Dear Library Patrons In the event of a Postal Service strike, the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library will be unable to offer delivery to personal mailboxes through our Books-by-Mail service. If you are a Books-by-Mail borrower, please contact Library HQs and we will make every effort to ensure alternative delivery arrangements (902)-755-6031 or toll-free 1(866)779-7761, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Interlibrary Loans Services will also be disrupted during this time period. The library will make efforts to borrow and exchange materials borrowed from other Regional Public, Academic and Special Libraries, although the delivery of materials will be slower. Thank you for your patience, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
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Mindful Meditation for Beginners with Instructor Michelle Walsh
Wednesday June 8, 7:00pm @ New Glasgow Library
Join Certified Meditation Instructor Michelle Walsh as she teaches beginner Insight (or Mindful) Meditation. The workshop includes a talk, instruction and practice and gives the basics for a beginner to get started and be able to practice at home.
About the instructor:
Michelle is a Certified Meditation Instructor, and a recent graduate of Elevated Wellness Academy. Meditation has been proven to help people in all areas of life, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Practicing mindful meditation has helped her improve her life in a positive way, and she would like to help the people of our community achieve this as well.
Dress comfortably, all are welcome! For more information please call 902 755-6031.
Each One, Teach One: An Intergenerational Learning Program Series
Building stronger communities by fostering communication and understanding between youth and older generations. A series of learning programs will be offered seasonally. Please call Pictou Recreation and Parks to register for each program at 902-485-4372. All programs are free, although seating & equipment may be limited.
Learn to Fish … Hook, Line & Sinker
The program consists of two main components: classroom presentations and outdoor lessons. Presentations consist of an introduction to freshwater sportfish in Nova Scotia, habitat characteristics, basics of tackle, assembling a fishing rod, safety, ethics and respect, and health benefits from outdoor recreation. Outdoor lessons consist of a hands-on sport fishing workshop at Quarry Pond. When: June 22 & 23, 2016 6:00 pm Location: June 22, Pictou New Horizons Club June 23, Quarry Pond, Browns Pt Rd. Brought to you by: Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Pictou Recreation and Parks.
Women on Wheels
Would you like to:
Connect with other senior women?
Enjoy short bike rides and learn new skills?
Feel safe cycling on trails & roads?
Be more connected to your community?
Join us for fun, fitness, & friendship! Every Friday at 10:30 at the Pictou Library. Please register at 902 485-4372. Brought to you by Pictou Recreation and Parks and Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.
Upcoming Seniors Cafe and Seniors Now!
Seniors Cafe at the Pictou Library Monday, June 20th 10:00 - 12noon. Joining us this month is Jennifer Stewart ”Find your Sparkle: a first step in the journey of your self-discovery”. . Life has a way of keeping us busy which often has us functioning on auto-pilot and leaves some of us feeling like something is missing. Join Jennifer as she shares her story in the hopes that others may find the courage to step outside their comfort zone and empower them to find their inner “sparkle”; maybe it’s a career change, a new hobby, a personal shift of thinking – whatever it is…it might open up a whole new world of possibilities. Jennifer Stewart is an energetic, diverse speaker who has been speaking for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Coach Practitioner, trainer and facilitator whose life purpose is to help individuals dig deep and discover their true passion and calling so they can live an authentic life. A life-long learner, she has a Diploma in Adult Education from St FX, a Bachelor in Business Administration from MSVU, Management Development Diploma from Seneca College and is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner. Jennifer has more than 25 years’ experience working in a variety of industries ranging from government to non-profit. This is a perfect chance to socialize with fellow seniors and enjoy some refreshments. Come and bring a friend. All are welcome! For more information please call 902 485-5021.
Origami Yoda! Drop in! Tuesday, July 5, 1:00- 3:00pm at the New Glasgow Library
Invited, you are, to help us fold 1,000 Origami Yodas by the end of the summer! Choose the Light or Dark side by folding either Yoda or Darth Vader! Also, get your logbook for our STREAM Summer Learning Program and plan out your summer with our Summer Programs! There might be snacks too!
All are welcome! Bring friends and family! For more information please call 902 752-8233
Let your imagination run wild with LEGO, crafts, games and more! Saturdays at your public library
10am - 3pm @ the River John Library
10am - 3pm @ the Westville Library
11am - 4pm @ the Stellarton Library
Starting in July: 11am - 3pm @ the Trenton Library
Call your local library for more information.
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.