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Fall fun at the library


Although the promise of summer has passed, the fall season brings the adventure of crisp new beginnings – and fun new programs at the library!

All are welcome to join us, we have something for everyone. Our regular weekly and monthly programs are starting up this week, and next. Full program details and brochures are available at each of our library branches, and also online in the PARLevents calendar at www.parl.ns.ca.

You can view the entire list of all library programs, everywhere (if you don’t want to miss anything) or search the events calendar by local library location, by simply clicking on the tabs or buttons located above the table of events.

 

Gone to the birds! Robie W. Tufts: His Work and Legacy

In our third installment of special programs about books featured in the 150BooksNS.ca project, we welcome Mark Elderkin, Endangered Species Biologist with the NS Department of Natural Resources to the New Glasgow Library on Tuesday Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.  Mark will share with us personal stories and adventures shared with the eminent ornithologist and naturalist, Dr. Robie W. Tufts, the author of the “Birds of Nova Scotia”.

 

Rock on! Create your own Rock Art.

Also back for the new programming season, Community Café at 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Westville Library. This month, on Sept. 6, join the library as we get crafty and creative with rocks by doing this DIY craft; a flower created out of rocks on repurposed wood! A beautiful creation to warm up any wall, a great keepsake to make of summer walks on the beach (and a great gift idea too!). All welcome to drop by and join us. Coffee and light snacks served.

 

Harvest time

If you’re in the midst of tidying up your garden, or found a great buy on some local fresh fruits and veggies and wondering how to keep all that delicious nutritious goodness - we do have some handy books with helpful tips and suggestions to make your home preserves the best ever. Following are just a few suggestions, “The Complete Preserving Book” by the Canadian Living Test Kitchen (2012), “Foolproof Preserving: a guide to small patch jams, jellies, pickles, condiments, and more” by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen (2016),  and “Preserving by the Pint : quick seasonal canning for small spaces” by the author of “Food in Jars”, Marisa McClellan (2014).

And a true Nova Scotia classic, for its great recipes, comfort food, insightful commentary and local stories, “Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens: a collection of traditional Nova Scotia recipes and the stories of the people who cooked them” by Marie Nightingale. It is ‘the original NS kitchen party’ - captured in a book. “Out of Old NS Kitchens” is the most popular Nova Scotian cookbook, ever, with several editions since its original publication in 1970.

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.

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