René Boudreau is keen to help Black Nova Scotians explore their province, gain new perspectives through travel, and break down barriers. This video series helps shine light on different elements of travel.
Through LEGO workshops and open discussions with community members of all ages, Artist & Innovator in Residence Christine Hempel proposes some new ideas for biodiversity in Halifax.
We are pleased to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), December 3, through an online platform. Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, in collaboration with members of the community, have put together this virtual portal to celebrate the disability community in HRM. This year’s theme is “Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID-19 Era."
Jim Deva at Little Sister's Rally in Vancouver, December 1986. Source: Richard Banner (City of Vancouver Archives) Written by Zso, staff member, Halifax Centra
Witamy! From early immigrants to Cape Breton in the first two decades of the twentieth century, through refugees of two world wars, war brides, and emigres fleeing communism, to a multitude of professionals, labourers, academics, and artists who have come from the lands of Poland to make a new homeland in Canada, the small but vibrant Polish Nova Scotian community has been making and continues to make significant contributions in all parts of this province.
Borko and Dada's one-of-a-kind love story continues on through the Library's collection. A one-of-a-kind donation of Serbian language titles, made in Dada's memory, will spread love and learning to others, from Serbia to Canada.
Carol McAllister and Siva Tatisetti spent time together as a volunteer and learner pair with the English Language Learning program at Woodlawn Public Library. Their story is one of standing by each other to reach further and achieve more than what was expected.
This year, 2022, marks 10 years since gender identity and gender expression were added as protected characteristics under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act in December of 2012. This legislative change meant significant progress for trans, non-binary and gender-queer people in Nova Scotia. Learn more and reflect here.
Social worker and community connector, Rajean Willis reflects on her Library talk show series, and what it means to see someone else's perspective.
Written by Guest Blogger, Kate Foster The Avenue is a small, but significant, historically Black community at the end of Crichton Avenue in Dartmouth. Only a handful of Black families live there today, but the community was once home to over 130 residents and spread over a larger area of land, near Mic Mac Mall…