At the Library - Steven MacLean
Over the years that we have been offering the Seniors’ Café at our New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville branches, we have found that one of the more popular topics has been guests who share personal life stories. In keeping with this theme, our first program of the year for the Seniors’ Café at the New Glasgow Public Library on Monday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. will be Jan Bent-Keefe as she offers her light-hearted talk, “Music-Horses-Gardens-Crime Prevention - How are these related?".
After an absence of 30-years from Pictou County, while living on the West Coast of Canada, Jan recently drove back to Nova Scotia with two of her beloved horses in tow. As the new Coordinator for Pictou County Crime Prevention Association, she will intersperse stories of that coast-to-coast adventure and her new life in Pictou County with tips on crime prevention. As well, she will have ‘Blue Vial of Life’ containers and various brochures available.
Looking ahead into the fall, the next guest speaker at the next New Glasgow Library Café for Monday, Oct. 29 will be Phil Stewart, publisher and editor of the Seniors’ Advocate newspaper. He will talk about the Seniors Advocate’s 30 years of business, sharing his stories from the world of media and publishing. Making the best of the morning, he will also ask what his readers enjoy about the newspaper and what they would like to see on its pages in the future.
At our other libraries, the Senior’s Café usually takes place in Pictou on the third Monday of the month while at Westville, it usually occurs the second Monday of the month. Each program begins at 10 a.m., offers light refreshment and full access to all library services.
More Stories to Tell
Presentations of the NFB Club continue at the River John Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:15 p.m. will offer a free screening of the widely acclaimed, multiple award-winning documentary, "Stories We Tell". Written and directed by the darling of Canada’s film industry, Sarah Polly, the 2012 film uses masterful techniques to reveal a family secret that expertly demonstrates how versions of “the truth” can exist within one narrative.
Pictou Puppet Parade
Wee fans of felt characters can catch a puppet show at the Pictou Public Library the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. Always imaginative, the staff will offer their take on Little Miss Muffet, the Three Little Pigs and the Billy Goats Gruff in their presentation of, “Meet the Fairy Tale Characters”.
The collecting of currency, which includes coins, tokens, paper money and similar objects, is one of the oldest hobbies known to exist. If you have an interest in starting your own collection, or have or could use some assistance identifying an item, consider dropping by the New Glasgow Public Library to meet collector, Bob Johnson as he delivers his talk, "Starting a Coin Collection “on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
Johnson invites the public to join him as he offers advice on starting a collection while touching on his interest of Canadian silver coins, Newfoundland decimal coins and Nova Scotian tokens.