Learn to save a life at the library

Calling all Book Lovers! Please join us for our annual Book Lover’s Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Tastebuds Cafe and Eatery and meet special guest, Cea Sunrise Person author of North of Normal and its sequel Nearly Normal. Cea will discuss her novel North of Normal which is a memoir of her childhood spent with her dysfunctional counter-culture family in the Canadian Wilderness.This event is being held at the Community Centre Library on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 dollars each and are on sale now! 

We are open Monday, April 22nd! Come to Victoria Avenue or Community Centre on Monday April 22nd to participate in our Earth Day Drop-In For Kids. Spend the hour exploring with a variety of crafts, games and activities. All Library locations will be closed Friday, April 19th and Sunday, April 21st. 

Consider the effect humanity is having on the earth, our home with a screening of the TIFF-selected documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Join us Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Victoria Library for a film screening and panel discussion. 

Be sure to check out our Film Fest Fridays at Victoria and Chippawa. April is Niagara at the movies. Check out a series of features made in and around Niagara, including the 1981 Superman II and the 1983 Dead Zone. Please check our website for dates, times and locations. 

The Niagara Falls Public Library is offering Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training. Join us for free opioid overdose prevention and response training. Positive Living Niagara and Street Works will discuss harm reduction in relation to substance use and teach you how to save a life by administering Naloxone. This training is taking place on Wednesday, April 24th in the Victoria Library at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. 

Author Reading with Maryam Rafiee! Maryam Rafiee was only a teenager when her father, Hossein Rafiee, was first imprisoned in Iran for expressing his political views. Unable to see or speak to her father, she wrote him letters that she could never send. Fifteen years later, in the wake of her father’s second imprisonment, Maryam offers these letters to the world, to reveal the suffering undergone by prisoners of conscience and their families. Join Maryam on Saturday April 20th at 1:30 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Library as she reads from her novel, Dear Baba: A Story Through Letters. 

Becky Dixon is a Community Development and Programming librarian.

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As we enjoy the summer weather, thoughts of cooling off may sometimes cross our minds. Some of us may have fond memories of a few local swimming spots that were once used to beat the summer heat. For more than 35 years, thousands of children and adults made the Cyanamid swimming pool their summer destination of choice.


At the Library, we truly appreciate the outpouring of support for the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILLO) at the Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) after the elimination of the ILLO Delivery Service.  We understand the meaningful impact the service has had on many of our customers. As we know how things change in the world, so it does in the Library world.


Summer has arrived, and the Niagara Falls Public Library is busy with something for everyone! Be sure to pick up our Summer Library Magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening this summer.  


June is Pride month and Indigenous month. These topics can be difficult to tackle with children. However, they are also empowering and necessary issues for young minds.

Here at the Niagara Falls Public Library, we have a number of incredible books aimed at younger children that will teach them all about a variety of LGBTQ+ issues and about national Indigenous issues.


School’s almost out, which means summer reading is almost here.  The Niagara Falls Public Library is once again very excited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading program.  Kids of all ages, interests and abilities can read books, earn prizes and have fun, keeping their reading skills sharp so they’ll be ready when September rolls around.


Throughout the years, Niagara Falls has certainly seen more than its fair share of Royal visitors. On June 7th of this week, it is the 80th anniversary of one such visit. It also was the first visit ever by a reigning British monarch to Canada.


When you work in a library, you use library jargon. However, sometimes you forget not all customers know what the “catalogue” is used for. Most recently, with the news about the elimination of the Southern Ontario Library Service’s Interlibrary Loan 


Niagara Falls Public Library launched its Seed to Seed collection May 17.

If you come to any of the library's four locations across Niagara Falls you can "borrow" up to three packages of seeds.

After you've planted the seeds and harvested your vegetables, you can set aside some seeds to give back to the library so another person can enjoy the collection.

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