Past Events

Scrabble®Fest 2014 Finals!

We will host the Scrabble®Fest Finals Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 pm at Fables Cafe and Custom Catering inside the Central Library!

Join us as we bring our 9th annual Scrabble®Fest to a close. We will crown the Western New York Scrabble champion. All winners from Scrabble®Fest parties held this year are entered into the final for free.

For a $20 donation, all others are welcome to attend and play for a chance to be named WNY’s best Scrabble player! Refreshments will be served.

For more information on Scrabble®Fest please contact our main office at (716) 876-8991 or email


An Evening Benefiting Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara

Featuring: Hors d’oeuvres, carving and pasta stations • Cash barLive Entertainment Basket Raffle and Silent Auction • Judged Costume Contest

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. (formerly Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo & Erie County and Literacy Volunteers of Niagara County) is pleased to announce the details of its annual fundraiser, Cocktails In Character.

The event will take place on Wednesday October 30th, 2013, from 6:00-8:30pm at Marquis Ballroom @ Hotel Lafayette. We hope you can join us at this epic event, which benefits adult and children’s literacy programming in Western New York.

A VIP Reception will be held from 5:30-6:30pm in the Crystal Room. Timothy Bohen, author of “Against the Grain”, will be on hand and each guest will receive a complimentary signed copy of his book. Passed hors d’oeuvres and premium open bar are included during the VIP Reception.

Tickets are $40 before September 30th, $50 after October 1st and $100 VIP.

Purchase your tickets today! Click here for more ticket information.

Cocktails In Character 2013 will again offer guests live entertainment. Attendees are also encouraged to dress as their favorite book character, as there will be a judged costume contest, including plenty of fun prizes!

Patrons will also be dazzled by countless raffle baskets and silent auction items, as in previous years.

We invite you to participate on this special evening and join us as we fight illiteracy in Western New York. With your kind support, we are able to further our vital mission and increase adult and children’s literacy programming in Erie and Niagara Counties.