Woodlawn Public Library has a past life. When the Library moved into its new space in 2010, most of the building was changed, but one room remains the same to this day—the theatre.
On May 4, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer sketch artist, Susan "the Sketcher" MacLeod attended the event, Why Immigrants are an Asset at Halifax Central Library. She was able to capture some of presenter, Danish immigrant Pernille Fischer Boulter's, thoughts here.
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…
On display from May 8 to June 21, 2019 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Working the Waterfront: An Exploration of the Interface Where Land Meets Sea features artwork by 3 Nova Scotia based artists; Marla Benton, Philip Hodges, and Patricia Lindley. The waterfront is a place of departure and arrival. A place to acquire resources. A place…
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.
Victory for allied forces in Europe was announced in Halifax on Monday, May 7, 1945. Celebrations were planned to follow this announcement, but several years of tensions between military personnel and civilians resulted in rioting that saw most of downtown Halifax covered in broken glass, and stolen booze. Learn more about the Riots and resources in our collection to grow your knowledge.
Canada has a long and shameful history in relation to its treatment of Indigenous Peoples. In 2008, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established with a mandate to “reveal to Canadians the complex truth about the history and the ongoing legacy of the church-run residential schools…” and to “guide and inspire a process of truth and healing, leading toward reconciliation…” We’ve selected some titles that highlight various issues, discussions and challenges relating to reconciliation.