PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited for all programs. Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle. Masks and social distancing are required at this time.
Programs for Children
Y on the Fly @ Main Library Every other Saturday - 10:00 - 11:30 am September 18 - December 11 Free. No registration required. Program held in 2nd floor meeting room. YMCA Buffalo Niagara is excited to introduce Y on the Fly – a program that brings the Y to you! Y on the Fly is a mobile YMCA that visits neighborhoods and offers free programs aimed to help youth of all ages stay active and engaged in mind, body, and spirit. Program schedule: (Lunch will be served at all programs) 12/11: Paper Airplane Competition
After School Art Club for Children in Elementary School Main Library Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm - November 10 - December 22 Explore your creative side after school! 12/1 - Winter Tree Pop Up Cards 12/8 - Snowy Sleigh Bell Painting 12/15 - Sparkling Snowflake Collage Art 12/22 - Let’s Paint Poinsettias Space is limited. Registration required. Call 286-4902.
Lego Club for Children thru Age 12 @ Main Library Monthly on Tuesdays @ 4:00pm December 14 We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity! Each month you can try our themed challenge - or just free build using your own ideas. The choice is yours! Space is limited. Registration required. Call 286-4902.
Down Home Holiday Show with Buffalo and Brandy Main Library Saturday, December 18 @ 2:00 pm Buffalo and Brandy will be bringing the “Magic of the Holidays” to libraries acoustically with well-known holiday favorites, sing- a-longs, storytelling, and interaction! There will be music, storytelling, singing, interaction, and fun - plus - we’ll share songs of the holiday season using our unique sounding acoustic instruments (including Ukulele, Strumstick, Tongue Drum, and many others) - all performed in a ‘sensory sensitive and friendly’ manner. All are welcome!! We look forward to seeing you there!!!
Stories & More for Ages 2 thru 4 @ LaSalle Library Thursdays @ 10:30am - September 9 through December 16 Loads of early learning fun - stories, songs, movement, crafts and more! Space is limited. Registration required. Call 283-8309.
Lego Club for Children through Age 12 We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity.Try our themed challenge - or free build using your own ideas. The choice is yours! LaSalle Library Monthly on Thursdays @ 3:30 pm December 9 Space is limited. Registration required. Call 283-8309.
After School Art Club for Children in Elementary School December = Snowflake Art! The first day of winter is coming up in a few days. Let's celebrate by creating a colorful, sparkling, multi-media snowflake collage (or two!) LaSalle Library Thursday, December 16 @ 3:45pm Space is limited. Registration required. Call 283-8309.
Programs for Adults
ap·er·ture Reading Club @ LaSalle Library Welcome to ap·er·ture, a reading club meeting at noon on the second Thursday of every month in the LaSalle branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library. ap·er·ture attendees will delve into lively discussions around narratives that shed light on characters and cultures.
December's Selection Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston. Main Library: Wednesday, December 8 @ 7pm LaSalle Library: Thursday, December 9 @ 12pm Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desks at both libraries and on Hoopla Digital. Sign up at the checkout desk or call 283-8309. Masks, social distancing, and registration required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "aperture".
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.
Crosshatch Comics and Graphic Novel Book Club Do you like comics and graphic novels? Do you want to talk about them? Starting Saturday, November 20th, from 3-4pm at Main, the crosshatch comics and graphic novel book club will kick off!.
Our first selection, available at the circulation desk at Main, is Thi Bui's American Book Award-winning graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do.
The debut graphic novel memoir from Thi Bui is an intimate look at one family’s journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
Our second meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, at 3pm, where we will talk about the graphic adaptation of Octavia Butler's acclaimed novel, Kindred, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings.This is also available at the circulation desk at Main.
Autumn Take & Make Kit (while supplies last) Fall Door Decor