Steven MacLean - At The Library
The latest news on NovaStory, our online database of local history, is how popular it has become with our patrons. Hits on the site rise with each posting in this column, making it one of our most popular online destinations.
With over 80 items now digitized in the Books, Documents and Pamphlets section, the site has become an active reference point for anyone conducting genealogical research from points across North America. Often our Reference Desk at the New Glasgow Public Library receives calls from individuals researching family who can easily be directed to the online site for information.
To find out what the story is for you and read the growing list of material, visit NovaStory on line at http://www.novastory.ca. As for our latest list of newly posted items, the following have been added under Pictou County Books, Documents and Pamphlets: "The Quest of the Ballad" by William Roy MacKenzie, "Ladies Auxiliary Aberdeen Hospital Minute book 1912-1925","Constitution of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Aberdeen Hospital 1939", "Ladies Auxiliary Aberdeen Hospital Executive Minute book 1915-1927", "Pictou Academy Course of Study 1889-1890", "Pictou Academy Course of Study 1890-1891" and "Pictou Academy Course of Study 1894-1895".
New Travel Program Launches
Fill yer boots, bye! It will be a Newfie night at the Pictou Public Library on Thursday, Sept.19 at 7 p.m. as the staff launches the new Armchair Travelers series with recollections of a summer trip to Newfoundland with Sue, Karen and Jean of our Library Headquarters staff. Join this trio of intrepid Duckys (a female friend according to the Newfoundland Dictionary) as they share laughs, pictures, history and culture from their recent journey to “The Rock”.
This new program featuring the travel adventures of county residents will run each third Thursday evening of the month in Pictou and the fourth Thursday in New Glasgow, providing a venue for guest speakers to present their personal view of the people, culture and unforgettable images of our wondrous and diverse world. Destinations included in a season of exploration at the library will take you to Bangkok, New Zealand, China, Peru and more as speakers provide personal view as well as travel advice.
At the New Glasgow Library, the program will run each fourth Thursday of the month, with the first session taking place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. as we journey to Israel with Reverend Doug Pilsworth and his talk, “Paradigm Shift”.
NFB Club Returns
For anyone that has not seen the innovative documentary, “Stories We Tell” by Canadian actress and director, Sarah Polley, the New Glasgow Public Library will offer a screening of the award winner on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. With this evening, the NFB Club @ the Library begins a new season of screening thought-provoking films by Canadians exploring how we look at ourselves and the rest of the world.
For fans of the documentary format in River John, the NFB program occurs each last Thursday of the month, with the above title being shown on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:15. As with all of these films, admission is free and discussion afterward is always welcome. For more information on upcoming library programs, special events and services, please drop by your local library branch, follow us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or visit us online at www.parl.ns.ca.