Weekly Feature

2018-11-08 / Lifestyles

Library premieres local history books

The West Seneca Public Library will soon unveil 27 new books in its Local History Collection.

According to Patricia Wass, president of the Friends of the West Seneca Public Library, the purchase of these books was made possible through a generous donation of the Friends of the West Seneca Public Library. The books were selected by librarian Emily Moser.

A number of local guest celebrities have been invited to preview a book and tell everyone all about it at the library’s upcoming Evening Premiere, a free public program. The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the new Library Community Room at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road.

Wass said the topics of the new books are varied. Included in the collection are sports, “Buffalo Bills IQ, the Test of True Fandom,” by Jim Baker; two books by William Kae about Crystal Beach and “Not Just Snow and Chicken Wings, Positive Stories About Buffalo’s Rebirth,” by Jeff Dahlberg; “Lake Erie Wine Country,” by Jewel Leigh Ellis; “A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York,” by Cindy Amrhein; and “Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal,” by Jack Kelly.

There are more for patrons’ selection and enjoyment.

Wass said guest presenters will include Mary Jean Jakubowski, director of the Buffalo and Erie County Library System; Gene Hart, councilman of West Seneca; Joan Lillis, former supervisor of West Seneca; Mark Crawford, former West Seneca School superintendent; and Rob Alessi, director of the West Seneca Public Library.

Call the library at 674-2928 to reserve a chair for the gala event.

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