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

2020-02-12

According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, a library is a collection of books, periodicals, recordings, electronic reference materials, etc for use by the public or members of a group. There are four more definitions if one is interested in reading them.

2020-02-04

What is the most priceless possession you own? Some might say their home, or their car, while others may say a precious family heirloom. The things that are priceless to us are felt on an emotional level, deep within us. That is exactly what the MasterCard credit card company knew all those 23 years when it launched its now affectionately known priceless ad campaign.

2020-01-08

2019 was an exciting year for the Niagara Falls Public Library. We hosted some incredible programs, introduced some amazing new collections, and had a lot of fun. However, it was you, the customer, that really made last year so wonderful.

2019-12-16

While doing some research the other day, I came across the name of a hotel that I had never heard of before. This is probably due to the fact that there is very little information to be found about the Bath House Hotel. 

2019-12-16

It’s hard to define in one sentence what we do at the Niagara Falls Public Library in providing excellent customer service, so I thought I would give you a glimpse into a day in the life of a customer service associate at the Library. Some staff arrive prior to opening time to prepare workspaces and to gather and sort items from our overnight drop boxes.

2019-11-25

    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.

2019-11-22

Clifton Hill, Casino Niagara, Niagara Parks Commission — as much as there is to do in Niagara Falls, there's not always a lot for residents, especially if you're not looking to spend much money.

Sleep Cheap is great, but the rest of the year there's always Niagara Falls Public Library.

2019-11-22

Every year on Nov. 11, Canadians pause in silence to remember the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war and peace.