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.

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