Written by:Monika SeymourThursday, September 20, 2012
"Ancestry Library Edition" is one of the most popular databases in the suite of free e-resources public libraries are able to offer our residents through continued funding from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Government of Ontario. This tool which is available commercially, is available free of charge at our library and in order to illustrate how everyone can use it in their genealogical research; staff are offering a series of “ Digging for your roots” workshops – beginning September 26th. Registration is required as there is a limit of 6 people per class and each person will have access to a computer for hands-on training. The program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Victoria Avenue Library. You don’t need to be a genealogist – this is open to anyone interested in learning the basics.
The Niagara Falls Public Library is teaming up with Literacy Link Niagara's Past is Present Project to present a special book club commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Each of the libraries in Niagara Region is participating in the book club. In addition, there will be an ongoing online book club at nfpl.info/pip that you can register for. The goal is to encourage as many residents to read this one book.
The book chosen is Ron Dale's The Invasion of Canada – a good, concise overview of the War of 1812 in Niagara and beyond. Mr. Dale, an expert on the War of 1812, is the Parks Canada 1812 Bicentennial Project Manager. We have 15 book club copies, as well as circulating copies in our collection. The book club will run on Saturday, November 10 at 2:30. Space is limited to 20 people, so register early to get a spot and to have time to read the book.
Big Screen Tuesday for September 25 at the Victoria Avenue Library presents the 2012 comedic fantasy, Dark Shadows directed by Tim Burton. Based on the gothic TV soap opera from the late 1960’s, it features a strong cast including Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley and Helena Bonham Carter. Rich, powerful playboy, Barnabas Collins, played by Depp was turned into a vampire and imprisoned in a coffin by a broken hearted lover, who happened to be a witch. Now two centuries later, he is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very different world of 1972. He returns to family home to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin and his dysfunctional family has fared little better...
Showtime is 7 pm and the rating is 14A.
Registration is still open for our “Laughter Yoga workshop” on September 27th. Call the library for more information.
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