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Seniors Café programs for December
Senior’s Café Wednesday, December 7 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Antigonish Library. Ann Wells and friends. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please call 902-863-4276.
Senior’s Café Wednesday, December 7 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the Westville Library. 'Holiday Jam' with local musician Heather Cameron. Drop-in, snacks & light refreshments provided. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please call (902) 396-5022.
Senior’s Café Monday, November 21 from 10:00am – 12Noon at the Pictou Library. This month, we'll be lighting up your Christmas with the sounds of the season with John Spyder MacDonald and friends. We will be enjoying some of the special treats of the season. Come and bring a friend! Seniors have exclusive access to library services. Light refreshments served. For more information, or to make a program suggestion, please contact (902) 485-5021.
Beginning in January 2017, our Senior's Café will become the Community Café. PARL is pleased to continue providing the same quality programming, including music, special guests and speakers, light refreshments, and an inclusive, welcoming space for our community.
Holiday Programs, featuring a special guest from the North Pole!
New Glasgow Library - December 10, 10:30am-12Noon Read with Rotary, featuring readers Mayor Nancy Dicks, MLA Tim Houston, Cst. Kennedy, a performance from the Interact group, and Santa Claus! All are welcome to attend this wonderful annual event! For more information, call (902) 752-8233.
Westville Library - December 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Join the library group as they host a Family Holiday Celebration! There will be fun crafts and cookie decorating - along with a special visitor from the North Pole! All ages, all are welcome! For more information, call (902) 396-5022.
Pictou Library - December 17, 11:00am-12Noon
Santa is coming to the Pictou Library, and he'll be sharing one of his most favourite books with us! Candy canes, cookies, hot chocolate and books for all the children courtesy of the Adopt-a-Library literacy program. All are welcome! For more information, call (902) 485-5021.
Card Making Extravaganza for Grown-ups @ the Westville Library,
Thursday, November 17, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Impress your friends and family this holiday with beautiful embossed greeting cards made by you! We will share techniques of creating unique and gorgeous greeting/holiday cards with the Cuttlebug machine. All materials provided.
If you have a stash of pretty Christmas paper or cardstock, feel free to bring it along! No previous art/crafting experience required. For more information please call (902) 396-5021.
Knitting Circles at your library
Join us at the library. Beginners welcome!
Wednesdays at 2:00pm at the Antigonish People's Place Library
Thursdays at 3:00pm at the Pictou Library
Fridays at 10:00am at the River John Library
Fridays at 1:00pm at the Stellarton Library
Every 2nd Saturday at 2:30pm at the New Glasgow Library
And For kids ages 7+
the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Stellarton Library
the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm at the Westville Library
Gaelic Get-Together, Thursdays, 6pm at the Pictou Library
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to speak Gaelic? A small group of people with interest in speaking Gaelic are planning a weekly get together every Thursday at 6:30pm to see if there are any others that would like to meet regularly to share their love of the language. For more information, please call (902) 485-5021.
Silver Surfers Computer Club 3rd Wednesday of the month 2:00pm at the Westville Public Library
Burning questions about technology? Save them for us as we tackle topics ranging from how to use your new tablet, to taking the perfect photo with your smartphone or electronic device! Questions are welcome, as we learn more about how to use technology to our advantage. Join us
For more information please call 902 396-5022.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 'Heart to Heart' event with guest speakers Dr. Angie Kolen from St. FX University & Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Thu, June 16, 5pm – 7pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library Public Library
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to creating healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Join them for a 'Heart to Heart' to share your stories and learn how the Heart and Stroke Foundation is creating survivors. Guest speakers will be Dr. Angie Kolen, St. Francis Xavier University and Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation.
For more information please contact the library at (902) 863-4276.
The Cal Best Project, touring exhibit. The exhibit will be featured February 19-27 at the River John Library.
In honor of African Heritage Month, all are welcome to join us at the library and experience "The Cal Best Project", a touring exhibit on display celebrating a local hero, James Calbert Best (the son of Carrie Best). The exhibit is on display courtesy of the Workers History Museum and the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Atlantic (PSAC).
About the Exhibit:
"The Cal Best Project" celebrates the life and legacy of this extraordinary activist with a travelling exhibition that includes a documentary (Simply the Best), multi-panel bilingual educational display, and panel discussion. From his early days as a reporter covering the controversial Viola Desmond case to his tenure as Canada’s first Black High Commissioner, Best’s efforts are brought to life through interviews, archival footage, and contemporary news accounts. A special focus on Best’s commitment to a more inclusive public service examines his efforts as co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada (the precursor to today’s Public Service Alliance of Canada) and highlights the debt that thousands of Canadian public servants owe him even today.
The WHM’s explorations into Cal Best’s life started small, using parts of a panel discussion with PSAC Founders to look at the life and career of Cal Best. We soon discovered that what we knew was only the tip of the iceberg. As Arthur Carkner, coordinator of the project, recalls, "We learned about his early struggles with racism, his Nova Scotia achievements, about his mother, Carrie Best. Best’s role in immigration, amateur sport, senior positions in various government departments ending in being Canada’s first Black High Commissioner (ambassador) gradually came to light, and we continue to learn more."
Cal Best’s story is one we should not forget. By bringing "The Cal Best Project" to audiences across the country, we can ensure that more Canadians learn about this remarkable figure in our shared history.