News and Notes

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Construction at Main Library - Earl W. Brydges Building

As part of a city-wide project to improve services to the citizens of Niagara Falls, the auditorium and restrooms at the Main Library will be upgraded to meet ADA standards, making them more accessible to individuals with mobility challenges. While this work is occurring, restrooms at the Main Library will not be open to the public. "Port-a-Potties" are available on the Main Street side of the building for those in need of lavatory facilities. Work is expected to conclude around January 25.

We thank our patrons in advance for their patience as these improvements are made. We would also like to thank the City of Niagara Falls for making these upgrades that will allow all citizens to use the library comfortably.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, has been changed from Wednesday, January 23, to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm. This and all meetings are open to the public.

Local History Archives Catalog Available for Searching

The Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection catalog contains finding aids for our archival collections. Collection material includes books, published and unpublished documents, audio-visual media, and three-dimensional objects that document the history of what is now the City of Niagara Falls, New York from prehistoric times to the present. Our mission is to make these resources accessible to the public for present and future generations.

Click here to access the catalog.

For more information call the Local History department at 716-286-4899 or email nflh@nioga.org

Thursdays: January 10 - February 28
Tiny Tot Time Winter Session @ LaSalle Library

LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue
For 2 and 3 year old children. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more.

Thursdays at 10:30am

Tuesdays: January 15 - February 26
Knitting and Crochet Workshop @ Main Library

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
Learn how to knit or crochet or get help on a project that you are already doing. Free.

Registration required. Call 286-4892 for more information or to register.

11 am to 12 pm

Wednesdays: January 16 through February 20
Knitting and Crochet Workshop for adults and teens @ Main Library

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street
Learn how to knit or crochet or get help on a project that you are already doing. Free.

Registration required. Call 286-4892 for more information or to register.

6 pm to 7 pm.

Tuesday, January 22
Lego Free Build for kids ages 5 to 12

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Bring your imagination and see what you can create using our huge collection of Lego bricks.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Registration required. Registration opens January 2.

Thursday, January 24 
Beginner’s Sewing Circle @ Main Library

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
Make a quilted potholder. All materials supplied. Free.

Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

1 pm to 2:30 pm

Monday, January 28
Poetry Group

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
“I Am” Poems. Free.

1 pm to 2 pm           

Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.             

Tuesdays: January 29 through April 2
Crazy 8’s After School Math Club @ Main Library

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street
Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics.
Two age groups. Grades K though 2 and grades 3 through 5. Free.

2:30 pm - 3:30pm

Registration required. Registration opens January 2.

Wednesdays, January 30 through March 6 @ Main Library
CS First Coding Club


Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
For kids ages 10 through 14. Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. No experience necessary. Free.

4 pm - 5pm

Registration required. Registration opens January 2.

 

Monday, February 4     
Computer Classes for Adults:

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.
Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Each class is open to 20 participants.  Registration required.

10am - 12pm: Word Basic
1pm - 3pm: Gadgets and Gear: Bring in your phones, tablets and laptops and your questions.

Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Tuesday, February 5: 11 am to 12 pm
Eat Smart Healthy Lifestyle Discussion.

LaSalle Library Auditorium. 8728 Buffalo Avenue.
A fun workshop that includes a recipe demo and tasting. Free.

Tuesdays, February 5 through February 26: 11 am to 12 pm
Knitting and Crochet Workshop

Learn how to knit or crochet or get help on a project that you are already doing.

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892 for more information or to register.

Wednesdays, February 6 through February 20:  6 pm to 7 pm
Knitting and Crochet Workshop for adults and teens.

Learn how to knit or crochet or get help on a project that you are already doing.

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892 for more information or to register.

Friday, February 8: 2 pm to 3 pm
Main Library Book Club

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.

Love to read and discuss books? Join us!
The book selection for the month is Niagara by Linda Grace.

Monday, February 11: 2 pm to 3 pm
LaSalle Afternoon Book Club

 LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue.

Love to read and discuss books? Join us!
The book selection for the month is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon.

Call 283-8309 for more information.

Thursday, February 14: 2 pm to 2:30 pm.
Love & Laughter Script Reading Café

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.
Main Library Conference Room.

Registration required. Sign up at the information desk or call 286-4881.

Thursday, February 21: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Beginner’s Sewing Circle

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.
Make a Soup Bowl Cozy. Free. All materials supplied.

Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Monday, February 25: 1 pm to 2 pm
Poetry Group

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Jazz Poetry. Free.

Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.                                                                                                                  

Tuesday Evenings - Ongoing
Crochet & Knit Club at the LaSalle Library

Ongoing. Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue

Whether you would like to learn to crochet, or are an experienced knitter or crocheter, come join us for an informal hour of creating together!  Please bring # 7, 8, or 9 needles for knitting, or a size H or J hook for crocheting and a skein of any color worsted weight yarn to start!

Important Announcement: Effective October 1, 2018
To view any items in our local history archives, requests must be made 2 business days in advance.  
Please note: Requests will be processed during local history department operating hours only (Monday: 5pm - 8pm; Tuesday: 9am - 4pm Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm; Thursday: 9am - 4pm).  For example, a request submitted on Friday would be fulfilled by end of Tuesday.)

 Please place all requests with the Local History Department: 716-286-4899 or email: nflh@nioga.org
*Items in the Main Reading Room are not subject to this policy at this time.*

Local History Department News

The Local History Department will now be offering patrons the option to purchase a printed version of photographs. Prices are on the Image Policy Form, and will range from $10-$30. Click here to view the Image Policy Form.