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Community Café for September/October
Tuesday, September 26 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Pictou Library. Join us for some tea, talk and technology as Holly from the library talks about tablets, apps, taking photos and other basics. There will be a question and answer period afterwards, please bring your own tablet or electronic device - all are welcome!
Wednesday, October 4 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Antigonish Library. Join us monthly for Community Cafe, where speakers come to chat or give a demonstration about various topics. Tea, coffee and light snacks are served - all are welcome! This month, join Ann Wells and friends as they perform. For more information please call 902-863-4276.
Wednesday, October 4 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the Westville Library. Join us at the Westville Library as we listen to various topics with a variety of speakers! This month, the library's own Eric Stackhouse will be in to talk about his recent travel to the islands and mainland of Greece, the logistics around his travel as well as the historical sights and culture. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, all are welcome! For program suggestions, please call (902) 396-5022 or (902) 755-6031.
Gaelic for the Beginner!
Offered monthly, on the first Thursday.
Join us for the opportunity to learn simple Gaelic phrases and greetings. Please register in advance by calling (902) 485-5021. All are welcome!
One Book Nova Scotia - Read the Same Book, Share the Same Story
If This Is Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley
"One Book Nova Scotia is a province-wide community reading event for adults. Nova Scotians are invited to read/listen to, discuss and get excited about the same book."
Find this year's book, If This Is Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley, in PARL's collection and get reading!
Visit 1bns.ca to find One Book NS readings and events near you, and to learn more.
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
Mi'kmaq History Month
Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey - Honouring of the Mi'kmaw Way
For more information about library programming, please visit our Events Calendar
Thursday, Oct. 5th, 7:00-8:00pm @ New Glasgow Library
Join us for an evening as we celebrate Mi'kmaq History Month, with a special presentation on Mi'kmaq History of the Maritimes: about the Traditional Districts of Mi’kma’ki, the Land of the Mi’kmaw, with distinguished guest speaker, Gerald Gloade, Mi'kmaw First Nations.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Just as the Country of Canada is divided into the 10 Provinces and 3 Territories, Mi’kma’ki, the Land of the Mi’kmaw, was divided into 9 distinct Districts. We will look at these areas through the Mi’kmaw language, a verb based language that describes how each of these areas got their name. The Archaeological tools found in different parts of Nova Scotia tell the stories of our earliest inhabitants. We will look at these tools and see how they are connected to Nova Scotia’s unique geological inventory. We, the Mi’kmaw, observed a 13 month annual calendar, based on the 13 times the Moon travels around the Earth each year. Again, explaining the names of each month by use of the verb based Mi’kmaw language. Each of the months is named after something that goes on in the Environment during that Moon period. Pattern recognition was the key to pre-contact survival.
Saturday, Oct. 14th, 2:00-3:00pm @ Pictou Library
Join us as we celebrate Mi'kmaq heritage month by making a special Dreamcatcher craft this Saturday. For more information, call (902) 485-5021.
Let's Talk Mi'kmaq! In keeping with Mi'kmaq heritage month, we will practice our numbers and colours in Mi'kmaq and create a talking stick. Please pre-register by calling (902) 485-5021.
Silver Surfers Computer Club at the Westville Public Library
This group meets monthly, the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm as we cover various topics along with a question and answer period at the end of the session. Please bring your own device, all are welcome!
September 20th - Couponing and savings programs online
October 18th - Pinterest: What it is and how to use it
November 15th - Navigating Windows 10 on your laptop
For more information please call 902 396-5022.
New Block Play Kits available at all library locations!
Block Play kits can be found at libraries in Pictou and Antigonish counties thanks to funding from Community Health Boards in Antigonish, North Shore and Pictou County. These blocks help with social and emotional growth, imagination and creativity, math and overall development. Drop in, build and play!
New Programming @ the New Glasgow Library!
Tech Time! (Registration required)
Join us for a new program that will introduce new technologies and fun activities to kids! For ages 8-12, pre-registration is required as there is limited access to the technologies.
To register, please call (902) 752-8233.
Friday, October 13th, 3:30-4:30pm - LEGO Robotics & LEGO WeDo
Friday, October 27th, 3:30-4:30pm - Spooky Game Design in Scratch
Need a creative outlet? Then this program may be for you! Join us at the library for a different creative activity once a month.
Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm - Paper Wreaths
All are welcome! For more information, or suggestions on next month's craft, contact (902) 752-8233.