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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. 

October 16: Community Events
November 20: Local History & Culture
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

Meditation

Back by popular demand, Certified Meditation Instructor Carey Baglieri takes you through a variety of meditation techniques to find your inner calm and help you feel your best. No experience necessary.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Wednesdays, October 2nd, 9th @ 6:30 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 Avenue, Wednesdays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd @ 1:00 pm
Week 1: Overview of Dementia and Brain Health
Week 2: Understanding Behaviour and Communication Strategies
Week 3: Supportive Strategies and Caring for Yourself
Week 4: Adapting to Care Needs and Role Changes

Disability Savings Plan Workshop

Join Nathan from Gem Financial Group as he offers a step by step look at how to identify and enroll in government programs you are eligible for. A special focus will be on the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan.

Victoria Avenue, Monday, November 11 @ 2:00 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 Avenue, Tuesday, October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Niagara Falls Writer's Festival

Contests, workshops, readings, book fair & authors. For more information, click here.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Diwali Celebration

Diwali is the annual festival of lights celebrated across India and around the world. This year, members of Niagara Falls Hindu Samaj are helping us kick off Diwali with a sari-tying demonstration, a traditional dance number and a talk on the significance of this joyous event.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm.

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

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Sleep with Dr. Jen Rouse

Are you struggling with insomnia? Want to learn how to get a better night's sleep? Niagara-based clinical psychologist Dr. Jen Rouse shares some strategies for developing and maintaining healthy sleep habits.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, November 1 @ 7:00 pm

Winter Arrangement Workshop

Let's learn how to create a beautiful holiday arrangement with winter greens and materials that you might just have at home.

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, November 21 @ 6:30 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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Chamber Music Concerts

Please join us for free chamber music concerts featuring Luis Molina on piano.

From Classical to Klesmer Music
Great chamber music works from classical composers to jazz hits to Klesmer music. Composers include Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Benny Goodman and Joachim Stutschewsky. Performed by Strettino Trio.
Clarinet: Sidney Segalowitz
Cello: Marcela Lagunas
Piano: Luis Molina

Victoria, Saturday, October 26th @ 1:30 pm

Lieder in Cello
Piano & cello concerto featuring works by Wolf, Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, & Brahms.
Piano: Luis Molina
Cello: Marcela Lagunas

Victoria, Saturday, November 16th @ 1:30 pm

String Quartet Concert

Join the Niagara symphony Orchestra String Quartet as they take you on a journey of music throughout the ages.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, October 25th @ 2:00 pm

Arts & Culture Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Wall of Fame celebrates the many outstanding artistic and cultural accomplishments of Niagara Falls' residents, past and present. Join us to honour this year's inductees.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, October 26 @ 11:00 am

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, November 15th @ 7:00 pm

Paint Express - Acrylics

Come for an hour and express yourself with acrylics. All supplies are provided. Please note the name of the piece being created next to each date.
Materials are supplied.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, October 18th @ 2:00 pm - Fall

 
 
 

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

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 Centre Library*
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
*Crafternoons will not run August 21st

Victoria Avenue Library
Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Project SHARE

Visit Project SHARE's office hours at the library as they provide information on their services, including the Ontario Electricity Support program (OESP), the RentSmart Basics Course, and utility assistance programs. Project SHARE will also be providing their weekly-made housing lists and Niagara Regional Housing applications.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, October 1st, 15th, 29th @ 2:00 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
October 7th, November 4th
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue Library.