By Aaron, staff member, Central Library | Family history can be a tough thing to sort out. Dates and facts get mixed up, and some details just get lost over time as they are passed down through generations. When you want to untangle these genealogical mysteries, you have to turn to documents and records such as those taken from a census or an obituary written after an ancestor has passed. Sometimes, even small details like what street a person lived on can fill gaps. For this information you can turn to city directories.
Review: Fullmetal Alchemist
By TeensAugust 30, 2018
A review by Teen Blogger, Timothy | "Although the story of Fullmetal Alchemist can be a difficult one to follow, it is well worth the read. The reason I say this is because not only does it look at the idea of ‘What if we could achieve immortality?,’ or ‘What if we could resurrect the dead?’, but it also shows the potential and very real dangers of such feats."
Review: The Hate U Give
By TeensAugust 30, 2018
A review by Teen Blogger, Malk | "I finished this book with an entirely new perspective I will carry with me in the future." I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that I’ve witnessed a YA book truly begin to change the world. And if you’ve already read (or re-read multiple times, like me) The Hate U Give, then you’ll understand why. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this YA novel puts us in the shoes of Starr Carter, an unforgettable girl faced with tragedy and choices that, unfortunately, are much too common...
How To: Use Ancestry Library Edition
By LocalHistoryAugust 17, 2018
By Shelby, Staff Member, Central Library | Ancestry.com Library Edition is a free genealogy resource that you can access anytime at your local library branch – no fee or library card required. It’s a great place to get started on your genealogy research and is easy to use. Here are some of our top tips to get the best results out of your search.
Review: Wonder the Book, and Wonder the Movie
By TeensAugust 14, 2018
A review by Teen Blogger, Malk | By now, half of the world already knows about the sad, funny, and absolutely beautiful book and movie, Wonder. I don’t think that anyone has not heard of the book or the movie, they are both just groundbreaking! You are inhumane and live under a rock if you haven’t even heard of the book. Wonder is a book and movie about a boy called August (Auggie) Pullman who was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a regular school...
Proud Pride 2018 Moments
By LibraryLifeAugust 14, 2018
This year, we hosted a variety of events in honour of Halifax Pride 2018, ranging from lively events like RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia and Fabulous Fantastic Storytime with Rouge Fatale and the Ukulady, to reflective discussions and sharing sessions like Venus Envy's Reading Out Loud. As always, we were thrilled to be part of Halifax Pride's annual Pride Parade on July 21—and this year welcomed our new friend, Pixie the unicorn van. Read on, and view our gallery to take a look back at Pride 2018 with us.
August is Aglow with these Summer Reading Picks
By BehindTheShelvesAugust 8, 2018
Fireflies and starry skies light up August evenings. And these books will keep your whole month aglow with adventure, wit, and magic. Top off your TD Summer Reading Club list with some suggestions picked specially for you.
L’Acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire, Our Story
By LocalHistoryAugust 8, 2018
The Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia includes 31,370 people with French as their mother tongue. This represents 3.2% of the population of Nova Scotia. We are proud to host many books and resources in our collection created by and about our Acadian and Francophone community, as well as a digital, historical display at Central Library titled L'acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire / Our Story. Learn more about these resources.
How To: Discover Movies and Content on hoopla
By BehindTheShelvesAugust 7, 2018
What's with all the hoopla? Stream and download music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and comics to enjoy on your favourite device.
New Landscaping is Set to Transform Keshen Goodman
By LibrarySpacesAugust 2, 2018
After 17 years, we’re planning for repairs—and taking the opportunity to turn our grey, paved spaces into a paradise. One of our busiest libraries, Keshen Goodman Public Library opened in 2001 and has not stopped growing. Learn more about upcoming outdoor renovations.
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