UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS...

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

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Children Teens Adults

Children's Programs

Tiny Tot Time - Spring Session
For children ages 1 - 3

Join us for stories, music, movement and activities designed just for our littlest library visitors.

Main Library
Tuesdays: April 1 - May 6
10:45am - 11:15am

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

Preschool Story Time - Spring Session
For children ages 2-1/2 - 4

Join us for early literacy fun including stories, rhymes, movement, songs and a craft!

LaSalle Library
Wednesdays: April 2 - May 7
11:00am - 11:45am

Registration required. Call 283-8309 or email mtimby@nioga.org.

Lego Club - April
For children ages 4 - 12

We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity!

LaSalle Library - Wednesday, May 7: 3:30 - 4:45pm

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

Easter Movie Afternoon

Join us for a classic animated story about how the Easter Bunny came to be. We'll be showing the film on the big screen in our auditorium. We can't tell the title here, but stop in or give us a call for full details!

Main Library Auditorium
Tuesday, April 15 - 2:30 pm

Running time is 60 minutes.

Come to the Bunny Hop!

For children Pre-K to Grade 3

Hip hop to the library for bunny stories, games and crafting fun!

LaSalle Library
Wednesday, April 16 - 2:30 pm
Registration required - call 283-8309

Main Library
Thursday, April 17 - 2:30 pm
Registration required - call 286-4902

Movie Afternoon

Join us for a recent animated hit...after the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, her sprightly sister teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer and his trusty reindeer to break the icy spell. We can't tell the title here, but stop in or give us a call for full details!

Main Library Auditorium
Tuesday, April 22 - 2:30 pm

Rated PG
Running time: 108 minutes

Teen Programs

Teen Club
Want something different to do after school? Interested in meeting other teens? Like trying new things? Looking for volunteer hours?

Main Library
Every Wednesday
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Create Your Own Comic! Computer Class
Learn how to make your very own digital comic using Anime Studio Debut!
Main Library
Tuesday: April 22
3:30pm - 4:30 pm

Video Games
Come play the latest video games on our huge projector screen!
Main Library
Tuesday, May 6
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, call 286-4906 or email cspatar@nioga.org

Adult Programs

Celebrate National Poetry Month - join us for
Poetry Falls: Poems of Niagara

Featuring historic poems and images with local authors and guest readers.

Wednesday, April 30
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Earl Brydges Auditorium
1425 Main Street

Home of the tempest!  thou cavern sublime!
Where Chaos has reigned since the dawning of Time,
Unbar thy dread portals, the veil rend away,
And show us thy treasures of rainbow and spray.

from Cave of the Winds by Mary S. Pond. Niagara Falls;
Frederick H. Johnson, 1860.

Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

All classes are free and are held at the Main Library - 1425 Main Street. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Call 286-4092 or email wudy@nioga.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Felt Pictures
Welcome Spring with a small felt wall or door hanging that you designed yourself.
Tuesday, April 8: 6 - 7:30 pm
Repeated Wednesday, April 16: 6 - 7:30pm

Zentangle
Try your hand at Zentangle. Even if you can't draw, you can do this.
Tuesday, April 22 and May 6: 6 - 7:30pm
Repeated Wednesday, April 30 and May 14: 6 - 7:30pm

Better Technology, Online and Personal Courses

Free classes. For more information or to register, please contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at 716-286-4881. See below for skill requirements for Basic and Intermediate/Advanced classes.

Thursday May 1, 2014
10am – 1pm:      Microsoft Excel Basic:  It does math for you!
Let Excel do your math for you! After an introduction to some basic functions, you’ll use a spreadsheet format to create a very simple budget.

1pm – 4pm:        Microsoft Word Basic
Learn skills needed to craft anything you need to type: letters, flyers, resumes, and more. Save your work where you want and use cut, copy, and paste!

Wednesday May 7, 2014
1pm – 4pm:        Gadgets and Gears/Open Access (All Skill Levels)
BYODAQ** (Bring Your Own Device and Questions!!)  Get free hands on training.  All devices welcome:  laptops, tablets, smartphones, e-readers, etc.

4pm – 7pm:        Gadgets and Gears/Open Access (All Skill Levels)
BYODAQ** (Bring Your Own Device and Questions!!)  Get free hands on training.  All devices welcome:  laptops, tablets, smartphones, e-readers, etc.

Monday May 12, 2014
10am – 1pm:      Job Now!  Skills for Job Seekers (Basic)
Learn what JobNow and JobZone can do for you; use it to search for jobs, refine a resume, or ace the interview. Get live, one-on-one help from real tutors. Learn about Web Site security, too. Practice typing and computer mousing with free instruction on the Internet!

1pm – 4pm: Intro to LinkedIn:  Job Networking Web Site (Intermediate)
This class will introduce students to the LinkedIn (pronounced Linked-In) professional networking web site. This site is designed to assist anyone in building a network of trusted professional contacts throughout the business world – no matter what your career or job status.

Monday May 19, 2014
1pm – 4pm:        Internet Basic
Create! Learn! Explore! Discover! Learn to browse the Internet using a common browser. Find out about Web Sites and links; use search engines to find information you want to know!

4pm – 7pm:        Gaga for Google (Intermediate)
Do you use Google? This powerful tool is more than a search engine! We’ll explore some of its many uses, including copying information and pasting it into Word! Please note: This class is for people who are very comfortable using Internet Explorer (address bar, tool bar buttons), and also navigating Web pages.

Tuesday May 27, 2014
10am – 1pm:      Powerpoint Basic
Introduction to the presentation software from Microsoft: Power Point. Learn about presentations and get skills that will transfer to other Microsoft Office programs!

1pm – 4pm:        Publisher Basic
Introductory course to Microsoft Publisher, a program that is used to design many items, including greeting cards, business cards, brochures, and more!

Thursday May 29, 2014
10am – 1pm:      Facebook Combo (Intermediate)
Facebook is the “granddaddy” of all social networking. Come and learn more about the phenomena of social networking and “micromarketing.” Set up a Facebook profile if desired, or learn to better use the one you have!

1pm – 4pm:        Twitter (Intermediate)
This class will introduce students to and develop understanding of what Twitter is, along with Social/Job Networking. In addition, participants will go through the steps to create a Twitter account (if desired) and learn to optimize opportunities to network for employment.

Basic Courses require the following of all participants:
Basic mouse skills:
The ability to move the mouse around the computer screen with some assistance.
The ability to “click” and “double click” the mouse as instructed during class.

Intermediate/Advanced Courses require the following of all participants:
Active Email account (to create a LinkedIn account)
Good mouse skills (ability to move the mouse on the computer screen and click or double click as required with minimal assistance)
Familiarity with Internet (frequent use of browsing web pages, clicking links)

For more information or to register, please contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at 716-286-4881.