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Graphic Novel Artwork

July 20th, 2015

It was a perfect afternoon at Canalside Buffalo for our Graphic Novel Project! Take a look at some of the amazing artwork created by participants and join us on July 27th!


Mondays at Canalside: Buffalo Graphic Novel Project

July 19th, 2015

Kids are invited to join us any, or every, Monday throughout the summer!


Buffalo Graphic Novel Project in Underway!

July 13th, 2015

This year’s Buffalo Graphic Novel Project is underway! We had a beautiful afternoon at Canalside Buffalo today. Some very talented and enthusiastic friends stopped by to learn about the history of our City’s waterfront. This is our 3rd year offering this free program along with local artist, Jackie Albarella. Kids are welcome to join us any Monday throughout the summer on the Great Lawn at Canalside from 12:30 – 3:30 PM.

Stop by on Monday July 20th for a literary arts activity that kids of all ages will enjoy!



The History of Buffalo: A Graphic Novel Project

Open to children, grades 3 through 12, our program will focus on the role that the Erie Canal and Buffalo Harbor played in the history of the City.

The program centers on a history lesson, an exploration of the Erie Canal harbor site, and an experiential activity, which will allow students to recreate Buffalo’s rich story through their own eyes, with the creation of a graphic novel. Each week students will learn about a particular element of the Buffalo waterfront, see and examine what remain of the elements surrounding the event, and create one page, or chapter, of the graphic novel. All of the created pages throughout the summer will be combined to create the Story of the Buffalo Waterfront. Participants will each receive a copy of the completed graphic novel during a celebration at the program’s end.

Participants are welcome on any or all days!

Please call 876-8991 for more information.


Dopkins & Company Signs on to Sponsor our Anniversary Celebration!

June 30th, 2015

We are so very grateful for the continued support of Dopkins & Company, LLP. We have built a great relationship with the team there and appreciate the work they do for us. Dopkins & Company, LLP has signed on to sponsor our 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place on September 29th at Resurgence Brewery. All are invited to join us as we Toast to Literacy, Cheers to 50 Years!