About the Victoria Avenue Library

4848 Victoria Avenue, 
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5

Transit Information
Bus routes #104 and #204 stop at Library and  #102 stops on Queen Street, 2 blocks north of the Library.

Free Parking available off Buckley Ave., (1 block east of Victoria Ave., via Morrison St.)

Telephone: 905-356-8080

The building is fully accessible.

Today @ Victoria Avenue

22 hours 40 minutes ago
Recording Studio and Makerspace display
22 hours 40 minutes ago
NIAGARA PALIMPSEST Niagara Palimpsest is an alternate portrait of Niagara Falls, a place that is difficult to “see” because its myriad iconic images cloud our imagination. Growing up just a short distance from the Falls I often wondered about the natural world of this ‘natural wonder’. Recently, while researching for a shoot in the area, I stumbled upon two anonymous school notebooks from 1891 containing pressed plants from the areas that now comprise the City of Niagara Falls. Taken in by the aesthetic quality of the pressings, I felt compelled to track down each of the 178 plants to uncover their fate – what survives, and what has been lost? As I investigated each plant in this way, I began imagining the amateur botanist who had inhabited, tracked and named this same natural world, and I began drawing parallels between us. In her time the areas around the Falls and its riverbanks had only recently been stripped of trees. It is impossible to know whether she wondered about what had already been lost, or if she sensed the trajectory of things to come. Following in her footsteps, and impelled by the same compulsion to research, name and preserve, in the end I came to question these same impulses. What ends do they ultimately serve? Ultimately perhaps, our work can only attest to the “natural” history of the Falls, giving evidence of how significantly we have shaped this land. BIO Dianne Davis is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Toronto. She explores the complex relationships between humans and the natural world. Davis uses images to puncture the sense of inevitability that often informs the landscape and make it difficult to read and deconstruct its artifice. She has exhibited widely and her work is in the permanent collection of the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado and Union Investment Real Estate based in Hamburg, Germany. Davis holds a MEng and a BSc from the University of Toronto, an MA from Concordia University and a BFA in Photography from OCAD University. She is the recipient of Emerging Visual Artist Grants from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils. Davis was born and raised in Chippawa (Niagara Falls, Ontario). I would like to acknowledge that the land from which these plants were gathered is the traditional territory of Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. – Dianne Davis
22 hours 40 minutes ago
For toddlers and preschoolers ready for a longer, more active program and their adult caregivers. Develop pre-literacy skills with books, songs, games, rhymes, movies, crafts and creative play. 45 minutes
22 hours 40 minutes ago
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.
22 hours 40 minutes ago
Makers are people who build, design, invent and create. Join us for a week of Maker fun while we explore all sorts of materials, techniques and projects. Ages: 6 years and up. Registration is required.
22 hours 40 minutes ago
For those with little or no web experience, but a basic understanding of computers and Windows. You will be introduced to the World Wide Web, its structure, and how to navigate it through the use of common web browsers and their tools and features, security practices and how to avoid malware and pop-ups, information searches using Google, and other basic online tools. 2 hours. PC1 through PC4 are a series of beginner courses which are meant to be taken in order, although this is not mandatory. Consult with a staff member if you are unsure about your needs.

Hours


Monday 9-8:00
Tuesday 9-8:00
Wednesday 9-8:00
Thursday 9-8:00
Friday 9-5:00
Saturday 9-5:00
Sunday Closed

Services Available

Meeting Rooms Service is available at this location 
   
Wifi Service is available at this location
   
Public Computers Service is available at this location
   
Return Box    Service is available at this location
   
Printing & Copying  Service is available at this location
   
Accessible    Service is available at this location
   
Scanning Service is available at this location