Skip to main content

Recorded Classes

What's in a Name: How a Wild West Legend Lent His Name to the Buffalo Bills

Ever wonder where the Buffalo Bills got their name? There were never American bison in our area, so where did the name come from? Join Erie County Historian Douglas Kohler for a look at the myth & legend of “Buffalo Bill” Cody & how his exploits gave us the name of our beloved Bills! 

Instructor: Douglas Kohler, Erie County Historian

*This is a recording of the livestreaming class that took place at the Akron Newstead Senior Center on May 28, 2024. 

The Cloud

In simple terms, the cloud is a place to store and access data and programs over the internet instead of using your computer’s hard drive. Join us to learn more about “The Cloud” and how it can help you. 

Instructor: Brendan Chella, Librarian, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

*This is a recording of the livestreaming class that took place on December 12, 2023. 

 

Article 81 Guardianship

This presentation will provide the basics regarding MHL 81, how it works, and what is required of a person who is appointed as an Article 81 Guardian Instructor: 

Dan Piersa, ESQ., Attorney; Director of the Family Guardian Support Project, Center for Elder Law & Justice 

*This is a recording of the live streaming class that took place on December 6, 2023. Please excuse the echoing of Alisa's audio at the end during the Q&A section.

Lab Results: What do Those Numbers Mean?

This is for anyone interested in learning more about cholesterol and lipid profiles and how they affect our health. We’ll learn about HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, how they work in the body, and management options. 

Instructor: Suzanne Stoklosa, ANP-BC, Daemen University

*This is a recording of the livestreaming class that took place on November 11, 2023. 

Google Photos

Google Photos is the cloud-based storage service that allows users to save their photos online rather than on their devices. Learn about how this service works, the positives and negatives, and other useful features such as their mobile app.

 Instructor: Brendan Chella, Librarian, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

*This is a recording from the livestreaming class on December 5, 2023. 

WNY Firsts (and a couple of seconds)

Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area. 

Instructor: Alan Nowicki, Director of Programming, Roycroft Campus 

*This class was livestreamed and recorded at the Cheektowaga Senior Center on November 29, 2023.

Gangsters & Organized Crime in Buffalo History, Hits and Headquarters

Close to Canada, Niagara Falls and Buffalo were perfect avenues through which to transport booze, and Magaddino and his Mafiosi maintained a stranglehold on the city until his death in 1974. Michael F. Rizzo will take us on a virtual tour of Buffalo’s mafia exploits, everything from these brutal gangsters’ favorite hangouts to secret underground tunnels to murder. 

Instructor: Michael F. Rizzo, Author

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on December 1, 2023. 

How Beer Built Buffalo

We’ll journey from the First Golden Age to the current Platinum Age.

 Instructor: Tim Herzog, Retired Brewer, Full-Time “Beer Evaluator” 

*This class was livestreamed and recorded at the Cheektowaga Senior Center on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease COPD

Learn about what congestive heart failure is and how it affects other organs in the body. We’ll discuss signs and symptoms, when to call your healthcare provider and ways to manage the condition.

 Instructor: Suzanne Stoklosa, ANP-BC, Daemen University

*This is a recording of a livestreaming class that took place on November 20, 2023. 

Unusual, Unknown, & Even Weird Stories About Presidents Who Visited Buffalo

Considering Buffalo’s rich and perhaps unique Presidential history, you will be surprised at how many unusual, unknown, and even weird stories abound. Some may be controversial; others “believe-it-or-not.”

Instructor: Bren Price, Retired Educator; Trustee, Buffalo Presidential Center; Master Docent, Explore Buffalo

*This class was livestreamed and recorded at the Cheektowaga Senior Center on November 9, 2023.