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Update on 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. The project is progressing steadily: our restrooms are now operational and equipped with grab bars in stalls. Final cosmetic touches are pending; e.g. metal stall structures to replace wooden temporary ones. Installation of railings on the ramp leading to the auditorium is also complete.

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.

Wednesday, March 13,  11 am to 12 pm. Mindful March. 
Raisin Meditation and Guided Imagery.

Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium.

Discussion of books, audio  guides and online resources. Open to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Thursdays: March 14 - April 18
Tiny Tot Time Early Spring 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

Monday, March 18, 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
Additional date: Wednesday, March 20 from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Fun with Polymer Clay for adults and teens.

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Learn how to make a polymer clay cane and use it to make two decorative pens. Free. All supplies provided. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org 

Tuesdays through April 9
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. Registration required.

2:30 pm - 3:30pm

March 19:
Crazy Card Club: Crazy 8s isn’t just the name of our club; it’s also a famous card game! Learn how to play it and other fun games using a deck of cards you get to keep!

March 26:
Flying Marshmallows: Send marshmallows flying through the air using popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Figure out what positions work best, then measure the flight to prove it.

April 2:
Let’s Get Loud: Experiment with water and straws to create different sounds, then build a working pan flute! After all that, find out exactly how loud you are, down to the numbers.

April 9:
Toilet Paper Olympics: Bet you never knew sports and toilet paper could go together, huh? Put your Olympian skills to the test in the shot put, long jump, and relay race events.

Wednesday, March 20, 11 am to 12 pm.
Mindful March. Mindfulness in Motion.

Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium

Discussion of journaling, art journals, yoga and tai chi books and videos at the library. Open to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register

Thursday, March 21 from 10 am to 12 pm  
Computer Class: Facebook Combo. 

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.

Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Open to 20 participants.  Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Thursday, March 21  from 1 pm to 3 pm    
Computer Class: Word Intermediate.

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.

Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Open to 20 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Thursday, March 21,  from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
Beginner’s Sewing Circle

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Free. Make a Kitchen Apron. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Friday, March 22 from 10 am to 12 pm  
Computer Class: Windows 10. 

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.

Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Open to 20 participants.  Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Friday, March 22 from 1 pm to 3 pm  
Computer Class: Internet Safety and Security. 

Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street.

Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Open to 20 participants.  Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Monday, March 25,  from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Poetry Group.

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Japanese Style Short Poems. Free. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.            

Tuesday, March 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Additional dates: April 3, 8 and 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Paint Night at the Library for adults and teens.

Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street.

Paint a 16 x 20 inch Cityscape with Fireworks. Free. All supplies provided. Registration required. Call 286-4982 or email wudy@nioga.org.

Wednesday, March 27,  11 am to 12 pm. 
Mindful March Event with Sifu Bob White
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Basics of Tai Chi practice. Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium. Open to 15 participants. Registration and a signed release of liability form are required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.  Free.                                                                                    

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!

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

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.