Niagara Falls Library offering new book clubs this fall

September is an exciting time of year, and Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events.

Be sure to pick up our Fall 2019 magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening.

The TD Summer Reading Club has wrapped up, and we are so proud to announce a record-setting number this year — 1,785 readers participated at all four of our library locations as well as at parks, pools and child-care centres across the city. Thanks go out to all of our sponsors this year — our nationwide title sponsor TD, and our local sponsors Avondale Food Stores, Wendy's, Niagara Falls Museums, Bird Kingdom, Niagara Parks, GT French and HOCO/Clifton Hill.

Science Literacy Week is Sept. 16 to 22. We are celebrating with libraries and other educational institutions and museums across the country. Visit our website for more information on our science literacy fun programming such as Play with Your Food, Colour Mixing Lab and Glow in the Dark Storytime. We also have Scientists in School presenting a forensic workshop on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Get yourself and the whole family moving with our new family zumba program. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring a water bottle and be ready to break a sweat! Family zumba will be running Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m.

Book club registration opens on Tuesday for our eight book clubs. Book clubs are a great way to meet people who share your passion for reading, and to discover new titles and authors you may not have otherwise opened. Our groups meet once a month from October to May for lively discussion.

There are new book clubs this year.

Read, Listen, Watch, Chat is the library's first mixed media club. Instead of reading books you'll get to read articles and essays, listen to podcasts and watch documentaries. Or join us for our new non-fiction book club where we choose the theme and you choose the book. Books about science, travel and exploration, food, health, relationships, memoir, business, civility, culture, math, society, history, poetry — the sky's the limit.

Becky Dixon is the community development and programming librarian for Niagara Falls Public Library.

Library Notes

2019-10-28

It seems hard to imagine that today, there are approximately 14,000 hotel and motel rooms available for visitors in the city of Niagara Falls. Because of our famous location, the city's hotel industry has a long and intriguing history. One such hotel that might not be as widely known as its more famous neighbours is the Hotel Lafayette.

2019-10-25

In case you weren’t aware, October is Autism Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness month and Canadian Library Month to name a few. If you haven’t tried our great digital content on these subjects, please do! Download our Kanopy app and find a whole host of great feature films and documentaries on Autism.

2019-10-25

Fall is an exciting time of year, and Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events.

Join the library as we connect residents through our new Neighbour Night program. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., a once-a-month "mix and mingle" program will be held.

2019-09-21

For the most part, we have been enjoying some pleasant weather this month in Niagara Falls. Of course, this has not always been the case. Ninety-nine years ago, it was an entirely different story.

2019-09-09

Science Literacy Week runs from September 16th to the 22nd. While many of us may think that it’s aimed mostly at kids and teens, the truth is that everyone can celebrate science and oceans research in Canada.

2019-09-03

September is an exciting time of year, and Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events.

Be sure to pick up our Fall 2019 magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening.

2019-08-27

With September just around the corner, we at the Niagara Falls Public Library are excited to once again offer a full slate of Mental Health and Wellness programming to connect you with others and help you feel your best as summer fades away and the days start to get shorter, darker, colder.

2019-08-20

Honeymoons and the City of Niagara Falls have gone hand in hand for a very long time, with the first documented Niagara Falls honeymoon occurring in June of 1801. Theodosia Burr (the American vice president’s daughter) and her husband Joseph Alston visited the city on a delayed honeymoon that even included a visit with the famous Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant.