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Community Cafes for September
Community Cafe presents 'The Early History of Mount Cameron Farm and Dutch Immigration' with speaker Garry Fleuren (snacks and light refreshments served)
Wed, September 5, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join us for a variety of speakers along with some tea, coffee and light snacks! All are welcome. For more information or to suggest a speaker, call (902) 863-4276. This month Garry Fleuren will give a local history presentation on the early history of Mount Cameron farm and Dutch immigration.
Community Cafe presents 'Making a Candle Mat' with Debbie Greene (tea, coffee and light snacks provided)
Wed, September 12, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
Join us as we host this monthly program with a variety of speakers talking about various topics! This month, Debbie Greene from Atlantic Fabrics will be in to show us how to make a candle mat and decorate for Autumn. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions call (902) 396-5022. All are welcome!
LGBTQ+ Pride Events at PARL!
Rainbow Story Hour for Kids!
Sat, July 7, 1pm – 2pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Please join us at the library for Rainbow Story Hour for children, with songs and stories celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, inclusion and diversity - during LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Please note the venue is wheelchair accessible, and gender neutral washrooms are on site. For more information, please contact the Antigonish Town & County Library: the Peoples' Place Library (902-863-4276).
The New Glasgow Library will be hosting events put on by the Pictou County Rainbow Community all week! These events are open to everyone!
Tue, July 10, 1pm - This workshop will touch on sexual violence towards the LGBTQ2+ population.
"How to be a Good Ally" presentation and panel discussion
Tue, July 10, 4pm - We will explore the role of allies in the community. This workshop will consist of an interactive presentation and discussion. A panel consisting of members of the LGBTQ2+ community and allies will share experience and field audience questions.
Art Show and Book Presentation
Wed, July 11, 1pm - The Pictou County Rainbow Community will make a public presentation of donated books for the library surrounded by artwork on display from LGBTQ2+ and ally artists!
Sharing our Stories Wed, July 11, 4pm - Members of the LBGTQ2+ Community are invited to share personal stories, poetry and prose.
"Supporting my LGBTQ2+ Child
Thu, July 12, 1pm - Drop - in social for LGBTQ2+ Youth and their family! A panel of LGBTQ2+ youth and parents will share experience and field questions. For more information, call (902) 752-8233.
Understanding Gender Identity and Expression
Thu, July 12, 4pm - Information will be presented from: www.thegenderbook.com. This is a valuable resource for educators and others interested in understanding gender.
Growing Up Queer (ages 9-12, pre-registration required)
Thu, July 12, 6:30pm - Parents! Check out our parent/child workshop on July 12th at 6:30pm at the New Glasgow Library! Growing Up LGBTQ talks about Puberty, Self Esteem and Healthy relationships from the perspective of members of the LGBTQ community. Special topics will include Gender and Pronouns, Gender Identity and Sexuality. Recommended ages: 9-13. To register: email- firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902 867 7097.
"Consent"- Presented by the Women's Resource Centre
Fri, July 13, 1pm - Join us during Pride Week as we host an information session on consent presented by the Pictou County Women’s Resource Centre.
"Last Chance" - NFB Film Club @Library
Sat, July 14, 10:00am - All welcome to join us for a special screening of the NFB documentary film, "Last Chance" (2012 | 1 h 24 min) for Pictou County Pride Week. This feature documentary tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await a decision that will change their lives forever. To view several film clips, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/last-chance/
Programs for Our Littlest Patrons!
These weekly programs begin in mid-September. Contact your local branch or check our online Events Calendar for more details.
ABCs for Babies
Join us for a weekly program for babies (0-18 months) and parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and fun activities.
Join us for a weekly program for toddlers (18 months - 3 yrs) that include stories, songs, games and crafts!
A weekly library program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for stories, crafts, games and more!
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!
Notable Goals, Dedicated Doctors: the story of the Dalhousie Medical School - an author reading with Dr. Jock Murray
Wednesday, September 12th, 7:00 – 8:00pm at the deCoste Entertainment Centre, Pictou
All are welcome to join us for a presentation of "Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors: the story of the Dalhousie Medical School", by local author, Dr. Jock Murray.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
About the book:
Dalhousie Medical School celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018. This is the story of the noble goals of a handful of dedicated doctors who came together at a physician’s office to plan a medical school. They outlined a curriculum, assigned teaching roles, successfully applied to be a medical faculty of Dalhousie College, and began teaching the first class of twelve students. It was not an easy journey, one complicated over the years by war, politics, and natural disaster. In this richly detailed book, Dr. Jock Murray, a former dean of the medical school, looks at the struggles and errors, as well as the triumphs of the school. Filled with over 75 historic photos and dozens of informative sidebars, though aimed primarily at former students and faculty, Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors is an accessible narrative that will appeal to anyone interested in the storied institution’s vast history.
About the author:
Dr. Jock Murray is the former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He was a founder of the Dalhousie MS Research unit. He received many awards for contributions to MS, medical education, medical humanities and medical history, and awarded five honorary degrees. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and received the Order of Nova Scotia. He has been inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Dr. Murray is a graduate of Pictou Academy.
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!