Spring has sprung, which means the rain and mud are making their annual return to Nova Scotia. This dramatic shift from our once snowy landscape brings with it a bouquet of seasonal delights: our beloved song birds, cruise ships filled with wide-eyed tourists, open lakes and waterways begging to be explored, rooftop patios, and, of…
April 7-13, 2019, is Volunteer Appreciation Week at Halifax Public Libraries. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week, branches of Halifax Public Libraries are hosting Volunteer Appreciation events to say thank you to our generous volunteers. Our volunteers help shape the community we live in, and have a meaningful impact on people’s lives by dedicating their time to support Library programs and services.
On February 23, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, attended the exciting launch of R is for Reparations. The one-of-a-kind alphabet book was written by Halifax youth at Halifax North Memorial Public Library during African Heritage Month 2018, and shares their hopes and dreams about the global demand for redress, compensation and restitution for the horrors of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Written by Guest Blogger David Johnston aka The Amazing Mr. J, Magician & Entertainer | The Amazing Mr. J will be performing a series of magic shows at the Library this March Break.
On January 24, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, ventured to Central Library to listen to a discussion with and reading by Halifax's Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper.
In honour of the Library’s The Color Purple event series, and Alice Walker’s 75th birthday, we sat down with Evelyn C. White, journalist, relatively new Haligonian, and official biographer of Alice Walker: A Life. Halifax Public Libraries was honoured to be able to spend time with Evelyn and learn more about her career and her relationship with Alice Walker, and to discuss all things The Color Purple.
A guest blog written by Autism Nova Scotia | Over the last 2 years, Autism Nova Scotia and Halifax Public Libraries have collaborated to develop an autism-friendly library system in HRM. By providing a variety of accessible resources and experiences, this partnership is paving the way for community understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.
Written by Canada Business Network | Canada Business Network has presented previously at Central Library's Small Business Café on this topic.