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3D Printing Classes

Introduction to 3D Printing

NFPL Studio staff will show attendees how to use our 3D printers (A Formlabs Form 2 stereolithography resin printer and a MakerBot 2X).  This session will assist potential users in getting the most out of our on-request 3D printing service.

We will cover:

-How to use the equipment properly and safely
-The rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer
-How to prepare 3D files for printing
-Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools
-An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D printers

Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oakes Room Media Lab, Victoria Avenue Library.
Free. Registration is required.

Media Lab - 3D Design and Prototyping Part 1 & Part 2

For those with moderate computer knowledge and skill. Transforming a design into a physical object has never been easier or faster. Get an overview of 3D design and modeling techniques for modern rapid prototyping applications. Participate in a hands-on project that will allow you to apply what you learn. Create your own design and see the process through to the final printed production.
Series of two classes.
Ages 12 years and up.

Thursdays, April 19th and 25th
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, May 15th and 22nd
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oakes Room, Victoria Avenue Library
Free. Registration is required.

Chronic Pain Management Workshop

When arthritis pain takes over your life, it's time to try a new approach. Let the Chronic Pain Management Workshop be your prescription for relief. 

Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is required.

Chamber Music Performances

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Chamber music featuring Luis Gerardo Molina returns to the stage at Victoria Avenue Library for free afternoon concerts.

Chamber music solo piano featuring Luis Gerardo Molina.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
     Variations on Unser dummer Pöbel meint, K. 455
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
     Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Op. 26
        I. Allegro
        II. Romanze
        III. Scherzo
        IV. Intermezzo
        V. Finale
Johan Sevastian Bach (1685 - 1740)
     Prelude and Fugue BWV 872 in C-sharp major
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
     Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119 no. 1
     Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, no. 1
Claude Aquiles Debussy (1862 - 1918)
     Preludes, Book I
        IX. La Serenade Interrompue
        X. La Cathedrale Engloutie
Harry Somers (1921 - 1999
     Three Sonnets
        I. Prelude
        II. Lullaby to a Dead Child
        III. Primaveral

Sunday, March 25th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LaMarsh Room, Victoria Avenue Library.

Chamber music duet (piano and cello) featuring Luis Gerardo Molina and Marcela Lagunas.

Stretto Duet Program:

Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
     Sonata in A major
        Allegro ben moderato
        Ben-moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
        Allegretto poco mosso
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
     Fantasiestüke, Op 73
        I. Zart Und Mit Ausdruk
        II. Leibhaft Leicht
        III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Marx Bruch (1838 - 1920)
     Kol Nidrei

Sunday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LaMarsh Room, Victoria Avenue Library

Canada 150: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 has been working 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 Canada 150: Niagara Falls Then and Now website here.

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. Keep an eye on this site - we'll be posting them soon!

This initiative is 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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Paint Express - Acrylics

Come for an hour and express yourself with acrylics. All supplies are provided. Please note the name of the piece being created next to each date.
Cost: $3.00 per session. Materials are supplied.
In person registration is required.

Chippawa Library
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 11: Spring Blossoms
April 25: Footprints in the Sand
May 23: Calm Day at the Beach
May 30: Desert Cactus

Stamford Centre Library
Saturday,10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
May 26th: Twilight Bird

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. Information on supplies will be available at the time of registration.
Cost: $8.00 per person for the four-session series.
In person registration is required.

Stamford Centre Library
Mondays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 9th, 15th, 23rd and 30th

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 are asked to purchase some of the supplies prior to the program. Information on supplies will be available at the time of registration.
Cost: $8.00 per person for the four-session series.
In person registration is required.

Victoria Avenue Library
Mondays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 7th, 14th, 28th and June 4th

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.

Thursdays, March 22nd, April 26th and May 24th.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is required.


Join other crafters, knitters, crocheters and more for an afternoon of sharing and learning. Bring your tools and supplies and spend the afternoon sharing patterns, ideas and more. Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Stamford Centre Library.
No registration required.

Legal Clinic

Operated by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance (NNCLA), part of the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) province-wide system of legal clinics, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Public Library. Clients will be served on a first come, first served basis. Advice can be given on issues such as small claims court, consumer rights and landlord/tenant issues.

First* Monday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue Library.
*second Monday when there is a holiday

Community Outreach Worker at Victoria Avenue Library

AJ our Community Outreach Worker for Niagara Falls Community Health Centre will be in the Conference Room from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist with the most immediate needs of our customers - food, clothing, shelter etc.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

March 13th and 27th
April 10th and 24th