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Community Cafes for March
Community Cafe presents: "Loomcast" with Jan MacKay
Wed, March 6, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join us for a session with Jan MacKay to learn about preserving family memories and telling personal stories.
Join us for a variety of speakers along with some tea, coffee and light snacks! All are welcome. For more information or to suggest a speaker, call (902) 863-4276.
Community Cafe presents: Uncork your Creativity!
Wed, March 6, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
Join us as we host this monthly program with a variety of speakers talking about various topics! This month, all welcome to join us as we get crafty and turn wine corks into key chains! All materials provided.
Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions, please call the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022. All are welcome!
Celebrate & Honour International Women's Day
March 8th, 11:00am - 12:15pm at the New Glasgow Public Library
All welcome to join us as we celebrate, and honour International Women's Day - by coming together and sharing in the spirit of sisterhood.
We welcome the Piktukewaq Women's Association, from Pictou Landing First Nation to share with us an Opening Ceremony (with smudging), followed by an hour of gentle, therapeutic yoga guided by Rachael MacLean, from True Nature Yoga Studios.
Please bring a yoga mat, if you have one (or two, if you may have a mat to share too, that would be greatly appreciated). We will have some spare mats to loan as well. Please dress comfortably.
For more information, please contact the Programs Department at Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, (902) 755-6031.
Programs for Our Littlest Patrons!
These weekly programs begin in mid-September. Contact your local branch or check our online Events Calendar for more details.
ABCs for Babies
Join us for a weekly program for babies (0-18 months) and parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and fun activities.
Join us for a weekly program for toddlers (18 months - 3 yrs) that include stories, songs, games and crafts!
A weekly library program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for stories, crafts, games and more!
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
March is Read Local Month!
Every week in March, a featured Atlantic Canadian title will be available for unlimited download through our OverDrive digital ebook catalogue. This means you can download and read the book right away, with no waitlists!
Read with your community and support local authors and publishers!
The featured titles for Read Local Month are:
March 4-10 - Doug Knockwood, Mi’kmaw Elder: Stories, Memories, Reflections, by Doug Knockwood
March 11-17 - The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, by Bridget Canning
March 18-24 - Louisbourg or Bust: A Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Drowned Coast, by R.C. Shaw
March 25-31 - Policing Black Lives, by Robyn Maynard
Sensory, Visual, & Fidget kits now available to borrow from your local library!
A new addition to our collection are Visual, Sensory and Fidget Tool Bags for those who are autistic, and their families and caregivers.
The bags, originally developed by Halifax Public Libraries and Autism Nova Scotia, are available in library regions throughout Nova Scotia. They contain items that can be used if an individual is overwhelmed by their environment and needs a quiet activity. The bags can also provide an opportunity to try out items from various vendors to see if they are helpful before purchasing them.
There are three bags available to borrow:
The Visual Bag contains a Time Timer MOD Clock and Dry Erase Board, a one and ten minute Sand Timer, a Gro Clock, Dual Power timers, a Daily Schedule example, and a First Then Sample.
The Sensory Bag has Harmony Rollers, Sensory Bubbles, a Spiral Tube, noise-cancelling headphones, an Exersit Air Cushion and a 3D Art Pin Pad.
The Fidget Bag contains a Loopeez, Gyrobi, Tangle Therapy Jr. with texture, Atomic Stress ball, a DNA Sensory Ball, Hand Fidget, Zipper Bandz and Wood Fidget Puzzle.
For those interested in borrowing these items, you can find them in our online catalogue or drop into your preferred library location to request them.
Dining Among the Stacks, a fundraiser to support the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
Sunday, March 3rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the New Glasgow Public Library
Support your local library and join us for an evening of fine dining, music, silent auction, conversation, & entertainment!
Catered by The Pantry Kitchen
Music by the North Nova Jazz Trio
Auction items kindly donated by community partners & friends of the library
Tickets are available for purchase at any library branch, or by calling Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters, (902) 755-6031 (or toll-free, 1-866-779-7761) - until Thursday February 28, 2019!
Tickets are $60 per person, (and an income tax receipt may be issued for the taxable portion of the ticket cost, upon request). Any profits obtained from this fundraising event will be used to purchase books for our library collections.
Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, upon request.
Any questions, please contact the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters, (902) 755-6031.
Women on Wheels in partnership with Pictou Recreation
Fridays in June @ the Pictou Library
Join us for information sessions on the Women on Wheels program, including a healthy snack and a ride. In partnership with Pictou Recreation. Connect with other women through this group, enjoy short bike rides on local trails and roads, and learn new skills!