first_imgProfessional storyteller Anne Glover will tour the province during July and August, performing at 29 public libraries, from Digby to Liverpool and all the way to Sydney. “We are really lucky to have Anne visiting us from Vancouver Island. She has wowed audiences across Canada and around the world, but it’s her first time in Nova Scotia,” said Angela Reynolds, community engagement co-ordinator with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library. “Ms. Glover has just been awarded the 2016 Storykeeper Award by the Storytellers of Canada for her outstanding work. I think the kids will love her.” The Storyteller Tour is part of the public libraries summer reading campaign, to engage kids with library programs and activities all summer long. The shows are for ages four and up. “I am really excited to be visiting Nova Scotia, meeting people and taking in some of the province’s natural beauty,” said Ms. Glover. “Nova Scotia has a strong storytelling tradition, I am looking forward to taking in some of its rich history and culture.” Storytelling as an art form is both entertaining and acts as an educational tool. Historically, cultures have always told tales as a way of passing down beliefs, history and traditions. Storytelling stimulates children’s imaginations and develops an appreciation of stories and reading. Ms. Glover will also be offering two professional development workshops for library youth services staff. The tour is organized by the Council of Youth Services, which includes youth services staff from all nine public library regions in Nova Scotia, with funding provided by the Nova Scotia Provincial Library, the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage and the Nova Scotia Library Association. More information is available at local public libraries. To find them go to .last_img read more

first_imgSrinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.Based on inputs, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a police spokesman said. As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired upon them, he said, adding that the forces retaliated. The slain militants were identified as Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar, a resident of Naina Litter Pulwama, and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore, the spokesman said. Both of them were affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT and were wanted by law for their complicity in terror crimes, including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, he said. “According to police records, Degu was part of groups involved in planning and executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. He was involved in a case pertaining to attack on security forces in Ellahibagh Pulwama in which one jawan was killed, the spokesman said. “Shah was involved in killing of a civilian. Several terror crime cases were registered against both of them,” he said. Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were seized from the site of the encounter, he added.last_img read more