Upcoming Events

During the summer the Book Depot will be closed for July and August except for the first Saturday however, please note since the first Saturday in July is Canada’s Birthday we will be closed on that day; we will be open Saturday August 5th 2017.

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Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and customers who made our Book Sale this weekend a huge success.  We will be back in the Book Depot Monday May 15th to start preparing for the next sale which will take place October 14th and 15th 2017.

Giant Book Sale
Saturday May 6th 9am to 6pm
Sunday May 7th 9am to 3pm
Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum (Almon Street)
over 14,000 gently used books along with CDs and DVDs

April 2017

General Meeting: Thursday April 6th 2017
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guest will be Ellen Gibling well known orchestral harpist and teacher, who has a special interest in Irish Music.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

March 2017

General Meeting: Thursday March 2nd 2017
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guest will be Benjamin Marmen, cellist with Symphony Nova Scotia
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

February 2017

After reviewing the weather forecast for the next few days we have decided to CLOSE the Book Depot  February 13th, 14th and 15th.   Sorry for any inconvenience

General Meeting: Thursday February 2nd 2017
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guest will be Jennifer King, pianist, clinician, adjudicator and examiner
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome.

January 2017
Please note the Book Depot will re-open for donations on Saturday January 7th 9.30 to noon.

General Meeting: Thursday January 5th 2017
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guests will be the piano duo of Louise Grinstead and Michelle Bortolussi, they will be playing the Salvonic Dances by Dvorak.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

December 2016
Please note that the Book Depot will be closed for donations from December 7th until Saturday January 7th 2017.  We are taking a well earned break!
Happy Holidays!

General Meeting: Thursday December 1st
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guest will be Jack Chen, renowned flautist, professor, clinician and artistic director of “Inner Space”
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

November 2016
General Meeting: Thursday November 3rd 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
The musical guest will be Emilie Pare who is Assistant Principal Second Violin this year while Simon-Philippe Allard is on sabbatical.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

The Book Depot will be open the first Saturday (November 5th) from 9.30 until noon

October 2016

Our best ever Book Sale was held last weekend (15th & 16th) – thanks to everyone who made it such a great success

The Book Depot will be open the first Saturday (October 1st) from 9.30 until noon

General Meeting: Thursday October 6th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
Program: Award winning story teller Elinor Benjamin, accompanied by pianist, Pat McCormick 
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome.

2016 Fall Book Sale
Saturday October 15th 9am to 6pm
Sunday October 16th 9am to 3pm
Location: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum

PAST EVENTS

September 2016
The Book Depot will open the first Saturday (September 3rd) from 9.30 until noon. We return to the regular opening times on Tuesday 6th.

General Meeting: Thursday September 8th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
Program: A recital by soprano Barbara Fris, entitled “Images of Summer”.  Helen Murray will play the piano. 
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

June 2016

The Book Depot will continue to be open for the rest of this month but in July and August opening times will be restricted to the first Saturday of the month (July 2nd and August 6th) from 9.30 until noon

May 2016

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at the book sale this past weekend and a special thank you to all our wonderful customers for making this event another great success.

Annual General Meeting and Luncheon – Thursday May 12th
Please contact the treasurers or this website for luncheon ticket information.

April 2016
General Meeting: Thursday April ?7th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
Guest Speaker:Barbara Fris, soprano
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome

March 2016
General Meeting: Thursday March 4th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
Guest Speaker:Shirley de Koch-Gueller. Shirley is a Strategic Marketing Consultant to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa, a member of the Scotia Festival Board as well as acting as a consultant to various Arts Groups. She will talk about her work and life as the woman behind our music director.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome.

February 2016
General Meeting: Thursday February 4th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax
Guest Speaker: Maureen MacMullin, music educator and therapist with seniors and others. Her topic will be “Music Moves Out of the Concert Hall”.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.
No charge. New members welcome.

January 2016
General Meeting: Thursday January 7th 2016
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Guest Artists: The piano duo of Louise Grinstead and Michelle Bortolussi
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.

December 2015
General Meeting: Thursday December 3rd 2015
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Guest Speaker: Lucy Hayes Davies, Voice Professor, Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, Lynette Wahlstrom, accompanist.
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter.

Please note: that the Book Depot will be closed from December 10th until Saturday January 2nd 2016

November 2015
General Meeting: Thursday November 5th 2015
1 – 3 pm Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Guest Speaker: Renaud Lapierre, Concert Master, Symphony Nova Scotia
Followed by tea, treats and friendly chatter

October 2015
The October meeting will take place Thursday 1st and will be?hosted by Barbara Butler at at Cecilia Retreat in Mahone Bay. The guest speaker will be the internationally renown quilt artist Laurie Swim.

The Book Depot WILL be Open Saturday October 3rd 9.30 until noon – yes we start again preparing for our next sale which will take place May 7th and 8th 2016.

September 2015

*******A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and customers who made our book sale this past weekend a huge success.*******

Fall Book Sale: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum
Saturday September 26th 9am to 6pm
Sunday September 27th 9am to 3pm

Please note our book depot will be closed the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following the sale but WILL be Open Saturday October 3rd 9.30 until noon.

General Meeting: Thursday September 3rd?1 to 3pm
Maritime Conservatory for Music Performance
Guest Speaker: Lynette Wahlstrom, Organist and Music Director First Baptist Church She will be speaking about : WOMEN COMPOSERS OF CHURCH MUSIC

Please note our Book Depot is open for donations this Saturday (September 5th) 9.30 until noon

July/August 2015

Please note that we are on our “summer hours” at the Book depot – this means that we are not open during the week only on the first Saturday of the month – next opening August 1st 9.30 until noon. If this time is not convenient please contact us via the web site to make alternate arrangements.

 

 

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