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Community Café programs for March
Our Senior's Café is now the Community Café! PARL is pleased to continue providing the same quality programming, including music, special guests and speakers, light refreshments, and an inclusive, welcoming space for our community.
Community Café - Wednesday, March 1 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Antigonish Library. This month, join us for a screening of 'Noel Un-Corked' by Peter Murphy and a celebration of Irish culture. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please call 902-863-4276.
Community Café - Wednesday, March 1 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the Westville Library. speaker Liya Robertson and her mother Ramzia Akhmetova (formerly of Ufa, the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia) will be in to talk about Russian culture and traditions, and the significance International Women's Day (IWD) has for many who call Russia home. They will share photos of their home city and serve samples of the traditional dish, pelmeni, demonstrating how they are made! Snacks & light refreshments provided. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please call 902-396-5022.
Seniors Now - Thursday, March 9 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm at the New Glasgow Library. This month Barb Smith, Senior Safety Officer and Executive Director with the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association will be speaking to Frauds and Scams, keeping yourself safe and safeguards when it comes to sharing personal information.
For more information, or for program suggestions, please call 902-752-8233 or 902-755-6031.
Community Café - Wednesday, March 15 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm at the Pictou Library. Join the library as local speakers share their expertise on various topics - tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided. All are welcome! This month, Eric Stackhouse will be taking us on a picturesque tour of Ireland. He's also bringing along some Irish tea, soda bread and other favourites of the Irish folk! For more information, or to make a program suggestion, please contact 902-485-5021.
Conversation Circle with MAPC
New Glasgow Library @ 6:30pm. January 11th & 25th, February 8th & 22nd Do you want to practice your English? Or meet new people in your community? Then join us at the Conversation Circle in the New Glasgow Library. At each gathering a member of the Multicultural Association of Pictou County will host a group conversation to help newcomers improve their language skills. Light refreshments will be available!
MARITIME CENTRE FOR AFRICAN DANCE PRESENTS: a live Traditional and modern African Dance & Drumming workshop
Thu, March 23, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Westville Public Library
Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, enjoy an hour and a half with the Maritime Centre for African Dance with live Traditional and modern African Dance and live African Drumming. This workshop is hosted by MCAD Instructors and is open to ALL ages!!! Come out and try it, as we celebrate African Heritage Month together. All are welcome!
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
Pictou Library, Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to speak Gaelic? A small group of people with interest in speaking Gaelic are planning a weekly get together every Thursday at 6:30pm to see if there are any others that would like to meet regularly to share their love of the language. For more information, please call (902) 485-5021.
Silver Surfers Computer Club 3rd Wednesday of the month 2:00pm at the Westville Public Library
Burning questions about technology? Save them for us as we tackle topics ranging from how to use your new tablet, to taking the perfect photo with your smartphone or electronic device! Questions are welcome, as we learn more about how to use technology to our advantage. Join us
February 15th - Rocket Languages
March 15th - How to listen to music online
April 19th - eBooks, audios, & eMagazines - oh my!
For more information please call 902 396-5022.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's 'Heart to Heart' event with guest speakers Dr. Angie Kolen from St. FX University & Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Thu, June 16, 5pm – 7pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library Public Library
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to creating healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Join them for a 'Heart to Heart' to share your stories and learn how the Heart and Stroke Foundation is creating survivors. Guest speakers will be Dr. Angie Kolen, St. Francis Xavier University and Claire MacLean, Heart & Stroke Foundation.
For more information please contact the library at (902) 863-4276.
The Cal Best Project, touring exhibit. The exhibit will be featured February 19-27 at the River John Library.
In honor of African Heritage Month, all are welcome to join us at the library and experience "The Cal Best Project", a touring exhibit on display celebrating a local hero, James Calbert Best (the son of Carrie Best). The exhibit is on display courtesy of the Workers History Museum and the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Atlantic (PSAC).
About the Exhibit:
"The Cal Best Project" celebrates the life and legacy of this extraordinary activist with a travelling exhibition that includes a documentary (Simply the Best), multi-panel bilingual educational display, and panel discussion. From his early days as a reporter covering the controversial Viola Desmond case to his tenure as Canada’s first Black High Commissioner, Best’s efforts are brought to life through interviews, archival footage, and contemporary news accounts. A special focus on Best’s commitment to a more inclusive public service examines his efforts as co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada (the precursor to today’s Public Service Alliance of Canada) and highlights the debt that thousands of Canadian public servants owe him even today.
The WHM’s explorations into Cal Best’s life started small, using parts of a panel discussion with PSAC Founders to look at the life and career of Cal Best. We soon discovered that what we knew was only the tip of the iceberg. As Arthur Carkner, coordinator of the project, recalls, "We learned about his early struggles with racism, his Nova Scotia achievements, about his mother, Carrie Best. Best’s role in immigration, amateur sport, senior positions in various government departments ending in being Canada’s first Black High Commissioner (ambassador) gradually came to light, and we continue to learn more."
Cal Best’s story is one we should not forget. By bringing "The Cal Best Project" to audiences across the country, we can ensure that more Canadians learn about this remarkable figure in our shared history.