We invite you to wander around Asia through these local artists' artworks and individual stories. You do not need to show us your passport— just bring yourself, and be transported to the beauty of these art creations.
Staff member Zso explores the term gendervague, a neurodivergent experience of trans identity, and shares studies and recommended books you can read to learn more.
Staff member Rania shares the history of Eid al-Adha and the importance of Hajj pilgrimages. Learn more with her recommended reads on Islamic countries.
“We’re here because the people before us loved us so much.” -Tasha Hubbard to her son and nephew. In honour of Indigenous History Month and beyond, we share a collection of National Film Board of Canada films created and produced by Indigenous filmmakers. “We’re here because the people before us loved us so much.” -Tasha Hubbard to her son and nephew Wha
As Asian Heritage Month comes to an end, Halifax Public Libraries shares a selection of featured poems from diverse voices across Asia.
Ken Cashin, Chess Nova Scotia, shares thoughts on the rising popularity of chess, and how you can get involved while in-person play opportunities are scarce.
Issues of ability and inclusion are important all year round. However, Access Awareness Week is an opportunity that allows Nova Scotians to really promote these issues to audiences from all walks of life. Through press conferences, forums, concerts, lectures, and community events, we are able to engage the broader community on issues that are not often considered. This year, Access Awareness Week is exploring how the pandemic has impacted the community, and underscores the ways in which COVID-19 has further exacerbated barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Muslims worldwide will be celebrating Eid starting on May 12 or 13, the exact date to be announced on May 11 after moon observations. Eid al-Fitr is the three-day festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is an occasion of peace and joy. Here, Rania from Keshen Goodman Public Library shares its history, traditional foods, and a recipe.
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. To celebrate, we have put together a list of novels and memoirs written by Canadian writers of Asian descent. Check out one of these titles and read your way across the many diverse countries that are part of Asia.