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Huge Used Books Summer Sale

Huge Used Books Summer Sale

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will host a massive Used Book Sale at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, on:

Thursday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, August 19, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Used books, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, large print books, and periodicals will be available to the public at clearance prices starting at 25 cents.  A variety of steeply discounted merchandise will also be available. Bargain hunters will not be disappointed.

The Sale, open to the public, will be held on the downtown Library’s second floor. Cash, VISA and MasterCard will be accepted.

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well
  •     A familiar early photo of Buffalo shows the Twin Pumps that stood at Main Street and The Terrace near what was the entrance to Memorial Auditorium. The two pumps standing side by side, were operated manually by two slim, curved pump handles made of wrought iron, about 4 feet long, with a ball at the end of each handle about the size of a small orange. The pumps stood on a stone slab about 4 feet wide, 6 feet long and about 10 inches high. On each corner of the plot reserved for the pumps was a stout oaken post to fend off wagons that might be inclined to drive too close. 

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word


The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.


There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

Peace Bridge E-ZPass® Customers Transferred to New York Service Center

Peace Bridge E-ZPass® Customers Transferred to New York Service Center

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – Today the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) and the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) announced that all Peace Bridge E-ZPass program accounts have been successfully transferred to the New York Customer Service Center (CSC) as of July 18, 2011. This conversion provides enhanced benefits to current commercial and individual tag holders, including increased CSC hours of operation, the availability of walk-in locations across the state, reduced up-front tag expenses for commercial accounts, added toll discounts, as well as E-ZPass Plus program eligibility.

“We welcome Peace Bridge E-ZPass account holders and look forward to offering them an exceptional customer service experience,” said Thruway Authority Executive Director Michael R. Fleischer. “The Thruway Authority operates a top-notch service center that provides both American and Canadian customers with many valuable account management options.”

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

BUFFALO, NY– Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.