above. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.

Journel & Peas Pencil Workshop - September 2023

   Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm
    Teen/Adult program ages 13 & up. Learn ideas to create an artistic journal and pencil set to give as a gift or for personal inspiration. Part of The Peas Project Workshops. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Preschool Storytime - September 2023

    Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 10:45 am, October 4, 11, 18, 25
    Ages 3-5 with or without caregiver. Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! **Registration is required and begins September 6.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Itty Bitty Storytime - September 2023

    Thursdays, 10:00 am - 10:30 am, October 5, 12, 19, 26
    Ages 0-2 with a caregiver Join Miss Carly for a baby & toddler story time filled with stories, songs, and fun activities geared towards our littlest friends! **Registration is required and begins September 6.** Please call 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - September 2023

    Saturday, September 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Registration begins August 25. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws for Love Program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Lego Club - June 2023

    Saturday, September 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
   Registration is required and begins August 14. Ages 5 - 12. Join us for a LEGO Free Build! The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




GI Memorial Library Book Club - September 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
   All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. September 12 - Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry




GI Memorial Library Chicken BBQ - August 2023

    Grand Island Memorial Library Chicken BBQ on Thursday, August 31st. Pre-sale tickets only. See FLYER.




Book a Technology Trainer - August 2023

    Sessions are available: Thursday, September 7 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm; Wednesday, October 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Free and Open to Library patrons age 17 & above. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




GI Memorial Library Chicken BBQ - August 2023

    Thursday, August 31, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    $15 PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLY Tickets are available at the Library during open hours (cash or check accepted). Drive-thru take out only. Redeem your ticket at take out. Each BW's dinner includes: 1/2 chicken, roll/butter, potato salad and coleslaw. Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Rd, 716-773-7124 ** All proceeds to go to the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden**




GI Memorial Library Book Club - August 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
   All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. August 8 - Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce




NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps - July 2023

    Saturday, September 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - This event is rescheduled from 5/20/23
    This event is brought to you by the Governor in conjunction with Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. This training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Each family that attends will receive one Preparedness Kit. **All participants must register in advance.** To register and for additional information, visit www.prepare.ny.gov or visit the registration link directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GIML91623.




Plush Animal Workshop - July 2023

    Friday, August 4, 1:00pm - 2:00pm **Registration begins July 3**
    Ages 5-12 Make your own adorable plush dog! All materials are provided. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Talk on the Wild Side - July 2023

    Tuesday, August 8, 1:00pm **Registration begins July 7**
   Presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center. Come meet mammals, birds and reptiles and discover what makes each of these animal groups unique! Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




MAGIC! - July 2023

    Friday, August 11, 1:00pm **Registration begins July 7**
    MAGIC! End of Summer Extravaganza! Ages 4-12 The magic show, presented by professional magician Cris Johnson, will feature music, age-appropriate humor, fun magic, audience participation, and more. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - June 2023

    Mondays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, July 10, 24
   Registration begins June 13. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws for Love Program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Lego Club - June 2023

    Monday, July 17 & 31, 1:00pm - 2:00 pm
   Registration begins June 20, Ages 5-12. Join us for a LEGO Free Build! The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Pet Paw-Ty - June 2023

    Tuesday, July 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
   No Registration Required, All ages welcome Pet Adoption Event presented by Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue Join us for an afternoon with all your furry friends! Crafts for kids! Bring a non-perishable pet food item for a chance to win a raffle basket! Information about adoption & foster opportunities with Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue.




Science Below Zero - June 2023

    Friday, July 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
   Registration begins June 23. Chill out during this super cool liquid nitrogen demonstration! Explore the phases of matter, as well as kinetic energy in amazing ways. Presented by the Buffalo Museum of Science. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Storybook Cook Presents: Taco Party - June 2023

    Friday, July 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
   Registration begins June 30, Ages 8-17. Older kids & tweens, join us for a Mexican food fiesta! Learn how to make your own taco seasoning, salsa & more. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Heap Outreach - June 2023

    Monday, August 7, 10:00am - 4:00pm
   In partnership with Erie County Senior Services, Legislator John Bargnesi announces HEAP Outreach to help residents with the application process for cooling. Applicants are asked to bring copies of the following: Proof of residency; Identification for all household members; Proof of all income received in the last 30 days;Current shutoff notice, if applicable. For additional information, please contact Erie County Legislator Joh Bargnesi at (716) 871-5905 or JOHN.BARGNESIJR@ERIE.GOV.




Summer Reading Bingo - June 2023

    June 26 - August 11
   For Adults, Teens, Kids, and Little Kids! Each age group has awesome prizes to win, plus you can enter as many times as you'd like. Stop in to grab your Bingo Card today! Prizes generously donated by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.




GI Memorial Library Book Club - June 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
   All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. July 11 - The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni


Itty Bitty Story Time - June 2023

    Thursdays, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
   July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 **Registration begins June 7** Join Miss Carly for a baby & toddler story time filled with stories, songs, and fun activities geared towards our littlest friends! Ages 0-2 years, with a caregiver. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.


Read to a Dog - June 2023

    Mondays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   July 10, 24 **Registration begins June 13** Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws for Love Program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.


Preschool Storytime - June 2023

    Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
   July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 **Registration begins June 7** Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! Ages 3 - 5, with or without a caregiver. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.


Feelings Rock - June 2023

    Friday, July 7, 10:00 am
    **Registration begins June 7** Feelings Rock is a fun, interactive music and movement class for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Be ready to dance, jump, spin, and more through guided activities! Ages 0 - 5. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.


Touch A Truck - June 2023

    Wednesday, July 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Trucks, trucks & more trucks! Come check out construction, emergency, commercial, and other specialty vehicles. That's not all - there will be a Toy Truck Raffle & Ice Cream social inside the library! Open to all ages. Registration is *not* required.


Kids Can Sew - June 2023

    Wednesdays 2:00-4:30 pm
    Free sewing lessons for ages 6-15. There is a material cost per project or you provide the materials. Limited number of seats for smaller classes. Limited machines provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine. **For more information and to register: Email Dannelle at uniquetimedesigns@gmail.com or call 208-514-9067**


Battle of the Books Sign Up - June 2023

    Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00pm - virtual meeting
    Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124. Information on signing in to the virtual meeting will be given upon registration.


Adult Paint Night with Art-Y Time - June 2023

    Thursday, June 8 at 6:00pm
    Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124. 18 and over **Alcohol free...but you can bring snacks!**


Historical World Tour Raffle - May 2023

    From May 23 through June 30
    Grab your maps - we are going on a Historical World Tour... Raffle! Enter for a chance to win one of ten travel & history-themed baskets. Open to all ages. Enter as many times as you'd like. Winners will be notified July 3.


Citizen Preparedness Corps - May 2023

    Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am
    With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. This training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Each family that attends will receive one Preparedness Kit. This event is brought to you by the Governor in conjunction with the Grand Island Memorial Library and Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive. To register and for additional information, visit www.prepare.ny.gov.


Erie County Veteran's Services - May 2023

    Saturday, May 20 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Walk-ins welcome. Do you know what your benefits are? A representative will be on hand to inform veterans, current service members, and their families of the many federal, state and local benefits that they may be eligible for. By veterans, for veterans. www.erie.gov/veterans.




Book a Technology Trainer - May 2023

    Thursday, June 1 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Free and open to Library Patrons age 17 & above Registration is required and has begun. Please call 716-773-7124.




Friends of the GI Memorial Library Bag Raffle - April 2023

    Runs through May 23
    Each time you visit the library, present your Friends Membership Card for one entry into the bag raffle. One ticket per card per day. There are 4 different bags to choose from and each includes a $25 gift card to a local restaurant or gift shop, a Friends Bag and new reads! Don't have a Friends membership? Individual memberships are available for $5 at the circulation desk. Winners will be notified May 24th.




GI Memorial Library Book Club - May 2023

    Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
   All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. May 9 - They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.
June 13 - The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult




Friends of GI Memorial Library Annual Meeting - April 2023

    Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 pm.
    Business meeting followed by guest speaker Mary Kate O'Connell, Executive/Artistic Director of O'Connell and Company Productions. **Please RSVP by 5/18/23 at 716-773-7124**Refreshments provided by the Friends.




The Business of Music Workshop - April 2023

    Thursday, May 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Are you in a band? Have you written a song? Do you wonder what's next? Take control of your music career! Learn about copyright, setting up a music business, managing your band and getting paid for your work! Also, learn about H.R. 1551 Orrin B. Hatch - Bob Woodward Music Modernization Act and the future of digital copyright. For music business beginners and those who remember 8-tracks! Led by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees: Ron Walker, Van Taylor, Michael Pennick, with Melissa Kate and Tim Webb. Free. Walk-ins welcome.




Pint-Size Play Group - April 2023

    Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of free play and socialization. Meet new friends and enjoy the company of other adults! Registration is required and has begun. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




LEGO Club - April 2023

    Saturday, May 6, 1pm - 2pm
    Ages 5-12 Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required and begins April 1. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Read to a Dog - April 2023

    Saturday, May 13, 1pm - 3pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws for Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required and has begun.




PINT-SIZE PLAY GROUP - March 2023

    Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of free play and socialization. Meet new friends and enjoy the company of other adults! Registration is required and has begun. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




READ TO A DOG - April 2023

    Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required and begins March 11. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




LEGO CLUB - April 2023

    Saturday, April 1 from 1 pm - 2- pm
    Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Ages 5-12 Registration is required and begins on March 4. Call 716-773-7124 to register.




PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - April 2023

   Wednesdays, 10 am - 10:45 am    April 5, 26 and May 3. Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! Ages 3-5 with or without a caregiver Registration is required and begins March 7. .




DONATED BOOK SALE - April 2023

    The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Present a Donated Book Sale.
    Friday, April 14th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Friends Member Night! Bring your membership card for entrance. Individual Friends memberships will be available at the door for $5.
    Saturday, April 15th 10:00 am-3:00 pm General Sale. Fill a bag for $5. Bags will be available. All proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library. Material donations are being accepted. Please drop off during open hours.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - April 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. April 11 - The Fallen Architect - Charles Belfoure.




MOVIE MATINEE - March 2023

   Tuesday, April 4 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Come watch Minions: Rise of Gru while enjoying a snack & craft! Ages 5 & up Registration is required and begins March 9. Please call 716-773-7124.




EXPLORE & MORE PRESENTS INVENTION EXCHANGE: SOARING AIRPLANES - March 2023

   Thursday, April 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Join us as we explore different steps in the invention process to invent & create your very own flying device! Presented by the Explore and More Children's Museum. Ages 5-12 Registration is required and begins March 9. Please call 716-773-7124.




KIDS CAN SEW! - April 2023

   Wednesdays - 4/19, 5/17 & 6/21 from 2:00-4:30 pm
    Free sewing lessons for ages 6-15. There is a material cost per project or you provide the materials. Limited number of seats for smaller classes. Limited machines provided. You are welcome to bring your own. For more information and to register: Email Dannelle at uniquetimedesigns@gmail.com or call 208-514-9067




READING GARDEN COMMITTEE MEETING - March 2023

   Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 pm
   The next Reading Garden Committee Meeting will be held in the Library's meeting room.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - March 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. March 14 - Lessons from the Edge - Marie Yovanovich.




SIX MEALS, ONE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN - March 2023

   Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm
    Join Liz Bauld, The Storybook Cook, for a cooking demo complete with samples and recipes to take home. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




STEAM KIT RAFFLE - February 2023

    Enter to win one of FIFTEEN STEAM KITS- each with a toy, game, or activity AND matching book! Read 1 book for 1 chance to win! Enter as many times as you'd like. Winners will be drawn March 1.




READ TO A DOG - February 2023

   Saturday, March 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required and begins February 11. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




KIDS CAN SEW! - February 2023

   Wednesdays beginning February 15, from 2:00-4:30 pm
    Free sewing lessons for ages 6-15. There is a material cost per project or you provide the materials. Limited number of seats for smaller classes. Limited machines provided. You are welcome to bring your own. For more information and to register: Email Dannelle at uniquetimedesigns@gmail.com or call 208-514-9067




PINT-SIZE PLAY GROUP - February 2023

   Saturday, February 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of free play and socialization. Meet new friends and enjoy the company of other adults! Registration is required and begins January 28. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




MOBILE DOME PLANETARIUM - February 2023

   Tuesday, February 21, Session #1: 1:00 pm, Grades K-3 (Ages 5-8); Session #2: 2:00 pm, Grades 4-6 (Ages 9-12).
    Explore the night sky & learn about astronomy and space in this unique travelling planetarium! Please pay attention to the age limits for each session, as the programs are specifically tailored for each group. Registration is required and begin January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




SNOWSHOE FUN AT THE LIBRARY - February 2023

   Wednesday, February 22 at 11:30 am.
   Ages 7 and up family event. A limited amount of snowshoes will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Learn about the history of snowshoeing before venturing outside to try our modern snowshoes! In the event of no snow, we'll go for a walk around the library and learn some neat nature facts. Registration is required and begins January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register. **Special thanks to GI Rec. for loaning snowshoes for this program!**

IRON CHEF DESSERTS - February 2023

   Thursday, February 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.
   Ages 8-17 Ready for a sweet battle? Older kids & teens will duke it out in a fun, fast-paced food competition presented by Liz Bould, the Storybook Cook. Registration is required and begins January 24. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - February 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. February 14 - Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles




BOOK A TECHNOLOGY TRAINER - February 2023

   Saturday, February 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
    Register for a 45-minute, one-on-one, session with a Tech Trainer. Available topics include: Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics, Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Files and Folders, Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




READ TO A DOG - February 2023

   Saturday, February 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required and begins January 14. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




QUILLING WORKSHOP - February 2023

   Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm, Ages 12 and up.
    Instructor: Anna Vaccaro. Learn the basics of quilling in this interactive workshop. Participants will create a project and get a quilling tool to take home. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




LEGO CLUB - February 2023

   Saturday, February 4 & March 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm , Ages 5-12
    Join us each month for a LEGO Free Build. LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required and begins January 7, 2023. Stop in or call 773-7124 to register.




OUTSIDER ART WORKSHOP - January 2023

   Saturday, January 21st, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Ages 12-17 The term 'Outsider Art' refers to art created by people who have not received formal training, but create awesome stuff! The instructor will lead participants through 3 hands on projects which are outside the box and fun! About the instructor: Marsha Mis has a BFA from UB and has worked as an Art Park Artist. She has shared similar projects with WNY Alzheimer's Association groups. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




FEELINGS ROCK - January 2023

   Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 am
    Ages 0-5 with a caregiver Feelings Rock is a fun, interactive music and movement class for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Instructors use music to teach developmental skills with an emphasis on social and emotional skills, laying the foundation for a healthy body and mind. Be ready to dance, jump, spin, and more through guided activities! Registration is required and begins December 13. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - January 2023

   Meets monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
    All are welcome. Physical copies of the books will be available to borrow. Call the library at 716-773-7124 for more information and to reserve a copy. January 10 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.




ITTY BITTY STORYTIME - January 2023

   Thursdays, 10:00 am -10:30 am, February 9, 16. 23 and March 2
   Join Miss Carly for a baby & toddler story time filled with stories, songs, and fun activities geared towards our littlest friends! Ages 0-2 with a caregiver Registration is required and begins January 10. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.




PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - January 2023

   Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 10:45 am, February 8, 15,22 and March 1
   Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! Ages 3-5 with or without a caregiver Registration is required and begins January 10. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - January 2023

    Saturday, January 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Call 773-7124 to sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Masks are required for individuals 2 & up.