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At the Library - Trecia Schell

As the snow banks disappear and spring flowers dare to peek at the sunshine - gardeners’ thoughts turn to outdoor projects. The library has lots of helpful books and gardening magazines on hand to inspire; all you need is your free library card to borrow them.

Following are a few examples:

• ‘Atlantic coastal gardening: Growing inspired, resilient plants by the sea’ by Denise Adams (2014).

• ‘Audubon birdhouse book: Building, placing, and maintaining great homes for great birds’ by Margaret A. Barker (2013).

• ‘The vegetable gardener’s book of building projects: Raised beds, cold frames, compost bins, planters, plant supports, trellises, harvesting and storage aids’ (eBook, 2011) by Kevin Ayer.

• ‘Plant breeding for the home gardener: How to create unique vegetables & flowers’ by Joseph Tychonievich (2013).

• ‘Cure unknown: Inside the Lyme epidemic’ by Pamela Weintraub (2013).

• ‘Dogscaping: Creating the perfect backyard & garden for you and your dog’ (eBook, 2011) by Tom Barthel.


… “There were poets in our library!”

As last week wrapped up, we bid a sad adieu to Sheree Fitch, our Writer-in-Residence at the library. On behalf of all our library patrons and staff, we would like to extend “a very big thank you, Sheree” for being our inspiring community poet, writer, wordsmith mentor and passionate advocate for literacy and education. We will continue to follow your adventures at www.shereefitch.com

Sheree has been invited to give a public poetry reading at the Town of New Glasgow town hall council chambers on Monday, April 14 (6 p.m.) to celebrate National Poetry Month. All are welcome.


Easter hours and Easter treats

Just before the Easter weekend begins, all are welcome to join us at the Pictou Library for a special after school eggstravaganza on Thursday, April 17 (at 4:30 p.m.) for a puppet show, “The Monster who loved Easter Eggs.”

Over the Easter weekend, please note that all library branches and Regional Library Headquarters will be closed on Good Friday (April 18). The New Glasgow library will be closed on the Easter Sunday (April 20), and Regional Library Headquarters will be closed on Easter Monday (April 21).

All library branches are open for regular hours on Saturday, April 19 - with a whole basket of family programs on throughout the day!

Crafty Saturdays at the River John Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An all-day Easter Egg Hunt at the Trenton Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Imagination Saturdays at the Stellarton Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Easter craft and Bingo at the Pictou Library at 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter Scavenger Hunt starting at 1:30 p.m.


Food for fines!

Just like the Easter Bunny, the Library’s “Food for Fines” program is only here for a short while, until April 30, 2014.  If you have a few pesky overdue fines sitting on your library account, now is the time to clear them up with a few good quality non-perishable food donations at the library for the Food Bank. For each non-perishable food donation we receive during April, the library will forgive $3 of your overdue fees.


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: Pictou Library, Regional Library Headquarters, River John Library Trenton Library Stellarton Library Food Bank

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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