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Cooking for One

Cooking can be tough when you’re making meals for yourself, especially when we live in a bulk-food food culture with family-sized recipes and no one to share your cooking with. Join food writer and holistic nutritionist Lynn Ogryzlo as she inspires the solo artist of the kitchen to pamper and please.

Victoria, Monday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Keto Diet

Is this diet sustainable or healthy? Join food writer, Lynn Ogryzlo as she talks about the benefits and pitfalls of the Keto Diet.

Victoria, Monday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm

Neighbour Nights

Neighbour Night is a monthly social and educational program at the Community Centre Library. Are you new to Niagara Falls, newly retired, a new parent, or a new resident with a desire to learn more about your community? Join us for refreshments at our new Neighbour Nights event, the perfect opportunity to gather at the library, meet new people, and learn more about local organizations and the Niagara Falls community. 

January 15: Sports, Recreation & Wellness
February 19: Focus on Children
March 18: Staycationing at Niagara Falls
April 15: Employment & Entrepreneurship
May 20: Lifelong Learning
June 17: Volunteering

Community Centre, Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm

Organizations, service clubs, agencies, or businesses interested in participating are encouraged to contact our Community Development and Programming Librarians:
Becky Dixon, 905-356-8080 ext. 269

After Hours Escape Room

Calling all escape room enthusiasts! Try to escape from our themed room before the time elapses.
Registration required.

Victoria, Friday, February 28 @ 7:00 pm

Trivia Nights @ Third Space Café

High-stakes trivia in a cosy café atmosphere. Bring your friends or make some new ones.

Third Space Café, 4345 Queen Street, Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
December 11: Holiday Movie Trivia
January 15: Harry Potter Trivia
February 12: Classic Simpsons Trivia

NFPL Trivia Night

The wonderful world of DISNEY trivia. Compete in our trivia night for great prizes. Bring your friends or make some new ones.

Victoria, Friday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm

Author Series: Adam Shoalts

Named by CBC as "one of the greatest living explorers" and declared "Canada's Indiana Jones" by the Toronto Star, join professional adventurer Adam Shoalts for a special presentation at the library about his latest best-selling book, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic. The book tells the incredible tale of Adam's nearly 4,000 kilometre journey alone across Canada's Arctic wilderness.

Victoria, Friday, March 6 @ 6:00 pm

Bring Each Other Home: A Caregiver's Journey

This event will feature author Angelina Fast-Vlaar sharing her journey as a caregiver for a person living with dementia through a discussion of her book "Bringing Each Other Home: A Caregiver's Journey". Angelina walked with her second husband, Joe Vlaar, through almost ten years of dementia. In her published work, she recounts the peaks and valleys of that experience with the prayer that it will inspire, encourage, and enlighten readers. Staff from the Alzheimer's Society will also be available to provide information and resources. 

Victoria, Thursday, January 23rd @ 6:00 pm

Pinoy Rock Band

Courtesy of the Filipino-Canadian Association of Niagara (FCAN), enjoy some Filipino rock music as well as tunes from English rock groups, including Pink Floyd and more.

Victoria, Friday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm

Paint Express

Express yourself with acrylics! All materials are supplied for this program.
Registration required

Winter Footsteps - Victoria, Thursday, January 16 @ 6:30 pm
Fox - Victoria, Tuesday, February 18 @ 11:30 am
Quiet Moment - Chippawa, Wednesday, March 4 @ 11:00 am
Sunset Flight - Community, Sunday, March 29 @ 1:30 pm
Umbrella in the Rain - Victoria, Thursday, April 9 @ 10:00 am
Spring Blossoms - Victoria, Saturday, April 26 @ 1:30 pm

Harm Reduction & Naloxone Training

Join us for a free opioid overdose prevention and response training. In this hour presentation Positive Living Niagara will discuss harm reduction in relation to substance use and teach you how to save a life by administering Naloxone.

Victoria, Monday, February 3rd @ 6:30pm
Victoria, Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:30 pm 

Managing Chronic Pain Workshop

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. All participants will receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain course book and the Moving Easy Program CD for free.
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 21 @ 1:30 pm

Renewable Energy

Bruce (BF) Nagy is a writer and speaker, the author of The Clean Energy Age plus more than 170 feature articles and magazine columns on clean energy technology, government programs and energy economics. In the past 18 years he has interviewed hundreds of experts on clean energy solutions, and advises and writes for government leaders. Join Bruce as he discusses climate change and renewable energy.

Victoria, Friday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm

Nature in Your Backyard

Niagara's conservation areas have much to offer, whether it's natural heritage features, rich local history, beautiful hiking trails or recreational activities for all ages. Join Kerry Royer for an interactive presentation on the work of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, focused on special projects, ecology, species at risk, volunteering and partnerships.

Victoria, Monday, March 9 @ 2:00 pm

Drinking Water Protection

We all have a role to play in protecting our fresh water. Join Thomas Proks for an interactive presentation on the importance of our drinking water in Niagara and find out what you can do to take an active role in source water protection.

Victoria, Monday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm

NFPL Portrait Studio

Bring family, friends or just your fabulous self and get ready to strike a pose! We will be offering a variety of backgrounds using our green screen. Each group that comes to the session will be given an edited digital copy of their photo for free! Photos will be emailed within three weeks. We will not be able to accommodate pets at this event.  This is a drop-in event.

Victoria, Saturday, April 18 @ 12:00 pm

How to Help Our Native Pollinators

In Niagara, pollinators are not only essential to our food source, but are also important to our agriculture and economy. Everyone can play a part in helping our native bees, butterflies and other insects find suitable habitat in a time when their populations are in decline. Join Kerry Roye and learn how you can create a pollinator garden in your own backyard including which plants to use, and which to stay away from.

Victoria, Monday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

Learn how to create a self-sustaining garden through seed collecting. Bring your seed questions, ideas, and concerns and ask a Master Gardener.

Victoria, Sunday, March 8 @ 1:30 pm

Repotting Plants

Have your houseplants outgrown their pots? This workshop is full of tips and demonstrations to have your plants ready for a new gardening season.

Victoria, Monday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm

 

Short Story Social

Listen to one or two short stories while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and some great company.

Victoria, Tuesdays, March 10, April 7, May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Watercolour I (4 week session)

Learn the basics of working with watercolours, including perspective drawing, colour values and washes. Participants are asked to purchase some of the supplies prior to the program. Participants must purchase their own watercolour brushes, paint and pallet. (Paper is supplied).
Registration required.

Victoria, Monday, April 27, May 4, 11, 25 @ 1:30 pm

Concerns Related to Dementia

Speakers Dion McParland, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara, and Bill Heelis of Heelis, Little & Almas LLP will discuss legal and financial concerns related to dementia including: financial abuse, powers of attorney, estate planning and tips for safeguarding for the future.

Victoria, Thursday, April 16 @ 6:00 pm

haveTHATtalk

Join staff from Niagara Region Public Health to learn about the importance of mental health, reducing stigma, building resiliency, caring for yourself and building social connections.
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 1:00 pm

End Of Life Arrangements

Every life tells a unique story and deserves a celebration to match. Walk away with a greater knowledge of what is involved when someone passes away. Join Ian McGill from Dignity Memorial as he discusses end of life arrangements.

Victoria, Monday, January 20 @ 2:00 pm
Stamford, Tuesday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Community, Wednesday, March 25 @ 1:30 pm
Chippawa, Friday, April 24 @ 2:00 pm
Victoria, Monday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm

Niagara Falls - Then and Now

A photographic journey through the years

Take a look back at historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection. To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the Niagara Falls Public Library  worked with community partners to bring photos from our Historic Niagara Digital Collections out of the archives and into the city by placing them in the locations they were originally taken. Visit the Niagara Falls Then and Now website here. More photos and history are added regularly!

A community oral history.

Niagara Falls Public Library and the Niagara Falls Museums have partnered to conduct round table local history discussions based on the photos from Canada 150: Niagara Falls - Then and Now. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories of the city through the years to help us preserve our oral history for future generations. Videos from the discussions have been transcribed, and have been posted on this site .

This initiative was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Niagara Falls Public Library, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Niagara Falls Public Library, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.

 

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Haudenosaunee Language Program

Niagara Falls Public Library, in cooperation and partnership with Grand River Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) and the Six Nations Public Library, will be hosting language instruction of Six Nations of the Grand River territory: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora Languages starting January 2020!

Kanyen'Kéha Language Program

Kanyen'Kéha "Mohawk language" by Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant ( Mohawk Turtle, Six Nations Territory).
Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. In partnership with Six Nations, Six Nations Public Library, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres and the Government of Canada.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue (Board Room), Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Onöndowa'ga:' Gawë:nö' Language Program

Onöndowa'ga' Gawë:nö' (Language of the People of the Great Hills), Seneca Language Classes with Juddson Logan (Hawk Clan, Seneca Allegany Territory).
Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. In partnership with Six Nations, Six Nations Public Library, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres and the Government of Canada.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue (Board Room), Wednesdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

On^yota'a:ka Language Program

On^yota'a:ka (Oneida) language will be presented by Andy Taohyagedo Thomas from Six Nations of the Grand River and Oneida Nation Territory. Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
For those unable to travel an online option is available, please register for more information. In partnership with Six Nations, Six Nations Public Library, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres and the Government of Canada.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue (Board Room), Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gayogǫho:nǫˀ Language Program

Gayogǫho:nǫˀ "People of the Pipe" (Cayuga) will be presented by Ahse:naeˀ Edgar Rodgriguez from Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan from Sour Springs, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Registration required. For those unable to travel an online option is available, please register for more information. In partnership with Six Nations, Six Nations Public Library, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres and the Government of Canada.

Victoria, Mondays, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Gayogǫho:nǫˀ (Cayuga) Workshop - The Creator's Game (Lacrosse)

Presented by Kevin Sandy, Wolf Clan, Cayuga Nation (Guest Professional Lacrosse Players may be present.)

A historical Perspective of the Creator's Game (Lacrosse).
Victoria, Monday, January 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the evolution of the Creator's Game (Lacrosse) to Present Day.
Victoria, Wednesday January 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A demonstration, and instruction of techniques of the Creator's Game (Lacrosse).
Victoria, Thursday, January 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Indigenous Agriculture and Seed Saving Workshop
Kanyen'keha Teachings

Learn the importance of Indigenous seeding with Seedkeeper Terrylynn Brant, Mohawk Turtle Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Victoria, Monday, January 27, Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Piano Concerts

Please join us in welcoming Luis Molina as he performs piano concerts. His performance career encompasses international competitions and performances in France, USA, Germany, Poland, Russia, Mexico, and Canada.

Piano and Chamber Music Concert
A performance of two of the three most famous "B's" in German music: Bach and Beethoven! Double Concerto for Oboe and violin by J.S. Bach, Piano Sonata Op. 101 no. 28, and Piano trio "Ghost" Op. 70 no.1 by L.V. Beethoven.
Featuring Ruth Rodriquez, violin, Nick Cooper, oboe, Marcela Lagunas, cello and Luis Molina, piano.
Victoria, Saturday, January 18, 1:30 pm

Violin-Piano Master Concert
Master pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Vienawski.
Featuring Jessica Tigchelaar, violin and Luis Molina, piano.
Victoria, Saturday, February 15, 1:30 pm
 

Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band

Enjoy some traditional Scottish tunes with the NRPS Pipe & Drum Band. Having performed locally as well as across Canada and the USA at Scottish Highland Games and other Celtic events, both as a concert and competition band, they're ready to get loud in the library.

Victoria, Friday, January 17th @ 7:00 pm

DIY Green Cleaning Products

If you've contemplated adopting a greener, more eco-friendly lifestyle, but thought it would be too difficult - think again - small steps can have a big impact on your health and the environment. Learn more about the benefits of making your own household cleaners.

Victoria, Saturday, May 2 @ 1:30 pm

Social Scrabble

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble, coffee and laughs. Scrabble boards are provided by the library and all levels of skill are welcome.

Stamford, Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 1:30 pm

Paint Date

Paint the night away in the library after hours. Customers of any skill level are welcome to recreate beautiful paintings through step-by-step instructions. Create a unique painting to bring home! All materials included.
Registration required.

Victoria, Friday, April 3 @ 7:00 pm

Watercolour II (4 week session)

If you enjoyed Watercolour I, build on those skills with Watercolour II. Use watercolours to begin and create your own masterpiece. Participants must purchase their own watercolour brushes, paint and pallet (paper is supplied).
Registration required

Victoria, Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 1:30 pm

Decoupage Workshop

Join local artist Joanne Ring and learn the art of decoupage. Decoupage is a fun, very accessible art form. Come and learn the basics, and produce a finished piece of original art by the end of the workshop.
Registration required.

Victoria, Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30 pm

My Guided Meditation

Author, speaker and writing coach Darcy Patrick leads an 8-week course based on his new book "My Guided Meditation: Using Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool to Focus Your Overactive Mind". Starting with simple breathing and relaxing exercises and moving on to more advanced techniques to help with stress and anxiety, Darcy guides you through personalized meditations that will leave you feeling peaceful throughout your week.
Registration required

Victoria, Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, march 4, 11 @ 6:00 pm

Next Steps & Care Essentials

Next Steps and Care Essentials offers an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. 
For more information or to register, please call 905-687-3914

Victoria, Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6:00 pm
Week 1: Overview of Dementia & Brain Health
Week 2: Understanding Behaviour & Communication Strategies
Week 3: Supportive Strategies & Caring for Yourself
Week 4: Adapting to Care Needs & Role Changes

English Conversation Circle

Practice your conversation skills, make new friends and learn about the library while we talk, listen, learn and laugh about life in Canada.

Community, Wednesdays 
January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 1:30pm 

Money Matters Workshop

Join us for the upcoming Money Matter Workshop for newcomers and new Canadians. Learn how to bank and save in Canada. hosted by TD Bank.

Community, Thursday, January 23rd @ 7:00 pm

Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul with Darcy Patrick

Back by popular demand, the author of "Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul" leads a four-part series of workshops on using writing as a therapeutic tool to fight depression and anxiety. All you need to bring is a blank journal and something to write with. Copies of the book will be available for $20.
Registration required

Victoria, Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 27 and June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Flower Arrangement Workshop

What gifts can your garden give you? Join Master Gardener Kit Thompson as she shows you how to make floral designs and arrangements for friends, functions or for yourself.

Victoria, Thursday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm

Easter Arrangement Workshop

Come in and learn how to make an Easter garden with flowering bulbs and tropicals.

Victoria, Sunday, April 5 @ 1:30 pm

Spring Cleaning

What's stopping you from getting organized? There are many reasons why getting organized can be difficult. Join Julie Stobbe, a trained professional organizer and owner of Mind over Clutter to discover the answer to these questions.

Victoria, Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm

Heirloom Vegetables and Seed Saving

What are you planting in your garden this year? Heirloom varieties of produce have stood the test of time because they taste great! Did you know there are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes? Join Linda Crago from Twig and Tree Heirloom Vegetable Farm and learn about heirlooms, organic growing and seed saving.

Victoria, Saturday, April 4 @ 1:30 pm

Anti-Valentine's Night

Tired of making a fuss over Valentine's Day? Seek refuge from the mushiness at our Anti-Valentine's Night. Join us for a night of board games!

Victoria, Friday, February 14th @ 7:00 pm

Ongoing Programs

Digging for Your Roots?

Beginners can learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to aid in their genealogical research. This database is available to use free of charge at our library locations. There is a limit of 6 people per class and each person will have access to a computer for hands-on training.
Registration required.

Thursdays, March 26, April 23, May 28 @ 6:30 pm
 

Crafternoons

Join other crafters, knitters, crocheters, artists and more for an afternoon of sharing and learning. Bring your tools and supplies and spend the afternoon sharing patterns, ideas and more. All ages

Stamford, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Victoria, Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Legal Clinic

A free satellite legal clinic brought to you by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance. Advice can be given on issues such as small claims court, consumer rights and landlord/tenant issues. Please call ahead to register at 905-682-6635.

Mondays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 3rd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th @ 1:00 pm
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue