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Becky Dixon

October is an exciting time of year, and the Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events. Be sure to pick up our Fall 2018 magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening this Fall.

Teen Read Week is October 7th - 13th. Throughout the whole week, any teen caught reading by a library staff member will get a chance to win book giveaways! Sign up for our Lights, Camera and Edit program on October 11th to the learn the basics of video editing in our new Oakes Room Media Lab. Or drop in for our Candy Sushi program October 9th from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. All you need to bring is an empty stomach and an active imagination. Materials are provided.  

In what decade is Stranger Things set? Which of Ron’s brothers is a Gryffindor prefect in Harry’s first year? That’s right: it’s trivia night at the library. Bring a team or come alone and connect with likeminded useless information enthusiasts to compete for some awesome prizes. Trivia Night is Friday, October 12th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Library.

For all you future producers, learn the art of audio with Wow! Recording Studio’s Joe Lapinski! Learn how to prepare for and set up your session, choose and place your mic, and get the most out of our new Oakes Room Media Lab. The best part? It’s completely free and you earn community involvement hours by attending. Don’t miss out on the Recording Book Camp for Teens program on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

In October, the Community Centre Library is open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays. Join us every Friday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for our Friday Night Block Party. The Community Centre Library is also open 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sundays! Let your little artist loose with a mess of sensory, creative experiences with our Toddler Art program on October 14th and October 28th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Or join us for a half-hour of singing, playing and reading with our Drop-In Storytime on October 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out on our Saturdays at the library! Give old books new life by attending out Altered Books for Kids program at the Community Centre Library on October 27th from 10:30-11:30. Or sign up for our Taming the Web for Kids program on October 20th from 10:00 - 12:00. Learn to understand, interact with, and create web content using freely available tools.

Becky Dixon is a Community Development and Programming Librarian.


Library Notes


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.


Since the mid-20th century, human beings have wrought unprecedented changes to the Earth, bringing us into a new epoch of geologic time: the Anthropocene.


You’re invited to help us at the Library. On April 1, 2019 we are embarking on a year-long project called Bridge to understand how libraries use technology.


When we think about sports excellence in the City of Niagara Falls, we can include both team sports and individual activities. Although it may not be the first sport that pops into to your mind, one such sport has a long history in the City of Niagara Falls!

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