Written by Theertha, Teen Volunteer | "I’m going to walk you through all the pros and cons of digital note-taking (with an iPad or tablet) and handwriting your notes, so you can weigh what option is right for you this school year!"
Kick-Start Creativity: Crafting with Pumpkins
By beyondBooksOctober 24, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner. Grab a pumpkin—real, or craft—and get crafting. Here, Sandra shares her guide to creating a glittery decorative pumpkin.
Halifax Municipal Archives: Solving Mini Mysteries by Identifying Unidentified Photos
By LocalHistoryOctober 22, 2020
One of the key elements to identifying historical images is you! Elena shares sleuthing tips and recounts recently solved photo mysteries.
Teen Volunteer Art Feature: Ella
"After writing a series of blogs this summer about revolutionary female artists Mary Cassatt, Hannah Höch, and Yayoi Kusama, I decided to create three art pieces each inspired by each of these artists."
Teen Volunteer Art Feature: Jood
"This painting is an art appropriation of J. Howard Miller’s We Can Do It poster from World War II, made to boost female worker morale. The model is Stephanie Kurlow, the first hijabi ballerina!"
Teen Volunteer Art Feature: Janey
"In difficult times like now, I feel like we appreciate essential workers more and more. I made this painting to show frontline workers, who have been really stepping it up and making sacrifices and major risks throughout this time, how much we appreciate all that they're doing during this global pandemic."
Fascinating Facts: July-September 2020
By DidYouKnowOctober 16, 2020
Written by Erin, staff member, Collection Development | Read on for fun insights from July 1 to September 30, 2020.
Sable Island: A Real-Life Storybook Experience
By LibraryLifeOctober 16, 2020
Written by Claudia, staff member, Halifax Central Library | Flying to Sable Island in a prop plane was the realization of a dream of mine. My father had been to the Island many years ago and his recollections of the wild ponies fuelled my imagination and desire to live the experience myself. Library staff members live lives of wonder and intrigue in their daily work. Outside of work, many s
How To: Find Funding with Grant Connect
By BehindTheShelvesOctober 15, 2020
If it seems like there’s never enough funding to support your charity or not-for-profit, Grant Connect can help you find funds for your projects and ideas.
Inspiring Author and Activist: Maya Angelou
By TeensOctober 13, 2020
By Teen Blogger, Jood | "I couldn't be more inspired by every word that came out of Maya Angelou’s mouth." Learn about her life and legacy.
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