UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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Children   Adults

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

Programs for Children and Families

Christmas Stocking Giveaway for Children

Presented by the Magdelene Project. Note: children must be present to receive a stocking.

Main Library
Saturday, December 9
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Questions? Contact The Magdelene Project @ 1910 Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Phone: 716-282-0908

Stories and More for Children Ages 2 - 4

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

Main Library - Wednesdays @ 10:30am
November 15 - December 20

LaSalle Library - Thursdays @ 10:30am
November 16 - December 21

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
November 14 - December 19

PROGRAMS FOR AGES 4 - 8

December 12: Super Science Day
Join us in the “library lab” for some spectacular science demonstrations and experiments.

December 19: Holiday Giftapolooza!
We are going to be making different gifts for you to give to your parents, aunts and uncles, siblings and friends during the holiday season!

PROGRAMS FOR AGES 9-12

December 12: Blizzard Blast

Let’s make it snow in the library. Well... not really snow, but let’s do some snowy activities and then make some snowflakes to decorate the children's room!

December 19: Holiday Giftapolooza!

We are going to be making different gifts for you to give to your parents, aunts and uncles, siblings and friends during the holiday season!

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
November 16 - December 21

December 7: Pendulum Painting
Use gravity to create a colorful and fun painting! We will be building our own pendulum and testing out lots of different paints and colors to see what we can create.

December 14: Blizzard Blast
Let’s make it snow in the library. Well... not really snow, but let’s do some snowy activities and then make some snowflakes to decorate the children's room!

December 21: Holiday Giftapolooza!
We are going to be making different gifts for you to give to your parents, aunts and uncles, siblings and friends during the holiday season!

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Programs for Adults

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:
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!

BTOP Express Computer Classes @ Main Library

Wednesday, November 29
10am - 1pm: Flash Drives / File Management
1pm - 4pm: Gadgets and Gear (Open Access)

Thursday, November 30
10am - 1pm: JobNow! Skills for Job Seekers
1pm - 4pm: Facebook Combo

Registration required. Call 286-4881

Program is generously supported with financial contributions by Nioga Library System

Paperback Book Christmas Tree @ LaSalle Library

Make a beautiful Christmas tree decoration out of an old paperback book.

Saturday, December 9 - 2:00pm.
LaSalle Library - Upstairs Auditorium

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Books, Balls and Blocks @ Main Library
Presented through a partnership with Help Me Grow Western New York, the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project, and Niagara University’s College of Education’s Family Literacy Center, 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.

Books, Balls and Blocks is a FREE event for children between the ages of 4 months and 6 years!
Books, Balls and Blocks includes:

• Fun activities for children: Winter games and art activities, interactive stories, and more!
• Activities for parents to do at home.
• Early childhood development screenings.
• Book giveaways.
• Light refreshments.

Wednesday, December 13
11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

If you have any questions or would like further details, please call 716.286.8309.

Registration required. Click here or call 716.286.8309 to register.

Afternoon Book Club @ LaSalle Library

We're reading:
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

Join us for a discussion on:
Monday December 11th @ 2:00pm
LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Ave
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Interested in joining? Call us at 283-8309 to register!

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Hyde Park Living Shoreline Project.

Join us for a presentation about the recently completed shoreline enhancement at Hyde Park.

The living shoreline project begins to address the ongoing bank erosion that can be seen along much of Hyde Park Lake. The project restores habitat along the shoreline and helps to address the lake's poor water quality and algae blooms which have also been a concern in recent years.

Main Library Auditorium.
Thursday, December 14. 2:30pm.

All are welcome to attend. No registration required.

NFPL Book Club @ Main Library

We're reading: In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming.
Heavy Snow...Icy Desires...Cold-Blooded Murder

Clare Fergusson, St. Alban's new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Millers Kill, New York. She is not just a "lady," she's a tough ex-Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town's police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, who's also ex-Army and a cynical good shepherd for the stray sheep of his hometown. Their search for the baby's mother quickly leads them into the secrets that shadow Millers Kill like the ever-present Adirondacks. What they discover is a world of trouble, an attraction to each other--and murder...

Join us for a discussion on Friday, December 15 @ 2:00pm.

Copies available at the circulation desk. Please register by calling 286-4881 or email nflref@nioga.org.

Evening Book Club @ LaSalle Library

We're reading:
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. 

Join us for a discussion on:
Wednesday December 20th @ 6:00pm
LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Ave
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Interested in joining? Call us at 283-8309 to register!

Healthy Eating Workshops @ Main Library

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

Thursday, December 28 @ 3:00pm

Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Call 299-0905 ext. 287 for more information.

Chair Yoga @ LaSalle Library

Presented by Living Breath Yoga
Designed for individuals with limited mobility. Great for everyone! Everyone is welcome! Bring a mat if you have one.

Saturday, January 13th. 2:00pm.
LaSalle Branch Library. 8728 Buffalo Ave
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Registration required. Call 283-8309 to register today!

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