Expressionism in painting has grown popular in the contemporary Iranian art community. Here, Mahboubeh and Farah take a deeper look at inspirations and local artists.
Photo Gallery: Our 2022 Mini-Con Multiverse
By LibraryLifeMay 26, 2022
May 9 through 14, 2022 across all branches of Halifax Public Libraries, heroes and superfans alike entered into a multiverse of happiness with our 8th Annual Mini-Con.
Not Sew Scary: An Introduction to Sewing Machines
By beyondBooksMay 26, 2022
Sewing machines look complicated, and some can come with a lot of bells and whistles. But at their core, they’re very basic and easy to use. If you’ve never used one before, here’s what you can expect when you come to the Lou Duggan Creative Studio.
The Tunnels of Halifax – Fact and Fiction: A Brief and Not at All Definitive History
By LocalHistoryMay 13, 2022
"Rumours of mysterious, underground passageways that lead from Fort George on Citadel Hill to various locations across the city have remained prevalent for decades. So the question is: do these myths have merit? Let’s take a look at the facts and the fiction about our famous tunnels."
Pantone & Publishing Series: Very Peri 17-3938
By BehindTheShelvesMay 12, 2022
Each year, Pantone predicts the colour that will influence society's behaviour, inspire creativity, and saturate consumer marketing. In our Pantone and Publishing Series, we're exploring the 2022 Colour of the Year, Very Peri (Pantone 17-3938) through book covers! Periwinkle, or "peri" is a crossroads, uniting the qualities of blue and boldness of violet and red…
One Asia, One Goal: A Bit About The Asian Football Confederation
By Our CommunityMay 11, 2022
Interested to learn more about Asian Football? Read on for some quick facts and a few reading recommendations.
Episode 22: Sit-ups Suck (and Other Stories)
By TeensMay 11, 2022
By Teens Catherine, Kian, Bran, and Callie | Grab your buds, get comfy, and listen to It Came From the Second Floor, a teen podcast for people trying to navigate life and the world, just like us.
Our People, Our Community: The Lives of Haligonians – Hugh Brown
By LocalHistoryMay 5, 2022
Written by Staff Blogger, Vicky | In the eyes of history, Hugh Brown Jr. would perhaps be considered an “ordinary” Halifax citizen. He was dedicated to his family business and worked hard throughout his life to provide for his loved ones. His life may be thought of as simple, but it was nothing if not sincere. Were it not for the efforts of regular people like Hugh Jr. and his family, Halifax would not be what it is today.
Celebrating Eid al-Adha: History, Traditions, and a Reading List
By Our CommunityMay 4, 2022
Staff member Rania shares the history of Eid al-Adha and the importance of Hajj pilgrimages. Learn more with her recommended reads on Islamic countries.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr: History, Traditional Foods, and a Recipe
By Our CommunityMay 2, 2022
Eid al-Fitr is the three-day festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is an occasion of peace and joy. Here, Rania from Keshen Goodman Public Library shares its history, traditional foods, and a recipe.
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