Due to building maintenance, Library Headquarters will be closed Friday, July 28th & Monday, July 31st. As well, New Glasgow Public Library will be closing early (3:00pm) on Saturday, July 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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A Picnic at the Library with children's author, Sheree Fitch, and special musical guests, the Little Ditties
Monday, August 28, 2:00pm @ Antigonish Town & County Library (Patio/Community Room)
Bring your own blanket, and join us for a picnic on the library patio! We’ll be joined by the wonderful author (poet, novelist, screenplay writer, mentor, literacy advocate, bookstore owner, and all around amazing person), Sheree Fitch. Sheree will be reading from a few of her children’s books, such as “Kisses, kisses, baby-O” and “Mabel Murple” currently nominated for the www.150booksns.ca project.
Fantastic fun for the whole family continues following Sheree’s reading, with musical entertainment for kids of all ages provided by the Little Ditties. Light refreshments will be served.
This reading is sponsored by the Libraries150 project, 150 Books of Influence: a booklist to commemorate Nova Scotia's literary heritage, and a grant by the NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. For more information, about the 150 BookList, please visit www.150booksns.ca.
Attention Exhibitors/Makers: Deadline for submissions August 8th!
Are you a Maker or a Fixer? We’ll be hosting a ‘Learn it, Make it, Fix it’ Expo at the Antigonish People’s Place Library on Saturday, August 26 starting at 1:00pm.
It is FREE to exhibit and FREE to attend. Whether you call yourself a “maker” or not, if you make things with your head, your hands or your heart, we want to hear from you!
Please email submissions no later than August 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Maker/Fix-it Expo’.
Submissions must include:
your name (or business name)
what you make/fix
what materials you will be using
how much space you need
and any other requirements.
For crafters and makers wanting to sell their product on-site, they will be responsible for the exchange of money, goods and transactions.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call 1(866) 779-7761 toll-free, locally at (902) 863-4276 or (902) 755-6031.
This event is part of the 150 Library Makers project and a province-wide Canada 150 initiative made possible by funding from the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage (CCH)’s 150 Forward Fund, the Community Technology Network of Nova Scotia (also known as CT Net), as well as support from the regional libraries across the province.
From the Woods to the Table - Chanterelle Mushroom hunting with local mushroom connoisseur Bob Whitman
Thursday, August 31, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ the Westville Library
Join us as we talk about picking chanterelle mushrooms for our dining needs with speaker Bob Whitman. In this talk, he'll cover ideal places to pick delicious chanterelle mushrooms and school us on how we can incorporate what we're foraging into some of our everyday dishes!
All are welcome, for more information please call (902) 396-5022.
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
Nordic Pole Walking Club
September 5th & 19th @ the Antigonish Town & County Library **Please Pre-Register**
Join us for our Nordic Walking Club on Tuesdays September 5 & 19 from 10am - 11am. Instruction is available, all ages and levels are welcome! Poles will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Please register in advance by calling (902) 863-4276.
About Nordic Walking: Nordic walking improves cardio-respiratory function and is an effective and efficient mode of exercise to improve overall fitness for all adults. Join us for some fun informal jaunts around Antigonish. Dress for the weather, we'll be meeting in the Bistro area!
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
February 15th - Rocket Languages
March 15th - How to listen to music online
April 19th - eBooks, audios, & eMagazines - oh my!
For more information please call 902 396-5022.
New Block Play Kits available at all library locations!
Block Play kits can be found at libraries in Pictou and Antigonish counties thanks to funding from Community Health Boards in Antigonish, North Shore and Pictou County. These blocks help with social and emotional growth, imagination and creativity, math and overall development. Drop in, build and play!
Robie W. Tufts: His Work and Legacy, with Mark Elderkin (Provincial Endangered Species Biologist)
Tue, September 5, 7:00pm – 8:15pm @ the New GLasgow Library
Mark Elderkin is the Province’s Endangered Species Biologist, who in his early years was mentored by Dr. Robie Wilfred Tufts, author of the “Birds of Nova Scotia.” Tufts was in his late 70’s when he befriended Mark in 1964, who then was just eight years old. For the next 18 years, until Tuft’s death in 1982 at the age of ninety-eight, they remained close friends. Mark will share some of his memories about Robie’s life, the man, the character, author, conservationist, naturalist and together, we will celebrate the last of a breed of ornithologists in Nova Scotia that set the stage for bird conservation in Canada today.
Tonight's presentation is sponsored by the Libraries 150 project : 150 Books of Influence: a booklist to commemorate Nova Scotia's literary heritage, and a grant by the NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. For more information, about the 150 BookList, please visit www.150booksns.ca.
This evening's presentation is co-hosted by the Pictou County Naturalists Society.