Our Earth Hour

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Each year at this time, the Pictou - Antigonish Regional Library co-sponsors a public program with the Town of New Glasgow to mark Earth Hour.

The annual event at the New Glasgow library Community Room melds live music with environmental awareness for the entertainment and education of those attending. Hosted by Carlton Munroe of the Town of New Glasgow, the informal evening offers families and concerned citizens an opportunity to view a documentary film appropriate for the occasion.

This year the event will be held on March 29 at 7 p.m. Munroe will introduce ECMA nominee Jim Dorie, as he shares a few of his folk songs.  Following the live music, there will be a screening of the Nova Scotia produced documentary, "Turning A Green Leaf."

In recognition of Earth Hour, lights at the library and Town of New Glasgow-owned facilities will be turned off or dimmed at 8:30 p.m. 


Chess knight at library

After being cancelled due to a snow storm back in January, the program on chess with guest speaker Don Bidgood will take place March 26 at 6 p.m. in the New Glasgow Public Library. Chess players of all ages and experience are invited once again to come out and meet Bidgood as he offers an informal talk on the game.

For those patrons who inquired about the program, thankfully, interest has not waned, and we are anticipating a large turnout to welcome him to our library. It is hoped there will be enough interest in the room to form the nucleus of an ongoing chess club to meet at the library.

It you have a passion for chess and are interested in taking part in organizing this endeavour, please contact our Programming Department at 755-6031.


Book search made easy

Having a problem finding a newly published book you just heard someone recommend? Or maybe you can’t locate a best-seller from last year’s must-read list? If this is an indication of how busy your life is, your public library can help you find a book or other material by using our “Can’t Find It” option. Located on our home page (www.parl.ns.ca) in the upper right corner, this quick link opens 
a page with a few information fields for you to fill out. After that we do the rest by checking for it in our existing collection or in other collections around the province. Failing that, we will consider purchasing the item.  In the end, patrons catch up with their reading, all thanks to using their free library card.


New hours no joke

April Fool’s Day falls on Tuesday, April 1, this year, the same day new hours of operation at the Westville Public Library go into effect. The small changes mean, beginning on this date, the new open hours will be as follows: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. - noon, 2 - 5 p.m., Thursday, 2 - 8 p.m., Friday, 9a.m. - noon, 2 - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10a.m. - 3 p.m. 

It is hoped that these changes will better serve the changing needs of our patrons.  For more information regarding programs at the Westville library, you can speak to one of the helpful staff by dialling 369-5022.

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.


Steven MacLean is Community Outreach Assistant at Pictou Antigonish Regional Library

Organizations: Antigonish Regional Library, New Glasgow Public Library, Find It Westville Public Library

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

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