Ancestry Remote Access

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. 

 

Historical Webinar!

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

We Are Open!

The Library building is now open to the public with new hours!

**MASKS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE AGE 2 & OVER, NO EXCEPTIONS**

DUE TO THE CURRENT RISE IN COVID 19 CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY, CURBSIDE PICKUP IS AVAILABLE  FOR THOSE WHO PREFER NOT TO ENTER THE BUILDING.   Click here for more information.

 

 

 

NEW HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday & Thursday – 2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Please call us with any questions you may have @ 716-672-8051.

 

Learn, Play, Tour!

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 activities to enjoy. For a list of local upcoming festivals and events click here.

Explore all the happenings in the Chautauqua County/Lake Erie region.

Looking a master guide to holiday happenings and other activities in the Buffalo area for children and families? Check out Kidsoutandabout.com

Chautauqua Institution grounds are currently open to the public and no pass is required. For hours and additional information click here.