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

Programs for Children and Families

Books, Balls and Blocks @ LaSalle

If you have a child between the ages of 4 months and 6 years, join us for this wonderful FREE event!

• Fun activities for children: Halloween games and art activities, interactive stories, and more!
• Parents will be provided with fun activities to do at home.
• Children will be provided with early childhood development and early literacy screenings.
• Book giveaways.
• Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 19
11:00am - 1:00pm
LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue.

Registration: To register, please visit click here or call 286-8309 or visit www.niagara.edu/booksballsandblocks

Presented through a partnership with Help Me Grow Western New York, Niagara University’s College of Education’s Family Literacy Center, and the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project, all housed in Niagara University’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement. Books, Balls & Blocks is funded by the United Way of Greater Niagara.

Stories and More for Children Ages 2 - 4

Join us for stories, music, movement and other early literacy fun!

Main Library - Wednesdays @ 10:30am
September 20 - November 1

LaSalle Library - Thursdays @ 10:30am
September 21 - November 2

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

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

Programs for children ages 4 - 8 and 9 - 12.
New activites each week! Science, arts and crafts, games, stories and more.

Tuesdays @ 2:30
September 19 - October 24

10/24 - Make Your Own Trick or Treat Bag

10/24 - Make Your Own Trick Or Treat Bag

Space is limited. Registration required. Call 286-4902 to register.

A.T.L.A.S. - At The Library After School @ LaSalle

Programs for children ages 5 - 12.
New activites each week! Science, arts and crafts, games, stories and more.

Thursdays @ 3:30
September 21 - October 26

10/19 - Marble Runs
10/26 - Make Your Own Trick Or Treat Bag

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Programs for Adults

Paint Night @ Main Library

Bring your friends or come for a date night. Everyone has fun at Paint Night! We will be painting a lighthouse at sunset. All supplies provided.

Classes held at 1425 Main Street

Choose one of the following dates:
Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:00pm CLASS FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday, October 24 @ 6:00pm CLASS FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Space is limited. Reserve your spot early. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial.

A traveling exhibit hosted by the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Department.
October 1 - 31, 2017

Follow the struggle for equal rights in New York State from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917 when New York State finally granted women the right to vote.

Visit the exhibit during Local History Department Hours:
Mon 5-8pm, Tues 9am - 4pm, Wed 1pm - 4pm, Thurs 9am - 4pm.

Evening Book Club @ LaSalle Library

First meeting: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 6:00pm.

We're reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
Set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950's when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.

Interested in joining? Call us at 283-8309 to register!

Pumpkin Decorating Class for Adults @ LaSalle Library

Bring your own small sized pumpkin (real or faux) and decorate it with (provided) - paint, ribbon,
flowers, leaves, and more!

Saturday, October 21st
2:00 PM

Program space is limited to 15 participants.
Registration required. Call 283-8309 to register today!

BTOP Express Computer Classes @ Main Library

Monday, October 23
10am - 1pm: Computer Basic / Internet Basic
1pm - 4pm: Gaga for Google

Registration required. Call 286-4881

Program is generously supported with financial contributions by Nioga Library System

Learn About Ghosthunting From the Pros!

Join us for a visit from Niagara Falls Paranormal.

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Main Library Auditorium

Visit Niagara Falls Paranormal at http://www.nfparanormal.com/

Healthy Eating Workshops @ Main Library

Learn how to make healthy choices on the go! Quick meals... On the go snacks... Better Beverages... Label reading.

Thursdays @ 3:00pm
October 26
November 30
December 28

Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Call 299-0905 ext. 287 for more information.

Stamping With Leaves on Fabric @ Main Library

Bring a sweatshirt, tee shirt or any other fabric item to turn into a work of art. Everything, even something new, must be prewashed. We will be using fabric paint as well as bleach on dark items. Leaves willl be provided, but if you want to bring your own, look for ones with well-defined veins.

Not sure you want to risk it? Then you can make a leaf-stamped picture on card stock suitable for framing.

Choose one of the following dates:
Monday, October 30 @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 1 @ 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 7 @ 6:00pm

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

Putting Your Lawn and Garden to Bed @ LaSalle Library

Have fall lawn and garden questions? Do I... Cut it? Mulch it? Trim it? Plant it? Join our round table garden discussion group with a Master Gardener and find out!

Saturday, November 4 @ 11:00am.

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Reverse Glass Painting @ Main Library

Bring in a clear glass plate (Walmart has them) or a small frame with glass and paint a design using reverse glass painting techniques. Can't find any? Then bring in a clean jar or other glass item to paint. Patterns provided.

Choose one of the following dates:
Monday, November 13 @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 21 @ 6:00pm

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

Make an Ornament Night

Choose an ornament or make all three.

Choose one of the following dates:
Monday, November 27 @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 29 @ 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:00pm

All supplies provided.

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

eReader & Tablet Drop-In @ Main Library
Want to check out movies, TV shows, magazines, audiobooks, e-Books or music albums using one of our digital services, but you’re not sure where to start?

Stop in for help using our online collections with your digital device! A librarian will be available to assist with questions about Overdrive, RB Digital and Hoopla for your smartphone, eReader or tablet (including Kindle and iPad).

Common tasks we can help with:
· Signing up for the Overdrive, RB Digital and Hoopla with your library card
· Connecting to Wi-Fi
· Downloading the Overdrive, RB Digital and Hoopla apps
· Checking out and returning eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, magazines and movies
· Placing holds on popular titles

Please note: The librarian is able to assist users accessing the digital services our library offers. We cannot help solve hardware problems, or issues with non-library apps and services.

Drop-In Times & Dates:
Wednesday, November 1: 2pm-4pm
Tuesday, November 14: 2pm-4pm
Thursday, November 30: 10am-12pm
Monday, December 11: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, December 29: 2pm-4pm

No registration required - call 286-4881 for more information.

What to bring:
· Library card
· Fully charged device, and/or charger
· Log-in information for Overdrive, RB Digital and Hoopla if you have already signed up
· Log-in information for Amazon (Kindle users) and any app stores you use

Can’t make it to the scheduled Drop-In times? Need one-on-one help with your device?
Email kfalkowski@nioga.org to schedule an individual appointment!


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
Call 283-8309 to register