UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS...

All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Children Teens Adults

Children's Programs

Story Time for Preschoolers – Fall Session

For children ages 2-4. Join us for a fun morning of stories, rhymes, music, movement and more.  Program incorporates the 5 practices that prepare children to become great readers – reading, singing, writing, talking and playing!

Main Library:
Tuesdays – October 7 – November 4
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

LaSalle Library:
Wednesdays - October 8 - November 5
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle or email mtimby@nioga.org.

Lego Club

For children ages 4 - 12. We supply the Legos, you supply the creativity!  Come on in and enjoy free play with our collection of Legos.  What will you create?

Main Library: Tuesday, October 7 from 3:30 – 4:45 pm
LaSalle Library: Wednesday October 8 from 3:30 – 4:45 pm

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle or email mtimby@nioga.org.

Monster Mash

For children in grades K - 3. Come to the library for some spooky fun featuring monsters, ghosts, skeletons and other creepy characters. Hear stories, play games, make crafts and enjoy other fun activities!

Main Library:  Tuesday, October 14 @ 4:00 pm
LaSalle Library : Wednesday, October 15 @ 4:00 pm

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle or email mtimby@nioga.org.

Ghostly Gathering

For kids in grades 4 - 6. Do you like giving yourself Goosebumps? Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Then you can’t miss this! Come and hear some scary ghost stories, play games and make a spooky ghost decoration to take home with you for Halloween!

Main Library – Tuesday, October 21 @ 4pm
LaSalle Library - Wednesday, October 22 @ 4pm

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle or email mtimby@nioga.org.

After School Spooky Cinema: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Join us for Disney’s classic animated version of Ichabod Crane’s encounter with the Headless Horseman!

Main Library Auditorium
Tuesday, October 28 @ 4:00 pm

Rated G—Running time approx. 30 minutes

No registration required.

Family Night at the Library: Pumpkin Patch Party!

Grab the gang and join us in the children's room for stories, games, activities and crafts that celebrate Autumn and Halloween.  Wear your costume if you like!

Main Library Children's Room
Monday, October 20 @ 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email mtimby@nioga.org.

Annie Edson Taylor
Program and Drawing Contest for Children in grades K – 4

Listen to the story of the first person to ever survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel and draw your own picture of the event for a chance to win some great prizes!

Lewiston Public Library – Thursday, October 2 at 4:00 pm
Niagara Falls Public Library – Friday, October 3 at 4:00 pm

Can't come to the program? You can still enter the contest! Just bring your drawing to the library and turn it in at the children's desk.

Awards will be presented at Annie’s Birthday Celebration.
1st Place: $25 Gift Certificate for the Book Corner
2nd Place: $20 Gift Certificate for the Book Corner
3rd Place: $15 Gift Certificate for the Book Corner
Honorable Mention: $10 Gift Certificate for the Book Corner

Annie’s Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Annie’s birthday and accomplishments.  Come for the drawing contest award presentation and enjoy some  special “Annie” birthday cupcakes from Everyday Gourmet!

Sunday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Oakwood Cemetery
763 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information email mkratts@gmail.com or call Oakwood Cemetery:  284-5131.

Teen Programs

Teen Club
Want something different to do after school? Interested in making new friends? Like trying new things?

Main Library
Every Wednesday
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Here's what's coming up...

October 1: Game day...get your game on with our Wii U system.
October 15: Let the words flow...make your own magnetic poetry.
October 22: Learn how to use Scratch...make your own animations.
October 29: Halloween Party!! Join  us for food, crafts, and games...wear a costume and get an extra treat!

Programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, call 286-4906 or email dburns@nioga.org

Teen Movie Series

Main Library - 2nd floor auditorium.
All films begin at 6:30 pm.

October 14 - Divergent
November 12 - The Amazing Spiderman 2
December 9 - Pitch Perfect

Free. Questions? Call 286-4906

Adult Programs

Fall Film Series - Dark Humor (with a British slant)

Main Library Auditorium - 1425 Main Street
Wednesdays @ 2:30 pm

Oct. 1 Our Man in Havana (1959)
Oct. 8 Lolita (1962)
Oct. 15 Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Oct. 22 Catch-22 (1970)
Oct. 29 Harold and Maude (1971)
Nov. 5 Wicker Man (1975)
Nov. 12 Big Lebowski (1997)I
Nov. 19 Being There (1979)
Nov. 26 Death at a Funeral (2007)
Dec. 3 Man in the White Suit (1951)

Film series is free and open to the public.

Free Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

All classes will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library - 1425 Main St.

Watercolor and Zentangle
Experiment with watercolors and finish off with zentangle. Make a greeting card with your best effort.

This class will be offered on three dates - choose the one that suits your schedule...

Wednesday, October 1 from 6 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 7 from 6 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 9 from 11am - Noon

All supplies provided. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org

Fun with Glue, Paper Plates and Felt Scraps
Why let the kids have all the fun? Make glue snowflakes and snowmen, felt Christmas mice and paper plate angels.

This class will be offered on three dates - choose the one that suits your schedule...

Wednesday, October 15 from 6 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 21 from 6 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 23 from 11am - Noon

All supplies provided. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org

Sharpie Mugs and Dot Painting on Glass
Bring a plain white ceramic mug and/or clean glass jar or other glass item. (Dollar Store is a great place to get them.) We will decorate with sharpie markers and glass paint. Then you will take them home to bake.

Wednesday, October 29 from 6 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 4 from 6 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 6 from 11am - Noon

All supplies provided. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org

Classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library.

Computer Classes with BTOP (Better Technology, Online and Personal)

BTOP instructor Sara will be back at the Main Library (1425 Main Street) this fall. Sharpen your skills with these free computer training classes!

Tuesday, September 30
Internet Basic: Open up your world - 10am - 1pm
Word Intermediate - 1pm - 4pm

Thursday, October 2
Gaga for Google! - 10am - 1pm
Publisher Basic - 1pm - 4pm

Floral Arranging Demonstration at the LaSalle Library

Join us to learn how to create beautiful arrangements for the upcoming season and holidays. Demonstration will feature arrangements for: Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone who attends will receive a free raffle ticket and the arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration!

Saturday, October 4 - 11:00 am - Noon
LaSalle Branch Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue

Craft Classes for Adults and Teens at the LaSalle Library

Holiday Napkin Origami
Learn to fold paper napkins into fancy shapes to decorate your holiday table. Shapes include a bat, a turkey, a Christmas tree and an elf hat.

Monday, October 20 - 6:00 - 7:30pm

Watercolor and Zentangle
Experiment with watercolors and finish off with zentangle. Make a greeting card with your best effort. New to zentangle? Come a half hour early and learn how.

Monday, November 10 - 6:00 - 7:30pm
(5:30pm for zentangle instruction.)

Free. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org to register. A minimum of 8 people is necessary to hold class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

One Book, One County

Image of cover of The Painted GirlsThis fall, the libraries of Niagara County are sponsoring discussions and events featuring the novel The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Read the book, then make plans to attend one or more of the programs planned! We are featuring a discussion of the book here at the Main Library, and you can also to travel to the Lockport Library to meet the author as well as learn more about Degas

To learn more about the book and reserve your copy, click here.

EVENTS AND LOCATIONS:

Niagara Falls Public Library:
Book Discussion
Monday, October 6 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Department - 3rd Floor
1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls NY 14305
Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881.

Lockport Public Library:
Degas: Behind the Paris Opera House
Tuesday, October 7 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Lockport Public Library Community Meeting Room
23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094

An Evening with the Author at the Lockport Public Library
Tuesday, October 21 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Lockport Public Library Wheeler Room
23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094

All programs are free and open to the public. Presented by The Libraries of Niagara County.