August Reading Invasion Announced!

Buffalo Friends:

I am writing to you with exciting news about the final Reading Invasion of the summer. Next Tuesday, August 13th,  in partnership with the Downtown Library and various community groups, we will be celebrating the opening of the new Buffalo Reading Park located directly outside the downtown library.
Part of a full day of exciting activities and events, the Reading Invasion will be the concluding event of the day. From 5:30pm to 6:30, we’ll be setting up outside the downtown library branch for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s newest and most exciting public spaces.
Please join us at 5:30, but also consider coming down for activities all afternoon. Events start at 12, and the library will be staying up until 7 (if you need to use the bathroom or pick out a book).
Please spread the word about this special event and come join us next Tuesday in Buffalo’s Reading Park.

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Some pics from the July Reading Invasion at 5 Points

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July Reading Invasion

The July Reading Invasion is set to take place on Monday July 8th at 7pm in the Five Points neighborhood on Buffalo’s West Side. We’ll be setting up in front of 5 Points Bakery on the big grassy lawn at the corner of West Utica and Brayton.

Please bring a book, a chair or blanket to sit on, and your friends and family for a wonderful night of reading and gathering in one of Buffalo’s most unique neighborhoods. The Invasion is set to begin at 7pm and will last until 8pm.

Please spread the word and we hope to see you next Monday!

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Pics from the June Reading Invasion

It was a perfect night for reading in the park…

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June 2019 Reading Invasion

Buffalo Friends:

It’s another summer and another great season for the Buffalo Reading Invasions. As in past years, we will be hosting three (3) Invasions throughout the summer, starting with one on Tuesday June 11th from 7pm – 8pm in Bidwell Parkway, just east of Elmwood Ave (by Aroma and Talking Leaves).

For those who are new to the Reading Invasion scene, the idea is pretty simple: each month we choose a different beautiful outdoor location for reading and we “invade”–bringing books and chairs and friends for an hour of quiet reading and gathering.

And for those who are returning for the season, please pass along information to friends who might be interested. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on June 11th!


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Flier for August Reading Invasion

Reading Invasion 2018 flyer

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August Reading Invasion @ the Downtown Library!

The August Buffalo Reading Invasion–the last of the summer season–is coming to the Downtown Central Library, outside at the corner of Washington & Broadway at the future location of Buffalo’s new Reading Park.
Please join us next Thursday evening, August 9, at 7pm for an gathering around books, community, and our amazing downtown library.
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, kids, friends and something you love to read!
*The Library is open till 8:30 p.m. to borrow books or use restrooms and the Library on Wheels Bookmobile will
also be onsite!
**Don’t have a Library card? Get one while you’re here.
***Rain location inside the library.
****Free street parking after 6 p.m.
*****Be interviewed with your favorite book from The Great American Read list:
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Some pics from July Reading Invasion @ Columbus Park.

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Details & Location for July Reading Invasion

Friends: For July’s Reading Invasion, we will be meeting on Monday July 9th at 7pm in Columbus Park, located on Buffalo’s lower Westside, at the corner of Porter Avenue and Niagara Street (near D’Youville College and the Peace Bridge).

The park is divided into two sections. We will be meeting in the southwest section of the park, just behind the statue of Christopher Columbus. (The other section of the park contains the fantastic Niagara Branch Library, which will be open until 8 if you need a last minute book!)

Please see the map below for specifics on where we’ll be meeting. There is plenty of parking along Columbus Parkway, at the library, and around the park itself.

See you Monday at 7pm!

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July Reading Invasion!

Buffalo Friends:

With the summer in full effect, please consider joining us next Monday for the July installment of the Buffalo Reading Invasion. This month, we are moving to the westside, to one of the great little hidden green spaces in Buffalo: Prospect Park (also known as Columbus Park). Located at the corner of Niagara Street and Porter Ave, Prospect Park is a perfect place to set up a chair, take in the lake breezes, and enjoy a book in the company of our great community of readers.
The details:
Date: Monday, July 9th.
Time: 7pm – 8pm.
Location. Prospect Park/Columbus Park. 730 Niagara Street (and Porter Ave).
What to do: Bring a friend; bring a book; and join us for an hour of reading in a hidden gem of a park on Buffalo’s lower west side.
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