Volunteers are an essential part of Halifax Public Libraries. Here, Hugh shares his story of volunteering with the Library's English Language Learning program. “It’s all about finding connections. The Library offers a safe, inviting space for people new to Nova Scotia to learn and connect with their community.”
Each month, your Library hosts a wide variety of special programs. You can download our monthly program listings here, as they become available. We'll keep this post up-to-date with the latest booklets so you can know what's on the go, while you're on the go.
On December 17, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan the Sketcher, ventured to Central Library to soak in the holiday sounds of East Coast Carolling in live performance. Check out her musical masterpiece.
We danced, we sang, we had a ball. On December 13, the witches and wizards of Halifax came out to celebrate the 4th Annual Yule Ball in Paul O'Regan Hall at Halifax Central Library. Click through to read all about it and view a gallery of photos from the magical evening.
Actor, author, and Montreal Canadiens fan, Jay Baruchel, visited Halifax Central Library to discuss hockey, family, and being Canadian.
On November 7, 2018, Susan the Sketcher ventured to Central Library to capture an evening with Ami McKay on the Scotiabank Author's Stage as she discussed her latest novel, Half Spent Was the Night: A Witches' Yuletide. Susan captured the event in one flowing graphic filled with witchy insights and magic moments. View the sketch story.
The Library is a space for everyone, where stories unfold every day. These stories take us to new places and show us who we are as a community. Your stories remind us of what is possible when we’re truly at our best.
Written by Jyoti, staff member, Woodlawn Public Library | People relate to cultures through interactions and experiences, not just books. As the communities around us become more and more diverse, as part of Culture Days 2018, we at Woodlawn Public Library wanted to showcase different aspects of multiculturalism through live performances, interactive displays, and delicious food.
On October 23, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended the event Ego to Eco: "Wikewiku" (Animal Fattening Time) at the Central Library First Nations Circle. The Ego to Eco series is a talking circle focused on sharing the Mi'kmaq calendar as a way of understanding that human and ecological health are interdependent. View the sketch story.
Written by Sarah, staff member, Collection Development | Have you ever wondered how a book ends up on the shelf at your Library? We're taking you behind the scenes of our Collection Management Department to see how books are ordered, processed, and delivered. It's basically like an episode of How It's Made, Library Edition. Bonus: A reading list of our Collection team's favourite books of all time.