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At the Library - Trecia Schell

Coming up in June at the library, we have several programs with guest speakers (from professionals to hobbyists) to share their passion for art - from nature photography to fine arts, family puppet shows and 3D movies, to 18th century historical mysteries that cross the ocean.


Going to the birds? 

Have you ever wondered just how to capture the perfect picture of our fine-feathered friends on the fly? Join us for an evening presentation, on “The Art of Bird Photography” with Cliff Sandeson hosted by the Pictou County Naturalists Society on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the New Glasgow Public Library. Mr. Sandeson is a retired teacher from the Truro area, who has always enjoyed nature and nature photography. This evening, he will share an illustrated presentation his 11 tips for taking those great shots – by covering the nuts-and-bolts topics from what equipment is necessary, to camera settings.


Moving Cities: an art showcase 

We welcome back a recent NSCAD-Community Artist-in-Residence program alumnus, Jimmy Sloan – to share with us his latest project “Moving Cities” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 in the Community Room of the New Glasgow Public Library. As a visual artist, in his presentation Mr. Sloan will answer the questions “What is a painting?”, and more importantly, “How is a painting, a painting?” through showcasing his current work-in-progress.


Family fun

On the small stage at the Pictou Public Library, we will have a double-feature presentation of two family-favorite puppet shows, “Booker is Back!” followed by “The Case of the Disappearing Books!” on Thursday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Not for the faint-of-heart on the big screen at the New Glasgow Library, we invite you to take a “Walk with the Dinosaurs” in 3D on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

"Walking with Dinosaurs 3-D" is described as “the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state-of-the-art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.”


History + Fiction = The Maze

Author and historian, A.J.B. Johnston will be by for two Thursday evenings in June with readings of his second book “The Maze” (in a quartet of novels that explore the interplay of ambition, longing and betrayal in various settings in 18th-century France, England and Nova Scotia). The first novel in the set, “Thomas, A Secret Life” was published by Cape Breton University Press in 2012. Mr. Johnston will discuss his transition from historian to novelist, and talk about where the unfolding series of period fiction is coming from — and going to.

Readings will be held at the Pictou Library on June 12 at 7 p.m., and at the River John Library on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. The author will have copies of the book available for purchase.


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Organizations: New Glasgow Library, Pictou County Naturalists Society, Pictou Library NSCAD-Community Artist Cape Breton University Press River John Library

Geographic location: Truro, France, England Nova Scotia

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