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Upcoming Programs

Thundertales! Storytelling with art for Teens
Thundertales is a group for youth to celebrate storytelling through all types of art media. To register, please contact Amberlee Boulton at
When: Every Tues and Thurs (ages 12-15) July 15 - Aug 19, 11am – 1:30pm
Every Friday (ages 9-11) July 18 – Aug 22, 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Antigonish Town and County Library
seniors cafe
"Life Along Northumberland Strait"
Come and meet author Mona MacDonald as she reads from her novels "Anchored in Time" and "Life along Northumberland Strait," highlighting families of Seafoam and Toney River. Everyone welcome to attend.
When: Monday, August 18 at 10:00am
Where: Pictou Public Library
Building Fun
Building Fun!
Looking for something to do on Thursday? Join us to build creations out of Lego and go head-to-head with friends by playing with board games! We've got games like Trouble, Snakes and Ladders, Candyland and more. No registration is required!
When: Thursdays until August 26 - All day!
Where: New Glasgow Public Library
Imagination Saturdays
Imagination Saturdays!
Drop by the library's Arts & Games table. Draw, colour, paint, glue, stamp, play board games, build with LEGO!... & Play to your heart's content!
When: All Saturday! & every Saturday!...all summer long
Where: River John, Stellarton and Westville Public Library
Summer Movies!
Come on out to catch a screening of these awesome films. Bring along your favorite, movie-munching treats (nut-free please).
See the summer line-up >

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Featured Digital Projects

Our Rural Schools Through the Years

Eastern Antigonish Co. by Ann Wallace...
People's Place Guides
Peoples Place Guides

Artists and Artisans Guide and Green Guide...
Echoes of Nature
Echoes of Nature

a showcase of nature photography by local photograher Richard Murphy ...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy Our Roots...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy

a tribute to 2 great pioneers of our library system...

Featured Services


Nova Story - "Bringing your stories to Light"

Collection of digitized materials about your community.
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MapBrowserMapBrowser - See your community through time

Historical maps overlayed with Google Maps. See what your community looked like through the years go there now
You may find the MapBrowser starter tutorial helpful...go there now gogo