This virtual collection was created in partnership by the Mi’kmaq History Month Committee, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries, and community contributors.
These centuries-old treaties honour the enduring bond of friendship and respect between Nova Scotia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and reaffirm the historic presence of the Mi’kmaw, who have occupied the land for thousands of years. October 1 also marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.
Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for everyone to remember and honour the Indian Residential School Survivors in the spirit of reconciliation. Please take the opportunity to review this small selection of material collected about Indian Residential School System and Orange Shirt Day.
September means many things: cooler weather, back to school, sweaters, and visits to the apple orchard. Kick-start your creativity with simple crafts using freshly picked apples, and, afterwards, carefully wash and peel the apples to enjoy a healthy, delicious snack!
Science Literacy Week (Sept. 21-17, 2020) showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools, and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it. Halifax Public Libraries is proud to partner with Science Literacy Week. Here are some of our newest science books!
Written by Teen Blogger, Ella | At a time when women were mostly excluded in discussing ideas about art and how to change the world, Hannah Höch was one of the first female artists in the 20th century to actively promote the idea of women working creatively in society.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it's science! Science takes so many different forms, and all of them are interesting. We have compiled some of the coolest science books for kids to check out this Science Literacy Week and beyond.
September 21- 27, 2020 is Science Literacy Week in Canada. Science Literacy Week highlights diversity in Canadian science. The purpose of Science Literacy Week is to show everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live with it. This year, we are celebrating the biodiversity of our beautiful country! Biodiversity refers to the variety of living species that live on Earth. This includes plants, animals, and bodies of water. Canada is lucky to be home to a wide range of biodiversity that spans from coast to coast.
Written by Teen Blogger, Sally | "My plan is to pursue a career in science or engineering. Lately, I’ve been really interested in seeing what other people, especially women, have accomplished in science.A lot of women in the past were unfortunately overshadowed by their male or more experienced counterparts. This is what happened with Alice Ball." Read more about her story and achievements, here.