With the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines you may have questions regarding your eligibility and where to obtain a vaccine. To determine your eligibility check here. If you are currently eligible you will be directed to a location to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required!
For answers to all your COVID-19 questions check the CDC and our local Health Department website. These sites continue to be updated as information changes.
Stay safe and stay well!
A People’s History of COVID-19
“Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.” (quote from survey)
For more information visit the Leaving Our Fingerprints website here.
Please click here to contribute to this exciting effort to preserve the history of this challenging period in our history.
With the change in the weather, we all need a plan! You can be safe and still have fun! Put on your mask along with your coat and hat and enjoy the outdoors throughout the winter.
New ideas will be posted regularly so check back!
Winter is Coming! Along with it, there will still be outdoor and virtual activities to enjoy. For a list of local upcoming festivals and events click here.
Missing the Fredonia Opera House? Check out the new Opera House Screening Room offering access to current independent films through a special partnership with selected film studios.
Explore all the happenings in the Chautauqua County/Lake Erie region.
Looking for a master guide to happenings and activities in the Buffalo area for children and families? Check out Kidsoutandabout.com!
Many of the listings are virtual so be sure to check regularly!
Chautauqua Institution grounds are currently open to the public and no pass is required. For hours and additional information click here.
The Ancestry Library Edition has temporarily expanded access to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.
Remote access will be available until March 31st 2021 and will continue to be re-evaluated.
To access it remotely you must log in to your library card account where you will find a message giving you access information. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Calling all history buffs!
Michael Keene, a frequent presenter at Buffalo area libraries and historical organizations, has produced a new, unique online program based on his book, titled, “Madhouse: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New York.”
Learn about the advent of the large psychiatric institutions that were established during the 1800’s including: Buffalo State Insane Asylum, the Monroe County Poorhouse, Willard Insane Asylum, New York State Asylum at Utica (Old Main), Binghamton Inebriate Asylum, Hudson River Insane Asylum and others.
The program will be told through the use of archival photographs, narration, and original music.
There is no cost to view the production. Just click this link. https://youtu.be/i8DkUO7vzIo