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New Adult Fiction
Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs: George Creed Tracings Collection
Pictou County Bike Week
Thu, June 11, 7:00 - 8:30pm@ the New Glasgow Library
AAL Literacy Program Slow-Pitch Ball Tournament
Sunday, Jun 14, at the Dorrington Complex, North Foord St. Stellarton
New Library & Cultural Centre Announced
New project underway for Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and deCoste Entertainment Centre More Info
Seniors Café & Seniors Now!
Socialize, discuss timely topics, variety of speakers and entertaining subjects
a friendly, informal atmosphere to share and discuss your love of books
Programs @ a Glance
For babies, teens, tweens and everyone in between. Program schedule Quick Guide
coming to the New Glasgow Library from May 19th - 29th
Now accepting applications for Summer Youth positions
Engraved in Stone: Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs of Kejimkujik Park
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
Due to ongoing public library underfunding by the Province of Nova Scotia we are no longer able to continue our Children's Family movies.
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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Bicycle Lovers join us in celebrating Pictou County Bike Week 2015!
Thursday June 11, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the New Glasgow Library
'The 3 E's (Enjoyment, Ecology and Economics) of Everyday Bicycle Riding' with speaker Darryl Ingram. It’s Bike Week in Pictou County! We are celebrating with a special presentation by Darryl Ingram, owner of Freelander Bicycles. Darryl’s presentation will motivate you to get out on your bicycle while providing the information on how to go about it. His talk will address the joys and benefits of bicycle riding, how to choose the right bicycle for you, the basics of riding and bicycle maintenance, and using your bicycle as a mode of transportation.
This presentation is for everyone from those thinking about getting into bicycle riding to the avid cyclist. There will be giveaways and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact (902) 752-8233.
Engraved in Stone: The Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs of Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
Tuesday May 26th at 7:00pm.
Join speaker Robert Ferguson, Research Associate with the Nova Scotia Museum and retired Senior Archaeologist with Parks Canada. The rock carvings, or petroglyphs, in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada are a graphic record of Mi'kmaw culture in the 19th century. Engraved on the shore of Kejimkumjik Lake, the slate provided a canvas for detailed images of people, canoes, sailing ships, crosses and even names and dates. The very softness of the rock that allowed the artists to produce the delicate images has also caused them to fade drastically. This talk will give an overview of the images, and a description of how they have been recorded for future preservation. All are welcome! For more information, please call (902) 755-8233
This fun ‘non-competitive’ underhand slow-pitch tournament is an annual fundraising event. All proceeds raised will be used to support the purchase of books, prizes and a few new trophies for the upcoming Wow! Reading Challenge. This year, the tournament will be held at the Dorrington Ball Fields in Stellarton. The tournament begins at 8:00 am and continues all day. All are welcome to drop by, and cheer on your favorite team!
For more information, please contact Const. John Kennedy, RCMP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 755-6031 (toll-free 1(866)779-7761).
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
Employment Opportunity: Summer Youth Positions
The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and the Community Access Program (C@P) invite applications for several Youth Employment opportunities in Pictou & Antigonish counties. Click here for more information.
Seniors Cafe @ the Antigonish Library Wed. June 3 @ 2:00-3:30pm Seniors Cafe @ the Westville Library Wed., June 3 @ 2:30-4:00pm Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., June 4 @ 1:30-3:00pm Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs., June 11 @ 1:30-2:30pm Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. June 15 @ 10:00-11:30.
Seniors Cafe @ the Antigonish LibraryWed. June 3, 2:00 - 3:30pm presents author and journalist Monica Graham reading from her new book 'In the Spirit'. Taken from the best of the Chronicle-Herald column of the same name, 'In the Spirit' explores with wit and wonder our human relationship with spirituality and religion. With a journalist’s curiosity, Graham asks the tough questions on a variety of subjects, from the implications of declining church membership, to Sunday shopping, to the merits of curiosity and acceptance in faith, but urges readers gently to come to their own conclusions. Whether we pray out loud or in silence, at the pub or the pew, this collection boldly holds each of us accountable to and responsible for our own spirituality, however we may choose to practice.
Copies of her book will be available for purchase. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, or speaker suggestions, please contact 902-863-4276. Seniors Café @ the Westville Library Wed. June 3, 2:30 - 4:00pm presents presents 'Gaelic Culture in Pictou County & Nova Scotia'. This month Debbi Sobey joins us to chat about Gaelic Culture in the county and province, and their influence on our history. This will be the last session of Seniors Cafe before breaking for the summer! Join us for a chat with speakers on a variety of light, entertaining subjects! Light refreshments are provided, and for speaker suggestions please contact Holly at 902-755-6031. For more information please call 902 396-5022. Seniors Cafe @ the New Glasgow Library Thurs. June 4, 1:30 - 3:00pm presents 'Amazing Tales from Nova Scotia'. Join us as local author Hattie Dyck talks about her recent book 'Amazing Tales from Nova Scotia', cougar sightings, folklore and even tales of the supernatural! Hattie Dyck hails from Valley near Truro. Mother of nine children and three step children, she was a newspaper reporter for the Chronicle Herald for over 30 years as well as a columnist with the Truro Daily News. She has a passion for writing, with a specialty for folklore and telling stories of extraordinary things done by ordinary people. Light refreshments and access to library services are provided. For more information please call 902-755-6031. Seniors Now! @ the New Glasgow LibraryThursday June 11, 1:30 - 2:30pm presents ElderDog founder Dr. Ardra Cole. Dr. Cole is Founder and Chair of ElderDog Canada. ElderDog Canada was inspired by Ardra’s long-standing program of research in the area of caregiving and seniors, her experience with Tattoo in animal-assisted therapy with seniors in long-term care, and by an old and ill chocolate Lab named Mr. Brown. Ardra’s professional background as a university professor and administrator is in educational psychology, teaching and learning, adult education and community development, research methodologies, and pet loss bereavement. She lives in Lunenburg County with four beloved elder dogs. For more information on ElderDog, visit www.elderdog.ca. For more information on the program, please contact (902) 755-6031. Seniors Cafe @ the Pictou Library Mon. June 15, 10:00 - 11:30. Join us for talk from speakers on a variety of light, entertaining subjects! Enjoy some light refreshments and exclusive access to library services while the library is closed to the public.For more information, or for speaker suggestions, please contact 902-485-5021.
ThunderMaker Exhibit @ New Glasgow Library
The Thundermaker exhibit will be at the New Glasgow Public Library May 19 - 29, 2015 (during open hours). The Official opening is Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00pm.
Experience The Thundermaker, a multimedia art exhibit based on the story of Little Thunder created by artist Alan Syliboy. Through various forms of art, follow Little Thunder as he learns about his Mi’kmaq identity through stories from his Mother and teachings from his Father, Big Thunder. As a provider and soon-to-be
Thundermaker, people can watch Little Thunder grow and discover how he made thunder for the first time. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
Don't miss these additional related events at the library:
- ‘Alan Syliboy - My Journey as an Artist’ on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm
- ‘Engraved in Stone: The Mi’kmaw Petroglyphs of Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site’ on Tuesday, May 26 at 7pm with speaker Robert Ferguson, Nova Scotia Museum and retired Senior Archaeologist from Parks Canada.