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Community Cafes for January
Community Cafe presents: Ballroom Dancing!
Wed, January 8, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join us for a variety of speakers along with some tea, coffee and light snacks. All are welcome. Today, it's time to lace up those shoes for some toe-tapping tunes - we'll be Ballroom dancing! For more information or to suggest a speaker, please call the Antigonish Library, (902) 863-4276.
Dementia Awareness: Learn & Create, with Andrea
Wed, January 8, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Andrea Currie will be by to tell us about the library's Dementia Friendly Collection, which includes books, games, memory boxes and more. And we'll also make a beautiful handcrafted, old-fashioned pin to take home too.
All are welcome. For more information, please call the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022.
Staying Active This Winter Season with your Local Library
Looking to stretch the budget a bit further these days, and be active? With your local library card, you can borrow a Fun Fit Pass to visit the Pictou County YMCA or Pictou Fisheries Pool.
And available soon at the library, with return of the snowy season - the Snowshoe Lending Program with Active Pictou County! With your library card, you can borrow a set or two of snowshoes (all sizes).
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
Family Literacy Day - January 27th
January 27th - February 1st at your Library!
Join us all this week, as we celebrate Family Literacy Day, all week long!
Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. To learn more, please visit - https://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy/
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 8th, 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
Draws & prizes
Auction items kindly donated by community partners & friends of the library
Tickets are available for purchase at the New Glasgow, Pictou, Stellarton, and Westville Libraries or by calling Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters, (902) 755-6031 (or toll-free, 1-866-779-7761) - until February 28, 2020!
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 materials for our library collections.
Dinner Menu to be announced
Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be 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.