November 13, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin    286-4914

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

This and all meetings are open to the public.

November 1, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin  286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018 to observe Veteran's Day.

October 22, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin  286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, will be closed from 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21 through Thursday, November 22, 2018, to observe Thanksgiving. The LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 to observe Thanksgiving. The LaSalle Library is also closed on Wednesdays.

October 22, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin  716-286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, is hosting the Niagara Falls Small Business Matchmaker, Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm with registration beginning at 9:30 am. All small businesses are welcome to meet with buyers from Federal, State and Local agencies to learn about contracting opportunities. This program is being presented by the U.S. Small Business administration Buffalo District Office.  Online registration is at https://niagarafallsmm.eventbrite.com.
A free webinar on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 10 am to 11 am, is being offered for those planning to attend the Matchmaking Event. The webinar is designed to help guide participants through the steps necessary to prepare for the event. To register for the webinar, go to https//premmwebinar.eventbrite.com.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Talarico at jennifer.talasico@sba.gov.

October 15, 2018

Press Relase
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892
 wudy@nioga.org

Programs for November
Niagara Falls Public Library

Small Painting Paint Night at the Library for adults and teens. Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Paint two 9 x 12 inch pictures of dandelions using sponges and toilet paper tubes. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892, email wudy@nioga.org or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.  Wednesday, November 7 from 6 to 7 pm. Class repeated on Tuesday, November 13 from 6 to 7 pm.

Book Clubs for Adults
LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue.  Monday, November 5 from 2 to 3 pm. The selection for the month is The Perfect Nanny by Leila Silmani.
Main Library, 1425 Main Street.  Friday, November 11 from 2 pm to 3 pm.   The book selection for the month is My Antonia by Willa Cather.

Sewing Circle at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Monday, November 19 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Free. For adults and teens. Make Drafty Dog, a fun draft blocker for door or window. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.

Free Computer Classes at the Library for adults. Registration required.                    
Call 286-4881 for more information or to register. Main Library. 1425 Main Street.
Monday, November 19 from 10 am to 1 pm     PowerPoint and Publisher
Monday, November 19 from 1 pm to 4 pm        Facebook
Tuesday, November 20 from 10 am to 1 pm       Windows 10
Tuesday, November 20 from 1 pm to 4 pm          Flashdrives/File Management 
Children’s Programs

ATLAS (At The Library After School) for children ages 5 to 12. Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Join us for fun activities featuring science, technology, engineering, art, math and more.  Tuesdays, November 13 – 27  through 23 at 2:30 pm. Registration required. Call 286-4902 or register online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.
All programs are funded by the Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library.

October 11, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin 716-286-4914

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY. This and all meetings are open to the public.

October 11, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin    716-286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, seeks proposals for an inventory and assessment of its Local History Collection of historic objects, maps, books, and ephemera. For questions concerning the anticipated work, scope of the project, submission requirements and copy of the RFP, please contact Christine Bacon, Niagara Falls Heritage Area via email at christine@discoverniagara.orgProposals are due November 5, 2018

The RFP process is being managed by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area on behalf of the Niagara Falls Public Library. For more information, please consult  http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org under 'what's new" tab.

October 9, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin 716-286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, will be closed from 9 am to noon on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, due to a water valve repair.

September 19, 2018

Press Release
Contact:      Joanna Gaff 283-8309 (LaSalle)
                    Louise Fossa 286-4881 (Main)

Do you like to read? Join the LaSalle Afternoon Book Club to be held on Monday, October 15th from 2 to 3 pm at the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. October's selection is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.  Call 716-283-8309 to sign up or to reserve a book.

The Main Book Club will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, on Friday, October 12th from 2 to 3 pm.  October's selection is The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Call 716-286-4881 for more information or to reserve a book.

September 19, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Louise Fossa  286-4881

Do you need help learning how to use your computer? The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street is offering free computer classes to help you get started or to refine your skills. Gaga for Google will be offered on Thursday, October 11th from 10 am to 1 pm followed by Facebook from 1 pm to 4 pm. Excel Basic will be offered on Friday, October 12 from 10 am to 1 pm. This class will be followed by Gadgets and Gears from 1 pm to 4 pm. All classes are free. Registration is required.

Call 286-4881 or register online at niagarafallspubliclib.org. Sponsored by the NIOGA Library System.

September 18, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Wendy Udy 286-4892

Join us at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, for an evening of creative fun as we paint a 16 x 20 inch still life of flowers in a vase. Class will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 6 to 7 pm. Additional class dates are Monday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 pm. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892, email wudy@nioga.org or register online at niagarafallspubliclib.org. All materials provided. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

September 17, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin  286-4914

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018 to observe Columbus Day.

September 11, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Sarah Potwin    286-4914

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.
This and all meetings are open to the public.

September 11, 2018

Press Release
Programs for October
Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892 wudy@nioga.org

Free Computer Classes at the Library for adults. Registration required.                    
Call 286-4881 for more information or to register. Main Library. 1425 Main Street.
Thursday, October 11 from 10 am to 1 pm     Google Docs
Thursday, October 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm        Facebook
Friday, October 12 from 10 am to 1 pm          Excel Basic
Friday, October 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm            Gadgets and Gear

Book Clubs for Adults
Main Library, 1425 Main Street.  Friday, October 12 from 2 pm to 3 pm
LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue.  Monday, October 15 from 2 to 3 pm.
Paint Night at the Library for adults and teens.
Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Paint a still life of flowers on 16 x 20 inch canvas board. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892, email wudy@nioga.org or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org. Wednesday, October 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Class repeated on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Passport Day at the Library.
Saturday, October 20 from 11 am to 3:30 pm. Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Sign up for a U.S. Passport. Check our website at niagarafallspubliclib.org for required documents and fees.

Sewing Circle at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street,
Monday, October 22 from 6  to 7:30 pm. Free. For adults and teens. Make an autumnal tote bag. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.

Poetry Group at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street.
Free. For adults. Skeltonic verse introduction with prompts and practice. Bring seasonal poems to share. Registration required. Call 286-4882 or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.

Children’s Programs:

Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s.  Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. 
Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Wednesdays, October 3 through 24 at 10:30 am.
LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave. Thursdays, October 4 through 25 at 10:30 am. Registration required. Call 286-4902 or register online at niagarafallspubliclib.org.

ATLAS (At The Library After School) for children ages 5 to 12. Main Library, 1425 Main Street.
Join us for fun activities featuring science, technology, engineering, art, math and more.  Tuesdays, October 2 through 23 at 2:30 pm. Registration required. Call 286-4902 or register online at iagarafallspubliclib.org.

All programs are funded by the Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library.

August 21, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Michele Timby  286-4902

Two and three-year-old children will enjoy the Tiny Tot Time for 2's and 3's held at both the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street and LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun with stories, music, movement and more.  Sessions will be held on Wednesdays,  September 5th through October 24th at 10:30 am for the Niagara Falls Public Library and on Thursdays, September 6th through October 25th at 10:30 am for the LaSalle Library. Registration required. Call 716-286-4902 (Main) or 716-283-8309 (LaSalle) or online at niagarafallspubliclib.orgbeginning September 1st.

August 21, 2018
Press Release
Contact:      Joanna Gaff 283-8309 (LaSalle)
                    Louise Fossa 286-4881 (Main)

Do you like to read? Join the LaSalle Afternoon Book Club to be held on Monday, September 10th from 2 to 3 pm at the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. The book for the month is Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. Call 716-283-8309 to sign up and reserve a copy.

The Main Book Club will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, on Friday, September 14th from 2 to 3 pm.  September's selection is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Call 716-286-4881 for more information or to reserve a book.

August 21, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Cecilia Driscoll    286-4881

Learn how to sew at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. The Beginners Sewing Circle is designed for those who have never used a sewing machine or who have forgotten how. Learn the Singer 4411 machine and make a unique, useful pincushion. Free.  All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or sign up online beginning September 1st. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

August 21, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Louise Fossa  286-4881

Do you need help learning how to use your computer? The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street is offering free computer classes to help you get started or to refine your skills. Word Basic will be offered on Monday, September 10th from 10 am to 1 pm followed by Computer Basic from 1 pm to 4 pm. Gaga for Google! Cut, Copy, Paste! will be offered on Tuesday, September 11 from 10 am to 1 pm. This class will be followed by Email, Start to Finish from 1 pm to 4 pm. All classes are free. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or register online at niagarafallspubliclib.org beginning on September 1st. Sponsored by the NIOGA Library System.

August 15, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Bob Kazeangin  286-4911

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3, 2018 to observe Labor Day.

August 6, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Bob Kazeangin    286-4911

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

This and all meetings are open to the public.

August 6, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Cecilia Driscoll  286-4881

Library Leo is back at the Niagara Falls Library, 1425 Main Street, and he's super busy trying to keep up with all the great library books on PBS's The Great American Read.  Leo's making his own "Top Ten" list from PBS's 100 books.  Can you imagine what his favorites will be?  Clues will be available on the Main Library Facebook page and in the library from September 12 through October 13, with a new clue every Wednesday and Saturday.  Hand in your guess of Leo's "Top Ten" for a chance to win a Tops gift card and other library prizes. Leo's List will be posted before the winners of The Great American Read are announced.  Winners must have a Niagara Falls, NY Public Library card in good standing.  Good luck!

August 1, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Joanna Gaff    283-8309   

The Niagara Falls Public Library is pleased to announce that they have been selected as one of 100 libraries nationwide to take part in the American Library Association's Great Stories Club, a national grant program that supports reading and discussion programs for underserved teens.The Great Stories Club engages young adults with accessible, thought provoking literature and facilitates humanities based discussion with peers. Librarian Joanna Gaff will be leading this project, working with a small group of teens. Participants will receive paperback copies of each of the three book selections. The Great Stories Club has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

July 18, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Cecilia Driscoll  286-4881

Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading Program presents The Library Rocks with Aloha at the Niagara Falls Main Library, 1425 Main Street on Saturday, July 28 at 2:30 pm.  Family fun for all ages with Hawaiian games, music and treats.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Space is limited; registration required.  Sign up on the library website at http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/ or call 716-286-4881.  

July 17, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Bob Kazeangin 286-4911

The Niagara Falls Public Library is pleased to announce that copies of their new Strategic Plan are now available at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle branch Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. The Strategic Plan lays out ten main areas of focus for the library over the next five years. These include being a central location for access to community resources, keeping up with information technology, digital literacy, access to physical and virtual collections and educational and informational programming for all ages. Now that our goals and objectives have been identified by community stakeholders,our staff will begin developing innovative ways to strengthen the community by providing what they need to explore possibilities at the Niagara Falls Public Library.

July 9, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Bob Kazeangin    286-4911

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY. This and all meetings are open to the public.