Coming up this month of April, the library has lots of great programs for the young, and the young at heart!
We invite you to wander in and try something new. There are painting and embroidery workshops, great Canadian movies and amazing documentary films celebrating Earth Day, a Gold Rush romance – and poetic displays that will invite you to participate, too.
Due to overwhelming response, we have added two more folk art painting workshops with local artist, Carolyn Bedford, coming up on Saturday, April 6 at the Stellarton Library (902-755-1638) and Saturday, April 13 at Pictou Library (902-485-5021). And local NSCAD Artist-in-Residence Sarah Mosher will also be by to offer Beginners’ Embroidery workshops at the Stellarton Library on Saturday, April 13, and Pictou Library on Wednesday, April 24. All workshop materials are provided, and space is limited. Please call the library to register for all four of these workshops (for ages 14-plus).
We have an incredible line-up of films on the big screens at the library, thanks to community partnerships with the NFB and REELCanada. For Earth Day, will be showing Metatmorphosis on Thursday, April 11 at 6:15 p.m. at River John Library and at New Glasgow Library on May 7. The NFB documentary is being hailed as “A poem for the planet... takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another... Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.”
And for National Canadian Film Day, we are pleased to show two films. Indian Horse, the 2017 award winning film adaption of the novel by Richard Wagamese, will be at the New Glasgow Library on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., and River John Library on Thursday, April 18 at 6:15 p.m. Also, Little Italy, a 2018 light-hearted romantic comedy set in Montreal’s Little Italy, will be on April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Pictou Library, and April 18 at 6 p.m. at Westville Library.
Novelist stops by
Stop the presses! Genevieve Graham, a notable historical romance novelist is stopping by on her book tour for At the Mountain’s Edge, and will be at the New Glasgow Library on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Genevieve is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, and Come from Away. She is passionate about breathing life back into Canadian history through tales of love and adventure. At the Mountain’s Edge is “...a sweeping new historical novel of love, tragedy, and redemption set during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement.”
All are welcome to join us, and Genevieve will have copies of her books available for purchase and signing.
A reminder, for spring cleaning – it’s Amnesty Month at the library. It’s time to “start on a fresh page.” The library is overdue fine-free for the whole month, and is also collecting non-perishable food items for our local food banks. Overdue fines of $3 are forgiven, per donated box, jar, or can! And a friendly reminder too, if you happen to find lost library books, movies, magazines at any time, the library will gladly accept its return. (And you can event return items at any time through our book returns located near the library entrances.) Once lost items are received, the library will gladly refund the lost item fees charged. We are just happy to have our library items returned.
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Trecia Schell is Community Services Librarian, and Branch Librarian - Books-by-Mail, River John, Stellarton and Trenton Public libraries