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Community Cafes for September
Wed, September 4, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join Simon Aucoin to learn more about maps, mapmaking, and early Canadian history.
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: Folded Paper bookmarks with Gina
Wed, September 4, 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, learn how to make beautiful folded paper bookmarks, with Gina! We have a variety of love paper to choose from. All supplies are provided. Light refreshments will be served too. All are welcome to drop-in and join us.
Nova Scotian Gaelic Milling Frolic with Robyn Carrigan: The Power of Songs
Saturday, May 18th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library
Please join us for a fun, lively, musical Nova Scotian Gaelic Milling Frolic and help us celebrate Gaelic Nova Scotia Month this May.
Refreshments: Tea and cookies served. This event is free of charge
Come enjoy the songs, rhythms and social life of a Milling Frolic. Cloth from a loom needed to shrink and tighten (fulling) before being usable and traditionally this was accomplished by soaking the cloth, beating it on a table top by a party of singers, raising their voices to the milling songs, accompanied by a sip of tea or other refreshments to sustain the action. Come join Bean an Taighe, Robyn Carrigan, at the table. Instruction is provided. No experience with Gaelic or singing required! All are welcome to participate with a simple chorus, present a song or just observe.
The songs, tunes and rhythms of the music from Gaelic Nova Scotia are deeply tied to the Gaelic language. Gaelic song traditionally accompanied every work activity, special occasion and function with song, all day, every day. Gaelic culture also enjoys a rich Bardic tradition, with compositions unique to our region, reaching back through our lines to Scotland. This ancient language song culture is still vibrant and evolving in the 21st Century.
For more information, please contact the Regional Library Programming Department, (902) 755-6031.
Nordic Walking Group
Nordic walking is one of Canada's fastest growing fitness activities. Walking with poles creates a full body workout which comes with many health benefits!
Join Pictou Recreation and Parks every Friday Morning at 10:00am at the Pictou Library for a Nordic Walking Group. Poles and instructions are provided free of charge.
For more information drop by or call the Pictou Library (902) 485-5021.
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.
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!