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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
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Wednesday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sunday: CLOSED





Battle of the Books - June 2024

    Are you going into 6th - 9th grade? Do you love books and trivia? Join Grand Island's Battle of the Books team this summer! More info and sign ups at the front desk.




Chinese Mah Jongg Basics - June 2024

   Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm.
   Instructor: John Chin Learn the basics of traditional Chinese Mah Jongg including set up, play and strategies. Differences between Chinese and American Mah Jongg will be covered. Sets will be available for hands-on learning during class. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Book Club - June 2024

   Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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. Tuesday, June 11 - Sea Wolf by Jack London.




Book a Tech Trainer - June 2024

   Wednesday, June 12 between 1:00 pm and 7:00 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** Free and Open to Library Patrons age 17 & above. For more computer training and other events visit www.BuffaloLib.org.




Buying Tech - May 2024

   Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Looking to purchase new technology for your home (tablet, computer, laptop, smart tv, etc) and not sure where to start? Sign up for this class to pick up tips on the following:
    What to know before buying.
   Tech specifications to know.
   Actual buying process.
   Post buying experience.
   Helpful to have, but not required for this class: Basic computer knowledge. Basic technology knowledge.
   **Registration is required. Please speak with a staff member or call 716-773-7124 to register.** Free and Open to Library Patrons age 17 & above. For more computer training and other events visit www.BuffaloLib.org.




Watercolor Irises - May 2024

   Thursday, May 30, 6:00 pm. **Ages 18 - Adult**
   Instructor: Adele Upton. Learn an easy watercolor technique to complete a beautiful iris flower painting that can be used to make original cards, bookmarks or frameable paintings. No previous watercolor experience is necessary and all levels of artists are welcome. All materials and instructions will be provided. **Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.**




Friends of the Library Election - May 2024

    The Nominating Committee of the Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library (Charlotte Senulis and Marie Volpe) are pleased to present the following slate for the 2024 election to be held at the Friends Annual Meeting at 6pm on Thursday, May 15 in the meeting room at the Library, 1715 Bedell Road. Terms to expire May 2026.
    Vice-President Jill Banaszak
    Corresponding Secretary Joyce Thornton
    Treasurer Nancy Vizzi
    3 Board Members: Phyllis Galie (Book Sale Volunteer Coordinator), Richard Smyth and Jan Yardley (Membership Chairperson).




Erie County Mental Health First Aid - May 2024

   Saturday, May 11 and May 18, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm** Current members: bring your card for admittance.
    For adults interacting with other adults. The Mental Health First Aid for Adults Interacting with Other Adults training teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults 18 and over, how to offer and provide help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124. **Must attend both days to receive certificate.




Library Book Club - May 2024

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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. Tuesday, May 14 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.




LEGO CLUB - May 2024

   Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm.
   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.




My House is Giving Me a Vibe - May 2024

   Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
    Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Learn how to research your house's history to explore its potential for paranormal provoking events. This class will use the Central Library in a case study which will show how the library's property history correlates with its ongoing paranormal phenomena. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - May 2024

   Saturday, May 11, 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 is required and has begun.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Book a Technology Trainer - April 2024

   Saturday, April 27 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.** For more computer training and other events visit www.BuffaloLib.org.




Cooking Demo - April 2024

   Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
    COOKING DEMO: JUST SAY YES TO FRUITS & VEGETABLES. This free program features a live recipe demonstration and group discussion. Participants will also receive a small cooking-related gift. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124. Presented by FeedMoreWNY.




Friends of the Library Donated Book Sale - April 2024

   Thursday April 18th 5:00-8:00 pm - Friends of the Library Members Night; Individual Friends memberships will be available at the door for $5.00. Current members: bring your card for admittance.
   Friday, April 19th 10:00 am-5:00 pm - General Sale - items priced as marked.
   Saturday, April 20th 10:00 am-3:00 pm - Bag Sale: fill a bag for $5.00. Bags will be provided.
   All Three Days: Bake Sale (cash only). While supplies last. Bake Sale proceeds benefit the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden. Book Sale proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.




American Mah Jongg Basics - April 2024

   Wednesday, April 24th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
   Instructor: Anna Vaccaro. Learn the basics of American Mah Jongg including set up, play and strategies. Learn the new 2024 Mah Jongg card. Sets will be available for use during the class. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Cooking Demo: Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables - April 2024

    Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
   This free program features a live recipe demonstration and group discussion. Participants will also receive a small cooking-related gift. Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124. Presented by FeedMoreWNY.




Elder Law Info - April 2024

    Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
   Center for Elder Law & Justice Financial Management Assistace Program Information session. Now Seeking Volunteers! Help make a difference in your community, and help your neighbors stay in their homes! Volunteers are needed to help at-risk older adults. Help older adults with: Planning a budget or paying bills; Balancing their checkbook; Working with creditors; Filling out insurance forms; Connecting with life-changing resources. For More Information Contact: 800-316-5103 or visit budgethelp@elderjusticeny.org.




Book Club - April 2024

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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.
April 9, 2024 - Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut




Pre School Storytime - April 2024

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10*, 24, May 1, from 10:00 am - 10:45 am *There is no class on April 17.
   Ages 3-5 with or without a caregiver Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! **Registration is required and begins March 6.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Itty Bitty Storytime - April 2024

   Thursdays, April 4, 11*, 25, May 2 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am *There is no class on April 18.
    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 March 6.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Local Author Event: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Founder Rick Falkowski - April 2024

    Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm
    A one hour presentation from his latest released title: "The Spirit of Buffalo Women" Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124.




Witnessing Wonder: Exploring the Solar Eclipse For Kids - March 2024

    Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 pm, Ages 5-12    Join Penn Dixie as we share in the excitement of this rare celestial event! Explore the different types of eclipses, what it means to be in the path of totality, and how to safely view this memorable occasion. **Registration is required and begins February 23.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Mobile Dome Planetarium - Eclipse Edition - March 2024

    Saturday, March 30, Session #1 - 12:30 pm, Grades K-3 (ages 5-8); Session #2 - 2:00 pm, Grades 4-6 (ages 9-12).
   Explore the night sky & learn about the total solar eclipse 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 begins February 29.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Science of the Eclipse - April 2024

    Thursday, April 4, 4:00 pm, Ages 8 & up
   Presented by the Buffalo Museum of Science, this program will discuss the science of eclipses, what we might observe during the entire event on April 8th and how to have a safe experience. There will also be a Q&A session at the end. **Registration is required and begins March 5.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Local Author Talk - March 2024

    Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00 pm, Open to all ages
   The Haunting of Idora Park: A Dead Park Tale by Rose Ann Hirsch A thrilling mystery unfolds in this Middle-Grade Novel. A ghost; an abandoned amusement park; phantom roller coaster trains running at twilight; stolen carousel horses; a deceitful park owner; a thirteen-year-old girl determined to find proof that her mother didn't commit a crime; it's all one exciting roller coaster ride! Books for sale at the event. www.roseannhirsch.com.




Technology Trainer - March 2024

   Tuesday, March 19 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
   Tuesday, April 16 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
   Saturday, April 27 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.** For more computer training and other events visit www.BuffaloLib.org.




Solar Eclipse Info - April 2024

    Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 pm.
    Are you interested in learning all about the upcoming total solar eclipse? Join Penn Dixie for Witnessing Wonder: Exploring the Total Solar Eclipse and share in the excitement of this rare celestial event! Explore the different types of eclipses, what it means to be in the path of totality, and how to safely view this memorable occasion. **Registration is required and begins February 23.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Backyard Wild Life - March 2024

    Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Learn tricks to encourage wildlife into your backyard! Explore the do's and don'ts, the best backyard wildlife to attract, and why these critters are so important to have around. Presented by Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry **No registration required**




Book Club - March 2024

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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. March 12, 2024 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson.




Friends Board Meeting - March 2024

    Wednesday, March 6, 6:00 pm
   The next meeting of the Friends of GIML Board will be Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00 pm in the library meeting room.




Reading Garden Meeting - March 2024

    Thursday, March 7, 5:00 pm
    The next meeting of the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden Committee will be Thursday, March 7th at 5:00 pm in the library meeting room.




LEGO Club - March 2024

    Saturday, March 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Join us each month for a new LEGO Free Build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination! **Registration is required and begins February 3.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Read to a Dog - March 2024

    Saturday, March 16, 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 is required and begins February 10.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




Pint Size Playgroup - February 2024

    Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Ages 0-5
    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.**




Art Raffle! - February 2024

    February 1 - March 23
    Enter to win one of SIX amazing ART raffle baskets! Tickets are $1 and the raffle is open to all ages. All proceeds go to the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden.




Take Your Child to Library Day - February 2024

    Saturday, February 3
   Join us for a special scavenger hunt, activity pages, stickers, and more! All day event - while supplies last. Registration is **not** required.




Untold Stories of the Underground Railroad - February 2024

    Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Presenter Lillie Wiley-Upshaw will expand our understanding of the Resistance Movement against slavery and the pivotal role members of the Buffalo community had in that struggle through the Underground Railroad. All ages. Registration is *not* required.




African Drum Workshop - February 2024

   Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
   Ages 6 & up. Taught by a drummer Teaching Artist from the African American Cultural Center's Dance & Drum Performance Company, participants will learn the fundamentals of traditional West African drumming, basic African drumming techniques, and its connection to modern music. **Registration is required and begins January 17.** Please call 716-773-7124.




Itty Bitty Storytime - February 2024

    Thursdays, 10:00 am - 10:30 am, February 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 January 10.** Please call 716-773-7124.




Traveling Zoo - February 2024

   Tuesday, February 20, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, All ages
   Join REPCO Wildlife for an engaging, educational, and interactive "Traveling Zoo" experience! Featuring reptiles from around the world, get a chance to see, touch, and get pictures with exciting animals such as lizards, snakes, and turtles. **Registration is required and begins January 23.** Please call 716-773-7124.




PreSchool Storytime - February 2024

    February 7*, 14, 21, 28, Wednesdays, 10:00 am -10:45 am, Ages 3 - 5 with or without a caregiver
   Join Miss Carly for stories, music, dancing, crafts and MORE! *Special appearance by Curious George at the February 7 session **Registration is required and begins January 10.** Please call 716-773-7124.




Read to a Dog - February 2024

   Saturday, February 10, 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 November 18.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




LEGO Club - February 2024

   Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 1:00 pm
   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.




Library Book Club - January 2024

   February 13, 2024 - Orphans & Inmates by Rosanne Higgins
   Grand Island Memorial Library Book Club meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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.




Pint Size Playgroup - January 2024

   Saturday, January 27, 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! Ages 0 to 5 with caregiver. **Registration is required and begins December 27.** Stop in or call 716-773-7124 to register.




Library Board of Trustees Meeting - January 2024

   Thursday, January 4th at 4:30pm In the library meeting room.
    The next regular meeting of the Grand Island Memorial Library Board of Trustees will be held Thursday, January 4th at 4:30pm In the library meeting room.




Library Book Club - January 2024

   January 9, 2024 - Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See
   Grand Island Memorial Library Book Club meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 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.




Read to a Dog - January 2024

   Saturday, January 13, 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 November 18.** Please call 716-773-7124 to register.




LEGO Club - January 2024

   Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 1:00 pm
   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.




MEET ZELDA! - January 2024

   Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, All ages
    Meet Zelda, Buffalo Audubon's non-releasable Eastern Screech-Owl ambassador! See her up close, hear her story of how she came to Buffalo Audubon, and learn about the "superpowers" owls have to survive and hunt in a nocturnal world. Presented by the Buffalo Audubon Society. Registration is *not* required.