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Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 pm
Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist! Set in the aftermath of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising, the novel explores the toll the prison takes on all who enter through the massive iron gates.
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:30–3:30 pm
The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project. February's book is The Word Collector by Sonja Wimmer.
Book Club | The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6 pm
Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places. Peter Rock’s stunning autobiographical novel begins in the ’90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin.
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:30–3:30 pm
The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project. January's book is A Dragon on the Roof: A Children's Book Inspired by Antoni Gaudí by Cecile Alix (Author), Fred Sochard (Illustrator).
Book Club | The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair by Margaret Creighton
Thursday, January 2, 2020, 6:30 pm
The Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, dazzled with its new rainbow-colored electric lights. It showcased an array of wonders, like daredevils attempting to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or the “Animal King” putting the smallest woman in the world and also terrifying … more
Book Club | The Garden of Unfortunate Souls by Eddie Mark
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:30 pm
In this award-winning coming-of-age story, two families grapple with the effects of child abuse in 1980s Buffalo, New York. Loretta Ford, an eccentric single mother and religious fanatic, lives a reclusive life with her twelve-year-old son, Shadrack.
Book Club | KID'S BOOK CLUB: Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art by Hudson Talbott.
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project. November's book is Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art by Hudson Talbott.
Book Club | Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration by Laura Pedersen
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 pm
Writing about the economic collapse and social unrest of her 1970s childhood in Buffalo, New York, Laura Pedersen was struck by how things were finally improving in her beloved hometown.
Book Club | KID'S BOOK CLUB: Pocket Full of Colors:The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project. October's book is Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo
Book Club | Two books by Mary Mullett-Flynn
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30 pm
Lilac Blossom Diaries: The Buffalo Years 1937-1941 and Cherry Blossom Diaries Buffalo to Washington 1942-1945 are the first books for the 2019/2020 Book Club.