Some of our most popular books at Halifax Public Libraries are titles that have been adapted for film or TV. As soon as a new film adaptation is announced, we often see demand for the book increase right away. With that in mind, we are highlighting some great books that have been (or will be) turned into movies.
We know keeping up with all the free online tools your Library offers can be hard. This is where Niche Academy can save the day. With Niche Academy's video tutorials, you can learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition, Chilton, Consumer Reports, Hoopla, Lynda.com, Novelist, OverDrive, Libby, PressReader, RBdigital, Rocket Languages, and TumbleBooks. Niche Academy also provides tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Gmail.
Project Gutenberg is a free, volunteer-run website that provides access to more than 50,000 digitized books, plays, and anthologies in the public domain. They provide titles in a variety of languages, and average 400 new items every month.
Do you have an upcoming trip, want to brush up on your high school French, or just love learning? Your Halifax Public Libraries' library card is your free ticket to Rocket Languages. Learn more about this online resource.
December 21st is National Crossword Day, and our annual holiday Yule Ball is upon us, so we have created a fun crossword in celebration. Click through to download and print this Harry-Potter themed puzzle. Consider it our holiday gift to you.
If you assume that many of our staff love to read, you've guessed right. So, we asked some of our staff members: "Why do you love OverDrive?" and they had lots of reasons to love this resource that provides access to almost 40,000 titles. The verdict is in. We officially love OverDrive, and we're sure you will too.