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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.

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

Additional dates: March 14, April 11, May 16.

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

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.
Registration required

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. 

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
Victoria, Friday, May 29 @ 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
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 @ 7:00 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

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

Book Lover's Luncheon

Please join us for our annual Book Lover's Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious lunch and meet special guest, Lynda Cohen, author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters. The Two-Family House was chosen by goodreads as the best book of the month for March 2016 and was a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction.
Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, March 2, $20.00 each.
Catered by Tastebuds Cafe and Eatery

Community Centre, Saturday, April 25 @ 12:00 pm
Please call or register in person at one of our four locations.

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 13 @ 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

What's Bugging You?

Drop in and learn how to identify and safely control those pesky insects in your garden. Participants will learn about beneficial predators that help keep our yards balanced and healthy.

Victoria, Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm

Small Space Gardening

Gardening isn't just for big lots; plenty can be grown (and enjoyed) in small spaces! Learn which plant varieties can be adapted for smaller spaces, what kind of containers can house your small gardens, and start a small space seedling of your very own.

Victoria, Sunday, April 19 @ 1:30 pm

Houseplant Propagation

Have a few plants you would love more of? Want to know the basics of propagating plants? Come and learn about the stages, methods, and best practices of propagating your plant friends.

Victoria, Sunday, May 17 @ 1:30 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

Social Media & Online Communications

You have to get on social media - or so you've been told. Get to know popular communication tools such as WhatsApp and Viber, as well as big social media services like Facebook. Learn what they do, why you would use them, how to get started and how to stay safe
Registration required

Victoria, Tuesday, May 5 @ 6:30 pm

Youth Teaching Adults: Digital Skills

Self-paced learning tutorials with guided assistance from a teen tech volunteer - it's a great new way to learn technology! topics include using smartphones, tablets, laptops, web browsers, email and social media sites.
Registration required

Victoria, Friday, May 15 @ 2:00 pm

Streaming and Online Entertainment

Learn how to access online movies, TV shows, music, newspapers, and magazines. We will discuss common subscription products like Netflix and Spotify and those available through the Library (which you can access for free with a Library card).
Registration required

Victoria, Tuesday, May 26 @ 6:30 pm

Digitizing Slides, Negatives, 8mm Film & VHS Video

Learn how to convert slides and negatives to digital images, and 8mm films and VHS cassettes to digital video using the Memory Lab workstation in our Innovation Hub.
Registration required

Victoria, Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30 pm

Human Library

Join Niagara Falls Public Library, the Niagara Region and Niagara REgional Housing as we host our first Human Library. Human libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences, and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.

"Check out" a person the same way you would a book. All our human "books" anr volunteers with personal experience with homelessness. The Human Library is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

Victoria, Saturday, March 21 @ 11:30 am

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
*February 14 class postponed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

Onondaga Version of Creation and Discussion of Clans *

Onondaga Version of Creation and Discussion of Clans led by Hode’hnyahä:dye’ Hugh Burnam, Mohawk, Wolf Clan from the Onondaga Nation Ganakdagweniyo’geh.
The Onondaga (Onoñda’gega’ or the People of the Hills) the Keepers of the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee, understand Creation as a mutual relationship between Mother Earth and all of life through reciprocity and gratitude. Come hear an Onondaga version of the Creation Story and learn some Onondaga language in the teachings!
Open to everyone. Registration required

Victoria, Thursday, February 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Haudenosaunee Fitness and Health Workshop

Haudenosaunee Fitness and Health Workshop with Dean EC Hill, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Dean is a member of the Ontario First Nations Young People's Council (OFNYPC), the Six Nations representative for Indigenous Sports Body (ISB), sits on the Six Nations Youth Council, is a Personal Trainer and a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Dean is a Mohawk speaker and will provide fitness and health tips while teaching you a little Mohawk language. Learn some Mohawk while working up a sweat! Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Registration required

Monday, February 10 @ 1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 12 @ 11:00 am
Thursday, February 13 @ 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 13 @ 2:00pm

Language and Healing Program

Language and Healing Workshop with  Sodzi’dzo:wa:’ Damian Webster, Seneca Nation.
Damian is the Program Director for Honöta:önih Hënödeyësdahgwa’ at Tonawanda Seneca Nation as well as a part-time adult language instructor .
Learning language has opened up so many more coping mechanisms for Damian in overcoming the difficulties we all face in life. It's one thing to hear these healing words in English, it's another to learn and understand them in the Seneca Language (this workshop will even take away some of the romanticism of English translations). This workshop will include terminology from funeral speeches or the sympathy strings in a condolence ceremony.
Registration required

Victoria (Rosberg Gallery), Thursday February 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Beading Parts 1 & 2

Introduction to Beading (2 classes) with Shana Kunhotukwas Elijah , Bear clan from Oneida Nation of the Thames. 
An Oneida artist who has studied studio art, Shana will teach participants how to make beaded ropes for key chains or hanging lanyards, with a touch of Oneida Language.
Registration required.

Part 1: Saturday Feb 15, 11:00am - 3:00 pm & part 2, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kustowa/Gustowa Making Workshop

Kustowa/Gustowa Making Workshopwith Andy Taohyagedo Thomas, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations and Oneida of the Thames First Nation. Come make and learn the importance of the Kustowa/Gustowa (headdress) of the Haudenosaunee People.  The Kustowa/Gustowa is unique to each of the Six Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora.
Registration required

Thursday, March 12, 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
Victoria (Rosberg Gallery)

Ribbon Shirt Making Workshop

Christina Bomberry, Mohawk Turtle Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is the owner and operated of Evelyn's Fabrics on Six Nations. Christina and her daughter will be at the library to assist skilled sewing machines-users on how to make a child's ribbon shirt and the significance of ribbon shirts to the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse).
Registration required You must be able to commit to all dates and times.

Wednesday, February 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 20, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (if needed to complete the ribbon shirt)

Haudenosaunee Social

Come out and enjoy a Haudenosaunee Social! Singing and dancing led by Jadyn Bomberry (Mohawk) and Koby Whitcomb (Seneca). The Bear Dance, Rabbit Dance and Women’s Shuffle Dance will be some of the highlights of the event.
Open to the public, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Light refreshments will be available.
Registration required

Victoria, Saturday, February 22, 11:00 am

Importance of Community Developed Haudenosaunee Language Resources

The Importance of Community Developed Haudenosaunee Language Resources with Karen Sandy, Coordinator of the Six Nations Language Commission, Wolf Clan, Cayuga Nations, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Karen and Emily of the Six Nations Language Commission will provide an overview of the Commission's commitment to developing resources for the Six Nations community and the importance of these resources developed by community members for community members. She will also outline the connection to "LifeLong Learning". Samples of the language resources available will be on display.
Registration required

Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Victoria (Rosberg Gallery)

Six Nations Women Singers Concert and Workshop

The Six Nations Women Singers is one of the most influential female Native American singing groups. The group has recorded with Robbie Robertson and performed at the presidential inauguration in 1997 and AFN General Assembly. Formed on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, the Six Nations Women Singers are led by Sadie Buck, a member of the Tonawanda Reservation in New York who has taught at Music Courses at York University and McMaster University. The group, which includes members of the Seneca, Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Tuscarora and Cayuga Nations, focuses on the traditional and social music and dance of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse). Come out and learn, listen and sing!
Registration required

Victoria (LaMarsh Room), Saturday, March 7, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Keeping Your Indigenous Identity Workshop

Keeping Your Indigenous Identity Workshop is led by Sodzi’dzo:wa:’ Damian Webster, Seneca Nation. Damian is the Program Director for Honöta:önih Hënödeyësdahgwa’ at Tonawanda Seneca Nation as well as a part-time adult language instructor. With this workshop we will live through Damian's experience of growing up Ögwe’öweh in the city.

Damian grew up in Buffalo, NY with about 6 Seneca words, no speakers in his family, no cultural markers and surrounded by peers who had no association with Ögwe’öweh ways. He now works for his community and has learned enough language to help teach, run a program and even help with some of the speaking duties at the longhouse.
Open to the public both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous.
Registration required

Victoria (Rosberg Gallery), Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm

Learn Your Colours in the On^yota'a:ka Language while Painting Workshop

Learn your colours in the On^yota'a:ka language while painting workshop is led by Kunhotukwas Shana Elijah, Bear Clan, Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Kunhotukwas is an Oneida artist who has studied studio art since 2007 as well as studied fine arts at Fanshawe College and Western University. She has learned to work with a wide range of art mediums such as painting, beadwork, textile art, hand embroidery, aluminum quilting and recently hand poke tattooing. She is a full-time student in the Oneida language program “Twatati”, learning the Root method and strengthening the language.
Open to the public both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous
Registration required, space is limited.

Victoria (Rosberg Gallery), Saturday, March 14, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Ganö:nyök: "Words Before All Others" Workshop

Sodzi’dzo:wa:’ Damian Webster is Tonawanda Seneca from Buffalo, NY and is the Program Director for Honöta:önih Hënödeyësdahgwa’ at Tonawanda Seneca Nation as well as a part-time adult language instructor.
Ganö:nyök, the Opening Address or Thanksgiving Address is an integral part of all Haudenosaunee gatherings and ceremonies. Participants will listen and learn a very basic version of the opening address in Seneca, and discuss how as Ögwe’öweh, we should all have an opening to give thanks, at the very least for everything we do.
Open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants.
Registration required

Victoria, 3 part series.
Part 1: Monday, March 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Part 2: Monday, March 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Part 3: Monday, March 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Indigenous Agriculture and Seed Saving Workshop
Kanyen'keha Teachings

Welcome interested Seed Keepers
Wa’tkwanonhwera:tons Ratinenhanonhnha! Welcome Seedkeepers! Terrylynn Brant, whose traditional Mohawk name is Sera:seram is Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation of Grand River.

Gardening has been a lifelong passion of hers, which makes being a Seedkeeper a joy. Haudenosaunee People believe we are stewards of Mother Earth and must do our part to ensure a healthy sustainable lifestyle for the coming faces. We have been given a spiritual responsibility as Indigenous people to honour all of creation.

Terrylynn's path has sent her on a journey to honour, protect and keep seeds. She grows Haudenosaunee and heritage seeds using the agricultural practices of her ancestors. This journey of sustainable living allows her to engage in such activities as gardening, beekeeping, making maple syrup, preserving foods, saving heritage seeds, attending Longhouse ceremonies, dreaming, crafting and singing traditional seed songs.
Thank our Creator for all he has given.
Happy Seedkeeping! Sken:nenhatye!
Registration required

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

Wampum Talk

Wampum Talk with Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant  (Mohawk, Turtle, Six Nations Territory).
Wampum and the use of Wampum Belts share an intrinsic and timeless relevance to the history, relationships and legal agreements of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Canada, USA and east coast Indigenous Nations. During "Wampum Talk", wampum weaver Teyotsihstokwáthe will share from her own collection of replica belts and give a brief history of the origins of wampum, its use and place in the Haudenosaunee context, and how it is used to shape the relationships of Nations living in the Niagara region.

Victoria (Rosberg Gallery), Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 @ 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 Community Legal Clinic.  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 3, March 2, April 6, May 4 @ 1:00 pm
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue