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Images courtesy Cecelia Driscoll

It’s All in the Shreds: The History of the Shredded Wheat Company

Image of Shredded Wheat factoryThe Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society will host a powerpoint presentation by Shredded Wheat collector and researcher, Teresa Lasher Winslow, on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Ms. Lasher will present the gentleman who was the inventor of the natural food sensation, Henry Perky; the reasons why the company located here; and the reasons why it left town ninety years later.

Image of Shredded Wheat adThe library is hosting a small display of her collection in a display case on the first floor near the circulation desk.  Other memorabilia will be shown the night of the lecture.  Those who worked at the factory were sometimes called “Shreddies”.  All workers or relatives of workers are especially invited to come and bring any photos, work clothes, company printed materials, or other memorabilia to share and be photographed or scanned by Ms. Lasher Winslow’s fellow historical researcher Elaine Timm.

Friends of the Library Seek Book Donations

Clearing out the clutter? Have books for which you'd like to find a new "home"? Consider donating your items to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Proceeds from the book sale support the Niagara Falls Public Library and its programs.

IMPORTANT: Before you bring your donation to the library, please read over the guidelines for donations, located here and on our Book Sale page, to learn what types of books the Friends are collecting for the sale at this time.

Art Exhibit

Image of Polly King artworkThe Art of Polly King will be featured in the main floor display cases of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, through May 30, 2015.   Done in a variety of mediums, Polly King's "Art to Enjoy" includes flowers, boats and ships, places of the world, portraits, still lifes and abstracts. Images courtesy Cecelia Driscoll

Spring Computer Classes

We have a new batch of hands-on, free computer classes coming up in May at the Main Library. Visit the Programs and Events page for dates, times and registration information.

Local History Department Hours Update

Monday evening hours for the Local History Department will resume on June 1. Beginning on that date, the department will be open from 5pm until 8pm.

During the month of May, the Local History Department will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm until 5pm.

Spring Craft Classes for Adults and Teens

Recycle used books to make some cute crafts, including an apple or pear, a book safe, a dahlia, a pencil holder with a flower or butterfly decoration and a rose in a paperback book vase. See our Events page for details, dates and times.