On August 24, 2022, 12-year-old Emily took over Halifax as Mayor for a Day! At the end of Summer 2021, Emily hit her TD Summer Reading Club reading goal, and was the lucky random draw winner of our Mayor for a Day Grand Prize. She claimed her prize with a smile by helping out Mayor Mike Savage and his team for the day in Summer 2022.
Library Artist and Innovator in Residence, S. Bear Bergman, is hosting Gender Reveal Parties celebrating local trans, gender queer, non-binary, agender, two spirit, or otherwise gender non-compliant folks sharing gendered related revelations. Learn more and join us!
On August 11, 2022, the Library's volunteer sketch artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended a monthly meet-up of the Dartmouth Death Café at Cole Harbour Public Library.
Halifax's A Room of Your Own Book Club for self-identified teen girls launched in Fall 2021. It created an opportunity for self-expression and connection in a time that was full of isolation and uncertainty.
Hear from Sharon McInnis, who plays a big role in the daily happenings at Central Library, and our regional Obituary Search Services. If you're seeking answers to a local history mystery, Sharon is likely to be one of the speedy sleuths solving it for you.
By strengthening our existing WiFi signals, and blasting additional signals off rooftops, we've seen record-breaking statistical results, and more importantly, immediate, meaningful improvements in digital access for our neighbours. Read the story.
The rising cost of food can lead to lower food security for many community members. Libraries are uniquely positioned to help offer healthy meals and snacks, as well as to teach food literacy skills, offer workshops, and resources for meal planning and shopping. Read more about recent efforts.
Over the unpredictable course of the past two years, Halifax Public Libraries locations have served as rapid testing pop-up sites, vaccination clinics, pulse oximeter drop-off locations, and rapid test kit distributors. The Library team has pivoted with each new request, providing a trusted public space for access and support.
Design with Nature, Design with LEGO, and meet Library Artist in Residence, 2022-23, Christine Hempel. Christine is an urban designer, teacher, researcher and illustrator with a passion for building engaging, ecologically-responsible, and beautiful communities.
Ready for summer reading? We are too! It's summertime in Halifax Regional Municipality, and we're ready to share some of our favourite Hot Summer Reads with you—for the beach, the backyard, the patio, or cozy summer nights at home. What's unique about these reads, is that we specifically asked our staff and Board members to also share some perhaps hidden gems you wouldn't always think of as 'summer reading' to help heat up your To-Be-Read (AKA #TBR) Pile!