Written by:Monika SeymourThursday, September 06, 2012
In 1965, UNESCO proclaimed that September 8th is celebrated as International Literacy Day – to reinforce the importance of global literacy. Studies verify the clear connection between poverty, health problems and prejudices in countries with high rates of illiteracy. Today the concept of literacy has moved beyond the simple set of reading, writing and numeracy skills to one that involves multiple layers or dimensions of these competencies. “Computer Literacy “is part of the equation and public libraries are the free local access point to resources which can promote and enhance a literate community. From the programming we offer for pre-schoolers, workshops & computer classes, internet access, books and other e-resource materials, and a knowledgeable staff - every day is literacy day at the Niagara Falls Public Library!
Big Screen Tuesday for September 11 will be “What to expect when you are expecting “, the catchy title based on the must have pregnancy bible originally published in 1984. It’s a romantic comedy with a likeable cast including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock that explores having a baby through the eyes of five interconnected couples. Ultimately they come to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan, life doesn't always deliver. Showtime is 7pm and the rating is 14A.
The third session in our Health and Wellness series, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 2p.m. in the LaMarsh Room of the Victoria Avenue Library will focus on the topic “Reducing Your Risk for Chronic Conditions." Learn how to prevent many health problems such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and chronic pulmonary disease from Sherri Kearsley, RN CDE of the Niagara Health System. She will identify common risk factors and recommend steps to help reduce risks. This free presentation is brought to you in partnership with the Niagara Health System and their Speaker's Bureau. Through this service, healthcare professionals share their expertise with Niagara residents about health matters and local health care services. Registration is required.
A free seminar “Everything you wanted to know about Digital Photography” will be held next Monday September 17th at 7:00 PM in the LaMarsh Room, sponsored by the Niagara Falls Camera Club. This seminar will help you understand your digital camera settings and improve your composition skills. All are welcome. The Niagara Falls Camera Club hosts a program night on the first Monday of the month and photographic competition on the third Monday of each month, September through April, at the Niagara Falls Public Library. The first program is September 10th and noted photographer, Juraj Dolonjski will be presenting on “Designing Your Photograph”. Programs start promptly at 6:30PM. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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