Written by:Monika SeymourMonday, August 13, 2012
Looking to expand your literary world? Join one of the Niagara Falls Public Library’s book clubs. Discover authors and genres that might be new to you and meet other people in your community who enjoy reading. The groups meet monthly from September to April at the Victoria Avenue Library, Chippawa Branch, Community Centre Branch and Stamford Centre Branch. There are both daytime and evening sessions offered, with a new morning group offered this year. Registration is $8 for the year and the books under discussion are provided by the Library. Some of the titles to be discussed include Sister by Rosamund Lupton, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Register in person at any Library location or by telephone at 905-356-8080.
If you prefer to start your own book club, the Library lends sets of books that we’ve used in our previous book club sessions. We offer sets for loan to registered Niagara Falls Public Library users at no cost. Authors represented in this collection include Margaret Atwood, Maeve Binchy, Alexander McCall Smith, Jodi Piccoult, Anne Tyler and Richard Wright. For a complete list of available titles, visit the Library’s web site at http://nfpl.info/BkClubs or contact the Victoria Avenue Library at 905-356-8080.
We have a lot of activities going on at the Library as we near the end of the summer. The Philosopher’s Café will be held on Monday, August 13 at 7pm in the Rosberg Gallery at the Victoria Avenue Library. The theme is the “Social and Cultural Impact of the Olympics.” At the Chippawa Library, movie nights continue on Tuesday, August 14 at 6pm with the thriller “Unknown” (Rated 14A) starring Liam Neeson and January Jones. Also showing at Chippawa on Tuesday, August 21 at 6pm is the comedy “Our Idiot Brother” (Rated 14A) starring Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks.
A highlight of the summer season is the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Flower & Vegetable Show. This annual event is held in the LaMarsh Room of the Victoria Avenue Library on Tuesday, August 14 from 4 – 8pm. Admission is free and open to all.
Looking forward to the fall, the annual children’s programming brochure for 2012-2013 is coming soon. New to our roster of fun and interactive children’s programs is Tales for Ones and Twos at the Chippawa Library. Returning favourites this year are Chess Club and Therapy Tales. Stop by any Library location and pick up your brochure.
This week's column was contributed by Susan DiBattista, Manager of Public Services
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