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.
Written by Aaron, staff member, Central Library | Ancestry Library Edition is free to use at all of Halifax Public Libraries' 14 branches. Once you've absorbed that awesome fact, read on.
With the use of your Library card, you can access the Chilton Library, a database of repair and maintenance manuals for vehicles from the 1940s to the newest models.
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.
As we say goodbye to daylight savings, we can now expect shorter and colder days. Feel free to (literally) grab some extra daylight at one of our Light Therapy stations, available at all branches of Halifax Public Libraries.
Each month, your Library hosts a wide variety of special programs. You can download our monthly program listings here, as they become available. We'll keep this post up-to-date with the latest booklets so you can know what's on the go, while you're on the go.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display November 13, 2018 to January 5, 2019 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Subliminal Landscapes features work by local artist, Kate Ward. The Subliminal Landscapes collection was inspired by a trip Ward took to Iceland several years ago.
If Small Business Month 2018 (October) was any indication, small business in Nova Scotia is booming, under the management of the best and brightest minds. This October, we were fortunate to host events with many local leaders. Here's a round-up of their best tips for small business owners.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month and, in this spirit, we are pleased to share with you 25 works by Mi’kmaq authors and artists.
Imagine if everyone in our province read the same title. That is the aim of One Book Nova Scotia (1BNS), a province-wide community reading event for adults. Nova Scotians are invited to read, discuss and get excited about the same book. Learn more about the initiative and 2018's absorbing book selection: Annabel by Kathleen Winter.