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Understanding the potential environmental effects of oil and gas development
Environmentalist Mary Gorman will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Pictou County Naturalist Club at the New Glasgow Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. In her talk, “Protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence” Gorman will address longstanding issues surrounding proposed oil and gas exploration in the gulf.
All are welcome to attend this gathering as she makes her case to protect the ecosystems, inshore fishery and tourism from the possible effects of this type of resource development.
Library gets a little spicy for November
The thought of cooler temps getting you down? The New Glasgow Public Library has two programs coming up that could help warm your outlook as winter approaches. The first will be a book presentation, sponsored by the Pictou County Writers’ Group, with Costas Halavrazos on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. as the former CBC Radio on-air personality gives a talk based on his new book, “Seasoned.”
Upon retiring Halavrezoes began a new career as a retailer of spices, earning him the moniker, “The Spiceman.” In the illustrated book, he offers the reader a culinary history and recipe guide using the domestic and exotic spices he trades and has come to appreciate. From cloves, fennel, paprika to Kaffir lime leaves, Moroccan rosebuds or Isot Kurdish black pepper, the pages are full of useful tips on storage and preparation – a perfect gift for the food-lover or cooking enthusiast.
The second program is also involved with food, but only in the figurative sense, as the topic of this program is salsa - as in Latin dancing. Dance instructor, Carla Sinclair invites the fans of TV’s popular dance program to get up of the coach and learn some move of their own with her free session on learning Latin dance basics.
Drop by on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. to discover characteristics of the familiar forms such as, cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, mambo, meringue and salsa.
Grohmann Knives family history
For anyone that missed previous books talks we have hosted with author Bertha Babinec-Grohmann, she will be at the Pictou Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Babinec-Grohmann’s new, self- published book, "The Grohmann Journey to Freedom,” is a fascinating family account of courage and perseverance that details the remarkable personal story of Bertha’s family surviving World War II and immigrating to Canada to produce one of the most recognized knives in the world. Bertha’s amazing ability to recall facts from her youth of Allied bombing raids and hiding from marauding soldiers makes for a gripping and timely presentation during this month of Remembrance.
Check it Out!
The New Glasgow Library now has a self-check machine. Provided you have your library card present, patrons can process materials for borrowing using the new addition, allowing you to avoid the line-up at the circulation desk and get on your way.