At the Library - Steven MacLean
Libraries in our region have a full slate of activities for young patrons and their families this March Break week.
One event our young patrons will not want to miss is the Live Science Show at the New Glasgow Public Library on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. The Discovery Centre crew are back with another free, hands-on demonstration with their theme, Up! Join them for an interactive afternoon of learning about things that float, lift and fly including helicopter balloons, rocket balloons, rocket launchers and more.
Programs running the entire week for the enjoyment of our young patrons include a St. Patrickâs Day drawing contest at the Pictou Library, a scavenger hunt for leprechaun's treasure at the Stellarton and Trenton Libraries where kids can pick up a list of clues at the circulation desk to look for hidden Leprechaun's Treasure in the library to receive prizes. Also at the Trenton Library, the theme for the arts and crafts table is Alice in Wonderland, where kids can drop by at anytime to make a craft, from teacups to pocket watches.
Adding to the fun, the New Glasgow Library staff have devised the visual contest for kids, âGuess Whoâ? Participants can view ten silhouettes of popular childrenâs book characters and enter their guesses on a ballot to win prizes donated by the Adopt a Library Literacy Program. Thanks go out to members of the Young Readerâs Club who drew the silhouettes.
For a complete listing of March Break events and times, please visit our online calendar at www.parl.ns.ca.
A place to discuss seniorâs issues
In keeping with the libraryâs mandate of providing a public place for the dispersal of information and discussion, the next Seniorsâ Now program of the New Glasgow Public Library will look at the rising rates of problem gambling among seniors on Thursday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. Helping to shed light on the situation will be volunteer members of Community Links who will perform skits portraying real-life situations.
Seniors are invited to make this monthly program a part of their schedule to join in open discussions that are a regular part of these afternoon presentations.
For readers following our regular additions to our NovaStory site, this week we have something for genealogical researches under the heading, âPictou Island Pioneer Cemetery and Sutherland Presbyterian Church Cemetery Pictou Island.â You can view this new entry and lots more at the online digital collection at www.novastory.ca.
Ivany Report pubic session
While the last week of April is long way in the future, given recent concerns with economy, we would like to mention the New Glasgow Public Library will be hosting a public information session panel discussion on the Ivany Report on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Details are being finalized at this time and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
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.