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Betty Jean Grant - District 7

FEBRUARY 6, 2009

COUNTY LEGISLATORS GRANT AND MILLER-WILLIAMS ANNOUNCE SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE AT FRANK E. MERRIWEATHER LIBRARY

Erie County Legislators Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo, 7th District) and Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo, 3rd District) are announcing that they will cosponsor, with City of Buffalo Elected Officials, the Family Movie Matinee Sundays at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.

The free movie program will be held during February, with the following matinee movies scheduled: February 1, "Mad Hot Ballroom;" February 8, "The Great Debaters;" February 15: no movie, but a Black History program will be held; February 22, "The Wiz." People can enter the Sunday Family Movie matinee raffle; for every five items checked out of the library, visitors will be eligible for prizes.

Along with Legislators Grant and Miller-Williams, the free movie program will be sponsored by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo) and Buffalo Common Councilmember Demone A. Smith.

The Merriweather Library will also conduct its program as part of the National 20th Annual African American Read-In from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 15, at the library. This part of the African American History Month celebration will help promote literacy and the literature of African American authors. People are welcome to bring something to read written by African American authors, with a maximum reading time of three minutes. The event will be hosted by Kenneth and Sharon Holley in cooperation with Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY, the Merriweather Library and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries.

For more information on the movie matinee program, people can call Legislator Grant's office at 894-0914, Legislator Miller-Williams' office at 842-0490 or the library at 883-4418.

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