At the Library - Steve MacLean
The New Glasgow Public Library will host a reading by internationally recognized author, Alissa York, on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. as she reads from her novel, “Fauna”.
The award-wining a writer is taking part in a province-wide tour for the One Book Nova Scotia program, which asks readers of all ages to enjoy the same book at the same time to promote a tradition of reading. The public are encouraged to join us in welcoming York to our town along with event co-sponsors, the NSCC Pictou Campus Library.
Set in Toronto, “Fauna” explores how we relate to the animals we share our world with.
York is the author of two other novels, “Mercy” and “Effigy” and a collection of short stories, “Any Given Power”. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Are you a youth looking for other fans of modern board games to play with? The New Glasgow Public Library will hold a new games night beginning on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. for youth ages 13 and up. The organizers hope enough fans of multiplayer games show up to make a games night a regular occurrence at the library every second Thursday with a new game featured each evening. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate and no prior knowledge of the games are required.
On the first night the hosts will offer the colony-building game, “The Settlers of Catan”. Developed in Germany a decade ago, this strategy game has swept the boarding world to attract a generation of new fans and win multiple awards in the process.
After the success of our first Armchair Travelers at the Pictou Library in September the bar has been set high for this new monthly program that features guests sharing their stories and photos from around the globe. Fortunately - after some gentle persuasion - multi-talented writer Monica Graham has stepped up for our next evening on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. with her talk, “Northward Ho!”
Known for her engaging storytelling skills, Graham will offer tales and photos distilled from four trips to the Yukon, including a stay at Burton House as Writer in Residence.
For our patrons following the ongoing additions to www.NovaStory.com, the latest entry is "Ladies Auxiliary Aberdeen Hospital Receipts", a collection of receipts, member lists, financial and general auxiliary reports ranging from 1902 to 1961.
Our library branches and the Library headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 14. As usual, you can still use our online library services at www.parl.ns.ca, track us on Facebook or Twitter and our book return boxes never close.