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

Children's Programs

Story Time for Tiny Tots - A Program for Children Ages 2 - 4

Join us for early literacy fun as we share stories, songs, movement and other activities geared toward our littlest library visitors.

Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
November 18 - December 16

LaSalle Library
8728 Buffalo Avenu
Thursdays @ 10:30 am
November 12 - December 17

Registration Required
Call 286-4902 for Main St.
Call 283-8309 for LaSalle

Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

A series of programs for elementary school-aged kids (Grades K - 6). Come join us on Tuesday afternoons for some fun after school!

Tuesdays: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Main Library - 1425 Main Street
Registration required.

November 24th: Niagara Falls Science
Come explore the science behind our amazing Niagara Falls! We will look at the nature and science and geology that can be found right in your backyard!
Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email jbattaglia@nioga.org to sign up.

December 1st at 2:30 pm - Games and Gamers
Come play Minecraft, board games, card games and more! We will have two 30 minute Minecraft sessions, with sign up day of. All the board games will be ready for those not Minecrafting!
Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email jbattaglia@nioga.org to sign up.

December 8th at 2:30 pm - Art and Creation 
Learn how to draw a self portrait without tracing from our friend Nori! She will help guide us through this tough drawing task! Come join us and see how to make a cool picture step by step!
Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email jbattaglia@nioga.org to sign up.

December 15th at 2:30 pm - Moving and Grooving in the Cold
The Cornell Cooperative Extension will be here to show us how to stay active and have fun even when we are stuck inside during the cold winter months! We will also be making  another healthy snack!
Registration required. Call 286-4902 or email jbattaglia@nioga.org to sign up.

Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Adult Programs

Free Hands-On Computer Training

Classes held at the Niagara Falls Public Library - 1425 Main Street.

Registration is requried, call 286-4881 or sign up at the reference desk.

Facebook Combo
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!
Wednesday, December 2: 10am - 1pm

Craigslist is the place for classified ads in the 21st century. Learn to search for something to buy, or use it to sell items. Look for jobs, housing, gigs, or peruse personal ads!
Wednesday, December 2: 1pm - 4pm

Flash Drives and File Management (Windows 7 and 8)
This class focuses on saving, moving, and retrieving any file on a Windows-based computer. We will learn how to add new folders to the flash drive, and rename both folders and individual files, with a focus on saving, renaming, and deleting documents.
Friday, December 4: 10am - 1pm

Windows 8 / 10
Learn how to use the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft. I fyou have a computer with Windows 10, bring it and we will discuss the changes.
Friday, December 4: 1pm - 4pm

Microsoft Excel Basic
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.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016: 10am - 1pm

Gadgets and Gear! BYODAQ** (Bring Your Own Device and Questions!!)
Get free hands-on training. All devices welcome: laptops, tablets or smartphones, e-readers, etc.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016: 1pm - 4pm

Computer Basic: Get the computer that’s right for you!
Learn how to read computer advertising and understand what’s most important about buying a computer. Get the computer that’s right for you: desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Practice with the mouse as well.
Thursday, January 14, 2016: 10am - 1pm

Email Start to Finish: Set up a New Account or Use Your Own
Set up a free email account on the Internet. Learn how to send, receive, reply, and forward an email. Learn about adding attachments to your messages. Add a folder to your email box, and practice copy/paste techniques. Learn how to clean up your inbox.
Thursday, January 14, 2016: 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.
Friday, January 15, 2016: 10am - 1pm

Gaga for Google: Cut, Copy, and Paste!
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.
Friday, January 15, 2016: 1pm - 4pm

Free Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

Christmas Ornaments                                                    
Decoupage a styrofoam ball or two and take home some unique Christmas ornaments.

Tues.,  Dec. 8 from 6 to 7:30. 
Repeated on Wed., Dec. 16 from 6 to 7:30

Classes to be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library - 1425 Main Street.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Holiday Movie Series

Join us for screenings of two classic holiday films, which will be shown in the Main Library auditorium. Free.

December 16th @ 2:30 pm - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Image of poster: It's a Wonderful LifeAfter George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.





December 23rd @ 3:00 pm - Elf (2003)
Image of poster: ElfBuddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.