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Age of Love
Saturday, Feb 24th, 2:00pm-4:00pm at New Glasgow Library
Join us at the library for a free public screening of the award-winning documentary, THE AGE OF LOVE, followed by discussion. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
THE AGE OF LOVE, follows the comic and poignant adventures of 30 seniors who attend a first of its kind, Speed Dating event for 70 to 90 year olds, and discover how the search for love changes — or doesn’t change — from first love to the far reaches of life. This public screening is hosted by the CommunityLinks networks for Antigonish and Pictou Counties, Antigonish Town & County Crime Prevention - Seniors Safety, and Pictou County Seniors Outreach.
About the film: An unprecedented speed dating event for 70 to 90 year olds serves as the backdrop for THE AGE OF LOVE, an alternately poignant and funny look at the search for love among the senior set.
Over one summer, we intimately follow as ten speed daters - recently widowed, long divorced or never married - prepare for the big day, endure a rush of encounters, then anxiously receive their results. Fearlessly candid about themselves and what they’re seeking, these WWII babies are forced to take stock of life worn bodies and still hopeful hearts.
Then, as they head out on dates that result, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and rejection, loss and new beginnings change or don't change from first love to the far reaches of life.
THE AGE OF LOVE is a story of the universality of love and desire, regardless of age.
Join us for the opportunity to learn simple Gaelic phrases and greetings. Please register in advance by calling (902) 485-5021. All are welcome!
Silver Surfers presents ‘Gadgets & Gizmo gifts – what are they and how do we use them?’
Wed. January 17, 2:30pm in the Westville Library. Pre-registration required, please call (902) 396-5022 in advance.
Did you get some gifts for Christmas that leave you scratching your head? Join us for the first Silver Surfers of 2018 as we try to figure out how to use your new gadgets and gizmos. Pre-registration is required, and when you pre-register tell us what technology device you’ll be bringing in.
Hey we don’t have all the answers, but maybe by working together we’ll figure all this stuff out!
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
The restoration of paintings in St. Ninian's Cathedral, with speaker Ernst Schuegraf - Join us monthly for Community Cafe, where speakers come to chat or give a demonstration about various topics. This month, join us for a presentation by Ernst Schuegraf on the restoration of the paintings of Ozias Leduc in St. Ninian's Cathedral. Tea, coffee and light snacks are served - all are welcome!
"Celebrating the Lunar New Year" - Join us at the Westville Library as we listen to various topics with a variety of speakers! This month, join us as Cindy and Wendy talk about the Lunar New Year, this year celebrated on Friday, February 16th. They will also talk about the importance of the holiday, observed worldwide, and traditions related to its celebration. There will be tea, coffee and snacks will be served, all are welcome!
"Chocolates & Recycled Book Flowers" - This month in keeping with Valentine's Day, we will be treated to the delights of chocolate from Chapel Cove Chocolate: Based in Pictou County and serving all of Nova Scotia. A specialty chocolate company, started in 2013 that has been growing ever since. To go with the chocolate, Jennifer will teach us how to make roses out of those old books that we won't be reading again. Light refreshments will be served.
African Heritage Month Programming & Celebrations at PARL
West African Dance & Music Programs with Abena Tuffour!
"A poet and dancer, Abena uses words and movement to create, engage, and elevate. She is a solo and group dancer of traditional and modern West African Dances, step or stomp, and is an enthusiast of various styles of African dance. She is exploring other interpretive forms of movement as well. For Abena, dance as poetry in physical form. It makes her feel alive and carefree and she hopes to bring this sense of life and lightness to others."
African Drumming & Dance workshop, with the Maritime Academy for African Dance
Enjoy an hour and a half with the Maritime Centre for African Dance with live Traditional and modern African Dance and live African Drumming. This workshop is hosted by MCAD Instructors and is open to ALL ages!!! Come out and try it, as we celebrate African Heritage Month together. All are welcome.
New Glasgow Library - Saturday, Feb. 17th, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Indigenous Collection Launched at PARL
The Mi’kmaq Eight Pointed Star
Artwork and interpretation by Gerald Gloade, Mi’kmaq First Nations
The Eight Pointed Star is an adaptation of the original Seven Pointed Star which was the emblem historically used to symbolize the Seven Districts of the Mi’kmaq nation. The eighth point was added to represent the Crown, after the signing of treaties with Britain.
The 4 sacred colors and their arrangement, is a much longer story. In summary,
White represents the North, land of ice and snow, where even the animals are white.
Yellow represents the East, the land of the rising sun. Mi’kmaq are the ‘People of the Dawn’.
Red represents the South, the further you travel in Turtle Island (North America) the warmer it becomes.
Black represents the West, which is where the sun must travel to give us night.
The 4 sacred colors also represent the 4 colours of Man - Black, White, Asian, and Natives; and the 4 stages of development – birth, youth, adulthood and senior.
In consultation with First Nations, the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library has chosen the Mi’kmaq Eight Pointed Star emblem to identify our Indigenous Collection holdings.
As part of regular collection development the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library makes an effort to collect works by Indigenous authors and works with subject matter focusing on Indigenous topics. The library purchases material published in English as well as Indigenous languages. Special emphasis is made to collect works by or about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada and North America.
An Indigenous Collection spine label is applied to highlight works in the regional library collection that meet the following criteria:
Materials that are printed in an Indigenous language.
Any works by Indigenous authors/creators, including books, magazines, movies and so forth.
Works by non-Indigenous authors when the material focuses primarily on Indigenous topics.