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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.
Love for the Ages - An online dating information session for older adults
Wednesday, June 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the New Glasgow Library
Join our guest speaker Vania MacMillan for an informal talk about online dating, safety, website options, setting up your profile, and other safe practices too!
Whether you're looking for friendship, romance (or both) - connecting online is becoming a popular way to meet people, especially for those re-entering the dating scene. This is a good opportunity to learn more in a relaxed setting.
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 June
Wednesday, June 6th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Antigonish Library
'Realism in Art' video by Peter Murphy with commentary by Anna Syperek - 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, Join us for a talk on Realism in Art, a video by Peter Murphy with commentary by Anna Syperek.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ Westville Library
'A Safari in Botswana' with speaker Kelley Cavan - Ever wonder what happens on a safari? Join this month's speaker Kelley Cavan as she talks about the safari she went on, animals she saw, and her experience traveling to Botswana! Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods and is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, all are welcome!
Wednesday, June 13th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ Pictou Library
Heather DeVouge from Whole Home Organizing - Joining us this month is Heather DeVouge from Whole Home Organizing. She's coming to help us with the way we look at space in our homes and it is all about making our lives easier with the way we look at space in our homes, and making our lives easier in a home that is organized and functioning well. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, all are welcome!
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!
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!