Office of the Mayor
City of Niagara Falls
For Immediate Release
NFPL receives two grants to digitize Oral History Collection, Niagara Gazette

(Niagara Falls, New York – April 15, 2022) The Niagara Falls Public Library's Local History Department is the recipient of two grants that will help fund the digitization of many exhibits, interviews and publications.

Humanities New York / National Endowment for the Humanities

The NFPL received a $5,000 grant from Humanities New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It will be used to transform the Library's current VHS-based Oral History Collection into digital and online mediums.

The collection consists of various interviews and presentations on the history of Niagara Falls and its community, including first-hand experiences from people who lived in the city. It also highlights the different cultures and ethnicities that make up the community (Polish heritage, African American heritage, Italian heritage, etc.). In addition, the collection includes a series of television interviews hosted by Niagara Falls Public Library board member Don King.

"This virtual exhibit of materials will work toward making the Local History Department more accessible to our patrons and researchers," said Sarah Potwin, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Public Library. "No matter where they are located, residents will have the opportunity to utilize these materials and learn about the history of our community."

"The Niagara Falls Public Library continues to work to secure grants which will help move our facilities into the current, digital age of research," said Mayor Robert Restaino. "Providing residents with better and easier access to these artifacts and material for research, reference and education will result in a richer sense of community and a greater understanding of the City's history."

This digitized collection will be available to the public on the Library's website and inside the library. The project is expected to be complete by April 2024.

Western New York Library Resources Council

The Niagara Falls Public Library received an $8,315 Access and Innovation Grant from the Western New York Library Resources Council to digitize Niagara Gazette publications.

Currently, the Gazette is digitized from May 1854 – July 1916. With the grant, the Library will be able to continue the process to include Niagara Gazette issues from 1916 – 1928. Once complete, issues of the Niagara Gazette will be available at: http://www.nyshistoricnewspapers.org

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Office of the Mayor
City of Niagara Falls

For Immediate Release

Niagara Falls Public Library selected for competitive federal humanities grant;
$10,000 to help library recover from COVID-19 Pandemic

(Niagara Falls, New York – April 14, 2022) The Niagara Falls Public Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide for the American Library Association's American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Niagara Falls Public Library will use funds to anchor itself in the community as a strong humanities institution. The competitive award comes with a $10,000 grant that will help the library deliver excellent programs and services related to culture, history, literature, and other humanities subjects.

"The Niagara Falls Public Library will use the grant funds to work towards the inventorying and cataloging of the oversized materials in the Local History Department," said Sarah Potwin, Executive Director of Niagara Falls Public Library. "This collection is rich with information about Niagara Falls and includes architectural drawings, blueprints, maps, and many more visual examples of our city's history."

Mayor Robert Restaino applauded the library's work to secure the grant, saying, "This money will allow our library to undertake a significant project which will launch it into the new age of how libraries and their resources are used. Once complete, residents and our neighbors from all over Western New York will have the opportunity to easily get an up-close-and-personal look at the history of our city."

"Libraries have faced significant hardships throughout the pandemic —from budget cuts to staff furloughs to building closures — especially in our communities of the greatest need," said ALA President Patty Wong. "This crucial support from NEH will enable our beloved institutions, and the dedicated people who run them, to rebuild and emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever."

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021."

More than 370 libraries applied for the grant, according to ALA. View the full list of selected libraries.
The participating libraries, selected through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process, include public libraries, academic/college libraries, K-12 libraries, and tribal, special and prison libraries. The recipients represent 45 states and Puerto Rico. Libraries were chosen with an emphasis on reaching historically underserved and/or rural communities.

To learn more about Niagara Falls Public Library's plans for the grant, please visit http://www.nfplkids.weebly.com/.

Office of the Mayor
City of Niagara Falls

For Immediate Release

New York Times Bestselling Author visiting NFPL to speak on book about Love Canal Catastrophe

(Niagara Falls, New York – April 14, 2022) The Niagara Falls Public Library is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Keith O'Brien to discuss his book, Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe. The novel recounts the Love Canal disaster in Niagara Falls.

In the spring of 1977, residents of a working-class neighborhood in Niagara Falls grew concerned when toxic smelling substances began leaching into basements, floating in local streams and pooling in puddles in backyards and playgrounds. Shortly after, children started suffering mysterious burns while playing outside, and kids started getting sick. What residents did not know, was their homes had been built next to what was once a giant pit called Love Canal, and that decades earlier, Hooker Chemical had used the Love Canal to dump barrels containing 20,000 tons of chemical waste.

In Paradise Falls, O'Brien tells the story of how an unlikely group of neighborhood women uncovered this secret and sought justice for their families by taking-on some of the most powerful men in the world, including the governor of New York and the President of the United States.

"We are thrilled to welcome Keith O'Brien to Niagara Falls," said Sarah Potwin, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Public Library. "It is especially exciting to welcome a visiting author who was able to turn a local environmental disaster into an inspiring tale of everyday homemakers who became heroes."

"Niagara Falls residents are well-aware of the gross mismanagement that was the Love Canal, and the devastating affect it had on our community," said Mayor Robert Restaino. "This novel highlights the crisis and the efforts of ordinary citizens seeking justice and is a great example of community members fighting for our city.

O'Brien will speak on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 P.M. in the auditorium of the LaSalle Branch Library (8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls). Books will be available for purchase through the Book Corner. O'Brien will be available to sign copies of his book.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Conner Wilson
Communications Specialist
716.803.9851
conner@missionignite.org

Mission: Ignite Partnership with Local Libraries Brings Digital Literacy and Devices to Niagara County

Mission: Ignite's Tech 360 program brings computer skills training and free computers to library patrons in Niagara Falls and Lockport.

In an effort to bridge the digital divide in Niagara County, Mission: Ignite has partnered with the Niagara Falls Public Library and the Lockport Public Library to provide computer skills training and free desktop computers through their Tech 360 program. With the program set to roll out as soon as this summer, Mission: Ignite is looking for candidates to help deliver this training directly to the community.
Lockport Public Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, Mission: Ignite, and AmeriCorps have formed a partnership to deliver a program for underserved populations in Lockport and Niagara Falls who face multiple barriers to accessing and adopting digital resources. "The key to successful digital inclusion work is to ensure people have not only broadband access, but also have devices and the skills to use the devices that will enable them to address everyday needs that are now online such as education, health care, employment, and other government-related services," according to Christine Carr-Barmasse, Executive Director of Mission: Ignite.
For this project, the two public libraries, the largest in the NIOGA Library System, are working with Mission: Ignite who will use matching in-kind resources to recruit, compensate, and train local volunteers under an AmeriCorps program to become Digital Navigators (DNs). These DNs will lead Tech 360 digital literacy training that engages underserved people of all ages through custom digital learning pathways. This training covers everything from computer basics to the use of software and internet navigation. Everyone who completes Tech 360 will also receive a free desktop computer with a one-year warranty and continual DN-run tech support. Positions are currently open for DN roles at these libraries.
"Individuals should consider becoming a Digital Navigator because you're given the opportunity to learn digital literacy and then deliver what you've learned to those in need," said Natalya Dean, Program Director at Mission: Ignite. "It's twice as rewarding since it's an opportunity to learn and to train. It's a great opportunity to give back to the community."
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has provided the New York State Library with $6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States Program. The State has allocated over $5 million of these federal funds to New York State's nine regional Reference and Research Library Resources Councils for collaborative regional projects that will advance digital inclusion, encourage library/museum partnerships, and expand student access to digital resources. In our region, the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) has sub-awarded $54,500 for this project.
According to ACS US Census data, about 20% of City of Niagara Falls residents and about 14% of City of Lockport residents report not owning a computer device. In Niagara Falls almost 30% of residents report no access to broadband and in Lockport, 20% of residents there report no access to broadband. This program and this partnership are designed to increase digital equity and help those in need become connected to the digital world. With training and devices, citizens can work and learn remotely, receive telehealth services, and other digital services.
"We are grateful to WNYLRC for funding this impactful opportunity," said Sarah Potwin, Executive Director of Niagara Falls Public Library. "It is projected that this partnership with our neighboring Lockport Public Library and Mission: Ignite will result in several measurable benefits. Not only will skilled employment opportunities be created, though marketable skills and technological equipment will be offered free of charge to our citizens. Our partnership is doing what libraries do: filling the role of community empowerment engine. We aim to build our citizens up by teaching them skills and thus giving access to betterment."
If you have an interest in becoming a Digital Navigator and want to serve your community by teaching computer skills to those in need, contact Mission: Ignite at office@missionignite.org.

About The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC): WNYLRC is a not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving six counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans, whose purpose is to help libraries build connections with each other, library users, and the larger community. The Council was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1966. Member libraries include academic, corporate, hospital, and other special types of libraries. Library systems include public and school libraries.
About Mission: Ignite: Mission: Ignite, formerly Computers for Children, enhances educational opportunities and enriches lives through technology. The organization believes in providing an equal opportunity for all and helps level the playing field through training and access to technology. A lack of computer access and technology training has left many without the necessary experience to succeed in higher education or employment. Mission: Ignite aims to eliminate these obstacles. For more information, visit www.missionignite.org.
About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Becoming an AmeriCorps member helps individuals become more connected to their communities and be compensated for their volunteer service.

Office of the Mayor
City of Niagara Falls
For Immediate Release

Niagara Falls Public Library receives federal grant to provide residents with secure, confidential access to telehealth
(Niagara Falls, New York – March 21, 2022) The Niagara Falls Public Library has received a federal grant that will give all residents the opportunity to utilize telehealth services.
The National Institutes of Health's Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us National Program awarded the Niagara Falls Public Library $28,937 in federal funding for its "NFPL Create Your Healthy Life" project.
Over the past several years, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services have become a common way for doctors to diagnose and care for patients in a remote setting. While these services are an easy alternative to in-person medical appointments, not everyone has the ability to access these resources.
According to US Census data, about 20% of City of Niagara Falls residents report not owning a computer device. In addition, almost 30% of residents report no access to broadband.
The Niagara Falls Public Library is using this grant to close that gap and offer private, secure telehealth access to all residents.
With the funding, the NFPL plans to build two sound-dampening booths for library users to research health topics and conduct telehealth appointments. The booths will feature state-of-the-art computers equipped with cameras and microphones to give residents an opportunity to privately connect with doctors through telehealth. Both booths will be installed in the first floor computer area of the Main Library. One booth will be designed for a single user. The other will accommodate two people at one time – in the event a person needed assistance during a telehealth appointment.
"In such a time where remote work and appointments are becoming the norm, this grant will allow the Niagara Falls Public Library to provide a lifeline to residents," said Mayor Robert Restaino. "By providing a secure and confidential area for residents to access telehealth, we are giving them the ability to truly take control of their health care and that of their families."
"We are grateful to NLM for funding this impactful opportunity," said Sarah Potwin, Executive Director of Niagara Falls Public Library. "It is projected that this partnership will result in several measurable benefits. Not only will Niagara Falls citizens have access to health research, but they will also be able to engage in telecommunication such as a Zoom or Webex session with a degree of privacy. Our partnership is doing what libraries do: filling the role of community empowerment engine. We aim to build our citizens up by giving access to betterment."
Librarians will be fully trained on the new equipment to ensure their ability to properly assist users. Residents will have the opportunity to reserve these booths for use.
The award also includes a one-year subscription to Gale Health and Wellness, an online database with easy-to-use health information. It offers 24/7 access to medical journals, magazines, reference works, and multimedia resources.
This award is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4 LM012346-05S1 at the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

About the NNLM All of Us Programming Awards
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us) to offer awards to libraries and community-based organizations to fund health programming and digital information access projects. This award aims to expand digital and health literacy, encourage participation in community science, and offer resources to strengthen partnerships with communities underrepresented in biomedical research. Funded projects will also increase awareness of National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources and All of Us. These awards are managed by the NNLM All of Us National Program.
All of Us Research Program is supported and overseen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and aims to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. To do that, the program is asking one million or more people to share health information to build one of the most diverse health databases and help researchers learn how lifestyle, biology, and environment affect health.
Learn more about All of Us at JoinAllofUs.org/nlm or JoinAllofUs.org/bnm.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) support All of Us by providing innovative and engaging activities to public libraries and community organizations. NLM and NNLM aim to improve the public's access to health information and provide awareness about the All of Us Research Program to communities that are underrepresented in biomedical research by partnering with libraries across the United States.
Learn more about the NLM at nlm.nih.gov. Learn more about the NNLM at nnlm.gov.
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City of Niagara Falls
Office of the Mayor
Anthony Restaino
716-286-4310
Anthony.Restaino@niagarafallsny.gov

For Immediate Release
Niagara Falls Public Library Announces Efforts to Increase Wi-Fi Connectivity, Opening of Maker Space

(Niagara Falls, NY, December 1, 2021)  The Niagara Falls Library proudly announces the grand opening of their Maker Space, 1425 Main Street, NF, NY.  The opening event will take place on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 
10 am,  Mayor Robert Restaino, Mayor of Niagara Falls City, and NYS Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, District 145 will be in attendance.  

The Niagara Falls Public Library's Maker Space will join the maker movement in promoting access to computers, 3d printers, a coding Robot, Snap Circuits, a mobile device charging station and other high-tech creative tools, and crafting supplies and is funded under the  American Library Association COVID Tech Relief Grant ($45 000) and the Grace Foundation 
($4 500).   This will be a space for NF citizens to learn new computer tech skills, participate in the maker movement and be creative using both high tech as well as soft arts to craft.   The ultimate goal is to offer connectivity access to Wifi technology that our NF citizens might not otherwise have.

From this location, 200 Chromebooks and 205 Wifi hotspots will be available  for citizens to borrow, allowing them access to the internet and is funded through  the Federal Communications Commission's  Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Phase 1 in the amount of $133 260

The Niagara Falls Public Library is a recent receipt of a $ 27 505 grant through the
National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
to fund for several new computers and printers and 2 'quiet / privacy' pods allowing patrons a quiet space to conduct health database research or conduct Zoom video conferencing calls with medical professionals in privacy. 

The Makerspace opening ribbon cutting will begin at 10 am, Friday, December 17th, at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street  Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

3/19/2020

NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE CHANGES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

The Niagara Falls Public Library has altered their services to the public for the safety of patrons and staff in this uncertain time:

-The library foyer is now closed.
-Items may be requested by phone ONLY, by calling 716-286-4894.
-Online reservations cannot be made until further notice.
-Items ready for pick up will be bagged and available in the library
vestibule.
-Patrons may call for requests as the interlibrary loan system is currently unavailable.
-All materials will be checked in fine-free until further notice.

Thank you to all of our patrons for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

3/9/20

The outbreak of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), raises many concerns for library services throughout the state of New York, including the Niagara Falls Public Library. We see hundreds of patrons every day in both our branches and feel responsible for their well being. Simultaneously we are concerned about the health of our coworkers.

Below are some guidelines for staff and patrons, as well as some resources for further information.

What We’re Doing at the Library
+ All returns must be done via the book drop ( counter book drop or outside return slot). All material received in the book drop should be handled by staff wearing gloves, and items will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes.  Prior to this health crisis, it was a library procedure to wipe down children's returned materials. 

+ All items received via ILL system and the Nioga Library System will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes.

+ At the end of each desk shift, staff members should wipe down hard surfaces.
+ Staff members are directed to wash their hands at the end of a shift or when going on break.
+ Facilities staff have been directed to wipe down all hard surfaces on a regular basis, including surfaces in meeting and study rooms.

+ Children's room toys will be wiped down daily
+ When possible, library cards will be scanned in the patron’s hands.
+ Members of the public and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.
+ Limit physical touching (elbow bumps are encouraged in lieu of handshakes).
+ Do not handle food or snacks for others.
+ Clean hard surfaces before and after programs.

What Can You Do as a Patron
+ If you have a fever and are sick, stay home.
+ If you are using our meeting room space, make sure that all those who attend are well.
+ Cough into a tissue or into the bend of your arm.
+ Wash your hands regularly after using public computers and borrowing material.
+ Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
+ Spread the word, and remind friends and family that the library is a trusted source for accurate information.

We will be following the state and city's lead. If this means canceling programs, limiting hours, or closing, we are prepared to do that. These decisions are all made at a board and administrative level.

Resources
World Health Organization
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New York State Health Department
Niagara County Department of Health
US National Library of Medicine
NPR Article: What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus
New York State Novel Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065

For the Latest Information about NFPL and Coronavirus
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Niagara Falls Public Library
Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

3/4/20
NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY REUSABLE TOTES
Plastic bags no longer in use

The Niagara Falls Public Library has begun using reusable tote bags for patrons to borrow with their library materials. The bags are assigned a barcode, and will be circulated with books and/or other library materials. Each tote has a loan period of 3 weeks, with two renewals allowed, and MUST be returned to the library by the specified date. A $5 fee will be charged for unreturned bags.

The new tote bags are being circulated at both the Main Library and LaSalle Branch Library. For more information, please contact the Niagara Falls Public Library at 716-286-4894, or the LaSalle Branch Library at 716-283-8309.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

9/27/2019

UPCOMING MEETINGS AT THE NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Niagara Falls, NY September 27, 2019 - The next regular meeting of the Niagara Falls Public Library Board is scheduled for October 30th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The next Dunlap Meeting is scheduled for October 30th 2:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Main Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

Aug 13, 2019

 MORINELLO ANNOUNCES CRITICAL LIBRARY FUNDING

Niagara Falls Public Library to receive major construction/renovation funding

 Niagara Falls, NY, Aug 7, 2019.

Recently, the Niagara Falls Public Library was awarded major construction and renovation funding as part of a state wide $34 million capital funding appropriation in the 2018-19 State Budget. The Niagara Falls Public Library (Main Branch) will receive $166,474 for the replacement of the boiler system and controls. The Niagara Falls Public Library (LaSalle Branch) will receive $14,000 earmarked for the cost of boiler replacement. These grants are part of the NY State Library Construction fund. Statewide, 251 libraries will receive funding for approved construction projects. Niagara Falls Public Library thanks NYS Assemblyman Angelo Morinello for his support.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Norina Bucci
716-286-4892
nbucci@nioga.org

Aug 9, 2019

NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT
2019 RBDB Grant from the WNYLRC  

Niagara Falls, NY, Aug 5, 2019. Library Director Mrs. Potwin and Local History Librarian Courtney Geerhart accepted a grant from the Western New York Library Recources Council for $9,310.00. 

April 11, 2019

Programs for May 2019: Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892
wudy@nioga.org

Adult Programs
Wednesday, May 1 at 6 pm. Finger Painting for Grownups. For adults and teens. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Paint a 9 by 12 inch picture of roses and another of a pineapple. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org. Additional date: Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm.

Saturday, May 4 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Family Yoga presented by the Yoga Room. Ages 8 and up. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration and waiver required. Call 286-4881. Bring a mat or towel if you wish. Children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Monday, May 6  from 10 am to 12 pm.     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.

Monday, May 6 from 1 pm to 3 pm     Excel Basic. 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.

Tuesdays, May 7 through May 27 from 6 pm to 7 pm.    Knit and Crochet Club. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue.
Thursday, May 9  from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Beginner’s Sewing Circle at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Hand Sewing: Spring Fling. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Monday, May 13 from 2 pm to 3 pm. LaSalle Afternoon Book Club.  LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Call 283-8309 for more information.

Monday, May 13 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Make a rose from an egg carton.  Open to adults and teens. Free. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Additional dates: Wednesday May 15 and Tuesday, May 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org.                                                                                                         

Tuesday, May 14  from 10 am to 12 pm    Manage Your Digital Skills. 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.

Tuesday, May 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm   Computer Skills for Job Seekers.  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.

Tuesday, May 14 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Family Yoga presented by the Yoga Room. Ages 8 and up. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Registration and waiver required. Call 286-4881. Bring a mat or towel if you wish. Children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Wednesday, May 15 from 6 to 7 pm. Resume and Cover letter Workshop. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Friday, May 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Main Book Club. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. The book selection for the month is Camino Island by John Grisham.

Wednesday, May 20  from 1 pm to 2 pm. Poetry Group.  List Poems. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.     

Children’s Programs
Thursdays, May 5 through May 30 at 10:30 pm. Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. Registration required. Call 283-8309.             

Saturday, May 4 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Jedi Academy for Kids and Their Families. A celebration of all things Star Wars. Fun stations featuring games, crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Star Wars apparel welcomed and encouraged. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Tuesday, May 7 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. At the Library After School for Kids ages 5-12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Sculpt with Paper. Express yourself by creating a colorful three dimensional sculpture. Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Tuesday, May 14 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. At the Library After School for Kids ages 5-12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Clay Play. There are so many things you can create with clay. The only limit is your imagination. Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Tuesday, May 21 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. At the Library After School for Kids ages 5-12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Fun With Legos. We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity for this free build session. Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Tuesday, May 28 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. At the Library After School for Kids ages 5-12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Breakout Challenge. Your team will have 30 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles and get the contents out of a tightly locked box before time is up.  Registration required. Call 286-4902.

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

April 8, 2019

Press Release
Contact: Mrs. Potwin    286-4914

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.  It will be preceded by a meeting of the Dunlap Trust at 2:30 pm. This and all meetings are open to the public.

March 14, 2019

Programs for April 2019
Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892 or wudy@nioga.org

Tuesday, April 2 from 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.

Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm. Paint Night for Adults and Teens. Paint a 16 x 20 inch nighttime cityscape with fireworks. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org. Additional dates: Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm.

Monday, April 8 from 2 pm to 3 pm. LaSalle Afternoon Book Club.  LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. The book selection for the month is The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan. Call 283-8309 for more information.

Tuesday, April 9  from 10 am to 12 pm.     Gaga for Google.  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.

Tuesday, April 9 from 1 pm to 3 pm     Computer/Internet Basic. 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, April 11  from 10 am to 12 pm    Word Basic. 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, April 11 from 1 pm to 3 pm   Email Start to Finish.  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, April 11  from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Beginner’s Sewing Circle at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Make a Tea Wallet. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Friday, April 19  from 2 pm to 3 pm. Main Book Club. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. The book selection for the month is Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.

Wednesday, April 24  at 6 pm. Poetry Month Poetry Cafe. This Poem Changed Me: Favorite Poems. If you wish to share, bring a poem or two that have made an impact on your life. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.     

Monday, April 29 from 6 to 7 pm. Finger Painting for Grownups. Open to adults and teens. Make a picture of roses and another of a pineapple.  Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Additional dates: Wednesday May 1 and Tuesday, May 7. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org.                                                                                                         

Children’s Programs

Tuesday, April 2 at 2:30 pm. Crazy 8’s After School Math Club. 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. Call 286-4902
Thursdays, April 4 – 18 at 10:30 am. Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. Registration required. Call 283-8309.    

Thursday, April 9 at 2:30 pm. Lego Free Build for kids ages 5 to 12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration required. Call 286-4902. Bring your imagination and see what you can create using our huge collection of Lego bricks.

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

March 5, 2019

Press Release
Contact: Mrs. 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, March 27, 2019 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY. 
This and all meetings are open to the public.

February 13, 2019

Press Release
Programs for March 2019 @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892             wudy@nioga.org

Tuesday, March 5 from 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

Wednesday, March 6, 11 am to 12 pm. Mindful March. Tea Meditation and the Mindfulness Tree. Discussion of books, magazines and music for mindfulness at the library. Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium. Open to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Friday, March 8,  from 2 pm to 3 pm. Book Club. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. The book selection for the month is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Tuesday, March 12, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Fun with Polymer Clay for adults and teens. Learn how to make a polymer clay cane and use it to make two decorative pens. Free. All supplies provided. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration required. Call 286-4892 or email wudy@nioga.org  Additional dates: Monday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 20 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 13,  11 am to 12 pm. Mindful March. Raisin Meditation and Guided Imagery. Discussion of books, audio  guides and online resources. Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium. Open to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Wednesday, March 20, 11 am to 12 pm. Mindful March. Mindfulness in Motion. Discussion of journaling, art journals, yoga and tai chi books and videos at the library. Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium. Open to 15 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register
Thursday, March 21 from 10 am to 12 pm   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     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 at the 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   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   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. Paint Night at the Library for adults and teens. Paint a 16 x 20 inch Cityscape with Fireworks. Free. All supplies provided. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration required. Call 286-4982 or email wudy@nioga.org. Additional dates: April 3, 8 and 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 27,  11 am to 12 pm. Mindful March Event with Sifu Bob White. 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.                                                                                    
                                      
Children’s Programs

Tuesdays, March 5 through April 2 at 2:30 pm. Crazy 8’s After School Math Club. 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. Call 286-4902.

Thursdays, March 14 through April 11 at 10:30 am. Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Wednesdays, March 13 through April 3, at 4:00 pm. Spring into Art. For children ages 5 through 12. Parents, please plan to assist younger children. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration required. Call 286-4902.

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

January 22, 2019

Press Release
Contact: Russell Morreale, 286-4911

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to observe Lincoln's birthday and Monday, February 18, 2019 to observe Washington's birthday.

January 16, 2019

Press Release
Contact: Russell Morreale    286-4911

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.

January 14, 2018
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892 wudy@nioga.org

Niagara Falls Public Library Programs for February 2019

Monday, February 4 from 10 am to 12 pm     Word Basic. 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, February 4  from 1 pm to 3 pm     Gadgets and Gear. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. Free computer workshop provided by the NIOGA Library System. Bring in your phones, tablets and laptops and your questions.  Open to 20 participants. Registration required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Tuesday, February 5 from 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,  from 2 pm to 3 pm. Book Club. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. The book selection for the month is Niagara by Linda Grace.

Monday, February 11,  from 2 pm to 3 pm. LaSalle Afternoon Book Club.  LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Call 283-8309 for more information.

Thursday, February 14 from 2 pm to 2:30 pm. Love & Laughter Script Reading Café. Main Library Conference Room. Registration required. Sign up at the information desk or call 286-4881.

Thursday, February 21,  from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Beginner’s Sewing Circle at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Make a Soup Bowl Cozy. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Monday, February 25,  from 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.                                                                                                                  
                                              
Children’s Programs

Thursdays, February 7 through February 28 at 10:30 am. Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. Registration required. Call 283-8309.  

Tuesdays, February 5 through April 2 at 2:30 pm. Crazy 8’s After School Math Club. 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. Call 286-4902.

Wednesdays, February 6 through March 6 at 4 pm. CS First Coding Club. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. For kids ages 9 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. Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Saturday, February 9    Family Breakout Challenge in celebration of Take Your Child to the Library Day. Your family will work together to solve puzzles and use clues to get the contents out of a tightly locked box before time is up. 30 minute slots will be available between 10 am and 1 pm, 2pm and 4 pm. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. For more information or to register, call 286-4902.

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

January 8, 2018
Contact: Russell Morreale    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, January 23, 2019 at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY. This and all meetings are open to the public.

January 7, 2019
Contact: Russell Morreale, 286-4911

The Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, and the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 2, 2019
Contact:Wendy Udy  716-286-4892

A Knitting and Crochet Workshop for adults and teens will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street on Tuesdays, Jan. 15  through–Feb. 26 from 11 am to 12 pm and Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20, 6 to 7 pm.
Beginners, please bring a size G, H or I crochet hook or size  8, 9  or 10 knitting needles.  All others, bring a project to work on. Patterns are available. Scrap yarn is provided. Free. Call 716- 286-4892 to register or email wudy@nioga.org

December 14, 2018

Programs for January 2019 - Niagara Falls Public Library
Contact: Wendy Udy 716-286-4892
wudy@nioga.org

Tuesday, January 8 from 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.

Thursday, January 10  from 10 am to 12 pm     Computer Skills for Job Seekers. 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, January 10  from 1 pm to 3 pm     Manage Your Digital Life. 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, January 11 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Book Club. Niagara Falls Public Library. 1425 Main Street. The book selection for the month is What Unites Us by Dan Rather.

Monday, January 14  from 10 am to 12 pm    Excel Basic. 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, January 14  from 1 pm to 3 pm   Gaga for Google. 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, January 14 from 2 pm to 3 pm. LaSalle Afternoon Book Club.  Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Call 283-8309 for more information.

Tuesdays, January 15 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, January 16 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.

Thursday, January 24  from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Beginner’s Sewing Circle at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Free. Make a quilted potholder. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.

Monday, January 28 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Poetry Group. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. “I Am” Poems. Free. Call 286-4881 for more information or to register.                                                                                                                 

Children’s Programs

Thursdays, January 10 through February 28 at 10:30 pm. Tiny Tot Time for 2’s and 3’s. LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Join us for early literacy fun: stories, music, movement and more. Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Tuesday, January 22 at 2:30 pm. Lego Free Build for kids ages 5 to 12. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. Registration required. Call 286-4902. Bring your imagination and see what you can create using our huge collection of Lego bricks.

Tuesdays, January 29 through April 2 at 2:30 pm. Crazy 8’s After School Math Club. 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. Call 286-4902.

Wednesdays, January 30 through March 6 at 4 pm. CS First Coding Club. Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street. For kids ages 9 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. Registration required. Call 286-4902.                                                                                                                                    

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

November 15, 2018

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

Free Craft Night at the Library for adults and teens. Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Make angel ornaments out of various materials. Registration required. Call 286-4892.

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, December 3 from 10 am to 1 pm Computer Basic
Monday, December 3 from 1 pm to 4 pm Email Start to Finish
Tuesday, December 4 from 10 am to 1 pm Word basic
Tuesday, December 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm Word Intermediate

Book Clubs for adults
LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Avenue. Monday, December 10 from 2 to 3 pm. The book selection for the month is A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.
Main Library, 1425 Main Street. Friday, December 14 from 2 pm to 3 pm. The book selection for the month is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Sewing Circle at the Main Library, 1425 Main Street, Monday, December 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Free. For adults and teens. Make unique festive ornaments. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Call 286-4881 or sign up online at niagarafallspubliclib.org

November 13, 2018

Press Release
Contact: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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: Mrs. 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.