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

Children's Programs

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

Tuesdays at 2:30pm, for kids in grades K - 6.
Registration required.
Call 286-4902 or email mtimby@nioga.org or jbattaglia@nioga.org

February 14: DIY Valentines

February 28: Let's Move!

March 7: Legos and Board Games 
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!

March 14: Leprechaun Labyrinth 
One sneaky leprechaun is trying to steal some gold from the library. We are     going to build a maze to try and stop him. Come help us make a labyrinth to keep that sneaky leprechaun out of our library gold!

March 21: Birds and Blossoms 
Celebrate spring’s arrival by creating a beautiful cherry blossom painting to take home with you and a birdhouse that will be displayed as a decoration at the library. 

March 28:  Pranks and Tricks
To get ready for April Fool’s Day, we are going to be perfecting some cool tricks and making our own pranks. Come figure out some fun ways to prank your friends and family!

Milk and Cookies @ Main Library
A delicious new book club for Kids in Grades K - 6

We've got milk, cookies, and a story! Miss Joanna will be reading out loud while you enjoy some delicious snacks!

February's selection: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.
Basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Thursdays @ 3:30pm
February 2, 9, 16 & 23

Registration required. Call 286-4902.

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 - March 1-29

LaSalle: Alternate Fridays @ 10:30am - March 3, 17 &  31

Registration required.  

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

Friday Fun @ LaSalle Library
For Kids in Grades K - 6

Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm

February 17: Fun with Art: Cool Collages

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Movie Day @ Main Library

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat
children. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl.

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:30 pm
Rated PG. Running time 1hr 57 minutes

Ages 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an ADULT.

Art Lab for Kids @ Main Library

Collage Art
Get inspired by the illustrations of collage artists like Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert and Steve jenkins - then try your hand at creating your own masterpiece!

Saturday, February 25
Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Ages PreK - Grade 6.

Parents, plan to assist younger children.

Adult Programs

Knit & Crochet Workshop @ Main Library

For beginners to advanced. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles or a size G crochet hook. Yarn will be provided. all others, bring a project to work on.

Wednesdays - January 18 through February 22: 6 - 7pm
Mondays - January 23 & 30, Feb 6 & 27: 11am - 12 noon

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

Free. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Memorable Mystery Solvers Book Club @ Main Library

Meets 2:00pm - 3:00pm the 2nd Friday of each month at the Main Library.

February Meeting: Friday, February 17

February Selection: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Club by Alexander McCall Smith.
The beloved first novel in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to "help people with problems in their lives." Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, Mma Ramotswe is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart-and lands her in danger-is that of a missing eleven-year-old boy who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

Click here for a printable flyer of the 2017 schedule of meeting dates and titles for each month.

Book Signing @ Main Libary

Local writer and library teacher Terri Mudd has her first book out!  Join us to hear her story and celebrate her success at a booktalk and signing.

Saturday, Feb. 18th at 2 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room.

Without a Party by Terri Mudd
John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States, was a controversial man. Many hated him for his resistance to compromise. Others loved him for his character and integrity.  While in office, his personal life was turbulent as well.  His wife of twenty years died, and he began a new romance with a strong-willed younger woman. 
Living history…grand romance.

Free Computer Classes at Main Library

Tuesday, February 21
10am - 1pm: Computer Basic / Internet Basic
1pm - 4pm: Word Basic

Thursday, February 23
10am - 1pm: Email Start to Finish
1pm - 4pm: Facebook Combo

Friday, February 24
10am - 1pm: Windows 10 & Windows 8 discussion
1pm - 4pm: Gaga for Google

Wednesday, March 22
10am - 1pm: Excel Basic
1pm - 4pm: Gadgets and Gears (Open Access)

Monday, March 27
10am - 1pm: Word Intermediate
1pm - 4pm: Power Point and Publisher Basic

Wednesday, March 29
10am - 1pm: Flash Drives and File Management
1pm - 4pm: Craigslist

For more information or to register, call 286-4881 (Reference Dept.)

Who We Are: Orrin E. Dunlap & the Story of Niagara Falls Exhibit and Kickoff Event

125 years ago, on March 17, 1892, Niagara Falls officially became a city. In celebration of this significant occasion, the Niagara Falls Public Library's Local History Department will be opening a new exhibit, titled: "Who We Are: Orrin E. Dunlap & the Story of Niagara Falls". This exhibit will feature the Orrin E. Dunlap collection, and especially will focus on the newly digitized collection of glass plates.

Orrin E. Dunlap was a prolific photographer and writer who worked for the Niagara Gazette and in Niagara Falls for most of his life. He lived through many great events that took place in Niagara Falls, including the creation of the city, the influx of daredevils, the impact of harnessing the power of the falls, and the creation of the State Reservation at Niagara. Through all of these events, Dunlap took incomparable photographs that document these amazing times. The exhibit focuses on the theme of "Who We Are" as a city, and the particular aspects of what makes the city unique.

Kickoff Event @ Main Library
March 1 @ 5:30 pm

Exhibit Dates: March 1­ - 31st, 2017

Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibit. The event will include a presentation by Cynthia Moore (Digitization Specialist), titled "Preserving the Historical Treasures that Orrin E. Dunlap Left Us". Exhibit is made possible by the generous donation of the Orrin E. Dunlap Trust.

Niagara Falls Public Library Local HistoryDepartment (716) 286-4899

Chair Yoga Class @ LaSalle Library

Designed for individuals with limited mobility. Great for everyone! Minimizes hypertension, reduces anxiety, strengthens bones, protects joints, builds strength, improves balance, sharpens the mind, improves mood.
Instructed by Living Breath Yoga.

Saturday, March 11 @ 2:00pm. LaSalle Library
2nd Floor Meeting Hall

Free. Registration required. Call 283-8309.

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.