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.

Library Notes


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


There’s no denying that so far it has been one scorcher of a summer. Every day seems hotter than the last and that humidity is enough to make a stone sweat!

Luckily for you, each branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library comes equipped with air conditioning and a number of fabulous cookbooks you can borrow to whip up some wonderful frozen desserts that will help you chill out.


As we enjoy the summer weather, thoughts of cooling off may sometimes cross our minds. Some of us may have fond memories of a few local swimming spots that were once used to beat the summer heat. For more than 35 years, thousands of children and adults made the Cyanamid swimming pool their summer destination of choice.


At the Library, we truly appreciate the outpouring of support for the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILLO) at the Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) after the elimination of the ILLO Delivery Service.  We understand the meaningful impact the service has had on many of our customers. As we know how things change in the world, so it does in the Library world.

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