4th Tuesday Speaker Series

One of the most popular events sponsored by The Friends is the 4th Tuesday Speaker Series.

These monthly presentations are held at the library, fall through spring, and feature speakers addressing a wide variety of  topics such as Western New York history, gardening, genealogy, interesting hobbies, travel, and current events. They are FREE and open to the public.

All programs start promptly at 7 p.m, with programs lasting approximately one hour.

Also see the  Library Calendar of Events for the upcoming programs.


4th Tuesday Speakers - Winter 2018


Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: James Bucki

Topic: Native American Pottery.


Tuesday, March 275 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: Jim Pace, Union Volunteers Fife & Drum Corp.


Topic: Music of the Civil War


Tuesday, April 24 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: Karen Wielinski


Topic: Crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence



Tuesday, May 22 - 7 p.m.


Speaker: Tim Gardner, Brown Funeral Home


Topic: The History of the Potter Family in Orchard Park


** Please note: There will be no 4th Tuesday Speaker Series presentation in June, July or August.  The series will resume in September


Tuesday, Sept. 25 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preseveration

Topic: Shipwrecks of Lake Erie


Tuesday, Oct. 23 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: TBD

Topic: Recycling


Tuesday, Nov. 27 - 7 p.m.

Speaker: TBD

Topic: TBD


Interested in being a speaker? 

We are still looking for speakers for our April 25 and May 23 presentations. If you are interested in being a presenter for a 4th Tuesday or have an interesting idea for a topic, email us at info@friendsofoplibrary.org or go to our Contact Us page.

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Orchard Park, NY 14127


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