A regular monthly newsletter providing information on what is going on at 3 of our larger branch libraries.
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Movies & NFB Films
Due to ongoing public library underfunding by the Province of Nova Scotia we are no longer able to continue our Children's Family movies.
The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country. NFB distributes bold and distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective.
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Travelling Quilt Show
Join us April 7, 8 & 9 at the People's Place Library Antigonish
For the first time in Canada, the Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe (CQA/ACC) brings you the Travelling Quilt Show - It’s Time for Colour!
18 quilts will travel across Canada and up to Inuvik. A rare opportunity to purchase a quilt made by a Master Quilter,
who has won at least one, often several awards at our prestigious Canadian National Juried Show. See this years’ winners in the photo gallery at: www.canadianquilter.com
Quilts are for sale at $200 each plus taxes Greeting cards are $4 each or 10 for $35. If you love quilting and want to support quilting in Canada become a CQA/ACC member at: www.canadianquilter.com.
Proceeds from sales will benefit The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada (www.childrenswish.ca).
Sold quilts must remain with the show until after our annual
Quilt Canada event in Lethbridge, Alberta, June 4 – 6, 2015,
after which they will be sent to their new owners.
Pictou County Naturalists Club presents 'Hypopagea: The Realm of Winter-active Insects'
Tue, March 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the New Glasgow Library Community Room - join the Pictou County Naturalists Club as speaker and St. FX student Lucas Daut, joined by Instructor Randy Lauff, present findings on research into insects active in winter. People find snow fleas, winter stoneflies and snow scorpion flies active on milder days in winter. However, those insects reflect a mere pittance of the activity which some beetles and bugs (among others) show. Where are all these winter-active insects? In hypopagea, of course! Everyone is welcome come and learn more about this intriguing topic. All are welcome to drop by and attend the monthly seminar hosted by the Pictou County Naturalists' Club. For more information please contact (902) 752-8233.
"Punishment"-a book reading with journalist and author Linden MacIntyre
Thursday April 9th, 3:30 - 4:00pm in the Bistro area of the Antigonish library.
In "Punishment", his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason, in a small town shaken by a tragic death. Copies of the book will be available to purchase, and light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome! For more information please call 902- 863-4276.
Book Clubs @ the Library
Check with the hosting library for the book club selection of the month.
River John - 1st Thurs of the month at 6:00pm Phone: 902 351-2599
Westville - 2nd Thurs of the month at 6:30pm Phone: 902 396-5022
Pictou - 2nd Thurs and 3rd Tues of the month at 7:00pm Phone: 902 485-5021
New Glasgow - 3rd Tues at 7:00pm & 3rd Thurs at 6:30pm Phone: 902 752-8233
Antigonish - 3rd Wed at 7:30pm & 4th Tues at 6:30pm Phone: 902 863-4276
Stellarton - Every 4th Tues at 6:30pm Phone: 902 755-1638
NEW! Book-to-Movie Night in Pictou - last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm Phone: 902 485-5021
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be running each Thursday afternoon (and select Tuesdays) from 1pm - 4pm until April 30th at the New Glasgow library. Community volunteers trained by the Canada Revenue Agency will provide a free income tax return assistance program for seniors and low income Canadians to file their annual returns. Please bring all income tax papers and receipts for income and deductions. To register for an appointment or for more information, please contact our Regional Library Headquarters office at 902 755-6031.
In Antigonish County call the People's Place Library 902 863-4276 to book an appointment. A qualified volunteer is available March 18th, 25th April 1st, 8th, 15th or 29th from 11:00-2:30.
Seniors Cafe @ The Antigonish Town & County Library Wed., April 1 @ 2:00-3:30pm Seniors Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed., April 1 @ 2:30-4:00pm Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., April 2 @ 1:30-3:00pm Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., April 9 @ 1:30-3:00pm Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. April 20 @ 10:00-Noon
Seniors cafe @ the Antigonish Library Wed. April 1 2:00-3:30pm presents "'Growing Food Together' with VOICES, Get The Town Growing & The Local Food Store". For more information please contact 902-863-4276 Seniors Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed. April 1 2:30 - 4:00pm presents 'Song of the Lilacs' book talk with local author Jennifer Hatt. Join us this month as local author Jennifer Hatt talks about her newly released book 'Song of the Lilacs,' the evolution of her characters and for a chat with some of the other books in her Finding Maria series. Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be provided. For speaker suggestions please contact Holly at 902-755-6031. For more information please call 902 396-5022. Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs. April 2 1:30 - 3:00pm presents 'The Astrological Connection of the Mind, Body and Spirit' with speaker Cindy Rorison Hemphill. Cindy will talk about the astrological connection of mind, body and spirit and the effect it has on people’s health and well being. She will also talk about Bio pulsar technology, relatively new, that gives an empirical measurement of the health of people’s organs and will show you how people’s thoughts and emotions have an impact on their physical health. About the speaker: Cindy Rorison Hemphill is owner of The White Lotus, a local business in downtown New Glasgow. She started the business to share her interest in the magic of what’s seen and the mysteries of what’s unseen. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact 902-752-8233 or 902-755-6031.
Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow LibraryThursday April 9 1:30 - 3:00pm presents 'Wills & Estate Planning' with local lawyer Harry Munroe, QC. Join us as our speaker, local lawyer Harry Munroe, offers an informal information session on the legal niceties of private law, with a primary focus on wills, trusts, estate planning and probate. He brings over thirty years of extensive experience. For more information please call 902 755-6031. Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. April 20, 10:00 - noon. This month we will be enjoying an Author reading with Gary Chisholm. He will be reading from his second book “Run Benny Run”. The book follows the life of New Harbour Nova Scotia resident Ben Lagundizja, born in a row boat on the Sava River in Yogoslavia in 1943, interned in a Nazi concentration camp, immigrating to Canada, establishing a successful construction business and eventually being reunited with his mother. For more information, or for speaker suggestions, please contact 902-485-5021.
Lego's @ the Library
Drop in at the Westville Library Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. For more information call 902 396-5022.
Drop in at the Stellarton Library Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. For more information call 902 755-1638.
Drop in at the Antigonish Town & County Library Thursdays at 9:30am and 3:00pm. For more information call 902 863-4276.
Drop in at the New Glasgow Library Thursdays at 3:00pm. For more information call 902 752-8233.
Drop in at the Pictou Library Saturdays 10:30am - noon. For more information call 902 485-5021.
Don't miss "Lego Robotics Club" for children ages 8 - 12 Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library. This program will run from Jan. 21 to March 18. Registration is required. Please call 902 863-4276 to reserve your spot.