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WBFO's Mike Desmond

You moved into the Elmwood Village and you wonder how whether changes have been made since your new house was built. The Buffalo History Museum may have the answer.

Buffalo will play host to the world's largest youth Gaelic Games this month. More than 3,000 youth athletes will compete in Gaelic football, hurling, and other Irish field events at the West Seneca Soccer Complex July 27-30. Visitors from across the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend and, for the occasion, a rare public exhibit is being mounted to honor one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers and showcase one of Buffalo's literary treasures.


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You’ve studied Shakespeare in class, now you can see some of his original works in person. The Bard’s first folio is on display at Buffalo’s Central Library.

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History is a cornerstone of education and visitors to Buffalo's main library can now walk through a gallery that showcases centuries of brilliant minds.

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The do-it-yourself ‘maker’ culture is in full swing at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo.


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Stamp out illiteracy and bring on the bedtime stories. Those are the goals of an effort to highlight the importance of reading to children for at least 15 minutes a day.

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There was a festive atmosphere in Buffalo's Central Library Monday for the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several local events are planned over the next 30 days to  highlight the contributions of Hispanic Americans to Western New York and the United States.

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An amendment to the rules of conduct at the Central Library will affect smokers.

A newly adopted policy will disallow smoking or both tobacco and tobaccoless products on the entrance ramp to the building. The designated no-smoking region encompasses the main entrance along Washington Street.

The prohibition also restricts smoking within 10 feet of entrances to all other libraries in the system.

The policy amendment was approved in June.