Find the Hate you Give at Chippawa library

Membership has its privileges. For those of you with your very own Library card, you know what a fabulous treasure trove of materials, digital resources, programs and space your Library has to offer. This brings me to highlight even more great things Library cardholders can receive through our reciprocal borrowing. Niagara Falls Public Library has entered into a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Thorold and Welland Public Libraries. This agreement permits Niagara Falls Public Library cardholders to get a free library card from these libraries and borrow items from their collection. Cardholders from these libraries are also eligible to get a free library card from Niagara Falls Public Library. To get started you must present a valid library card from your servicing library, as well as an official piece of identification with the correct name and current address, to be eligible for a library card in a reciprocal library.

Why not take a ride out to your Chippawa Library this week for some fantastic films.
From director George Tillman Jr. comes The Hate You Give, starring Amandla Stenberg and K.J. Apa. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. The movie shows on Wednesday, March 20, begins at 5:45 p.m. and is rated PG. Winner of several Academy Awards, Best Film, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe awards is the film Slumdog Millionaire. Starring Mia Drake, Imran Hasnee, Faezeh Jalali. A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" This film shows on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. and is rated R. 

Teens - bring in those devices and strike up a game. It’s time for a LAN party! On Friday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Stamford Library, face off, online and in-person. Bring your own gaming laptop, use one of our iPad minis or our Nintendo Switch. Try your hand at Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, retro NES and more. Game selection and WiFi strength may vary by location. Ages 12 and up.

Don’t miss out on the very talented concert pianist, Luis Gonzalez in a solo performance on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Victoria Library

Carrie Bosco is the Customer Service Librarian.

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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.


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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.


Mental Health Week invites us to be mindful with meditation at Niagara Falls library.

In our ongoing effort to meet community needs wherever we can, Niagara Falls Public Library has been running a series of mental health and wellness programs at our four branches throughout 2019.


Have you ever been curious about what it would be like to grow your own vegetables? Have you ever thought about teaching your children or grandchildren where their food comes from?

Or, like me, have you ever been known for having a black or a brown thumb?


On Thursday, April 25th the Niagara Falls Public Library will be unveiling its new board game collection. Board Games are a great way to reduce screen time, to interact face-to-face with family and friends, and to challenge yourself in new and interesting ways.


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.


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