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Community Cafes for October
Wed, October 2, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join Dr. Ben Boucher for a timely presentation on Lyme disease and other issues connected to ticks.
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: Tips & tools to balance your mind, body & spirit with Cindy Hemphill
Wed, October 2, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
Join us as we host this monthly program with a variety of speakers talking about various topics! Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions call (902) 396-5022. All are welcome!
This month, Meet Cindy Hemphill, Tarot and Astrology Reader, and owner of The White Lotus in
downtown New Glasgow. The afternoon will be fun, engaging and informative! Use the tools! Ask the questions! Be ready to grow! Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Author Readings @ PARL
"Oak Island Mystery: Solved" with Gordon Fader & Joy Steele
Antigonish Library, Tues. October 1, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Joy Steele’s ground-breaking book was born of her own curiosity about “Oak Island gold,” and her application of historical research to the mystery caused quite a stir among treasure hunters, historians, archaeologists and folks just plain interested in what was and is going on there.
Among the people “interested” are many who in the past studied, explored and written about Oak Island. One of those people is professional geologist Gordon Fader, whose expertise has been sought out over the years by numerous explorers, treasure hunters, consultants and researchers whose names appear frequently throughout Joy’s enquiries and books, and many others.
"All Alone Again" with Carolyn MacIsaac
Pictou Library, Wed. October 2, 1:30pm-4:00pm
Join Author Carolyn MacIsaac as she reads from her new book All Alone Again, the story of her father, Joseph Payne, one of the British Home Children.
"Awful Kind: The Story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island" with Sarah Underwood
New Glasgow Library, Tues. October 8, 7:00pm-8:00pm
All welcome to join us, for the monthly meeting of the Pictou County Roots Society. Tonight, Sarah Underwood will present her book and tell us about some of the British Home Children who came to Prince Edward Island between 1893-1930.
"Are You Kidding Me?!" with Lesley Crewe
New Glasgow Library, Wed. October 16, 7:00pm-8:00pm
For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe’s finest newspaper columns are collected in one place. Are You Kidding Me?! is a side-splitting, heartwarming, Cape Breton–flavoured celebration of the little things.
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.
Public Presentation: Building a Pictou County Cultural Hub
Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00pm deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street, Pictou
Please join us at the deCoste Centre for a public presentation of the project plans to build the new Pictou Library, with the deCoste Performing Arts Centre (a Pictou County Culture Hub). All are welcome to attend!
For more information, visit www.CultureHubPC.ca, or contact Eric Stackhouse, at Regional Library Headquarters, 1-902-755-6031 or toll-free 1-866-779-7761.