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Fun Fit Pass
Starting Friday March 9, 2018
Active Pictou County and the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library are pleased to announce the new Fun Fit Pass – a fitness and activity membership card that can be signed out of the library, just like a book. There are 3 pass cards available for the YMCA of Pictou County, plus a card for the Pictou Fisheries Pool, and one for True Potential Fitness in Pictou. The cards are valid for either an individual or a family, and give the user full access to the facility, including most programming, for a two week period.
Fun Fit Passes for the YMCA of Pictou County will be held at New Glasgow, Westville and Stellarton Libraries. Passes for the Pictou Fisheries Pool and True Potential Fitness will be held at the Pictou Library. Any adult with a Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library card can borrow the pass for up to two weeks. A hold for the pass can be placed online through the library catalogue or by calling any of the library branches. You will be able to pick up the pass at your local library branch.
The program is made possible by the Facility Access program of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Fun Fit passes should be available for borrowing from any PARL library branch, starting Friday March 9, 2018.
Easter Programming @ Your Library, Saturday, March 31st
There will be Easter Eggs hidden here, there, & everywhere on library shelves! Drop by and join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, and win a prize from Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program. All welcome!
Imagination/MakerSpace Saturday - Stop into the library and let your imagination run wild! Create something cool to take home - all are welcome!
Pictou Library - 10:00am-4:30pm
Westville Library - 10:00am-3:00pm
River John Library - 10:00am-2:30pm
Stellarton Library - 11:00am-4:00pm
Check our Events Calendar for more programming & events @ your local library!
Please note: All library branches & Library Headquarters will be closed Good Friday & Easter Monday, March 30th & April 2nd
Wed. March 21, 2:30pm in the Westville Library - Internet Safety with speaker Barb Smith from Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association
Join us as our speaker Barb talks about safeguards and things to keep in mind when using the internet for communicating, and other tasks. They will also provide tips to keep your personal and financial information secure.
Wed. April 18, 2:30pm in the Westville Library - Creating a document in Microsoft Word and similar document-editing software
Join us as we give a beginner session on how to create, edit and customize a document in Microsoft Word or similar document-editing software.
For more information, please contact the library at (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
Community Cafes for May
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Antigonish Library
Elder Phillips and Elder Johnston talk about Family History research using FamilySearch.org - Join us monthly for Community Cafe, where speakers come to chat or give a demonstration about various topics. Tea, coffee and light snacks are served - all are welcome! This month, Elder Phillips and Elder Johnston will give a Family History workshop with the free genealogical website FamilySearch.org.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ Westville Library
Flower Power Crafting Hour! - Paint a flower on a 5 x 7” canvas with acrylics and brushes available to use. If that doesn’t suit your tastes, make your own flower out of recycled books and paint it to your heart’s content! There will tea, coffee and snacks - all are welcome!
Wednesday, May 9th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ Pictou Library
'Cons & Frauds and Identity Theft' with speaker Barb Smith - Join Senior Safety officer and Executive Director of the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association Barb Smith as she talks about identity theft and cons & frauds. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Death Café hosted by the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society
Friday, May 11th, 6:30-8:30pm at the New Glasgow Library (pre-registration required)
Can we talk about death and dying?
Join the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society as they host a Death Café at the New Glasgow Library on Friday, May 11, 2018, starting at 6:30pm. This is an opportunity to discuss everything surrounding death and dying as attendees engage in courageous conversations over coffee, tea and cake. Our goal is to demystify death and dispel fears bout dying, so that we can all reaffirm our need to live more fully.
What is a death café?
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death with an objective 'to increase awareness of death with a view tohelping people make the most of their (finite) lives.' A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafés have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. To date, approximately 5141 Death Cafés have been offered in 51 countries since September 2011. The Death Café model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz. To learn more, visit www.deathcafe.com.
How do I take part?
Pre-registration is required, as space and supplies are limited. To register, you can stop into the New Glasgow Library or call (902) 752-8233. Tea, coffee and cake included!
‘Flourish' - A Collection opening and reception with artist Sheila Green (art on display starting June 5 for the month of June)
Fri, June 8, 7pm – 8pm, New Glasgow Public Library
Meet Sheila Green and admire the beauty of New Glasgow through the artist's eyes! Explore the 18 paintings she created over a seven month period who show her love of New Glasgow and its everyday charm! Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided, so drop in, enjoy a cup of tea and a snack, and talk to the artist!
Friends of the Antigonish Library's (FoAL) & St. Martha’s Hospital Auxiliary Book Sale
Saturday, June 2nd 12pm – 5pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
***Donations: Those who would like to donate books for the sale are invited to do so between 12noon and 5pm on Friday, June 1st.***
The Friends of the Antigonish Library's book sale is coming soon at the library! Stop in, and help with this fundraiser!
We are delighted to be partnering with the St Martha’s Hospital Auxiliary for our Annual Book Sale. Our annual book sale is eagerly anticipated each year and features thousands of used books on a wide variety of subjects! Fiction – Non Fiction – Children’s Books – Local Interest – Reference – and more – our books are as varied as the people who use and support our library!
Please note: We cannot accept donations after 5pm, June 1st, as we need to allow our volunteers time to organize the donations and set them out prior to our sale on June 2nd. Thank you!