2018 Cultural Showcase at Woodlawn Public Library

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.
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Susan the Sketcher Sketches Ego to Eco: “Wikewiku”

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.
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The Journey of a Book: Part 1

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.
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Fidget Spinners and Fortnite Make Science Fun

STEM is all the rage. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and experts everywhere have been touting it as a must-have component of education. Lucky for us, a member of our staff wrote the book on STEM programming for libraries. Literally. Chantale Pard is a Youth Services Librarian at Keshen Goodman Public Library and the author of a new book, STEM Programming for all Ages. We're chatting with her to learn more about this STEM-tastic accomplishment.
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Proud Pride 2018 Moments

This year, we hosted a variety of events in honour of Halifax Pride 2018, ranging from lively events like RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia and Fabulous Fantastic Storytime with Rouge Fatale and the Ukulady, to reflective discussions and sharing sessions like Venus Envy's Reading Out Loud. As always, we were thrilled to be part of Halifax Pride's annual Pride Parade on July 21—and this year welcomed our new friend, Pixie the unicorn van. Read on, and view our gallery to take a look back at Pride 2018 with us.
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