Calling all Niagara Falls artists
Carrie Bosco

Spring is revealing all sorts of new things and your Library is too! The Niagara Falls Public Library is excited to announce changes to our hours of operation, effective April 30, 2018.  The new hours will offer more consistency and access to services across all branches in the City.  The following hours will begin April 30, 2018: Victoria Avenue Library and Community Centre Library, Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stamford Centre Library, Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chippawa Library (Hours remain the same) Monday 1:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. These hours will offer more consistency and be in effect year-round at NFPL, which is a change from the library’s traditional schedule of reduced hours over the summer.

In addition to new operating hours, your Library will engage in pilot projects of extended Friday hours from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday hours from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. will be tested at the Community Centre Library throughout May and June 2018.

Calling artists of all ages! The City of Niagara Falls Art Show will take place at the Victoria Avenue Public Library Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, April 28, 2018. The competition is open to all Niagara Falls residents and students attending school in Niagara Falls. There is no fee to enter; however all participants are asked to register online in advance.

An exhibition of all artwork will be open to the public from Saturday, March 31 during regular Library hours. The exhibit will hang for the month of April where everyone can view the collection and vote for their favorite artwork. A public presentation of the awards will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.

The Chippawa Library is showing the recent hit movie Lady Bird on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. Starring Saorise Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird is set in Sacramento California in 2002 where a teenager navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother during the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school. This movie is rated 14A and is 93 minutes in length.

Don’t forget to check for available spots in all our great early literacy and Saturday programs that begin the first week of April. Call us at 905-356-8080, email us at or check out our website

Library Notes


Throughout history, the mighty Niagara has attracted many daredevils and thrill seekers with its immense power and might. In the early days of stunting, most of the activity was in the form of funambulism, more commonly known as tightrope walking. Today, I will focus instead on Captain Matthew Webb, who, at the time, was the most famous swimmer in the world.


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In 2018, it is not out of the ordinary to spot various flying machines over both the Niagara River and the falls. Various aircraft and helicopters offer flying tours to both residents and visitors alike.

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