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April Reads

Upcoming Programs

Food for Fines
Food for Fines - April is Amnesty Month @ the Library
No over-due fees when you return books.
1 food item (can, jar, box = 3$ of library overdue book fines forgiven!
… and if you return ‘lost books’ – 100% of the lost fee is forgiven!
When: April - all month
Where: All branches
Armchair Travellers
"Planes, Trains, and Bicycles Through Europe"
Join Greg Hayward as he shares tips from his backpacking vacation through Western Europe. Come out and learn how you can travel affordably and comfortably with just the shoes on your feet and a pack on your back.
When: Thu, April 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: New Glasgow Public Library
Healthy Gardens
Getting Success: healthier gardens and lawns
Prepare your plot of earth for the upcoming growing season with David Goodland as he offers down-to-earth advice which will cover lots of horticulture topics including spring clean-up, lawn maintenance and getting ready for the planting season.
When: Tue, April 29, 7pm – 8pm
Where: Antigonish Public Library
Public Panel Discussion
Panel discussion of the Ivany Report
Join us for an information session & round table discussion to provide the public with the opportunity to meet & discuss concerns raised by the 'Ivany Report'. All welcome.
When: Tue. April 29 @ 7:00pm
Where: New Glasgow Public Library
Family Movies
Family Movies @ the Library
Children and families are invited to come to the library for popular family movies. Bring along your favorite, movie-munching treats (nut-free please). All features are free.
See the line-up
NFB Club
NFB Club
Here is another exciting line-up of documentaries from the NFB Film Club. The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country.
See the line-up

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Featured Digital Projects

Our Rural Schools Through the Years

Eastern Antigonish Co. by Ann Wallace...
People's Place Guides
Peoples Place Guides

Artists and Artisans Guide and Green Guide...
Echoes of Nature
Echoes of Nature

a showcase of nature photography by local photograher Richard Murphy ...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy Our Roots...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy

a tribute to 2 great pioneers of our library system...


3D printing

3D printing available in River John, Antigonish and New Glasgow.

Children's Book Choice Awards

Featured Services


Nova Story - "Bringing your stories to Light"

Collection of digitized materials about your community.
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MapBrowserMapBrowser - See your community through time

Historical maps overlayed with Google Maps. See what your community looked like through the years go there now
You may find the MapBrowser starter tutorial helpful...go there now gogo