Changing seasons means changing programs

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At the Library - Trecia Schell

It’s unmistakable, the little nip in the morning air and the sounds of crickets in the fields all day long. The precious late days of summer are upon us, and with that - the summer programs at the library are winding down too.

The Summer Reading Club was a great success with lots of fun had by all (including staff). Congratulations too to Julia Henderson, the grand prize winner of the new bike donated by Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program and Walmart-New Glasgow for the children’s summer reading program. 

Fall programs for most of our regular weekly programs (ABCs for Babies, Toddletimes, Preschool Storytimes and Afterschool@Library) will begin the week of Sept. 8 and continue until mid-December. All library programs are offered free of charge, all you need to register is a library card (and that’s free too). Program registration is needed for some library programs, due to the limited seating space. For more information, please contact your local library branch or visit online at Printed copies of the new fall programs guide are available at your library.

Next week, the library will welcome our 11th Writer-in-Residence at the library! The details of the writing workshops to be offered are listed in the online library calendar,


Book Chat 

Our monthly book club programs for all ages will begin again in September, including Book Clubs for Adults, Young Readers (Grades 4-6), Teen Readers (ages 13+) and Tween Readers Clubs. New this fall, a book club will begin to meet at the Westville Library on the second Thursday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. (for more information, and to register please contact the library at 396-5022).

Let your imagination soar!

Continuing on Saturdays this fall, the library will have Imagination Saturdays at our library branches in River John and Westville (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Stellarton (from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). All are welcome to drop-by our arts and crafts table to create, try a craft, play a game, and build with LEGOs – as you wish. 

The monthly Crafty Saturday at the Trenton Library will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. September’s theme is Fall. All are welcome to drop in, and try your hand at a nifty craft to take home.

LEGOs @ Library is another fun, family-friendly drop in program. This fall the library has LEGO programs on Tuesday evenings at the Westville Library from 6–8:30 p.m., Thursday’s afterschool at the New Glasgow Library from 3-4:30 p.m., and on the first Saturday of the month at the Pictou Library at 1 p.m.

For the young-at-heart we have two knitting circles meeting at the library this fall. The first meeting of the New Glasgow library Knitting Circle will be on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. A new group will begin this fall at the Pictou Library for the crafty types (knitting and crocheting) on Thursday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 11. Both programs are drop-in, with no pre-registration required.

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

Organizations: Reading Club, Walmart-New Glasgow, Westville Library Book Clubs for Adults Pictou Library Trenton Library New Glasgow Library

Geographic location: River John, New Glasgow

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