On January 24,2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, ventured to Central Library to listen to a discussion with and reading by Halifax's Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper.
Sexual and Reproductive Awareness Week (Feb. 11-15, 2019) was designed by Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights to raise awareness and share information about the history of and continued fights for reproductive autonomy, to learn more about how to stay safe and healthy, and to celebrate our bodies and everything that they are capable of. If you're interested in learning more, or joining the conversation online, check out this list of related Library resources.
On February 3, 2015, a new statutory holiday began in Nova Scotia. This holiday would honour important people, places, and events in our province. For Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2019, the art and life of folk artist, Maud Lewis, will be celebrated.
Dexter Nyuurnibe, a student at NSCC, feels the impact of days—and weeks—without light. He turns to Light Therapy at Halifax Public Libraries to help combat the winter blues. Check out his story.
In honour of the Library’s The Color Purple event series, and Alice Walker’s 75th birthday, we sat down with Evelyn C. White, journalist, relatively new Haligonian, and official biographer of Alice Walker: A Life. Halifax Public Libraries was honoured to be able to spend time with Evelyn and learn more about her career and her relationship with Alice Walker, and to discuss all things The Color Purple.
Many of us wish that we could learn more about the history of our homes, and the buildings we see and visit every day. Wouldn’t it be interesting to learn more about their design, who lived there before, or how neighborhoods grew and evolved around them?
On Thursday, January 24, the Black History Month Association and Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax with a full-house crowd of community members. Read on to look back on photographs and moments from the evening.
Each month, your Library hosts a wide variety of special programs. You can download our monthly program listings here, as they become available. We'll keep this post up-to-date with the latest booklets so you can know what's on the go, while you're on the go.
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