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Community Missions Youth Division "Tidings of Joy" Project
November 25th, 2018 - December 16th 2018
in Cooperation with Niagara County Community Libraries.

"Tidings of Joy" provides youth in our programs with Christmas gifts they might not have without your generosity. 

Come select an ornament from our trees at one of these locations:
Niagara Falls Public Library - 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
LaSalle Branch Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Lockport Public Library - 23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
North Tonawanda Public Library - 505 Meadow Drive, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120

Purchase the gift and return it unwrapped with tag to one of the above locations.


Tax-deductible monetary donations can also be mailed to
CMI "Tidings of Joy" Project
1570 Buffalo Avenue,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

For more information call 285-3403 ext. 2231

Monday, December 10
Sewing Circle for Adults and Teens

Main Library, 1425 Main Street

Make unique festive ornaments. All materials supplied.

Monday, December 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Free.

Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or sign up online through our Calendar of Events.

Tiny Tot Time November/December Schedule

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
November 8 through December 20
LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave.

Registration required. Sign up online through our events calendar or call 283-8309,

A.T.L.A.S - (At the Library After School) December Schedule

Main Library, 1425 Main Street

For children ages 5 to 12

Tuesdays @ 2:30pm

December 11
Ages 5-8
Hour of Code

Let's spend one hour learning to talk like computers and get into the basics of coding! We will be doing fun computer science based activities and participating in the worldwide Computer Science Education Week!

Ages 9-12
Evergreen Tree Art

We’ll pull out the paint today and create a wintry scene featuring beautiful evergreen trees.  You may want to wear old clothes or bring a smock—paint can get messy!

December 18
Ages 5 - 12
Graham Cracker Houses

Build a sweet house for the holidays!  You will be challenged to make a house that is beautiful as well as structurally sound - with delicious results. Parents, please plan to assist younger children. Presented by Explore and More Children’s Museum.

Registration required. Sign up online through our events calendar or call 286-4902.

Friday, December 14
Main Library Book Club for Adults

Main Library, 1425 Main Street.

Enjoy reading? Join us! The book selection for the month is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Copies available at the library.

Friday, December 14 from 2 pm to 3 pm. 

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 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:
*Items in the Main Reading Room are not subject to this policy at this time.*