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At the Library - Trecia Schell

Was one of your resolutions to learn something new, or to try something different?

Well, the library can help with that.

Beginning this week, all of our regular weekly scheduled programs have started up from ABCs for Babies, Toddletimes to Preschool Storytimes, Afterschool @Library, and LEGOs @Library too.

Our monthly programs include Book Clubs for Young Readers, Tweens, Teens and Adults too, plus some Seniors Cafes, Seniors Now!, LEGOS @Library, Armchair Travellers and Friday Night Family Movies.

All library programs are free, although some programs may require pre-registration (due to limited seating) so please contact your local library, call the Programming department at Library Headquarters (755-6031) or visit us online at www.parl.ns.ca for more information.

A few of our special programs this week include: 

Seniors Café at the Westville Library (Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2:30 p.m.) is “Finding your Roots!” with Karen MacLeod, our Research & Reference Clerk at the New Glasgow Library. Karen will offer her advice on how to navigate the Ancestry.com website and start researching your family tree using library resources.

Armchair Travellers at the Pictou Library (Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.) welcomes the McNeill family, Frank, Eileen, Sean & Beth as they show and tell us about their trip to England including Wimbleton, the British Open, the birth of Prince George and the heat wave.

Friday Night Family Movies at the New Glasgow Library (Friday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.) feature this week is “Turbo” from the makers of “Madagascar” and “King Fu Panda”.  “Turbo” is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500.


Gadget Help!

If you were lucky enough to receive a new computer tablet, iPad, e-reader or something else very techy, and have not quite figured out how to master the use of it, then the C@P interns at the library can help you. We have three C@P interns at our libraries in Pictou County who can arrange to have personal mentoring appointments with you (and your new device), to help you set-up and use your nifty new electronic gadget. 

Please call the library to make an appointment:

New Glasgow Library (752-8233) - Chris Kennedy (Wednesdays 12-7:30 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Pictou Library (485-5021) - Sabrina Gladney (Tuesdays 5-9 p.m., Thursdays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays 9-5 p.m.)

River John Library (351-2599) – Laura-May Armstrong (Mondays 2-4:00 and 5-8 p.m., Wednesdays 3-8 p.m., Saturdays 1-5 p.m.)

NFB Film Club @Library

NFB Film Club @Library has two features this month. The New Glasgow Library will screen "Not Criminally Responsible" (2013, 99 minutes) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Directed by four-time Emmy® award winner John Kastner, “NCR: Not Criminally Responsible” offers a timely and provocative examination of violence and mental illness, and the rights of victims. With unprecedented access to the patient, the victim, and the mental institution, the film looks at both sides of the debate and puts a human face on the complex ethical issues raised. 

The River John Library will show the popular documentary "Bad Coyote" (2013, 51 minutes) on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:15 p.m. A hybrid type of coyote, thought to be part wolf, has migrated to Eastern Canada. Increasing media coverage and reports of coyote attacks and sightings prompts the provincial government to issue a controversial bounty for dead coyotes. The central irony is not lost: this new breed, called a “coywolf” by some, has replaced a wolf population previously driven out by predatory humans.

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.

Organizations: New Glasgow Library, Pictou Library, Programming department Library Headquarters Westville Library River John Library NFB Indianapolis 500 NCR

Geographic location: England, Prince George, Madagascar Pictou County Eastern Canada

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