2020 has given us time to reflect, innovate, reminisce on the "good old days," and of course...read! We at Halifax Public Libraries take pride in our reading achievements and love sharing recommendations with our fellow literary lovers. Check out some of our staff members' favourite stories, old and new, read within the past year.
A Day in My Life: A Teen’s Perspective
By TeensDecember 15, 2020
Written by Teen Blogger Theertha | I’m going to give you a glimpse of what my life is like as a high school student during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s a Mystery Short Story Contest Winner: “Allister”
By TeensDecember 14, 2020
Short story written by Maddie, winner of the 2020 It's a Mystery Writing Contest.
Vampire Pandemics: Past and Present
By Our CommunityDecember 9, 2020
Dr. Johnathan Roberts shares lessons on the history of pandemics through a new podcast, “Vampire Pandemics – past and present."
Halifax Municipal Archives: Halifax Explosion Sources
By LocalHistoryDecember 4, 2020
In recognition of the anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, staff at the Halifax Municipal Archives wanted to take the time to go over some of the Explosion-related records that are available at the Archives. While Nova Scotia Archives and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are the local centres for research on the Explosion, the material from the Municipal Archives is an important complement to those records, and it is all available online at our Halifax Explosion Source Guide.
How Art Can Transform The World
By TeensDecember 2, 2020
Written by Teen Blogger, Hana | "Engaging with art connects us to all of our senses, and most importantly, to humanity."
The Architecture of Iraq
By TeensDecember 1, 2020
By Teen Blogger, Jood | "To understand my heritage better, I wanted to know what Iraq looked like just a few decades before I was born."
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