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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

Legos and Games 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm
We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity! Build, create, explore and then destroy with all the bricks and blocks you want! Don’t want to build with Legos? We will also have lots of board games and some cards out to play games!

Rocket Blastoff!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Five… four… three… two… one…
We will be designing and testing our own rockets! Come make some paper rockets and see how high, how far, and how long they stay in the air!

Let's fly a kite!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Design and fly your very own kite!  While we are making the kites we will discuss how to make them fly higher and how they stay up in the air so long!


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 20
3:30 - 4:30pm

Adult Programs

Coloring Group @ LaSalle Library

Interested? We are looking for the best day/time to meet. Stop by or call us at 283-8309 with your suggestions.

Book Club @ LaSalle Library

We are looking for folks interested in forming a book club at LaSalle Library. Stop in or call 283-8309 for more information.

Free Computer Classes @ Main Library

Wednesday, October 12
10am - 1pm: Microsoft Word for Job Seekers
1pm - 4pm: Excel for Job Seekers

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.

Free Computer Classes @ LaSalle Branch Library

Monday, September 26
10am - 1pm: Computer Basics
1pm - 4pm: Email Basics

Tuesday, September 27
10am - 1pm: Gadgets & Gear - bring your own device
1pm - 4pm: Facebook Basics

Registration required.
For more information or to register, stop in or call 716-283-8309.

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.

Small Painting Night
Paint two 8" x 10" blossom paintings on canvas paper. These can be easily framed.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:00 pm OR
Monday, October 3 @ 6:00 pm OR
Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:00 pm

Tissue Paper Mosaic
Make a leaf or tree paper mosaic to hang in your window.

Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:00 pm OR
Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:00 pm

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

Christmas Ornaments
We will be making 3 different types of Christmas ornaments. Choose your favorite or make all three.

Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:00 pm OR
Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:00 pm

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

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:
Wednesday, October 12
Monday, November 21
Monday, December 19

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

Writing Workshop for Aspiring Authors @ Main Library

With instructor Terri Mudd.

Fridays: 10am - Noon
Beginning September 23

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

The Japanese Art of Kokedama – DIY Moss Ball Demonstration @ LaSalle Branch Library

Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai. A plant's root system is wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound with twine, transforming it into a unique sculptural art form. Come in and watch a live demonstration! We will show you how to make your own Kokedama Moss Ball.

This is only a demonstration. We will show you how to make a variety of Kokedama Moss Balls, step-by-step. We will also provide you with a list of supplies & directions, so you can try it yourself at home!

Each person in attendance will receive a raffle ticket at the door, and we will raffle off the Moss Balls we’ve created at the end of the demonstration!

Saturday, September 24 - 2:00 PM
LaSalle Branch Library – 8728 Buffalo Avenue

Poetry Writing Group @ Main Library

Not a poet? That's fine! Come and listen to discussions of the best new poets, including our local writers. You may just be inspired.

Monday, September 26: 1pm - 3pm
2nd Floor Conference Room

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

Classic Movie Night @ Main Library

American Graffiti
Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:00pm
Rated PG. Running time 1hr 53 min

Main Library Auditorium. No registration required.

What's Your Family's Story? Free Genealogy 101 Classes @ Main Library

October 5, 2016, 2-3pm:  
Ancestry.com Library Edition & HertiageQuest. Learn how to use these great genealogy databases to further your family research (access to these databases are free through the Niagara Falls Public Library). Registration is required & spots are limited. Registrants must have basic computer/internet knowledge.

October 12, 2016, 2-3pm:  
City Directories. Learn how to use city directories in your genealogical research. Registration is required.

October 19, 2016, 2-3pm:  
Census. Learn how to use the census to find out more information about your family's history. Registration is required.

Registration is required. Call 716-286-4881 or email  nflh@nioga.org

Chair Yoga Class @ LaSalle Library

Instructed by Living Breath Yoga

Designed for individuals with limitied mobility. Great for everyone! Minimizes hypertension, reduces anxiety, strengthens bones, protects joints, builds strength, improves balance, sharpens the mind, improves mood.

Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00pm
LaSalle Library - 2nd Floor Auditorium.

Free. Registration required. Call 283-8309.

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.

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.