A regular monthly newsletter providing information on what is going on at 3 of our larger branch libraries.
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Movies & NFB Films
PARL has a public performance movie license which allows us to screen copyrighted full-length, movies and documentaries for the public. 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.
The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country. NFB distributes bold and distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective.
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Children's Puppet Shows
Join us at the Pictou Library for "The Paper Bag Princess" puppet show on Thurs. Jan. 29th at 2:00pm. Thursday Feb. 12th at 2:00pm at the Pictou Library join us for "Froggy's First Kiss" Drop by the Pictou Library for "The Wolf Who Loved Sheep" on Thursday Feb 26th at 2:00pm
Family Literacy Day Events @ the Library
@ the Stellarton Library "Family Literacy Day Bookmark Contest! Contest runs from Saturday Jan. 24th - Saturday Jan. 31st. Prize Draw will be Saturday, Jan. 31st at 3:00pm. Create your own bookmark and enter your bookmark and your name will go into a draw to win a Webkin! For more information please call 902 755-1638
@ the New Glasgow Library Saturday Jan. 24 11:00am - 1:00pm. Join the 1st New Glasgow Girl Guides to celebrate Family Literacy Day at the library. This event will feature something for the whole family including songs, a story time, a book swap and even a puppet show! The Guides are looking for donations for their book swap so feel free to bring in your favourite book to pass along to someone else. At the end of the event everyone will get a free book to take home.
@ the Trenton Library "Crafty Saturday for Family Literacy Day!" Saturday Jan. 24 11:00am - 3:00pm. Drop by the library's Arts & Crafts table, and make a craft to take home! For more information please call 902 752-5181.
@ The People’s Place: Antigonish Town and County Library Tuesday Jan. 27th at 3:00pm. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with the winners of the 7th annual ACALA family writing contest and special guest Justin Gregg, author of Are Dolphins Really Smart? For more information, please phone ACALA at 902 863-3060. @ the Pictou Library Tuesday Jan. 27th at 6:30pm. Drop in for a "special" family storytime with some very "special" readers as they share their love of books and reading. Bring your special book to share with everyone. For more information please call 902 485-5021. @ the Westville Library "A Family Storytime for Family Literacy Day!" Thursday Jan. 29 at 1:15pm Join us for a special Storytime with stories and games, and some very special guest story readers too! Tim Houston, MLA (Pictou East) and Charlie Sutherland, Councillor (Town of Westville). For more information please call 902 396-5022 @ the Stellarton Library "A Pajama Party for Family Literacy Day! Thursday Jan. 29 at 6:15pm. Join us! Wear your favorite PJs, bring your blanket and stuffie. There will be sotries, a craft and we welcome a very special guest story reader, Jeanne McDonald! For more information please call 902 755-1638. @ the River John Library "A Storytime for Family Literacy Day!" with Thelma Morris-Fogarty Friday Jan. 30 at 12:45pm. Join us for a special Storytime with stories and a craft,...and a very special guest story reader, local author Thelma Morris-Fogarty! For more information please call 902 351-2599.
Everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to master knitters. Have some fun, make some friends!
Antigonish - 2:00pm (Every 2nd Wed)
Pictou - Thursdays, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
River John Library, every Friday morning at 10:00 am
Stellarton Library, every Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm
New Glasgow - Selected Saturdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm (alternating Saturdays - please contact the branch for more details)
Book Clubs @ the Library
Check with the hosting library for the book club selection of the month.
River John - 1st Thurs of the month at 6:00pm Phone: 902 351-2599
Westville - 2nd Thurs of the month at 6:30pm Phone: 902 396-5022
Pictou - 2nd Thurs and 3rd Tues of the month at 7:00pm Phone: 902 485-5021
New Glasgow - 3rd Tues at 7:00pm & 3rd Thurs at 6:30pm Phone: 902 752-8233
Antigonish - 3rd Wed at 7:30pm & 4th Tues at 6:30pm Phone: 902 863-4276
Stellarton - Every 4th Tues at 6:30pm Phone: 902 755-1638
NEW! Book-to-Movie Night in Pictou - last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm Phone: 902 485-5021
Smartphone and tablet Workshop for Seniors @ the Pictou Library
Learn the basics, how to use the internet, email, downloading apps and much more! You can bring your own device or use one of ours.
Registration is required. Sign up for as many sessions as you would like. Call 902 485-5021 or drop in to the library to sign up.
Senior's Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed. Feb. 4, at 2:30pm
Seniors Cafe @ the People's Place Library Wed. Feb. 4 @ 2:00
Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs. Feb. 5 @ 1:30
Senior's Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. Feb. 9 @ 10:00am Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs. Feb. 12 @1:30pm
@ at the Westville Library Seniors Cafe Wednesday February 4th 2:30 - 3:30pm "Let's Talk Chocolate!". As Valentine’s Day approaches, join us as local chocolatier Allan Keefe talks about chocolate, types of chocolate, a brief history and the processes and steps involved with taking it from it’s original form to a delicious treat! For more information please call 902 755-6031 @ Antigonish Town & County Library Seniors Cafe celebrates Valentine's Day with 'Last Tango in Halifax' movie Wed, February 4, 2pm – 3pm. Join the Antigonish library as they celebrate a love story by showing the movie 'Last Tango in Halifax.' Starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as widowed septuagenarians, Alan and Celia, childhood sweethearts who have been apart for 60 years. Re-united via Facebook, they meet, fall in love and plan to marry. For more information, please contact 902-863-4276. @ the New Glasgow Library Seniors' Cafe Thurs. Feb 5 presents 'Gadgets and Gizmos'. Join Sabrina as she talks about the electronic mobile devices that were popular gifts this year! Whether you’re hoping to purchase one or want to know more about the one that you already have – join us to learn more. If you’re bringing your tablet or phone, please let us know in advance what device you’re bringing in by calling 902-755-6031 or 902-752-8233. Light refreshments and access to library services are provided. @ the Pictou Library Mon, February 9, 10am – 12pm "Visiting Cruise Ships and the upcoming 55+ Games". Join us as Michelle Young, Recreation Coordinator with the Town of Pictou talks about the 2015 Cruise Ship visits to the area. This month's cafe will also have Rae Gunn from Active Pictou County talking about Active Living, Highland Connect and the 55+ Games. Light refreshments will be served, and guests will have full access to library services. For more information, please contact 902-485-5021. Senior' Now! @ the New Glasgow Library Thursday February 12, 1:30 - 3:00pm. "Energy efficiency: how to save money on your home energy expenses." Join Dave Jardine, Low Income Homeowner Service Coordinator from Trinity Inspection Services as he talks about money-saving tips on home heating programs and subsidies you might be eligible for through Efficiency Nova Scotia. For more information call 902 755-6031.
Lego's @ the Library
Drop in at the Westville Library Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. For more information call 902 396-5022.
Drop in at the Stellarton Library Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. For more information call 902 755-1638.
Drop in at the Antigonish Town & County Library Thursdays at 9:30am and 3:00pm. For more information call 902 863-4276.
Drop in at the New Glasgow Library Thursdays at 3:00pm. For more information call 902 752-8233.
Drop in at the Pictou Library Saturdays 10:30am - noon. For more information call 902 485-5021.
Don't miss "Lego Robotics Club" for children ages 8 - 12 Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library. This program will run from Jan. 21 to March 18. Registration is required. Please call 902 863-4276 to reserve your spot.