October 2014

October 30, 2014
Marjory Cornelius, JOY Program, Middle Musquodoboit

I see grandparents sitting with children looking at books. A book is still special. - Marjory Cornelius

October 28, 2014
Ian White, Library Public Relations Manager, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS

Storytelling takes us places. It’s part of our culture. - Ian White, Library Public Relations Manager, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS

Ian has been the Public Relations Manager at Western County Regional Library since 2007. 

Can you share a favourite memory at the library?

October 27, 2014
Kelly Foxton, Author, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library

A library is a place where you can get thousands of perspectives under one roof. -  Kelly Foxton, Author, Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, Digby, NS 

October 23, 2014
Kate Oland, Librarian, Baddeck Public Library, Baddeck, NS

The library doesn’t judge you. It has what you need to become who you are. - Kate Oland, Librarian, Baddeck Public Library, Baddeck, NS

Can you tell us about the Wee Ones Program?

October 20, 2014
Tara MacNeil, Program Coordinator  James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, Nova Scotia

I realize more and more how important it is to everyone. - Tara MacNeil, Program Coordinator, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS 

October 17, 2014
 Libraries Celebrate Seniors!

Nova Scotia Public Libraries’ Seniors Week highlights programs, events and services for seniors.  Seniors Week 2014 will take place from Oct. 19-25, and there are over 120 library programs and events planned across the province.

October 16, 2014
Nic Gareiss, Percussive Dancer and Maeve Gilchrist, Harpist

The transmission of information is very important and libraries facilitate that. - Nic Gareiss, Percussive Dancer & Maeve Gilchrist, Harpist, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

Maeve from Scotland and Nic from Michigan performed at the McConnell Memorial Library at "Harp Meets Dance"--a part of the Celtic Colours International Festival. 

What are your thoughts on having musical performances in the library?

October 16, 2014
Chris Thomson, Programs, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

It’s all about connections. - Chris Thomson, Programs, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, NS

Chris has been with the library for eight years and the Celtic Colours partnership is one of the programs she organizes. This is the library's 17th year hosting Celtic Colours--an international music festival that brings in talent and visitors from around the world. 

October 15, 2014
Chris Benjamin, Writer in Residence, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

We are nothing without stories. - Chris Benjamin

Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist and an author of fiction and non-fiction. He is the current Writer in Residence at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.

What is the value of Canadian Library Month?

October 15, 2014
Trecia Schell, Community Services Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

What it was then, is not how it is now, it’s always changing, and that’s the thing about libraries. - Trecia Schell, Community Services Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

October 14, 2014

A month dedicated to libraries? It’s dope. - Donovan Shirt

Donovan Shirt performed as part of Singing Storytellers at the James McConnell Memorial Library on October 9th, 2014.

What's your story?

October 10, 2014

We learn from each other when we tell stories. - Faye MacDougall, Regional Librarian, James McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney, Nova Scotia

What’s the role of the library in your community?

October 9, 2014

Singing is a communal activity in many cultures. - Anne Lederman

October 8, 2014
Alan Syliboy at the launch of THUNDERMAKER

Art is my vehicle that allows me to share the stories of the Mi’kmaq culture. - Alan Syliboy

On a sunny day in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, a crowd of art fans and library patrons gathered at the People's Place Library for the launch of a unique exhibit.