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At the Library - Trecia Schell

If spring has inspired you to explore your neighbourhood and you were wondering just how far you have travelled in your daily wanderings, each of our libraries have several walkabout pedometer kits available for public borrowing with your library card.

In addition, if you would like to map out your treks in detail, a few of our library CAP sites have GPS units available for borrowing too.


Join us @Library for a sociable walk

The library has four community walks planned during N.S. Walk Day on Wednesday, May 14. We invite you to start your day with us, with a beautiful morning walk through Acadia Park together with a local walking group that will leave the Westville Library shortly after 9 a.m.

Later in the morning, we have a lunchtime stroll along the Pictou harbourfront trail with Rae Gunn (Active Pictou County coordinator) that will leave the Pictou Library promptly at 11:30 a.m. In the mid-afternoon, we have an afterschool hike up to the Allen Park that will leave the Stellarton at 3 p.m.

And to cap off the day, we have a relaxing riverfront stroll along the banks of the River John with local authors Linda Little and Monica Graham that will leave the River John Library shortly after 5 p.m. All are welcome to join us, and light refreshments will be served post-walk at the library.


A Royal welcome!

It’s time to dust off your fascinators and white gloves. Join us, just in time, for the Armchair Travellers series at the Pictou Library on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

The local Monarchists League of Canada are hosting our monthly presentation in May, featuring tips on Royal Protocol, information about the Royal visit to the Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou on May 19, and past Royal visits to the Town of Pictou.

Please note in observance of the Victoria Day holiday, the Regional Library will be closed on Monday, May 19.


BOLO… Murder Mystery sleuths and fans of True Crime

What happens when we apply modern forensic science to some of Canada's oldest and most notorious murders? Join us for a popular presentation by forensic anthropologist and author, Dr. Debra Komar, “Getting away with Murder: rewriting Canada’s bloodiest history, one crime at a time” at the Westville Library on Tuesday, May 20 (6:30 p.m.). 

As part of her talk, Dr. Komar will share excerpts from her book “The Ballad of Jacob Peck” (2014 short-list for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing). Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the reading.


NFB Film Club @Library features in May

We have two great NFB documentaries up for screening in May. "Hi-Ho Mistahey!" (2013, 99 minutes) will be shown at the New Glasgow Library on Wednesday, May 21 (7 p.m.), and tells the story of ‘Shannen’s Dream’. In 2008, 14-year old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for children in her Cree community of Attawapiskat. ‘Shannen’s Dream’ became a national campaign, that reached beyond our boards and all the way to the United Nations in Geneva.

At the River John Library on Thursday, May 29 (6:15 p.m.) we will show "The Wings of Johnny May" (2013, 84 minutes) about Jonny May – the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik  and a legend among his people. The airborne documentary “sweeps us into the northern skies to discover a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.”


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: Westville Library, Pictou Library, River John Library A Royal Monarchists League of Canada Royal Protocol Hector Heritage Quay Regional Library New Glasgow Library United Nations

Geographic location: Pictou County, Acadia Park, Canada Allen Park River John Attawapiskat Geneva Nunavik

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