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