Amherst Public Libraries

Amherst Public Libraries A page featuring the four branches of the Amherst Public Library, part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. See Our Story or the Library Location pages at www.buffalolib.org for a listing of current hours and the location of each library.

Four branch locations:

Audubon
350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228
Phone: 716-689-4922

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm

Clearfield
770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-688-4955

Hours: Monday & Friday 10am-8pm; Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 1pm-8pm

Eggertsville-Snyder
4622 Main St., Snyder, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-0

Four branch locations:

Audubon
350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228
Phone: 716-689-4922

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm

Clearfield
770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-688-4955

Hours: Monday & Friday 10am-8pm; Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 1pm-8pm

Eggertsville-Snyder
4622 Main St., Snyder, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-0

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It’s been 120 years since the electrifying Pan-American Exposition was held in Buffalo. On September 6, 1901, President ...
09/22/2021

It’s been 120 years since the electrifying Pan-American Exposition was held in Buffalo. On September 6, 1901, President William Mckinley was shot and died eight days later. Take a look at the Library’s newly digitized Pan-American scrapbooks for a day by day account of McKinley’s visit to the 1901 Pan-Am and his assassination: http://digital.buffalolib.org/collections/show/23

It’s been 120 years since the electrifying Pan-American Exposition was held in Buffalo. On September 6, 1901, President William Mckinley was shot and died eight days later. Take a look at the Library’s newly digitized Pan-American scrapbooks for a day by day account of McKinley’s visit to the 1901 Pan-Am and his assassination: http://digital.buffalolib.org/collections/show/23

09/21/2021
Author Talk: Kwame Alexander--Celebrating Muhammad Ali

Join WTTW - Chicago PBS and PBS Books via Facebook Live for a Performance and Talk with Kwame Alexander, author of Becoming Muhammad Ali. Brandis Friedman, co-anchor and correspondent for WTTW’s flagship nightly newsmagazine Chicago Tonight and host of Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, will moderate the conversation.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 35 books, notably Swing; Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson; Booked, longlisted for the National Book Award; Rebound, shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal (UK); The Undefeated, a picture book illustrated by Kadir Nelson that won the Caldecott and Newbery Medals; and his Newbery Medal-winning novel The Crossover.

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. You will learn about Cassius’ childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Just three years later, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.

09/17/2021
HOW TO MAKE YOUR EARNINGS WORK FOR YOU - THROUGH RETIREMENT

Are you close to retirement? Interested in financial advice to help guide you?

Join us for the next episode in our virtual series about financial and investor protection all about making earnings WORK FOR YOU. Whether you are grinding away as a newbie in your career, or slowing down as you gear up for retirement - making sure the money you earn today will cover your expenses later in life, is an important conversation to have.

Listen as financial experts discuss when to make adjustments to retirement accounts, how to cash in on credit card rewards, and the best way to explore a passive income stream - then engage with the panelists yourself by asking your questions live.

09/17/2021
Author Talk: Maria Hinojosa

In collaboration with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), we are honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Maria L Hinojosa on September 16th as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.” The conversation will be moderated by GPB President and CEO Teya Ryan.

The 2021 LOC Festival will be a 10-day event, held from September 17-26, 2021. Programming includes a 60-minute PBS Books special, exploring the many worlds authors create, investigate, and share. Hosted by LeVar Burton, the special will premiere on PBS stations Sunday, September 12, from 6-7pm ET (Check your local listing).

Maria Hinojosa’s nearly thirty-year career as a journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WGBH, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring and executive producing the Peabody Award–winning show Latino USA, distributed by Futuro Media and PRX. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC, and has won several awards, including four Emmys, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club. In 2010, she founded Futuro Media, an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of producing multimedia content from a POC perspective. Through the breadth of her work and as the founding co-anchor of the political podcast In The Thick, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. She lives with her family in Harlem in New York City. Follow Maria on Twitter at @Maria_Hinojosa and Facebook at Maria.Hinojosa.718.

09/16/2021
Author Talk: Tana French

In collaboration with GBH, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Tana French as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.” The moderator for the conversation will be GBH Celtic Sojourn Host Brian O’Donovan.

Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.

09/14/2021
Author Talk: Annette Gordon-Reed

In collaboration with WETA, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Annette Gordon-Reed on September 13th as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.”

The 2021 LOC Festival will be a 10-day event, held from September 17-26, 2021. Programming includes a 60-minute PBS Books special, exploring the many worlds authors create, investigate, and share. Hosted by LeVar Burton, the special will premiere on PBS stations Sunday, September 12, from 6-7pm ET (Check your local listing).

About the Author
Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2008). In addition to articles and reviews, her other works include Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy(UVA Press, 1997), Vernon Can Read! A Memoir, a collaboration with Vernon Jordan (PublicAffairs, 2001), Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History (Oxford University Press, 2002), a volume of essays that she edited, Andrew Johnson (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010) and, with Peter S. Onuf, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016).

Her most recent book is On Juneteenth (Liveright Publishing, 2021). Gordon-Reed was the Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford (Queens College) 2014-2015. Between 2010 and 2015, she was the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She was the 2018-2019 President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. She is the current President of the Ames Foundation. A selected list of her honors includes a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, the George Washington Book Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Gordon-Reed served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2010 to 2018. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and was a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Save the date! The “Buffalo Rotary Carousel Carnival” will have something for everyone, Saturday, Sept. 11, a FREE carni...
09/10/2021

Save the date! The “Buffalo Rotary Carousel Carnival” will have something for everyone, Saturday, Sept. 11, a FREE carnival @ Buffalo’s Canalside from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Free carousel rides, carnival games, children’s activities and, the Library on Wheels Bookmobile will be there, too. (Plus there is the annual Duck Derby at 4:15 p.m. $) Details here https://www.facebook.com/events/214232800642363?ref=newsfeed

Save the date! The “Buffalo Rotary Carousel Carnival” will have something for everyone, Saturday, Sept. 11, a FREE carnival @ Buffalo’s Canalside from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Free carousel rides, carnival games, children’s activities and, the Library on Wheels Bookmobile will be there, too. (Plus there is the annual Duck Derby at 4:15 p.m. $) Details here https://www.facebook.com/events/214232800642363?ref=newsfeed

09/09/2021

Fall events have been posted! Check out our events section to see all the activities going on at the library this Fall!

09/09/2021
Author Talk: Christopher Paolini

In collaboration with Kansas City PBS and Kansas City Public Library, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Christopher Paolini on September 8 as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.”

Christopher Paolini was born in southern California and has lived most his life in Paradise Valley, Montana. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at age nineteen, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.

The 2021 LOC Festival will be a 10-day event, held from September 17-26, 2021. Programming includes a 60-minute PBS Books special, hosted by LeVar Burton, premiering Sunday, September 12, from 6-7pm ET (Check your local listing).

09/03/2021
Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen

In collaboration with PBS SoCal and KCTS, we are honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Viet Thanh Nguyen on September 2 as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.”

08/31/2021
Author Talk: Brit Bennett

In collaboration with Detroit Public Television, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Brit Bennett as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.”

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her debut novel The Mothers was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel The Vanishing Half was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and in 2021, she was chosen as one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel

The 2021 LOC Festival will be a 10-day event, held from September 17-26, 2021.

Programming includes a 60-minute PBS Books special, exploring the many worlds authors create, investigate, and share. Hosted by LeVar Burton, the special will premiere on Sunday, September 12, from 6-7pm ET (Check your local listing).

Join us as we wrap up our ten-week discussion on “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” with program founder Dennis Galu...
08/27/2021

Join us as we wrap up our ten-week discussion on “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” with program founder Dennis Galucki. See you on Zoom on Tuesday, August 31 @ 12:30 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83710752755

Join us as we wrap up our ten-week discussion on “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” with program founder Dennis Galucki. See you on Zoom on Tuesday, August 31 @ 12:30 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83710752755

08/27/2021
INVESTING: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED

Investing young is one of the best ways to lay a stable financial foundation – long term. Learn how allocating money wisely now can build the wealth and freedom you’ve always wanted.
Tune in as PBS Books breaks down the basics of investing, dissects different investment strategies to help you gain a competitive advantage, and explores the most common investing mistakes novice investors make when they first start out.
Engage with financial experts by asking questions live – via Facebook – and begin charting the path that makes sense for you.

08/26/2021
Author Talk: Kelli Jo Ford

PBS Books presents this Author Talk with Kelli Jo Ford about her book Crooked Hallelujah.

In collaboration with WTTW - Chicago PBS, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Kelli Jo Ford as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.” The conversation will be moderated by Melodi Serna, Executive Director of the American Indian Center - Chicago. In addition, Allison Waukau, an American Indian Library Association (AILA) Executive Board member, will join to ask a few questions, as well.

08/26/2021
Author Talk: Martha Wells

Join us as we collaborate with the Library of Congress for their National Book Festival and present the second of 10 virtual author talks.

MARTHA WELLS has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.

08/25/2021
Author Talk: Silvia Morena-Garcia

Join us as we collaborate with The Library of Congress for their National Book Festival and present the first of 10 virtual author talks.
SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed speculative novels Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones; the crime novel Untamed Shore, and the forthcoming noir Velvet Was the Night. She has edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu's Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bring those reviews and reading logs in this week!
08/24/2021

Bring those reviews and reading logs in this week!

Bring those reviews and reading logs in this week!

“The Maidens,” Alex Michaelides’ second novel (after the smash hit, “The Silent Patient”) is a campus novel complete wit...
08/24/2021

“The Maidens,” Alex Michaelides’ second novel (after the smash hit, “The Silent Patient”) is a campus novel complete with a charismatic professor, a secret society and murder. See more info here: https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=TITLE%3D%22MAIDENS%22&qu=AUTHOR%3DMichaelides&te

“The Maidens,” Alex Michaelides’ second novel (after the smash hit, “The Silent Patient”) is a campus novel complete with a charismatic professor, a secret society and murder. See more info here: https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=TITLE%3D%22MAIDENS%22&qu=AUTHOR%3DMichaelides&te

Jay Burney & Jajean Rose Burney will speak about “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” at the next free, virtual IMAGIN...
08/20/2021

Jay Burney & Jajean Rose Burney will speak about “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. See you on Zoom at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 24: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87698926967

Jay Burney & Jajean Rose Burney will speak about “Creating a Culture of Sustainability” at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. See you on Zoom at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 24: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87698926967

Did you know you can suggest a title to be added to the Library’s collection? When you submit a suggestion, a hold will ...
08/19/2021

Did you know you can suggest a title to be added to the Library’s collection? When you submit a suggestion, a hold will be automatically placed on your Library account for the item once it has been ordered! Visit http://dbaz.buffalolib.org/suggestions/index.php to get started.

Did you know you can suggest a title to be added to the Library’s collection? When you submit a suggestion, a hold will be automatically placed on your Library account for the item once it has been ordered! Visit http://dbaz.buffalolib.org/suggestions/index.php to get started.

How has your librarian gone above and beyond during the pandemic? Give them the kudos they deserve by submitting a nomin...
08/18/2021

How has your librarian gone above and beyond during the pandemic? Give them the kudos they deserve by submitting a nomination for the national #ILoveMyLibrarian Award. http://bit.ly/ILoveMyLibrarian

How has your librarian gone above and beyond during the pandemic? Give them the kudos they deserve by submitting a nomination for the national #ILoveMyLibrarian Award. http://bit.ly/ILoveMyLibrarian

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Four branch locations: Audubon 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228 Mon 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tue 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Clearfield 770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 Mon 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tue 10:00AM - 5:00PM Wed 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eggertsville-Snyder 4622 Main St., Snyder, NY 14226 Mon 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wed 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Williamsville 5571 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221 Mon 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tue 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thu 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Here is the latest Zoom installment for the Holistic Lecture Series, which we did live this afternoon. It is local astrologer Cassandra Butler's view of where we are at in 2021.
Hi friends! It's me, Michael Albert. American pop artist & author. Let's plan a virtual art program! I can either do a Zoom collage workshop or provide you with some pre-recorded art demonstrations that kids & people of all ages can do at home with materials they have on hand. Let's discuss it! Best regards, Michael www.michaelalbert.com 917-841-3486 and my email [email protected] P.S. very affordable and some free options! Also, check out this trailer for an artist documentary I'm working on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyQpMCZFsk&t=6s
CTK OPEN HOUSE - This Wednesday! 9-10am and 5-6pm. Come explore our Accredited rigorous academic excellence.
The library at the Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be the perfect place to read The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick. An enjoyable mystery/suspense novel to cozy up with on a winter’s day. The couch at home would be another good location! #stacheabook
Thank you everyone for an amazingly FUN picnic!!! We had a blast!
ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS FRIDAY come to the Clearfield Public Library to learn more about re-certifying your pistol permit under the SAFE Act, which must be done by January 31, 2018.
Join Us on July 17th at 6:30 pm and learn 5 Activities that will help every young professional kick start their career
Upcoming College and Career Success Workshop: A collaboration between CollegeCPR and the Amherst Library To learn how you can kick-start your career, visit