libraryArtwork at the Library – currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by Ellicottville native Kevin Lacy who has made traveling a major part of his life. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Kevin is pursuing his travel passion through photography. “I hope that someone can be inspired by these images as I was the moment they were captured”. Come check out these amazing photographs.

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 – April 19th 7-8:30 pm This class will be led by long time amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for adults and young adults over the age of 16. If interested, please call (716- 699-2842) to register.

– In August of 2017 a total solar eclipse will cross our country from Oregon to South Carolina. This will be the first time since 1979 that any part of the continental US has experienced a total solar eclipse. Viewing a total solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime event that relatively few people ever experience. During totality the daytime sky darkens to reveal the solar corona, stars and planets. We will view photographs from previous eclipses as well as objects to observe during this eclipse of 2017. Join this class to understand the geometry of eclipses and the infinite difference between total and partial eclipses. We will also cover safe methods to view solar eclipses. The next total solar eclipse in the US will occur in 2024 and will have a surprise for western New Yorkers.

Tai Chi – there is still time to join! A new class started on Wednesday, March 29th. Contact the Library 699-2842, for more information or to attend this class held Wednesday mornings from 9-10.

Ancestry database is now available – The Ancestry Library Edition database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. This database is now available for use in the Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program – You are your child’s first teacher and they are never too young to start! The Library is starting an exciting new program to help families with children that have not yet entered kindergarten. To participate a parent or caregiver commits to reading 1,000 books to their child before they enter kindergarten.

Visit the Library to register and receive your “Read to Me” bag with instructions and tally sheets.

Tax Forms – We currently have IRS and NYS tax forms and instruction booklets available at the Library.

Adult Coloring – come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!

Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. All meetings in April are on Monday evening from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles!

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. – check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.

Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m.

Closed Sundays •  (716) 699-2842