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.

Library Notes


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.


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