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AT THE LIBRARY: Summer fun at the library!

By Trecia Schell
Join us at the library, as this year's Summer Performer Tour presents a variety of performers and artists in various public libraries and locations.  

We have a drawing workshop with artist/cartoonist Mark Oakley at the Stellarton Library on Thursday, July 18 at noon. The workshop is aimed at teaching youth about drawing techniques to start their own cartoons and will include an author reading and discussion, followed by a cartooning workshop (space is limited, and registration is required. For ages 9-18). Mark Oakley is well known for his series graphic novel series Thieves and Kings. For more information, visit his website – www.iboxpublishing.com. For more information, and to register for the workshop, contact the Stellarton Library at 902-755-1638.
And later in the month, we have Mi’kmaw dancer and singer Trevor Gould, who will be joining us to give to presentations about Mi’kmaw culture. Trevor will be at the New Glasgow Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. (drop-in, all welcome), and also the Westville Library on the following day, Wednesday July 31 at 10 a.m. (space is limited; all the library to register 902-396-5022). Trevor Gould is an experienced Mawio'mi (powwow) dancer and singer, who has been performing for more than 20 years. He will share some singing, dancing and drumming. He is the key stories curatorial Assistant at Mikmawey Debert Cultural Centre and was in the musical “DRUM!” for 10 years. He also did family shows with Symphony Nova Scotia. He currently sings with the Eastern Eagle Singers from Indian Brook. 
A special thanks to Nova Scotia Public Libraries, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and other community partners for sponsoring our 2019 Summer Performers Tour @Library! 
 
Adventure Day Packs @Library!
The library is pleased to be in partnership with the Town of Pictou Recreation and Parks Department and share some details about our newest lending program – Adventure Day Packs @Library! Each daypack contains information and materials to make a trip to one our many beautiful local trails, parks, and nature areas that exist in our region, helping individuals, families, and groups of all ages, to get started with going on a day hike, enjoying a health-related activity, and a fun outdoor experience. There is something in the day packs for everyone, whether it’s reading about a new trail you want to explore, practicing survival skills, or simply discovering a new bug. Take a look in your day pack and plan today’s reconnection with nature. Your adventure awaits!

Prize draw
We held our first Big Summer Book Club prize draw for the ballots gathered in June, and the winners are Maureen MacKinnon, Sarah Grant, Dianne Fraser and Jocelyn Cruikshank. Congratulations! Many thanks to Adopt-a-Library Literacy program and all our community partners and sponsors for supporting library programming for all.
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 . 
 
Trecia Schell is community services librarian and branch librarian  for Books-by-Mail, River John, Stellarton and Trenton public libraries.
 

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