Movember Madness

    Chevron. Handlebar. Fu Manchu. Yes, Movember is upon us and seeing as we’re more than halfway through the month those moustaches should be fully grown! While the facial hair keeps things fun, it’s important to remember that the purpose of it all is to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

    If you’re interested in learning more about these issues, please check out what’s available at the Niagara Falls Public Library. We have books, eBooks, audiobooks, documentaries, and magazines with tons of information relating to men’s health. Here’s a short list of some of the interesting material you can borrow from us with your library card:

Men’s Health by various authors
Magazine: available in print or online through RBdigital
This magazine is an obvious choice for anyone looking to learn more about a variety of men’s health issues. You can opt for the heavier articles to educate yourself on the basics of topics like penile cancer, or you can read something lighter like how to grow the perfect ‘stache.

The Mask You Live In by The Representation Project
Documentary: available online through Kanopy
This film explores society’s definition of masculinity and how it can be detrimental to the mental health of the very gender it claims to define. It follows the lives of 11 boys and demonstrates not only what needs to be changed to fix the “boy crisis”, but also how we can raise a healthier generation of young men.

Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer by Patrick C. Walsh
Book: available in print
Written by the world’s foremost authority on prostate cancer, this book is a vital no-nonsense guide that aims to help men understand, prevent, and treat prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men. It’s now in its fourth edition.

Men’s Private Parts by Dr. James H. Gilbaugh
Audiobook: available online through cloudLibrary
This useful guide addresses a wide variety of men’s health concerns ranging from prostate problems to basic explanations of how the male body works. With over 25 years of clinical practice experience as a urologist, Gilbaugh is able to dispel many myths and offer sound medical advice.

The Canyon Ranch Guide To Men's Health by Dr. Stephen C. Brewer
eBook: available online through hoopla
Dr. Brewer’s essential guide addresses how men can improve their overall health. The book is broken down into 4 sections: an introduction, a breakdown of what you can expect of your health at different stages in your life, your health by function, and strategies to help you be the healthiest you possible.

Laura Chadwick is an Information Resources and Connections Librarian with the Niagara Falls Public Library.

Library Notes


While the world has been busy working through how to deal with the coronavirus, the Library has been working hard on how to provide services and more recently, how to re-open safely.


This week marks the 132nd anniversary of the opening of Canada’s first provincial park when Queen Victoria Park officially opened on May 24, 1888.


The Niagara Falls Public Library temporarily closed our doors at all four locations on Friday, March 13th 2020 until April 5th 2020.  This was our immediate response to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and align with provincial measures to support social distancing.


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