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Audio, Video & 3D Printing Classes

Introduction to 3D Printing

NFPL Studio staff will show attendees how to use our 3D printers (A Formlabs Form 2 stereolithography resin printer and a MakerBot 2X).  This session will assist potential users in getting the most out of our on-request 3D printing service.

We will cover:

-How to use the equipment properly and safely
-The rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer
-How to prepare 3D files for printing
-Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools
-An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D printers

Tuesday, December 5th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 16th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 27th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 30th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oakes Room Media Lab, Victoria Avenue Library.
Free. Registration is required.

 

Introduction to 3D Design and Modelling

Do you have a song, podcast, or other sort of audio/visual performance you want to record, edit, or master? Interesting in remixing or video editing? Don’t have the equipment at home? The NFPL is now your place to create. This 60-minute presentation will showcase the tools and software available in the NFPL’s Oakes Room Media Lab. This is not a hands-on training session, but the workstations and tools will be available for demonstration. Ideally, attendees will leave this session equipped to begin using the NFPL’s studio independently, however, more involved classes will be available along with additional one-to-one training sessions. The Lab will be open following each session.

Thursday, December 14th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 21st, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 18th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Oakes Room Media Lab, Victoria Avenue Library.
Free. Registration is required.

 

Introduction to Video and Music Recording

Do you have a song, podcast, or other sort of audio/visual performance you want to record, edit, or master? Interesting in remixing or video editing? Don’t have the equipment at home? The NFPL is now your place to create.

This presentation will showcase the tools and software available in the NFPL’s Oakes Room Media Lab. This is not a hands-on training session, but the workstations and tools will be available for demonstration. Ideally, attendees will leave this session equipped to begin using the NFPL’s studio independently, however, more involved classes will be available along with additional one-to-one training sessions. The Lab will be open for two hours following each session.

Thursday, December 7th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, December 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free. Registration is required.

 

Watercolour II (4 week session)

If you enjoyed Dip into Watercolours, build on those skills with Watercolours II. Use watercolours to begin, and create your own masterpiece. Participants are required to have some of the supplies prior to the program. Information will be available at registration.

Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29. 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Victoria Avenue Library.
$8.00 per person. Registration is required.

Paint Express

Come for an hour and express yourself with acrylics. A different sample painting will be provided each week to provide a guideline for the artists. All supplies are provided.

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 6:00 pm. Victoria Avenue Library.
Mondays, February** 5th, 12th, 26th, 2:00 p.m. Victoria Avenue Library.
$2.00 per person per session. Registration is required.
**Registration for February classes will open soon.

Sample Paintings

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Watercolour I (4 week session)

Learn the basics of working with watercolours. Participants are asked to purchase some of the supplies prior to the program. Information will be available at registration. 

Wednesdays, February 7th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
$8.00 per person. Registration is required.

 

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When arthritis pain takes over your life, it's time to try a new approach. Let the Chronic Pain Management Workshop be your prescription for relief. 

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is required.

Click Here for more information.

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Walk for Alzheimer's - Sunday, January 21st, 9:30 am, Brock University.

Much Too Young Special Film Screening - Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 pm, Victoria Avenue Library.

What is Dementia? Public Forums January 9th, 24th & 27th.

Managing Your Money - Financial Planning for Older Adults, Wednesday, January 31st, 10:00 am.

More information is coming soon!

 

Canada 150:Niagara Falls - Then and Now

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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 has been working 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 Canada 150: Niagara Falls Then and Now website here.

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 are currently being transcribed. Keep an eye on this site - we'll be posting them soon!

This initiative is 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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Ongoing Programs

Digging For Your Roots

Group sessions exploring Ancestry Library Edition, a popular and comprehensive online tool available at no cost through the Library, to aid in your genealogical research. Registrees will be provided with their own computer for hands-on learning. Requires a basic understanding of common web-based tasks. 

Oakes Room Media Lab, Victoria Avenue Library.
Thursday, January 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Free. Registration is required.
 

Crafternoons

Join other crafters, knitters, crocheters and more for an afternoon of sharing and learning. Bring your tools and supplies and spend the afternoon sharing patterns, ideas and more. Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Stamford Centre Library.
No registration required.

Free Legal Clinic

Free Legal Clinic

Operated by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance (NNCLA), part of the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) province-wide system of legal clinics, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Public Library. Clients will be served on a first come, first served basis. Advice can be given on issues such as small claims court, consumer rights and landlord/tenant issues.

First Monday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room, Victoria Avenue Library.

Community Outreach Worker at Victoria Avenue Library

AJ our Community Outreach Worker for Niagara Falls Community Health Centre will be in the Conference Room from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist with the most immediate needs of our customers - food, clothing, shelter etc.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

January 9th and 23rd
February 13th and 27th
March 13th and 27th
April 10th and 24th