On February 23, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, attended the exciting launch of R is for Reparations. The one-of-a-kind alphabet book was written by Halifax youth at Halifax North Memorial Public Library during African Heritage Month 2018, and shares their hopes and dreams about the global demand for redress, compensation and restitution for the horrors of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Written by Guest Blogger David Johnston aka The Amazing Mr. J, Magician & Entertainer | The Amazing Mr. J will be performing a series of magic shows at the Library this March Break.
On Saturday, February 9, Paul O'Regan Hall was transformed into the closet of every princess' dreams. The space was filled with dresses, shoes, and jewellery—all available for free. See some magical moments from this colourful event.
March is Read Local Month at Halifax Public Libraries. Every week in March, the featured title from our Read Local e-book collection will be available for unlimited download throughout the week. That's right, no waitlists!
On January 24, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, ventured to Central Library to listen to a discussion with and reading by Halifax's Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper.
In honour of the Library’s The Color Purple event series, and Alice Walker’s 75th birthday, we sat down with Evelyn C. White, journalist, relatively new Haligonian, and official biographer of Alice Walker: A Life. Halifax Public Libraries was honoured to be able to spend time with Evelyn and learn more about her career and her relationship with Alice Walker, and to discuss all things The Color Purple.
A guest blog written by Autism Nova Scotia | Over the last 2 years, Autism Nova Scotia and Halifax Public Libraries have collaborated to develop an autism-friendly library system in HRM. By providing a variety of accessible resources and experiences, this partnership is paving the way for community understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.
Written by Canada Business Network | Canada Business Network has presented previously at Central Library's Small Business Café on this topic.
This year, 50 talented young writers between the ages of 7 and 15 entered their creepy creations into the Halifax Public Libraries Ghost Story Contest. The terrifying tales were enough to keep 3 very brave judges awake all night, their eyes wide in terror. Read the 7 winning stories...if you dare!