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Seniors Cafe and Seniors Now programs for October
Seniors Cafe at the Antigonish Town & County Library presents Stellarton resident and new author Alex MacInnis as he talks about his book 'Heavenly Eyes' Wed, October 5, 2pm – 3pm This month, join newly-minted author Alex MacInnis as he talks about his book, his vision that took place in Monastery and his spiritual journey. Blurb from the book: 'What happens to you after you die?' At age 12, Alex MacInnis saw his mother die in the blink of an eye. In a quiet moment he found himself lying on the grass in his backyard, watching the clouds and wondering about things he knew were beyond himself and his small Nova Scotia town. Before he could search for answers, age and survival brought him firmly to the here and now. He joined the navy and sailed the world, learned a trade, settle down as a husband and father, and found life in the moment was the best there was. Then a sudden health crisis and a vision for years he told few about awakened his call to learn more of life beyond the here and now. Inspired by the words of St. Catherine of Siena, he now shares his journey, his doubts and his questions with an invitation for us to learn more as well. Books will also be available for purchase - this book is published by Marechal Media Inc. About the author: Alex MacInnis is a barber, father of five and grandfather of 11. He lives with Pat, his wife of 50 years, in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided - to learn more or suggest a speaker please call 902-863-4276. All are welcome!
Seniors' Cafe at the Westville Library presents 'Lending a Helping Hand' with speaker Robert Ball Wednesday, October 5th at 2:30 - 3:30pm. Join us for speakers on various topics, all are welcome! This month, Robert will be in to talk about his role in a work-led initiative to help fix a school in Bavaro, located in the Dominican Republic last winter. The school, in desperate need of repairs, housed up to 500 students. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please call (902) 396-5022.
Seniors Now speakers series presents 'Fire Safety inside (and around) your home' with speakers from the New Glasgow Fire Department Thursday, October 13th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm at New Glasgow Public Library Join us as the library hosts speakers talking on a variety of subjects that impact the lives of older adults. Today join representatives from the NG Fire Dept as they talk about fire prevention in and around your homes, and what to do in case of a fire during Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15). For more information, or to make a program suggestion, please contact 902-752-8233 or 902-755-6031.
Senior’s Café Monday October 17th from 10:00am – 12noon at the Pictou Library. We welcome back our "ghostly storyteller". Light refreshments are provided. Seniors have exclusive access to library services. For more information please call 902-485-5021.
Tuesday October 25 at 7:00pm New Glasgow Library presents "Making Good Dogs Great with Evan Doggett, Certified Professional Dog Trainer with Unleashed Potential"
Join us as local dog trainer Evan Doggett talks about dog training and bite prevention, followed by a questions and answer session.
About the speaker: A life-long dog lover, Evan’s first job was walking two Australian shepherds
and after high school he traveled the globe having dogs in his life everywhere he went! After travelling, he returned home to Nova Scotia where he attended St. FX University. After completing his formal education, Evan decided to follow his passion and enrolled in Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer’s Dog Training course in California, February of 2012. Evan is a lifelong-learner and therefore had the desire to partner with the amazing team at his chapter of Unleashed Potential located between Pictou and Antigonish counties. A passionate dog-lover and blogger, to learn more about Unleashed Potential visit http://unleashedpotential.ca.
All are welcome. For more information please call 902-752-8233
University @ Library! Join us for a weekly university seminar (streamed live) on Thursdays, courtesy of Continuing Education, at Saint Mary's University from September 8 until November 24.
Thanks to a unique partnership with Saint Mary’s University’s Continuing Education, the library will offer access to selected university courses in our Community Rooms – that will be ‘live-streamed’ during the class lectures.
Urban Sociology: Introduction & History, with Val Marie Johnson, PH.D.
Students in this survey course will be introduced to the sociological study of the city, with particular attention paid to how human beings produce and interact in cities through unequal power relations, and in historically specific ways. View the Weekly course schedule. Urban Sociology is offered at New Glasgow Public Library Thrusdays September 8 - November 24 from 1:00 - 2:15pm
Soccer: a history of Brazil, with Rosana Barbosa, Ph.D will be live-streamed at the Pictou Public Library Wednesdays September 7 - November 30 1:00 - 2:15pm Students in this survey course will trace the historical forces behind the evolution of soccer in Brazil - from an elite sprot to a national passion with unifying powers. Topics include: the transition to a slave free society, immigration, the development of a national identity, urbanization, the military dictatorship, as well as gender divisions and the role of the media and economics behind the popularity of the sport. View the Weekly course schedule
For more information contact New Glasgow Public Library 902 752-8233 or Pictou Public Library 902 485-5021.
Knitting Circles at your library
Join us at the library. Beginners welcome!
Wednesdays at 2:00pm at the Antigonish People's Place Library
Thursdays at 3:00pm at the Pictou Library
Fridays at 10:00am at the River John Library
Fridays at 1:00pm at the Stellarton Library
Every 2nd Saturday at 2:30pm at the New Glasgow Library
And For kids ages 7+
the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Stellarton Library
the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm at the Westville Library
Community Art Fair in recognition of Culture Days Tuesday Sept. 27 to Saturday Oct. 1st at Stellarton Public Library
All are welcome to join us! If you craft it, we’d love to have it! Knit, sew, crochet, hook, paint, draw, sculpt, build, write, … Bring in your art pieces from September 27–29. Drop by & see all the art on display, Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1!
* Please note, the library is a public space, for all ages. For more information please call 902 755-1638.
Silver Surfers Computer Club 3rd Wednesday of the month 2:00pm at the Westville Public Library
Burning questions about technology? Save them for us as we tackle topics ranging from how to use your new tablet, to taking the perfect photo with your smartphone or electronic device! Questions are welcome, as we learn more about how to use technology to our advantage. Join us
For more information please call 902 396-5022.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 'Heart to Heart' event with guest speakers Dr. Angie Kolen from St. FX University & Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Thu, June 16, 5pm – 7pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library Public Library
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to creating healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Join them for a 'Heart to Heart' to share your stories and learn how the Heart and Stroke Foundation is creating survivors. Guest speakers will be Dr. Angie Kolen, St. Francis Xavier University and Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation.
For more information please contact the library at (902) 863-4276.
The Cal Best Project, touring exhibit. The exhibit will be featured February 19-27 at the River John Library.
In honor of African Heritage Month, all are welcome to join us at the library and experience "The Cal Best Project", a touring exhibit on display celebrating a local hero, James Calbert Best (the son of Carrie Best). The exhibit is on display courtesy of the Workers History Museum and the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Atlantic (PSAC).
About the Exhibit:
"The Cal Best Project" celebrates the life and legacy of this extraordinary activist with a travelling exhibition that includes a documentary (Simply the Best), multi-panel bilingual educational display, and panel discussion. From his early days as a reporter covering the controversial Viola Desmond case to his tenure as Canada’s first Black High Commissioner, Best’s efforts are brought to life through interviews, archival footage, and contemporary news accounts. A special focus on Best’s commitment to a more inclusive public service examines his efforts as co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada (the precursor to today’s Public Service Alliance of Canada) and highlights the debt that thousands of Canadian public servants owe him even today.
The WHM’s explorations into Cal Best’s life started small, using parts of a panel discussion with PSAC Founders to look at the life and career of Cal Best. We soon discovered that what we knew was only the tip of the iceberg. As Arthur Carkner, coordinator of the project, recalls, "We learned about his early struggles with racism, his Nova Scotia achievements, about his mother, Carrie Best. Best’s role in immigration, amateur sport, senior positions in various government departments ending in being Canada’s first Black High Commissioner (ambassador) gradually came to light, and we continue to learn more."
Cal Best’s story is one we should not forget. By bringing "The Cal Best Project" to audiences across the country, we can ensure that more Canadians learn about this remarkable figure in our shared history.