Fire Cider - Virtual Community Chef Series Monday, March 1
Join us Monday March 1st at 5pm on Zoom for the Community Food Literacy Centre's next session in their virtual community chef series. Carly will share with us her recipe for Fire Cider - an incredible immune boosting drink.
Carly works with the Niagara Community Garden Network. She absolutely loves working in the garden and spends most days outdoors. A graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, Carly has experience in ornamental horticulture, farming and landscaping. She will be sharing a recipe for Fire Cider- an incredible immune boosting drink, made of a mix of garlic, ginger, onion, citrus and various spices.
This online cooking program is free and open to anyone.
Niagara Falls Museum Virtual Tour Thursday, March 4
Join us online for a Virtual Tour of the Niagara Falls History Museum. Come along as we explore the temporary exhibition gallery currently housing the 'North is Freedom' and 'And We Stand' exhibits, the War of 1812 Gallery which is about the war with special attention to the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Community Gallery which includes everything about Niagara Falls. This live tour will be followed by a Question and Answer session. We hope you can join us.
Do you have an interesting object with a story behind it? Could be a picture, a family treasure, an heirloom, or a collection of sorts. What would you like to share with us?
Join John Probert, collector and purveyor of antique treasures, as he regales you with incredible stories of treasure hunting. John will also be taking a limited number of your treasures to value and explain.
To share an item, pre-registration is required 24 hours prior to the event date. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
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Let's Talk About The Weather.....and History! Thursday, March 11
Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation has the largest collection of historic instruments related to meteorology in Canada. Join curator David Pantalony for a tour of the treasures of this collection, and the history of Canada's most extreme science.
David Pantalony is the Curator of Physical Sciences and Medicine at Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. He is also an Adjunct Professor in History at the University of Ottawa.
Safe Senior Driving During a Pandemic Presented by the Ministry of Transportation Monday March 15
Lisa Thompson from the Ministry of Transportation gave an excellent presentation on February 25 on Safe Winter Driving. We learnt a lot of information which was extremely useful. She will be returning in March for another presentation on 'Safe Senior Driving During a Pandemic'.
Topics will include:
-Trends & statistics for older drivers
-Service Ontario and drive test services
-Driving tips for older drivers
-Vehicle tips for time of disuse
Book Club 'The Boat People' Wednesday March 17
By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident,The Boat Peopleis a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada – only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land.
Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your book at the Victoria Avenue library. Please call 905-356-8080 and have your library card number ready. You can either make an appointment for Curbside pickup or, without an appointment by going to the back door, ringing the doorbell, and following the instructions there. Check it out on their website at https://my.nflibrary.ca/HoldsPickUp
How do I get an ebook?
The library has two digital platforms that customers can use to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks. Not all titles are repeated on both platforms but there is a great selection. Please look at our digital options by going to ebooks listed on the homepage of the website at my.nflibrary.ca. These are CloudLibrary and Hoopla. The video tutorials are very helpful and you will need to download these apps to your favourite reading or listening device before you begin. Also, you must also have a valid Niagara Falls Public Library card. If you have any questions or would like some help with these, please call the library at 905-356-8080 and the staff can help you get started.
No internet. No problem. Join by Telephone: 1-855-703-8985
Enter the Meeting ID: 979 4575 1544
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Greensaver Energy Affordability Program Thursday, March 18
Prior to January 4th, the program 'Greensaver' delivered the Home Assistance Program but has now evolved into the Energy Affordability Program.
The program has now increased its eligibility & there are 2 levels of support to qualify for now, meaning many more members of the community can be eligible to participate.
The new Energy Affordability Program is designed to help income-qualified Ontario residents get the most out of their homes — at no cost. With this program, you‘ll receive energy-saving upgrades tailored to the specific needs of your home, all at no cost. And a more energy-efficient home means more comfort and more money in your wallet.
Who is Eligible?
If you live in Ontario and are responsible for paying electricity bills as a homeowner or as a renter, you may be eligible for this program. Eligibility is based on your household income and how many people live in your home, or on your receipt of a qualifying government or energy-support benefit. Residents of social housing may also be eligible. Depending on your situation, you may receive different energy-saving products and services, but it will always be at no cost.
Please visit the Greensaver website to see the eligibility criteria.
Healthy Ageing 101 'Nutrition as you age' Presented by the University of Waterloo Monday, March 22 at 12:00pm
Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. It can help you maintain a healthy weight, stay energized, and get the nutrients you need. It also lowers your risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Join us as we talk about nutrition with Dr. Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging at the University of Waterloo.
Niagara Falls Community Health Centre Thursday, March 25 at 2:00pm
The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre (NFCHC) is non-profit, community governed, multi-service health centre that provides primary health care, health promotion, and community development services all under one roof at no cost. NFCHC responds to the health needs of individual patients and their families, as well as to the health concerns of the community. They are committed to providing accessible services, the empowerment of individuals and communities, service integration, illness prevention and comprehensive client care.
Join us as we discus the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, and the free supports, services, and programs they offer that are available to the community. Also, learn about the Seniors Dental Program, which is a new service offered at the Community Health Centere this Spring.
The Story of Viola Desmond and the $10 note Presented by the Visitor Services Team, Bank of Canada Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30pm
In 2018, the Bank of Canada unveiled a new bank note featuring Viola Desmond—the first woman, other than royalty, to be featured on a Canadian bank note in regular circulation. Learn about the public consultations and selection process for this note, and discover the story of Viola Desmond.