As we wrap up 2021, we want to take a moment to look back on the year, and celebrate some of the standout books, tools, and stats that helped make it shine. Keep reading to reveal Your Library Wrapped, 2021!
16 Literary Quotes to Welcome Winter
By BehindTheShelvesDecember 21, 2021
By Staff Blogger, Beth | "Although winter technically doesn't begin until December 21, it feels like it arrives much sooner. The temperatures begin to drop below zero before then, with snow following not far behind. It's both a barren and beautiful time of year, and it's the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. To help put you in the mood for the changing of the seasons, here are 16 literary quotes to welcome winter!"
Our People, Our Community: The Lives of Haligonians – John and Esther Roan (Carvery)
By LocalHistoryDecember 16, 2021
Halifax history is a mosaic of people with their own unique stories and experiences. Read this research piece on the story of John and Esther Roan (Carvery)—their lives in Africville, and family ties and tragedies. Gone, but not forgotten.
A Teen’s Opinion on Racial Bias in Healthcare
By TeensDecember 14, 2021
By Teen Blogger Theertha | "Racial minorities exist all over the world. Individuals who belong to minority groups are subject to uneven access, poor quality, and horrendous healthcare. The fact that many people are subject to this from healthcare systems across the world, shows that we need to bring attention and focus to this issue."
Short Story: Hot Chocolate Encounters
By TeensDecember 13, 2021
By Teen Blogger, Sally | "The snow intensified outside and instead of waiting for someone to pick us up, I stepped onto the snow-covered pavement with my jacket halfheartedly zipped, and let a few snowflakes reach my tongue. I felt like a kid again, and even though my hands weren’t warm anymore, I knew that the hot chocolate had left its mark like every single cup that came before it did. My story was being written in hot chocolate and mini marshmallows, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Episode 17: With a Whole Beard and All
By TeensDecember 9, 2021
This month on ICFTSF, Branwen improvises theme music, Alisha reviews a post-modern retelling of Romeo & Juliet, and Lori and Branwen get uncomfortable.
Turtle Grove and the Halifax Explosion: A Brief and Not at All Definitive History
By LocalHistoryDecember 5, 2021
Written by Staff Blogger, Vicky | "Though the reconstruction of Halifax and Dartmouth is a well-known story, there is a seldom discussed community that was equally devastated by the 1917 explosion: the Mi’kmaq village of Turtle Grove. Once located in what is Needham Park/Tufts Cove, the community is now on the cusp of a well-deserved resurrection. Let’s take a look at the history of Turtle Grove, and why this lost community is important to our future."
CONTEST: Library Store Gift Card Giveaway
By LibraryLifeDecember 1, 2021
*Now Closed for Entries* With the holiday season right around the corner, we're giving away a $50 gift card to be used in our new Library Store! Whether you're getting a head start on your winter shopping, or looking to show some #LibraryLove, there's something for everyone in our online store.
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