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

Children's Programs

A.T.L.A.S. (At The Library After School) @ Main Library

Tuesdays at 2:30pm, for kids in grades K - 6.
Registration required.
Call 286-4902 or email mtimby@nioga.org or jbattaglia@nioga.org

March 28:  Pranks and Tricks
To get ready for April Fool’s Day, we are going to be perfecting some cool tricks and making our own pranks. Come figure out some fun ways to prank your friends and family!

April 4: Legos & Board Games
We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity! Don’t want to build with Legos? We will also have lots of board games and some cards out to play games!

April 28: Slime!
Get icky and make some oozy, gooey, slippery, SLIME! 

Tiny Tot Time

A program designed for children ages 2 - 4 (younger siblings welcome!)  

Join us for stories, rhymes, music, movement and more.

March dates:
Main: Wednesdays @ 10:30am - March 1-29
LaSalle: Alternate Fridays @ 10:30am - March 3, 17 &  31

April dates:
Main Library: Wednesdays @ 10:30am: April 5—26
LaSalle Library: Fridays @ 10:30am: April 7—21

Registration required.  

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

Maker Lab @ Main Library

Marble Runs!

For Kids through Grade 6

Let's make a marble run together and see how far we can go! We will have lots of supplies to build a long, twisting, turning, and looping marble run so bring your creativity and let's see what we can make together!

Parents, plan to assist younger children.

Saturday, March 25  
Drop in between 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Fun With Art @ LaSalle Library

For Kids in Grades K - 6

Beautiful Birdhouses

Celebrate spring’s arrival by creating a colorful decorative birdhouse using decoupage.

All materials supplied.

Friday, March 31 3:30 - 4:30pm
Registration required.  Call 283-8309.

Pokemon Club

For Kids in Grades K - 6

Gotta catch 'em all! Calling all Pokemon trainers! Bring your trading cards, Gameboy game or device to play whatever kind of Pokemon you like. We will have some cards to play with if some new trainers want to join in. Come play, train, or show off your best Pokemon!

Parents of children under age 9, please plan to attend and assist your child.

LaSalle Library: Wednesday, April 5 @ 3:30pm
Main Library: Monday, April 10 @ 3:30pm.

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main; 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Egg Decorating Egg-Stravaganza @ Main Library

For children through grade 6. Parents, plan to assist younger children.

We’ll provide dye and plenty of craft supplies that you can use to create beautiful eggs for your basket, an egg hunt, or as decorations. IMPORTANT:  BRING YOUR OWN HARD-BOILED or BLOWN EGGS

Tuesday, April 11 @ 2:30 pm

Registration required: call 286-4902.

Bunny Bingo @ LaSalle Library

For kids through grade 6.

Try your luck at our springtime bingo games. Get five in a row, win a prize!

Wednesday, April 12 @ 2:30pm

Registration required: call 283-8309

Movie Day @ Main Library


A koala impresario stages a singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Thursday, April 13  @ 2:30pm

Rated PG. Running time 1hr 48 minutes.
Ages 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an ADULT.

Paper Bag Puppet Theater @ Main Library

For Ages Pre-K  - Grade 3

Make your own puppets, then put on a show.

Tuesday, April 18 @ 2:30pm

Registration required: call 286-4902

Code Breakers @ Main Library

For kids in grades 4—6

Oh no, some devious mind has locked up all the library cards. Come help us crack the code and get those cards out!

Tuesday, April 18 @ 2:30pm

Registration required: call 286-4902

Storytime with the Superintendent and Spike the Wolverine @ Main Library

A program for preschool and primary school age children.

Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, activities, a craft  and a visit with Niagara Falls school leader Mark Laurrie and his pal, Niagara Falls H.S. mascot Spike!  (Don’t forget your cameras!) 

Thursday, April 20 @ 2:30pm

Registration required: call 286-4902

Pokemon Tournament @ Main Library

For kids in grades K-6.
Kids age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Think you have the best Pokadex around? Come test out your Pokemon and battle in our tournament! Let's see who the best trainer in the library is! We encourage you to have your own cards to play with, but a limited number of cards will be available for those who need to use them.

Thursday, April 20 @ 2:30pm

Registration required, call 286-4902

Adult Programs

Memorable Mystery Solvers Book Club @ Main Library

Meets 2:00pm - 3:00pm the 2nd Friday of each month at the Main Library.

April Meeting: Friday, April 7

April Selection: The Territory by Tricia Fields.
At the end of State Road 170 and just past a ghost town lies Artemis, population 2,500. The townspeople had sought out this remote corner of Western Texas in hopes of living lives of solitude and independence. None of them realized that their small town would become a hot spot for Mexican drug runners, whose turf battles have turned both sides of the Rio Grande into a war zone. Still, many of the locals would rather take the law into their own hands than get help from police chief Josie Gray,even when they're up against a cartel's private army.

After arresting one of the cartel's hit men and killing another, Josie finds her life at risk for doing a job that many people would rather see her quit. And when the town's self-appointed protector of the Second Amendment is murdered and his cache of weapons disappears, it's clear that she doesn't have to pick sides in this war. She's battling them both.

Set in a desert landscape as beautiful as it is dangerous, The Territory captures the current border issues from the eyes of a tough, compelling heroine and richly evokes the American Southwest.

Click here for a printable flyer of the 2017 schedule of meeting dates and titles for each month.

Free Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email wudy@nioga.org. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Watercolor Paint Night
Paint some easy 5x7 watercolor landscapes.

Wednesday, March 22 @ 6pm

Coloring and Pop-Ups
Make a card that you color yourself and then add a surprise pop-up inside. Four styles to choose from.

Tuesday, March 28 @ 6pm
Monday, April 3 @ 6pm
Wednesday, April 5 @ 6pm

Paint Night
Paint a 16” x 20” acrylic painting on canvas board.

Choose one date:
Monday, April 10 @ 6pm
Tuesday, April 18 @ 6pm
Wednesday, April 26 @ 6pm
Monday, May 1 @ 6pm
Wednesday, May 3 @ 6pm
Tuesday, May 9 @ 6pm

Painting on Rocks
Bring in a few small- to medium-sized rocks (smooth ones are easier to paint) and turn them into fun decorations.

Monday, May 15 @ 6pm
Wednesday, May 17 @ 6pm
Tuesday, May 23 @ 6pm

Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

All About Diets @ LaSalle Library

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension

A presentation and discussion about different types of diets, how to better balance your diet for improved energy, and the importance of variety in the diet.

There will also be a healthy recipe demonstration: Grilled Vegetable Sliders

Saturday, March 25
11:00 am

Registration required: Call 283-8309

Free Computer Classes at Main Library

Monday, March 27
10am - 1pm: Word Intermediate
1pm - 4pm: Power Point and Publisher Basic

Wednesday, March 29
10am - 1pm: Flash Drives and File Management
1pm - 4pm: Craigslist

For more information or to register, call 286-4881 (Reference Dept.)

Poetry Falls 2017 - Salute to Spring: Voice and Viola @ Main Library

A special event of viola music from folk and classical traditions paired with original poetry. Featuring award-winning poet Robert Giannetti and accomplished violist Leslie Bahler.

Unique and not to be missed! Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 26th @ 7:00 pm
Main Library

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Knitting & Crocheting Group @ LaSalle Library

Enjoy needlework? Join our informal group and make a cat blanket for the SPCA, or work on your own project!

Knitters and crocheters should bring  #7, 8, or 9 needles, and/or a G or H hook plus one of any color skein of worsted wool yarn. 

Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm

To register, please call 283-8309.

Adult Coloring Groups at LaSalle Library

We will be forming two groups. Choose the one that best fit your schedule - or join us on both days.
Free. All materials supplied.

Mondays @ 6:00 pm

To register, please call 283-8309.

Free Notary Public Service @ Main Library

Mondays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library 1425 Main Street.

What to bring:

  • unsigned, completed documents
  • 2 proofs of identity, including a photo ID.