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Let's Talk about Ticks!
Join Andrew Hebda, Zoologist Curator from the Nova Scotia Museum as he talks about ticks. In this informative session, he will go over what they are, their appearance and how they live. He’ll also address what species we have locally, how to identify them and remove them, along with the role they can play in contracting Lyme Disease.
About the speaker: Andrew Hebda has been the Curator of Zoology at the Nova Scotia Museum since 1995. He began his career with the Department of National Defence and, while serving, Andrew completed his B.Sc. at Carleton University and his M.Sc. at York University, both in Biology. Andrew enjoys the range of opportunities afforded by his museum work. On any given day, he might find himself studying any number of fish, molluscs, insects, mammals, reptiles or amphibians. For more information please call New Glasgow Library at 902 755-8233. All are welcome.
Star Wars Reads Day - a special Imagination Saturday (drop-in) at the Stellarton Library Sat, October 10, 11am – 4pm
While the Empire would most likely be displeased, Star Wars Reads Day — a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading.
Join us for Star Wars Reads Day at the library. Choose your light sabre wisely! Test your Star Wars knowledge, draw & craft Star Wars all day long. May the Force be with you. For more information please call 902 755-1638.
Sunrise Film Festival ... mini film festival of shorts!
Thursday October 8, 2pm – 4pm at the River John Library
Thursday afternoon's featured films will be 'Last Dance on Main', 'September's Sketchbook', '121', 'Sniff! the art of air testing', 'Negative Nature: a film by Nova Scotia's Dawn George', 'Intrinsic Moral Evil' (a multi award-winning dance film), 'Poor man's Mermaid', 'Spilled Milk on Banjo', ' Consequences', 'Case Claus'd', 'Grandfather Paradox' (nominated for Best Comedy), 'Ocean', 'In Three Seasons', 'Super Sounds' (nominated for Best Short Film), and 'Best Efforts' (nominated for Best Young Filmmaker). For more information about these films, please visit - http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com/ShortProgram-3.htm.
Thursday October 8, 6pm – 8pm at the River John Library
** Please note, tonight's features are mature in theme and content (recommended for Adults, ages 18+). VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. Tonight's featured films include 'One Third', 'The Plot', 'Seven Drinks', 'Forget Me Knot', 'Joy', 'One Body', 'Devil', 'Night of the Slasher', 'Twitch', and 'Playthings' (nominated for Best Young Filmmaker). For more information about the films, please visit -
Friday October 9, 2pm – 4pm at the Pictou Library
Today's featured films include 'One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct' (nominated for Best Cinematography), and 'The Islander'. For more information about the films, please visit - http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com/ShortProgram-6.htm
* SOME OF THESE FILMS CONTAIN ADULT THEMES, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
Fri, October 9, 2pm – 4pm at the River John Library
Today's featured films include 'Impact, a boxer's story', 'Her Children Mourn', 'Hibernum', 'Fixated', 'Birthday Boy', 'Deadfall', 'She Rides Bulls', 'Dad in Mum', 'Roxie', 'Maria', and 'Cyclic'. For more information about the films, please visit -http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com/ShortProgram-4.htm
** SOME OF THESE FILMS CONTAIN ADULT THEMES, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
Sat. October 10, 1pm – 3pm at the Pictou Library
Today's featured films include 'A way out' (A gritty, well-acted tense film, *Adult themes & language, VIEWER DISCRETION), 'Here', 'Unannounced', 'The Present', 'Submerged', 'Codey' (nominated for Best Young Filmmaker), 'Time 2 Split', 'Slackers' (Nova Scotia filmmakers), 'Sit Stay Love', 'Asteroid' (nominated for Best Young Filmmaker), and 'Flowers'. For more information about the films, please visit -http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com/ShortProgram-2.htm
* SOME OF THESE FILMS CONTAIN ADULT THEMES, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
Sat, October 10, 1pm – 3pm at the River John Library
Today's featured films include 'I've just had a dream' (multi award-winning film from Spain), 'The Talk', 'The Barber's Cut (**scenes of dark comedy gore - DISCRETION ADVISED), 'The Detectives of Noir Town' (multi award-nominated comedy), 'Stuck' (a Nova Scotia filmmaker), 'Collision' (a New Brunswick filmmaker), 'Walking with Woody', 'Total Awesome Viking Power' (multi award-winning short comedy & nominated for Best Screenplay), 'Case Claus'd', 'Grandfather Paradox' (nominated for Best Comedy), 'Flowers',and 'Best Efforts' (nominated for Best Young Filmmaker). For more information about the films, please visit -http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com/ShortProgram-1.htm
* SOME OF THESE FILMS CONTAIN ADULT THEMES, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
Seniors Cafe & Seniors Now
Seniors Cafe @ the Antigonish Library Wednesday Oct. 7, 2:00 - 3:00pm. Come out and enjoy an afternoon concert with us! Ann Wells and friends will play guitar, ukelele, & the dulcimer. For more information please call 902-863-4276
‘The Energy of Healing Arts’ with Cherry Whitaker, local Therapeutic Touch practitioner Wednesday October 7 at 2:30pm at the Westville Library
Join local Therapeautic Touch (TT™) practitioner Cherry Whitaker as she talks about Therapeutic touch. Known by some as "noncontact therapeutic touch" (NCTT), TT™ is a form of energy therapy which is aimed to reduce pain and anxiety. About the speaker: Cherry has been practising TT™ since 1997 and has used it extensively in public school, students for sports injuries, panic attacks and general malaise, sports injuries at national and international karate competitions, long term cancer care with people who had different types of cancer, long term back pain and
pulmonary problems, surgery recovery, palliative care, hospice treatments and with babies/young children as well. For more information please call 902-396-5022.
Seniors Now! ‘Pharmacare – What you need to know’. Thursday October 8th at 1:30pm at the New Glasgow Library
Join us as Ashley McWade from Nova Scotia Pharmacare Programs talks about
the program’s benefits and other frequently asked questions.
About the program: The Nova Scotia Pharmacare Programs, which are Nova
Scotia’s public drug plans, helps eligible residents with the cost of prescribed drugs and devices which are indicated as benefits in the Nova Scotia Formulary. For more information call 902 755-6031
Seniors Cafe presents @ the Pictou Library Mon, October 19, 10am – 11am. Join us for a light and entertaining topic - all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided, along with access to the library's services when the library is normally closed to the public. For more information, call (902) 485-5021.
“Outside the Lines: libraries reintroduced”
This fall we would like to encourage everyone to come back to the library and see what we have to offer you. All you need is a snazzy new library card (that is free, and comes with a handy key-tag too) and the library’s resources are all yours to discover, enjoy, and share.
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) is participating in the North American-wide challenge “Outside the Lines: libraries reintroduced” to welcome you back into our community spaces! When's the last time you said hello to your library? Was it a year ago? Five? Ten? It's okay. You can be honest. It's time we reintroduced ourselves! OUTSIDE THE LINES is a celebration to reconnect you with the creativity, technology, discovery and all of the fun and unexpected experiences happening in libraries today – think: 3D printers, eBooks, classes, personal job search help, research support, seed libraries and community gardens, laughter yoga and French discussion groups, Knitting and Crafting Circles, Puppetry clubs, NFB documentary screenings...the list goes on. What is does the library mean to you? So take the challenge, show some library love, come see us, sign up for a library card – and challenge three friends to join you!
The Regional Library offers over 140 programs per month, all free of charge – from weekly programs (ABCs for Babies to Knitting Circles) to monthly sessions (Book Discussion Clubs to Seniors Cafes) there is something there for everyone and all ages.
Food for Fines. October is Amnesty Month!
Food for Fines! … October is Amnesty month @ Library
Join us as we give thanks this month, & give back to our communities in need. Thank You!
...1 food item (can, jar, box)= $3 of library overdue book fines forgiven!
This month, no over-due fees when you return books, fine-forgiveness ($3 per can/box/jar food item for your local Food Bank)...and if you return 'lost books' - 100% of the lost fee is forgiven!
Pictou County Collectors Series, by John Ashton (Meet & Greet) Sat. October 10, 3:30pm @ the New Glasgow Library
Introducing the 'Pictou County collector series' of tradigital art posters by Ashton Creative Design of Bridgeville, Pictou County.
The poster designs and artwork are based on the popular world vintage tourism advertisements of the early to mid twentieth century. These vintage posters were designed and illustrated to convey the elite and adventurous side of travel. Pictou County, Nova Scotia offers many outstanding features throughout its entire area. These tradigital posters represent artistically many parts of daily life. The purchasers of these Pictou County themed art posters are encouraged to become our new ambassadors of good will.
Pictou County Poster Themes
Museum of Industry – Stellarton
Greenhill Look-off Provincial Park
Big Island Beach
Africentric Heritage Park - New Glasgow
Kerr’s Point Merigomish
Allan Park – Stellarton
Town Hall- New Glasgow
Replica Trenton Works Ladle
The Pictou County Collector Series Posters will be on display at the New Glasgow Library throughout the month of October. Visual artist John Ashton will be at the New Glasgow Community Room October 10, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 pm to discuss the poster project.
About the art and the artist: Tradigital refers to art that combines traditional and computer-based techniques to create an image. John’s artwork will be on display for public viewing in the Community Room. Reprints of the nine original posters in the series will be available for purchase by contacting the artist directly. John is owner of Ashton Creative Design, located in Bridgeville, Pictou County.
All are welcome! For more information please contact the library at (902) 755-6031.