The new Reading Park will open Tuesday at the downtown Central Library.
The noontime launch will kick off daylong, free family friendly activities, including haiku writing, chess, author Stephanie Parwulski, performer Kevin McCarthy, drumming, bookmark decorating, book making, a writing challenge and hands-on bubbles and chalk creations.
Food trucks will be parked outside of the Reading Park at Clinton Street and Broadway, with the library's hours extended to 7 p.m.
Mayor Byron Brown will join the library at noon Wednesday to celebrate 150 years since Mark Twain came to Buffalo. SUNY Buffalo State College Emeritus Professor Tom Reigstad will speak on Twain’s time in Buffalo as a newspaperman.
The Library will also unveil details on accessing the new Virtual Reality 3D Mark Twain Room and the digitized manuscript Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
The Biggest Used Book Sale in WNY takes place for three days beginning on Thursday, with everything marked down to 50 cents.