New light on old stories…

At the Library - Trecia Schell

Published on June 15, 2014

Several new collections of historical items have been added to our online digital collection in the Pictou County Books, Documents and Pamphlets Collection of - “Along the Shores of Little Harbour” compiled by Marie Cullen,x “Avondale and it’s people” by Hazel G. Cameron, “Community Centre, 1943-1959, Pictou, N.S.” compiled by Lynn Wisener Naylor, and “The Delaney Family of Churchville, Nova Scotia” compiled by Nancy Delaney Nawiochyk.

NovaStory is a partnership between Nova Scotia public libraries, the Nova Scotia Community Access Program and our communities. This summer, NSCAP has several research projects in development.


Speaking of NSCAP and the summer, there are several summer student positions to be filled at NSCAP sites in Pictou County, including the Stellarton, Westville and Pictou Libraries. For more information and to apply, please call your local public library or visit us online at


Tall tales, on the small stage

All are welcome to join us at the Pictou Library on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. on June 19 for a double-feature puppet show - "The Dragon's Hunt" and "The Elephant's Sneeze!" (For the second show, you may want to bring a really big Kleenex, or wear a raincoat!). For more information please contact the Pictou Library (485-5021).

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another planet? Then this fun-filled animated family movie may be just the ticket for you. The Friday Night Family Movies at the New Glasgow Library wraps up the season on Friday, June 20 with a 6:30 p.m. screening of “Planet 51.” Astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck. The details about our summer line-up of movies are soon to be released, please stay tuned.


New library staff!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to two new staff members who have joined us this week. Holly MacLean is our new Community Outreach Assistant for Pictou County, and Debbie Clark is our new Heritage Reference Clerk at the New Glasgow Library.


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