How Does Your Garden Grow?

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…
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Working the Waterfront: An Exploration of the Interface Where Land Meets Sea

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…
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Halifax V.E. Day Riots: A Resource List

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.
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A Reconciliation Reading List

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. 
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