Category Archives: Library History

The Library Cat Saga

In 1935, a  little black cat named Rosita found a home at the original Grosvenor Library, our predecessor and namesake.  We learned of this story while searching through the newspaper scrapbooks that were meticulously compiled by library staff over the … Continue reading

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Celebrating 75 Years of the BPO

On October 20th the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 75th anniversary! The Grosvenor Room will present a display of library materials from the archives of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library that chronicle the history of the BPO … Continue reading

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A little Lafayette Square history

Tonight is the first “Thursday at the Square” concert of the season, and Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo will be filled with music lovers.  Once known as “Court House Park,” Lafayette Square was renamed in 1879 in honor of the … Continue reading

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Our Namesake: Just Who Is This “Grosvenor”?

Pronounced Grove-ner, our name comes from the Grosvenor Library that existed in Buffalo from 1871 until 1963. For most of its existence, the library occupied a building at Franklin & Edward Streets.  Part of the collection was later housed in … Continue reading

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