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

Food For Fines

Reduce your fines and help Community Missions at the same time. During the month of December, bring in donations of unexpired nonperishable food items. Your overdue fines will be reduced by $1 per item donated, up to a $20 limit. Nonperishables will be accepted at Main Street and LaSalle locations.

Children's Programs

Tiny Tot Time

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

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

Main: Wednesdays @ 10:30am - November 16 - December 21

LaSalle: Fridays @ 10:30am - December 2 - 16

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

December 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm Life-sized Foosball
We are turning the Programming and Activities Room into a foosball table… And you guys get to be the players!
Come join us and try get a few goals!

December 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm Holiday Gift Making Party
Worried about what to get your mom, dad, aunt, cousin or friend for the holiday season? Worry no more! We will have supplies to make a few different presents that you can give to anyone you like! Come join the holiday fun!

December 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm Snowflake Extravaganza 
In honor of the first official day of winter, the winter solstice, we will be making as many beautiful and unique paper snowflakes as we can to decorate the Children’s room!

Stories, Songs and Santa- For children and their families.

Join us for a festive family gathering featuring holiday stories, a singalong, a fun craft and a very special visitor from the North Pole.  Be sure to bring your camera!

LaSalle Library: Tuesday, December 20 @ 6:30 pm
Main Library: Friday, December 23 @ 2:30 pm

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

Family Movie Afternoon

The Secret Life of Pets
Rated PG. Running time 90 minutes.

This animated comedy asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

Thursday, December 29 -  2:30 pm
Main Library Auditorium—1425 Main St

Please note:
Ages 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an ADULT.  Adults MUST STAY In the auditorium with their children.

Noon Year's Eve Celebration

All the fun of New Year’s without having to stay up past bedtime!  Join us for a screening of Rudolph’s Shiny New Year at 11:00am, followed by a countdown and balloon drop at noon.

Saturday, December 31 @ 11:00 am
Main Library Auditorium

Registration required. Call 296-4902.

Adult Programs

Craft Class for Adults and Teens.

Make 4 different ornaments for tree trimming or gift-giving!

Main Library
Wednesday, December 7.
6:00 - 7:30pm

Registration required.
Call 286-4902 or email wudy@nioga.org

Classic Movie Night @ Main Library.

Tora! Tora! Tora!
Join us for a screening of Tora! Tora! Tora!, a classic film and historic recounting of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium.

Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must stay in the auditorium with their children.

Poetry Group @ Main Library.

Poems of Celebration - Monday, December 12 @ 1:00pm

Book Club @ Main Library

December Selection: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
On a train ride to Los Angeles, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone's Christmas plans.

Friday, December 16 @ 2:00pm.

Call 286-4881 to register. Copies available at checkout 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

Wednesday, December 14 - 2 - 3pm

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

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
Wednesdays @ 3:00pm

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.