Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. is pleased to announce free adult and children’s programming at Canalside this summer.
Beginning in June, the local not-for-profit agency will host a monthly Scrabble® event and book club for adults. Likewise, starting July 9th, the organization will run a weekly literary arts project for children grades 5 through 12. Program descriptions are as follows:
Buffalo Reads Book Club
Join Jennifer Westerholt, Director of Marketing and Development at
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc., for a monthly book discussion
June 14th– Black Irish by Stephan Talty
July 12th– The Dinner by Herman Koch
August 16th– Against the Grain by Timothy Bohen
September 13th– The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Enjoy friendly word competition on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm
June 5th, July 10th, August 14th, September 11th
The History of Buffalo Graphic Novel Project
Open to children, grades 5 through 12, our program will focus on the role that the
Erie Canal and Buffalo Harbor played in the history of the City.
This 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.
Participants will each receive a copy of the completed graphic novel at program end.
The program will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30pm-3:30pm
From July 9th through August 27th
Participants are welcome on any or all days!
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. is a result of the 2012 merger of Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County and Literacy Volunteers of Niagara County. It was a collaboration of two strong organizations, joining to further their missions, be more effective and impactful, and attain sustainability. The agency is proud to be the region’s sole provider of free, one-on-one adult literacy services, as well as children’s programs, and provide reading and English language learning to anyone committed to improving their skills.