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

Children's Programs

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

Join us for stories, rhymes, music, movement and more. Some weeks will include a toddler-friendly art project.

Main: Wednesdays @ 10:30am - September 21 - October 26
LaSalle: Thursdays @ 10:30am - September 22 - October 27

Registration required.  

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

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

For kids in grades K - 6. Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email mtimby@nioga.org or jbattaglia@nioga.org

October 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Have you ever thought of a cool toy creation and wanted to make it? Come be Dr. Frankenstein and make something truly cool with us! We will have toys that you can take apart and put back together to make something really spooky.

November 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Dia de los Muertos Celebration

We are going to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! Come learn about the traditional Mexician holiday by playing games, making crafts, some fun activities, and more!

Family Movie Night @ Main Library

Disney's Halloweentown
On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown -- a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.

Monday, October 24 @ 6:30pm
Main Library Auditorium.

Running time 90 minutes. Rated TV-PG.

Ages 16 and under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by an adult. Adults must stay in the auditorium with their children.

Legos @ LaSalle Libary

For kids ages 4 - 12. Registration required. Call 283-8309 or email mtimby@nioga.org

We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity! Build, create, explore and then destroy with all the bricks and blocks you want!

Thursday, October 27
3:30 - 4:30pm

Teen Halloween @ LaSalle Library

Join us for a scary good time!

  • Spooky games.
  • Cupcake decorating.
  • Zombie stories.
  • Costumes optional!

Saturday, October 29 @ 2:00pm.

Space is limited. Call 283-8309 to register.

Adult Programs

Free Craft Classes for Adults & Teens @ Main Library

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

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

Choose one date:
Wednesday, October 26 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:00 pm
Monday, November 7 @ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org. Funded 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, beginning October 17
Wednesdays @ 3:00pm, beginning October 19.

To register, please call 283-8309.

Ghostly Stories and Poems @ Main Library

Local author David Renfrow
Library Writing Group Members

Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:00pm

Book Club @ Main Library

October Selection:
Forever More: A Love Story from the Edge of Eternity by Michele DeLuca

In this mystical love story there is just one thing keeping Rebecca and Sebastian apart. She is living and he is dead. They meet because he desperately needs her help to earn his redemption.

Together they enlist the help of Albert, a widowed college professor, who reluctantly allows them the use of his body so that Sebastian can return to physical form and make things right with those he's failed.

It seems to be a love affair that cannot last, but the three discover that there is an eternity of wonder for each of them to look forward to. The only question for this trio — who stays and who goes?

Friday, October 21 @ 2:00pm

Registration required. Call 286-4881 or email nflref@nioga.org.

Annie Edson Taylor:  115-year Anniversary Celebration @ Main Library

The Niagara Falls Public Library will be holding an anniversary celebration in honor of Annie Edson Taylor, who, 115 years ago, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel... and she also survived!  The presentation about her life will be given by Michele Kratts (Author of "Anna Edson Taylor, the Queen of Oakwood") and Pete Ames (The Town of Niagara historian). The event will also include a musical number performed by Patty "Cha-Cha" Calback. We will also have on display some of the great items from our Local History collection that will showcase her life.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6-7pm
Main Library Auditorium

Free. Light refreshments will be served.

Classic Movie Night @ Main Library

Young Frankenstein
In this spoof of Mary Shelley's gothic tale, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather's diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor's experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.

Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Wednesday, October 26 @ 6:00pm. Main Library Auditorium.

Ages 16 and under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by an adult. Adults must stay in the auditorium with their children.

Great Kids' Books For Grownups Book Club @ Main Library

October Selection:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

An unusual boy grows up in a VERY unusual family. A delicious mix of fantasy, humor and human longing with magical, haunting prose.

Thursday, October 27 @ 11:00am

Call 286-4881 or email nflref@nioga.org to register. Copies available at checkout desk, on Overdrive and Hoopla.

Free Computer Classes @ Main Library

Monday, November 28
10am - 1pm: Word Intermediate
1pm - 4pm: Craigslist

Registration required.
For more information or to register, call 716-286-4881 or stop by the Information Desk.

You're invited to a
Free Education Session on Diabetes Management @ LaSalle Branch Library

Receive a helping hand from Certified Diabetes Educators* (CDE’s) CDEs are healthcare professionals who provide expert advice for better diabetes management and are certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

At this session you will learn about:
What diabetes is...
The importance of checking blood sugar levels...
A1C and how it affects blood sugar...
Meal planning & exercise...
Medical tests...
Types of medication that help manage blood sugar...

Presented by Debra Hoffman MA, RD, CDE

Sessions held at LaSalle Branch Library on the following dates from 2 - 3pm:
Monday, November 28
Wednesday, December 14

Reservations requested. To register, call Debra Hoffman at 716-946-0119.

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.