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FREETruro LibraryBranch May-June Happenings2018 Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door Author Reading Lance Woolaver Page 5 for details See page 11 Backyard Chickens Interactive discussion with Rosaria Campbell from Dalhousie University Page 10 for details Page 14 Ticks and Your Pets Dr. Gwen Mowbray-Cashen from Truro Vet how ticks effect pets and their humans. Page 10 for details

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Greetings Hello, and welcome to the spring 2018 issue of Library Happenings! I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library. I am thrilled to be here and humbled to work in this beautiful library of ours. I am joining a dedicated and talented team here, and I am excited to build upon that team as we continue to offer responsive and innovative services to our community. Once again, our team has created a bountiful buffet of fun and interesting programs for you to enjoy this spring season! Collaboration is vital as we embark on this new chapter together. Your feedback is important to us. Please let us know how you think we’re doing. You can contact me directly anytime at tbartlett@cehpubliclibrary.ca . I look forward to hearing from you, Tiffany Tiffany Bartlett Chief Executive Officer Our Collection From a collection of more than 146,000 items, we lend books (regular and large print), paperbacks, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, and magazines. For archival reasons we do not lend newspapers. For our full collection policy, please see our website. Included in the collection are over 6,000 eBooks and downloadable audiobooks! If you have questions about our downloadable collection, go to lovemylibrary.ca and click on “OverDrive Help” Borrowing You may obtain a library card free of charge if you are a resident of Nova Scotia. To register as a borrower, go to the nearest library and present identification with your correct address. You can also initiate registration with our online registration form. It is important to notify the library when you change your address, so that correspondence can reach you. You must present your library card when borrowing because the barcode and number on the card are specific to you and will ensure the security and privacy of your records. Please note: It is not the responsibility of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library or its staff to exercise a supervisory or restrictive role in determining which library resources young persons may use or access.  Library collections are available to all library users without restriction.  Replacement borrower cards cost $2.00.  Maximum loan of 50 items systemwide (books, magazines, videos, etc.)  Loan period is three weeks, with the exception of high demand titles which may be borrowed for seven days.  Vacation loans for longer periods are also possible. Bookdrops are available in all branches for returning books when the library is closed. High demand titles may not be renewed. Other items on loan may be renewed if they are not on request nor have been declared lost. Items may be renewed by phone, in person or through your account on our website. Visit us online! lovemylibrary.ca 1 Life at the Library

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Contents Services Programs for Adults Programs for Various Ages Teen Programs Children & Tweens Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 9 Pg 13 Pg 17 Connect with us... Donations We welcome gifts as an expression of support for the library. Donations can be given directly to the library, a registered charity (#10695 1742 RR001) and/ or to the Colchester-East Hants Public Library Foundation, a registered public foundation (#85594 13332 RR001). The Foundation raises money for capital projects, collections, programs, and to build an endowment fund for long-term support of the library. Editorial team: Angela Headon, Shelley Mattix, Laura Miedema Governance Under the Nova Scotia Libraries Act, the Colchester-East Hants Public Library Board provides public library service through outreach services and headquarters operations and in branch facilities provided and maintained by host municipalities. Members of the Board From the Province Ms. Erin MacPherson Mrs. Ruby McDorman (Chair) From the Municipality of Colchester Councillor Eric Boutilier Councillor Karen MacKenzie From the Municipality of East Hants Councillor Stephen King From the Town of Stewiacke Councillor Roseanne Chapman Councillor Russel Stoddart From the Town of Truro Councillor Brian Kinsman Miss Edith Patterson Operating funds come from: Grants - Provincial 65.89% Municipal 24.03% Cost Recoveries (e.g. fines, hall rentals, printing fees) 0.24% Bequests/Donations/ Grants/Reserve Fund 9.84% ____________________________ 100% (Percentage breakdown based on funds received by the Board in 2014/2015) Table of Contents 2

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Services BOOKS BY MAIL A service for rural residents of Colchester and East Hants who live more than 10km from a branch library. Registered users select items by mail, phone, or e-mail, and the items are mailed to them. SATELLITE LIBRARY SERVICE Once every three weeks library service is offered at satellite sites in Kennetcook and Upper Stewiacke. A small collection of materials is available for borrowing, as well as access to the online catalogue and the internet. HOME READER SERVICE In some locations, for those physically unable to come to the library, books, magazines, and sound recordings can be delivered to the individual’s home. MEETING ROOMS Meeting rooms, which may be rented for educational or cultural purposes, are available at the Elmsdale, Tatmagouche, and Truro Branches. For scale of fees, please contact the branch. PHOTOCOPYING AND PRINTING Photocopiers and computer printers are available at all branches. MICROFILM READER In Truro, the microfilm reader gives access to the library’s backfiles of The Chronicle Herald, local newspapers, and other resources. REQUESTS You may place a hold on circulating items in the system. Holds can be placed in person, by phone, and from the online catalogue section of our website when you log in with your library card number. INTERLIBRARY LOANS We will try to borrow from other libraries items which are not available in our collection and cannot be purchased. Interlibrary loans are often free, but some libraries will charge a fee ranging from $10.00 to $15.00. PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS You can book time on computers at all branches to access the internet and word processing software. Your library card is required. Guest cards are available for visitors from outside our region. COMPUTER LABS Computer learning centres in Elmsdale (10 stations), Mount Uniacke (4 stations), and Truro (8-station mobile lab) offer a range of software and access to the internet. Individual and group bookings are available. Introductory training sessions are offered from time to time. WIRELESS NETWORK Wireless access is available at all branches. 3D Printing @ the library How do I submit a project to print? You can submit it by email (3dprint@cehpubliclibrary.ca) or drop it off on a thumb drive or SD card, which will be signed for by staff; a receipt will be given for the item. You will be notified when your object is ready to be picked up. How much does it cost? A charge of $1 per printing hour (or part of an hour) is applied to each project. This helps us purchase more supplies! For more information, please check lovemylibrary.ca 3 Library Services

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Mondays 2:00-4:30 pm @ the library Several non-competitive Scrabble games are played with 2 or 3 people, with a rotation each game. Ina M. Patterson Study Dictionaries and cheat sheets are permitted. Please contact the library if you are interested. Gaelic History Book Club In celebration of Mìos nan Gàidheal, Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, join in a discussion of Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest Anthology of Gaelic Literature of Canada Tuesday May 29th 6-8pm Burchell MacDougall Study Gaelic songs and literature from across Canada to give voice to the experiences of Gaelic Canadians on migration, politics, religion, family life, identity, social organizations and more. Registration Required In partnership with David’s Book Discussion All are welcome to join us the fourth Friday of each month, to discuss the following books: May 25th Kit’s Law by Donna Morrissey 3:00-4:30 pm Ina M Patterson Study Ask for available copies at the front desk. June 22nd The Ghost Bride by Yangfze Choo Adults 4

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Check It Out Book Club All are welcome to join us 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Wednesday May 23rd Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden Burchell MacDougall Study Ask for an available copy at the front desk. 5 Adults Author Reading Lance Woolaver Tuesday, June 5th 6:30 - 8:00 pm Join us for a reading by Nova Scotia author and Maud Lewis biographer, Lance Woolaver. Lance will read from his latest book, Maud Lewis: the Heart on the Door. Lance was born in Digby in 1948 and lives in Halifax. He has written a dozen books, plays and films including (with photographer, Bob Brooks) the book and documentary film, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis which won the Atlantic Film Festival Best Film and the Atlantic Booksellers Award. Lance is also a keen and often inept trout fisherman. He returns all trout caught to the brooks and streams of Nova Scotia. J Harris Read Program

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National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018 MOVING TOWARDS A COMPASSIONATE CANADA , E H ! All programs in the J Harris Read Program Room Wills & Estate Planning Made Easy! Tuesday, May 8th 10 am - 12 pm Learn about the importance of preparing a will, personal directive and power of attorney, as part of best estate planning practices. At this session you will learn how to prepare for writing your will by using the 12 easy steps of the Legal Information Society’s Wills App. This session will also discuss personal directives, powers of attorney and the roles and responsibilities of people involved in these processes. Getting organized to write your will and doing your estate planning has never been easier! Registration required. Caregivers Stress Management Workshop Thursday, May 10th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Do you give unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a chronic or acute health condition, or who is frail or elderly? As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities. Our goal is to help you identify common stressors and address them before they become harmful to your health. We will focus on strategies to regain or maintain your life balance. Registration required. Death Café Saturday, May 12th 2 pm - 4 pm Join us for tea, coffee, cake, and a self-directed discussion about death. In a culture where talk of death can be taboo, we offer a safe respectful space to share your questions, curiosity, and fears. Registration required. Adults 6

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DIY Paper Flowers With spring finally here, gather with fellow crafters and create your own paper flowers to decorate your home. 10:30 - 11:30 am Wednesday, May 23rd Registration starts May 9th Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Programs Compost Tea Tara Oostvogels from Ideal Landscapes will be in to discuss how to make your own compost tea! Learn what makes this an excellent fertilizer you can use for your plants. 2:30 - 3:30 pm Friday, May 25th Registration starts May 11th 7 Adults Photography Club With hands-on exercises, insightful presentations, and group photo sharing, this group is designed for photographers of all abilities and experience levels. Age: 13+ Registration required. 6:00 - 7:30pm Thursday, May 3rd Thursday, June 14th Ina M Patterson Study & John & Ann Gourley Media Lab May is Hearing and Speech Month Tuesday, May 29th 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Patricia Fisher and audiologist Janet Slivocka, from Connect Hearing will be on site at the Truro library to do hearing screenings for adults. Curious about your hearings? Drop in for a hearing health check! Burchell MacDougall Study

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Adult Technology Programs Register in person or by calling 902-895-4183 or toll-free, 1-888-632-9088 Space is Limited. Registration is required for ALL Classes Travel Planning 101 Friday, May 18th 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration begins May 4th. Learning the ins and outs of planning your next trip can be easy once you know the apps and websites to use. Start planning your next adventure! Internet Safety Thursday, May 31st 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration begins May 17th. Learn what to look for when you are browsing the internet and using your email. Covers jargon and terms, information on the different types of internet scams, and how your internet browser can help prevent hackers and viruses. in the Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Computer Basics Wednesday, June 13th 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration begins May 30th. Starting with the basics, this class will go over all the components of a computer, how it works, and what you can do with a computer. Intro to Libby Wednesday, June 27th 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration begins June 13th. Meet Libby - a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Made by Overdrive, this is a simpler way to access the library’s ebook and audiobook collection on your tablet or smartphone. Adults 8

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http://www.alansyliboy.org/ Ina M Patterson Study All Ages Welcome (Children’s Table) Minature Wargames Program Do you enjoy playing games of strategy like Risk, Axis & Allies, and chess? Are you interested in role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like painting and crafting? If you answered yes to any of these, you may want to join the new Heroes and Adventures Miniature Wargames Program. Every Thursday 5:30 - 8:00 pm Ages 19+ 9 Various Ages Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join other word nerds at our supporti*verewgriitsetrsragrtoioupninrethqeuTirruerdo Branch. We will share our work, help each other reach our writing goals, and write together in one glorious word nerd herd. And you can wear geeky glasses if you want to. :) Age: 13+ Registration is required. First Thursday of the month 6:00 - 7:30pm May 3rd In the TD Teen Program Room June 7th in the Ina M Patterson Study Needlework Drop-in Spend some time with others who love to do needlework crafts such as knitting and crochet. Bring your own needlecraft project to work on, meet new friends, and share ideas. Every Thursday 10:00 am - 12 noon & 6:00 - 7:30 pm 2nd Floor Peter Kohler Windows Adult Non-Fiction Collection area J. Harris Read Program Room

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All programs in the J Harris Read Program Room Backyard Chickens Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30 - 8 pm Join Rosaria Campbell from Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, for an interactive discussion of what you should think about if you are considering backyard or urban poultry. The discussion will emphasize poultry needs and care, and the responsibilities that go with keeping poultry in backyard and urban settings. Ticks and Your Pets Wednesday, May 16th 6:30 - 8 pm Our mild winter means we'll be seeing a bumper crop of ticks come spring. Dr. Gwen Mowbray-Cashen from Truro Vet will talk about what this means for pets and their humans. Peaceful Abiding Meditation Thursdays, May 3rd-24th 6:30 - 7:30pm Ages 16+ Registration Required No experience necessary. Participants learn through gentle practice to recognize, appreciate and strengthen the capacity for present moment awareness. Shastri Steve Gleich, Senior Teacher and Meditation Instructor for Retreat Centre and Northern Nova Scotia, and Mandi Arnold, Shambhala Guide, will offer instruction and guidance in this 2500-year old (+/-) mindfulness practice. Topics include: Why Meditate? Making Friends with Yourself Busy and Distracted Mind? - Perfect! Working with Emotions Mindfulness in Daily Life. Cost is free, but participants must commit to 3-4 weeks of classes Wednesday, May 30th 6:30 - 8 pm Join Dr. Ryan Sommers and Truro Police Chief, Dave MacNeil, for a discussion on the upcoming legalization of cannabis and potential impacts to communities. Seating is limited. Registration Required. Various Ages 10

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http://www.alansyliboy.org/ Rug Hooking Demo Wednesday, June 13th 10 am - 12 pm The Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers will demonstrate rug hooking, and have supplies on hand for anyone who wants to try their hand at the craft. J Harris Read Program Room John & Ann Gourley Media Lab 11 Various Ages * registration required Photography Workshop Thursday, June 7th 10:30 am - 12 pm Join Karla Hames (over 35 years experience working in the photography industry) in the Media Lab as she shows participants the studio lights, stands, backdrops and suggestions on how to position them. This will be a hands-on session where participants will be given opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback, and are encouraged to bring their own cameras if they have one. The library can provide 2 dslr cameras for the session. Attendance is limited to 8. Registration required.

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WeMdnoevsidesay Books Made into Movies Every Second Wednesday at 1:30 pm J Harris Read Program Room Fried Green Tomatoes May 9th (1991) – 2 hr 10 min Rated PG-13 A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (imdb.com) About a Boy May 23rd (2002) - 1 hr 41 min Rated PG-13 A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (imdb.com) Of Mice and Men June 6th (1992) – 1 hr 55 min Rated PG-13 Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. (imdb.com) Little Women June 20th (1994) – 1 hr 55 min Rated PG Four sisters and their strongwilled mother struggle through ups and downs during and after the American Civil War. Various Ages 12

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Youth @the library This year’s Teen Summer Reading Program is from June 23- August18 Stay tuned for details! Teen Read Week 2018 Drop In Book Prescription Clinic Come for cake and stay for personalized reading suggestions! Wednesday, May 2 5-8 pm in the Donald & Carol Fraser Teen Collection area 1133 YToeuetnhs Post your pictures on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtag #NSTeenRead. Tag us on Twitter @NSProvLibrary. Find us on Facebook @NSProvincialLibrary.

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teens Ages 13-18 Date C.A.F.É. Make Teen Super-Powers Hour Gourmet for Loonies BLAST May 9 Makey Makey Meditate Like a Jedi May 16 KEVA Construction Getting Unstuck KD Hacks Teen Chef Create Your Own Heraldry Birthday BLAST May 23 May 30 Code Your Name Sketch It Civic Square Creating Healthy Routines How to Cram Without Crashing Will It Waffle? Cultural Food Night Victorian Tea Party Cultural Food Night C.A.F.É. Make Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:00pm Make Crafts, Art, Fashion, and Electronics at C.A.F.É. Make in the TD Teen Program Room Teen Super-Powers Hour Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm Gourmet for Loonies Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm Join us to learn cooking skills, new recipes, and fun food hacks. (Limit of 16, first come first served) In the TD Teen Program Room BLAST Teen Super-Powers Hour will concentrate on Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm accelerated learning and life hacks. Exciting events for teens only In the TD Teen Program Room in the TD Teen Program Room. MAY Opportunities for fun, food, learning, and volunteering! wednesdays Teens 14

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