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Central Library Presents Active & Healthy Fair On Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Free, Family Friendly Fair with a Focus on Minority Health

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Active & Healthy Fair will take place at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

The Reverend George Nicholas, leader of the African American Health Disparities Task Force, will kick off this free family event featuring activities, demonstrations, free health screenings and information from more than 50 area health-related organizations. The Library is observing National Minority Health Month, which seeks to shine a light on the social and environmental barriers to wellness faced by minority communities.

Families with children on spring break are encouraged to visit the library for an event that is as fun as it is informative.  Join “Hustle for Health” and line dance to R&B favorites, challenge yourself to master the art of the hula hoop and discover new ways for your family to be healthy and stay well.

“Health and wellness are cornerstones of a thriving community, but they are challenging for many people to maintain.  Our goal is to help close that gap by providing information, connecting patrons with services and showing how wellness activities can be fun and beneficial,” said Library System Director Mary Jean Jakubowski.

The Central Library is conveniently located near the Lafayette Square Station of the NFTA Metro Rail and many bus routes in the heart of downtown Buffalo.  All Library entrances and meeting spaces are accessible.

For more information or to request accommodations, call 716-858-8900 Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System website at has details about free library cards and resources, library hours and year-round programs and events.

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