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!
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
**Don’t have a Library card? Get one while you’re here.
***Rain location inside the library.
****Free street parking after 6 p.m.
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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!
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.
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.
This is just a last minute reminder that tomorrow night–Tuesday June 12th– at 7pm is the first Reading Invasion of the year. We’ll be gathering in Bidwell Pkwy along Elmwood Avenue, on the Cafe Aroma/Talking Leaves side of Elmwood. The weather looks perfect for tomorrow night!
For those who haven’t been to an Invasion before, please come with something to read and something to sit on, and find a place to set yourself down. Around 7pm, we start reading; around 8pm, we stop.