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Community Cafes for October
Community Cafe presents "Run, Benny, Run", an author reading with Gary Chisholm
Wed, October 3, 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 we welcome local author, Gary Chisholm, to share his book, "Run, Benny, Run". We will also be joined by special guest, Benny Lagundzija.
About the book:
The gripping, true story of a brave young man, Benedikt Lagundzija and his family dealing with the horrors of World War Two, in Nazi occupied Yugoslavia. The reader will feel Ben's pain and joy as he escapes and eventually comes to Canada.
Community Cafe presents 'Celebrating Mi'kmaq Heritage Month' with Tonya Francis (tea, coffee and light snacks provided)
Wed, September 12, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Westville Library
Join us as this month, with special guest, Tonya Francis as we celebrate Mi'kmaq Heritage Month together. Experience Mi'kmaq history and culture which honors their rich tradition, values and way of life. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served, for more information or for speaker suggestions call (902) 396-5022. All are welcome!
Cemetery Walk - Registration Required!
Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th, 7:00pm at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Pictou
Join St. Clair Prest, and a cast of characters on a historic walk through Laurel Hill Cemetery (locally known as "The Olde Burying Grounds"), and visit the resting place of some of the most notable residents of the Town of Pictou.
Be sure to bring a flashlight, a friend, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Registration is required (limited to 30 participants).
For more information and to register, please contact the Pictou Library at (902) 485-5021.
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
September is Library Card Month
A library card is the most important school supply of all!
Libraries empower all people to pursue their interests, discover their passions and achieve their highest potential as learners and citizens. Library programs serve students of all ages, from early literacy to homework help, lending GED resources to providing life-long learning opportunities. Libraries bring communities together, creating welcoming, accessible and inclusive spaces for all ages, and abilities – and are constantly transforming and expanding their services to meet the needs of the communities they serve.
It’s time to sign up for the one card that everyone should have – a library card! It’s free, and easy to do. Please drop by your local library branch, click here to sign up online, or give us a call, 902-755-6031 or toll-free at 1-866-779-7761.
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.
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!