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Community Cafes for March
Community Cafe presents: Mindfulness Eating
Wed, March 4, 2pm – 3pm, Antigonish Town & County Library
Join us for a session on Mindful Eating, and enjoy a fresh snack. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served too. For more information or to suggest a speaker, please call the Antigonish Library, (902) 863-4276.
Community Cafe Presents: Learn & Create Memories, with Andrea
Wed, March 4, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
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. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions, please call the Westville Library, (902) 396-5022. All are welcome!
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).
Each One, Teach One Financial Literacy Series, is an innovative financial literacy series designed to deliver basic financial skills workshops in community settings.
Join us at your local Library for these informative FREE workshops!
Identity Theft & Fraud Protection - with Kim MacDonald
Friday, March 6th, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Stellarton Library
Wednesday, March 25th, 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Pictou Library
This session will cover
How thieves steal and use your personal information
Tips to keep your financial and personal information safe
What to do if you're the victim of fraud or identity theft
Why Filing Taxes in Canada is a Good Idea - with Kim MacDonald
Wednesday, March 11th, 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Pictou Library
Thursday, March 12th, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the New Glasgow Library
This session will cover
How income taxes are used
Why it makes sense to file your tax return, even if you don't owe money
Benefits available to lower-income tax-payers in Canada
RRSPs & TFSAs (Retirement & Tax Free Savings Accounts) - with Kim MacDonald
Thursday, March 26th, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the New Glasgow Library
This session will cover
The benefits of using RRSPs and TFSAs
How to decide whether to invest in an RRSP, a TFSA or both
The different kinds of RRSP and TFSA products (with no sales pitch!)
Financial Wellness for Seniors - with Kim MacDonald
Friday, March 27th, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Stellarton Library
This session will cover
What seniors financial abuse is
How to recognize if you or a loved one is being taken advantage of
Advanced planning tools to protect yourself or loved ones
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.