On May 4, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer sketch artist, Susan "the Sketcher" MacLeod attended the event, Why Immigrants are an Asset at Halifax Central Library. She was able to capture some of presenter, Danish immigrant Pernille Fischer Boulter's, thoughts here.
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 March 28, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, sat in on the newfangled tunes and discussions of Janice Isabel Jackson and Barbara Pritchard at Halifax Central Library's Newfangled Music event. View the sketch story.
In late December, 2018, Tim Madden stumbled across an overdue Library book in his Ontario home. We mean really overdue. He reached out to Janice Fiander, Manager of (the now named) Alderney Gate Public Library: "I discovered a book in our family library that belongs to “Dartmouth Public Library.” Book ID# 327 P362 , Diplomacy In The Nuclear Age – Lester B. Pearson, 1959. Checked out on Dec 21, 1959 and not returned."
On Saturday, February 9, Paul O'Regan Hall was transformed into the closet of every princess' dreams. The space was filled with dresses, shoes, and jewellery—all available for free. See some magical moments from this colourful event.
On Thursday, January 24, the Black History Month Association and Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax with a full-house crowd of community members. Read on to look back on photographs and moments from the evening.
Library staff member, Matthew, shares his love for 1930s film comedies through the Library's January-February 2019 Astounding Film Comedies of the 1930s series—and, this blog detailing the razzle-dazzle and little known facts of this cinematic era.
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.”
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.