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Community Cafes for December
Wed, December 4, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Community Cafe features a different speaker each month, 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: Let's Get Crafty for Christmas!
Wed, December 4, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
Join us today, and learn how to make beautiful Christmas decorations ... out of old books! All are welcome. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions, please call the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022.
National Novel Writing Month @ PARL
"Found Drowned", an author reading with Laurie Glenn Norris
Westville Library, Fri, November 8, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Drop by and join us as Laurie Glenn Norris reads from "Found Drowned", her newly published book on local, historical True Crime (recently featured in the 2019 Fall edition of the "Ah! At Home on the North Shore" magazine). All welcome, light refreshments will be served and copies of her books will be available for purchase.
Larry Sutherland, the One Eyed Gunner (film & presentation)
Westville Library, Thu., November 21, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
All are invited to watch a DVD recording of Larry's interview, with The Memory Project. Larry will speak on his service during the Second World War, as Canada's Top Gunner Ace. Gary Chisholm, author of "The One Eyed Gunner" will also be present. For more information, please contact the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022, or Maren Fassnacht, Reference & Heritage Clerk, (902) 752-8233.
Writing gatherings, mentoring & workshops:
Come WriteIn! (drop-in, writing group!)
New Glasgow Library, Tue., November 5, 6pm – 9pm
Stellarton Library, Thu., November 14, 3pm – 8pm
Westville Library, Tue., November 19, 4pm – 8pm
New Glasgow Library, Tue., November 26, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join us for Write-Ins at the library! Register your project at nanowrimo.org. Bring your
laptop or a notebook, and write in the company of fellow writers. The world needs your novel! For more information, please contact the New Glasgow library, (902) 752-8233.
Writing Mentoring, with Jennifer Hatt (by appointment, registration required)
New Glasgow Library, Every Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am (November 7th until December 10th)
Experiencing writer's block? Have a writing project on the go? Looking to take your writing to the next level? Thursday mornings, starting November 7 - local author and publisher, Jennifer Hatt - will be offering writing, editing, publishing mentoring by appointment, at the New Glasgow Library from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. To register for a mentoring appointment, please contact the New Glasgow Library, at (902) 752-8233.
Before You Cross the Finish Line, a writing workshop with Emil Sher (drop in)
New Glasgow Library, Wed, November 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join author and playwright Emil Sher as he shares the journey before a book is published or a play is staged. The drafts, the detours, the roads taken: Emil will share his insights about writing for children and audiences of all ages. Bring a pen and paper. This is a hands-on workshop, so be prepared to get your feet wet. No experience required: an interest in storytelling is a great start. All welcome to drop-in. This workshop is sponsored by the Writers' Union of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library. For more information, please contact the New Glasgow Library, (902) 752-8233.
For more information about these programs and more, please check our Events Calendar
What Matters to you? Vote Popups @ the Library
We’d like to know - what are your ‘burning topics’ in this year’s Federal election?
Several public libraries in the Antigonish and Pictou area will be hosting “Vote PopUps” this election season. Vote
PopUps are simulated polling places/stations run by civic-minded community organizations, such as the Pictou-
Antigonish Regional Library. It’s a helpful way to experience how registered voting takes place – and how to correctly
complete a valid ballot.
Vote PopUps help build an inclusive and vibrant democracy in Canada by demystifying the voting process, connecting people’s concerns and hopes to an election, and building a culture of engagement.
Vote PopUp is a non-partisan project led by the Democratic Engagement Exchange and supported by Elections Canada.
What to expect: A person visiting a library with a Vote PopUp station will learn about the process of voting – by
experiencing how to register to vote, receiving a ballot to vote, and then instruction on how to correctly complete a
ballot to vote on their issue of most concern. In addition, we invite participants to share their thoughts on why it is
important to vote, and make a button saying you plan to exercise your democratic right. For further information about
Vote PopUp visit www.engagedemocracy.ca.
Everyone is welcome to drop by the following library locations on the dates shown:
Antigonish Town & County Library - Wednesday, Oct. 9th
New Glasgow Public Library - Thursday, Oct. 10th
Pictou Public Library - Tuesday, Oct. 15th
River John Public Library - Wednesday, Oct. 16th
Stellarton Public Library - Friday, Oct. 11th
Trenton Public Library - Wednesday, Oct. 2nd
Westville Public Library - Wednesday, Oct. 9th
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
Tea, Talk, & Technology
Friday, September 13th, 10:30am-11:30am at the New Glasgow Library
Come join us at the library for some tea and talk about how to get the most out of online banking. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the New Glasgow Library, at (902) 752-8233.
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.
National Novel Writing Month
Begins November 1st, 2019!
NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. We invite you, to "Come Write in!" and drop by the library to find a quiet corner to write, to read, meet up with other authors, research topics, borrow books, print copies, and more!
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.For more information, tips and to register your novel writing project, please visit: www.nanowrimo.org.