Harvest of Poetry 2014

Image of cornucopiaDiscover a cornucopia of new poets!

You can:
1. Participate as a reader. Arrive 5:40 - 5:45 pm. Select a poet or poems from the table of plenty and sign in.


2. Just join the audience, relax and enjoy!



Books will be available for checkout after the program. First come, first serve!

Wednesday, November 5
6:00 - 7:30pm
Niagara Falls Public Library Auditorium - 1425 Main Street

Dark Humor (With A British Slant) Fall Film Series


Please join us on Wednesday, October 22 (a fitting number!) at 2:30 at the Earl Brydges Library for the big screen viewing of CATCH-22.

Set during the second half of World War II, a soldier named Yossarian is stationed with his Air Force squadron on the island of Pianosa, near the Italian coast in the Mediterranean Sea.Based on the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the same name, Catch-22 is a black comedy that at the time of its release was overshadowed by another war film MASH, but has since become a cult classic whose subject matter transcends time and reflects that bitter harshness of war. Rated R. 108 Minutes.

October Exhibit

Image of Quilt ExhibitImage of Quilt Exhibit

An exhibit of antique quilts is on display in the main floor display cases of the Niagara Falls Public Library through November 3rd.  The quilts come from the collection of librarian Maureen Fennie.

Fall Programs for Children

Images of fall icons: squirrel, leaves, etc.Autumn is here, and we have some great programs planned in October for children of all ages... story times for preschoolers, after-school movies, Lego Club, a "monster mash", a "ghostly gathering" and a Halloween family night, to name a few! Be sure to stop by the Programs and Events page for full descriptions, dates and times. All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.l


Fall Programs for Teens

Image of raven on tree branchLooking for something fun to do after school? Try the library! In the next few weeks, you can come and play Wii U, create magnetic poetry, learn how to do animation using Scratch,enjoy a Halloween party, and watch movies like Divergent, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Pitch Perfect. Check out the Programs and Events page for dates and times.

Fall Programs for Adults

Image of colorful autumn treesWe have some great ways to fill your free time this autumn - be sure to visit our Programs & Events page to check them out! We'll be offering craft classes, a book discussion, a film seriesfeaturing dark humor, a poetry reading and more. As always, all of our programs are free of charge. Click here for more information. Image credit: LoggaWiggler on Pixabay

Save the Date

The 3rd Annual Niagara Falls Public Library Holiday Wonderfest will be held on the December 6th from 11 am – 3pm.  The event will feature live entertainment, a community resource fair, a raffle, vendor market, local authors, crafts, refreshments, SANTA CLAUS and more.  

If you would like to reserve a table to sells arts, crafts, packaged baked goods or any other items, please contact Jillian at jonesi@nioga.org.

If you represent a community service agency and would like to reserve space to set up a table and information about your organization, please contact Jillian at jonesi@nioga.org.

If you would like to be featured as a local author at a table to sign or sell your books, please contact Cecilia at cdriscoll@nioga.org.

For any additional information about this event please contact Jillian at jonesi@nioga.org or 716-286-4911.

One Book, One County

Image of cover of The Painted GirlsThis fall, the libraries of Niagara County are sponsoring discussions and events featuring the novel The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Read the book, then make plans to attend one or more of the programs planned!

To learn more about the book and reserve your copy, click here.


An Evening with the Author at the Lockport Public Library
Tuesday, October 21 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Lockport Public Library Wheeler Room
23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094

All programs are free and open to the public. Presented by The Libraries of Niagara County.

Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Clerk - Earl Brydges Library
Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines. Shelves library materials. Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel. Performs other related work as required.

17 hours per week. $8.48 per hour. Includes nights and weekends.

Please inquire at desk or call Cindy at 286-4894

Love magazines? Download them for FREE to your computer or mobile device!

Zinio - the world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!

Introducing Zinio for Libraries, which offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download to your computer or mobile device. Zinio Reader app compatibility includes PC, Mac, iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, Kindle Fire™/Fire™ HD, Blackberry®, Windows 8, and Nook® HD/HD+.

Zinio features...

Current issues — The latest issues are released simultaneously with the print edition are ready for immediate checkout.
Back issues – Miss the new issue? You can easily browse the magazine detail page to find previous issues.
Easy browsing — Browse the library's collection of titles one at a time, search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your interests.
No limits — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

Get started!

Check out this video for an overview of how Zinio works, or click here for a printable guide to setting up your account. Then access Zinio by clicking on the button located in the Digital Downloads section on the left side of our website.

Another benefit for library card holders...FREE music downloads!

Image of record covers for Freegal Music ServiceIntroducing FREEGAL MUSIC SERVICE, which allows cardholders to download up to 3 songs per week, for free, to keep forever!

Freegal offers:

• Millions of songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.
• Tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres.
• Easy-to-use website interface with no software to install.
• DRM-FREE, Mp3 files that can be played on ANY device (including iPods).
• Simultaneous access to all music for all patrons.
• Simultaneous releases of chart topping music.

Get started today by visiting https://niagarafallspubliclib.freegalmusic.com and logging in with your library card number and PIN. You can also get to Freegal by clicking on the logo located on the left side of our home page.

Purchase Suggestion Form

Niagara Falls Public Library welcomes suggestions from our patrons for purchases of titles that are NOT currently available in the collection. Forms are available at the circulation desk at the library, or you may click here for a printable version that you may use to submit your suggestion. The link to this form is also available in the left sidebar.

Get to know the online resources available to you...

Heritage Quest Online logoHeritage Quest Online and Ancestry Library Edition will help you to discover your unique personal history!

The library offers two great databases for genealogists and other researchers:

HeritageQuest® Online
You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history. Available from any computer with Internet access. Users must log on with a Niagara Falls Public Library card.

Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Available for use within the Niagara Falls Public Library and LaSalle Branch Library.

Notice regarding book donations...

Image of stack of booksThe Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, appreciate the many book donations that have helped to fund Library programs.  We are currently facing a space problem, however, and will be unable to accept used books until further notice.