December 1 is World AIDS day, a time to reflect on what has been achieved regarding the global response to HIV. It's a day to recognize and support the people in our communities living with HIV, and think about where our focus goes next. Learn more, and explore helpful reading resources.
How To: Listen to CELA’s Direct-to-Player Books on your Victor Reader or DAISY Player
By BehindTheShelvesNovember 25, 2021
The CELA Collection includes more than 450,000 items on a range of subjects and genres for all ages. Access to the CELA collection is available only to people with print disabilities. In this blog, learn how to listen to CELA’s Direct-to-Player books on your Victor Reader or DAISY Player.
Cemeteries on the Peninsula: A Brief and Not at All Definitive Photo Essay
By LocalHistoryNovember 17, 2021
Written by Staff Blogger, Vicky | "Some of the city's most beautiful and wildly underappreciated outdoor spaces are our local cemeteries...Each headstone, monument, and memorial acts as a marker of remembrance, and are a piece of public art meant to be appreciated and enjoyed. Let's visit some of the cemeteries on the peninsula, and take a look at just a few samples of the beautiful funerary art available here in Halifax."
Anna Leonowens and the City of Halifax: A Brief and Not at All Definitive History
By LocalHistoryNovember 4, 2021
Written by Staff Blogger, Vicky | "Some may know her as an educator and social activist, while others may know her only through song, as her life story was the inspiration for the Rodger and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. No matter how you know her, one thing is certain: Anna lived a life that blurred the lines between the real and the fabricated. A royal tutor, a writer, and a world traveller, Anna eventually found herself in Halifax, where she insisted on making a lasting impression."
Transparenting: Zso’s Experience and Recommended Reads
By Our CommunityNovember 3, 2021
In this blog, Library staff member Zso dives into their experience as a transgender parent, and suggests books in Halifax Public Libraries' collection that feature trans parents and kids.
7 Resources for Teaching Kids to Code
By beyondBooksNovember 1, 2021
Just like math or reading, coding has become a foundational skill. Learning about coding helps kids develop their creativity as well as their problem-solving and logic skills. Learning about coding also helps them understand the world around them. If you’re interested in getting your kids started with coding, here are 7 resources to teach coding to kids.
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