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Portrait Studio

The Niagara Falls Public Library will be offering free family and friend portraits on December 29th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 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! Pictures will be emailed within three weeks. This is a drop-in event. Sorry, we will not be able to accommodate family pets at this event. 

Victoria, Sunday, December 29, 12:00 pm - 2:00 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. 

January 15: Sports, Recreation & Wellness
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
Greg Janssen, 905-356-8080 ext. 252

Author Series: Sheri McDonald

Join Ontario native Sheri McDonald as she shares her favourite highlights from her new book, "100 Things to Do in Canada Before You Die". Copies of the book will be for sale after the presentation.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, November 22 @ 7:00 pm

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

All ages. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise explores the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit, and later Métis peoples.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, November 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
December 11: Holiday Movie Trivia
January 15: Harry Potter Trivia
February 12: Classic Simpsons Trivia

History of Niagara Falls Through Poetry

Join Andrew Porteus as he uses examples from the Niagara Falls Poetry Project to discuss some of the high (and low!) points in the history of Niagara Falls using poems with a depiction of motion in them. Events such as the formation of the falls themselves, stunters, the War of 1812, living in the cities of Niagara Falls, the tourist experience, and other narratives will all be covered.

Victoria Friday Jan 3 @ 7pm 

Bring Each Other Home: A Caregiver's Journey

This event will feature author Angelina Fast-Vlaar sharing her journey as a caregiver for a person living with dementia through a discussion of her book "Bringing Each Other Home: A Caregiver's Journey". Angelina walked with her second husband, Joe Vlaar, through almost ten years of dementia. In her published work, she recounts the peaks and valleys of that experience with the prayer that it will inspire, encourage, and enlighten readers. Staff from the Alzheimer's Society will also be available to provide information and resources. 

Victoria, Thursday, January 23rd @ 6:00 pm

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 

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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Piano and Cello Recital

We are excited to present a piano and cello concert that will showcase the cello and piano students of Marcela Lagunas' and Luis Molina Gonzales' St. Catharines music studio.

Victoria, Saturday, December 14th @ 1:30 pm

Holiday Piano Concert

Please join us in welcoming Luis Molina Gonzalez as he and his friends perform a holiday concert. The holiday voices and instruments concert will feature different artists singing and performing on winds, strings and piano for famous holiday works from Classical and Romantic composers.

Victoria, Friday, December 20th @ 7:00 pm

Piano Concerts

Please join us in welcoming Luis Molina as he performs piano concerts.

Victoria, Saturdays, January 18, February 15 @ 1:30 pm

Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band

Enjoy some traditional Scottish tunes with the NRPS Pipe & Drum Band. Having performed locally as well as across Canada and the USA at Scottish Highland Games and other Celtic events, both as a concert and competition band, they're ready to get loud in the library.

Victoria, Friday, January 17th @ 7:00 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, January 10 @ 7:00 pm

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Watercolour I (4 week session)

Learn the basics of working with watercolours, including perspective drawing, colour values, and washes. Participants are asked to purchase their own watercolour brushes, paint, and pallet. (Paper is supplies.)
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Mondays, October 7, 21, 28, November 4 @ 11:00 am

Altered Books

Learn how to transform old books into new art. Altered books is a mixed media art form that transforms a book into a new object with a new meaning. We will cut, tear, glue, paint and stamp to transform old, unused books into new works of art. You will also learn other techniques to repurpose books for home decoration and practical use.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 26 @ 2:00 pm

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 @ 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

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, October 24th, November 28th@ 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 North Community Legal Assistance. 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
November 4th, December 2nd, January 6th, February 3rd
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue