Monday 12 October 2015

Seniors Week at Nova Scotia Public Libraries – October 18 – October 24, 2015

During the celebration of Canadian Library Month, Seniors Week is an opportunity for public libraries to focus on programming, services, books and materials for seniors provided by the nine public library regions in Nova Scotia. Throughout the year, library staff continue to welcome and serve older adults coming to the library.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library’s eleven branches and Bookmobile have a wonderful list of programs and events planned. Some of the exciting events include Third Thursday Social Group in Windsor (October 15) with a display of artifacts from the West Hants Historical Society. Drop by the branch to test your knowledge. Or join Sue at the Berwick branch for a Kitchen Party. Perhaps now is the time to try Chair Yoga at the Isabel and Roy Joudrey Memorial Library in Hantsport. The programs offered in Bridgetown include a Recipe Swap, Seniors Travel and a Talk with Dr. John Ross about end-of-life options. The Kentville branch is offering a slide presentation on Miner’s Marsh.  The Rosa M. Harvey Library in Middleton has a full week of events including a presentation on Mona Parsons, and Seed Saving and Herbal Medicine.  For a complete list of all programs go to the Event page on our website:
Browse our online catalogue for some interesting reading material, such as iPad for Seniors or Senior FitnessStop by and check out the creative displays of items chosen by staff at each branch. And this may also be a good time to celebrate our senior library workers!

Wendy Kearnes
Bookmobile & Off-Site services Manager
Member of the Service to Older Adults Working Group

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