BECPL Says “Hello Dalai!”

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central┬ has a special display of books to coincide with the visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama┬ to the University at Buffalo on Tues. September 19th. The Library recognizes the significance of this visit and the buzz it is creating in the community. The display, entitled “Hello Dalai!”┬ is located in the┬ Humanities & Social Sciences Department on the first floor. Staff assembled books┬ about the Dalai Lama, Buddhism,┬ Tibet and China┬ to make them easily accessible. It is hoped that patrons will take advantage of our collection to learn more about the religion, culture, and the internationally┬ known Dalai Lama.

As a trivial aside, did you know that the Dalai Lama/Buffalo connection was “prophesized” on an episode of the Simpsons? In 2004, “Simple Simpson” featured a characterization of the Dalai Lama. At the end of the episode, the “Dalai Lama” announced “My next destination is Buffalo, NY!” (!) Thanks to UB’s WBFO radio┬ for the reminder of this odd but mystically animated anecdote.

Suzanne Colligan (colligans@buffalolib.org)

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