Created by the Library's Teen Services Team (but open for all ages!), our Summer Scavenger Hunt kicks off July 1, 2020 with fun simple challenges every week. Challenge your creativity and photography skills and win prizes.
Welcome to the 2020 virtual version of the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival! We are bringing together readers, writers, and illustrators in a new way. Enjoy meeting our 2020 award nominees through their books and videos.
There are ways to explore the world from the comfort of your living room, while still wearing your pajamas! Vicky shares some favourite virtual-access exhibits, here.
Did you know that some authors write under a pseudonym, or false name, and sometimes more than one? Maybe your favourite author does too! Take a look at our list of four authors who write under a pseudonym; maybe it will help you find some hidden gems…
Central Library has been a nesting ground for the last three years to a family of seabirds. Lil Floof and her family have become a favourite feature of our @hfxpublib Instagram account, with many Haligonians following the family tree and all its branches. Hear her story, which began in 2017.
One of the best ways to keep up with local foods and specialties is through books. Louise loves coming across a description of a lovely lunch and the mouth-watering ingredients that go into making a meal. Here are a few books that you can pair beautifully with a dish for your book club, lunch, or just because they delight the senses!
In 2019 Netflix released the docudrama series, The Last Czars, about Nicholas II and Alexandra and their family. Nicholas II and Alexandra, as well as their five children, were the last family of Romanov czars, a dynasty which ruled Russia since 1613. The entire family was executed by revolutionary soldiers in 1918. The lives and brutal end of the Romanovs has been a source of fascination in the century since. Especially intriguing is the mystery surrounding the possible survival of one of the daughters, that of Anastasia. If you would like to learn more about the Romanovs, here are a number of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, that are available through the Library. Please note: while holds on physical items are deactivated, you can place titles on your 'For Later' shelf.
We are always looking for ways to stay creative and entertained at home, so, the Library will be issuing challenges to help kick-start your creativity using only things found around your home. Up first: Book Cover Re-Creations!