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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The African Nova Scotian Presence in Pictou County
In celebration of African Heritage Month join speakers Cherry Paris and John Ashton as they give a brief history on the African Nova Scotian presence in Pictou County, from 1767 onward with information collected through archives and research done in the area. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period with the speakers. All are welcome!
'Laughter Yoga' session with Shelley Ballantyne, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Did you know you can laugh even if you don't feel like laughing? You don't need a great sense of humour to laugh; you can laugh even if you're not happy. In fact you can laugh for no reason - with Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga is the latest health craze sweeping the world - anyone can laugh without a reason. It is truly a life changing experience for millions. Anyone can do it; it is scientifically proven; easy to learn and a lot of fun. People can feel the benefits right from the very first session. Please bring water. All are welcome! Space is limited, so please pre-register… no previous yoga experience required! For more information please contact (902) 752-8233.
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
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be running each Thursday afternoon (and select Tuesdays) from 1pm - 4pm until April 30th at the New Glasgow library. Community volunteers trained by the Canada Revenue Agency will provide a free income tax return assistance program for seniors and low income Canadians to file their annual returns. Please bring all income tax papers and receipts for income and deductions. To register for an appointment or for more information, please contact our Regional Library Headquarters office at 902 755-6031.
In Antigonish County call the People's Place Library 902 863-4276 to book an appointment. A qualified volunteer is available March 18th, 25th April 1st, 8th, 15th or 29th from 11:00-2:30.
Seniors Cafe @ The Antigonish Town & County Library Wed., March 4 @ 2:00pm Seniors Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed., March 4 @ 2:30pm Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., March 5 @1:30pm Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., March 12 @ 1:30pm Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. March 16 @ 10:00am
Seniors cafe @ the Antigonish Library presents "Birds in Antigonish". Join Biologist, Mark Pulsifer to learn more about the birds in your backyard. For more information please contact 902-863-4276 Seniors Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed. March 4 2:30 - 4:00pm presents "Yoga - A State of Mind". Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline - join us as speaker Leanne talks about Yoga, different types and how it can help relax your body and mind. More of a lifestyle than a workout, there are many principles and breathing routines you can incorporate into your daily routine to keep you happy, healthy and relaxed! For more information please call 902 396-5022. Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs. March 5 1:30 - 3:00pm presents 'Tracing your family tree'. This month, join us as Debbie Clark, Heritage Clerk with the New Glasgow Library talks about genealogy and how to research your family tree through Ancestry.ca, archives, library resources and online. We will go through a case study and offer a ‘step-by-step’ tutorial. If you have any documents or information to research about your ancestors please bring it in! For more information, contact 902-752-8233 or 902-755-6031. Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow LibraryThursday March 12 !:30 - 3:00pm Frauds and Scams: what you need to know to keep you and your information safe! Join Barb Smith, Senior Safety Coordinator with the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association and Cst. Ken MacDonald, Community Policing/Crime Prevention with the New Glasgow Police as talk about common frauds and scams seniors may experience over the phone, door-to-door and online. They will also provide tips to keep your personal and financial information secure. For more information please call 902 755-6031. Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. March 16, 10:00 - noon. Enjoy a sampling (music, food, history and reminiscing) of the Irish influence on the culture of Pictou County. For more information please contact 902-485-5021.
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.