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
NEW HOURS STARTING AUGUST 2ND!!
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 10 am – 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Please call us with any questions you may have @ 716-672-8051.
Curbside pickup is still available if you prefer not to enter the building.
Due to the increase in COVID19 cases in our community we have reinstated our mask requirement for building entry.
***MASKS ARE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS***
We appreciate your cooperation!
Browse New Books, DVD’s and Audiobooks!
Whether you plan to come in or place holds from home, browse the new materials from the comfort and safety of home.
To see what’s new, go to the Recent Additions tab at the top of the page for a drop-down menu.
We currently have a few Day Adventure Passes available for local attractions. They can be checked out through our curbside service.
Passes available include:
Check back for new additions as they become available!
Congratulations to Barker Library patron, Helen Burlett, winner of the CCLS 2020 Adult Book Review Contest!
Helen has a lifelong love of reading inspired by her mother, Anna. She is an active member of four area book clubs. Helen submitted 8 book reviews this summer to win the contest and received the prize of an Amazon gift card. Learn more about Helen here.