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."
"A story, properly told, can change the world. One person at a time." Meet Artist & Innovator in Residence, Israel Ekanem.
Wet, swampy, earth that fed multiple rivers and streams was once abundant in scenes in and around Halifax. One of the most substantial of these waterways was Freshwater River, or Freshwater Brook. If you were to go for a stroll downtown today you might have trouble finding it. So what happened to this water source? Where did it go and where can we find it today? Let’s take a look at the history of Freshwater Brook and discover where it might be hiding.
For many, it feels like only yesterday that Keshen Goodman was the new branch on the Library scene, having opened its doors in 2001. Enjoy a true #ThrowbackThursday with some archival photos of what the Library looked like when it was first built!
Design with Nature, Design with LEGO, and meet Library Artist in Residence, 2022-23, Christine Hempel. Christine is an urban designer, teacher, researcher and illustrator with a passion for building engaging, ecologically-responsible, and beautiful communities.
Library Artist and Innovator in Residence, S. Bear Bergman, hosted Gender Reveal Parties celebrating local trans, gender queer, non-binary, agender, two spirit, or otherwise gender non-compliant folks sharing gendered related revelations throughout October 2022.
Through his 2022 Library Residency, Alan Syliboy will be hosting drum-making workshops, concerts, and programs sharing Mi'kmaq culture, tradition, and music with community. Learn more about 'Sharing Knowledge.'
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
On August 24, 2022, 12-year-old Emily took over Halifax as Mayor for a Day! At the end of Summer 2021, Emily hit her TD Summer Reading Club reading goal, and was the lucky random draw winner of our Mayor for a Day Grand Prize. She claimed her prize with a smile by helping out Mayor Mike Savage and his team for the day in Summer 2022.