Written by Kristine, staff member, Halifax Central Library | It’s strange—some of my most vivid memories from childhood involve quiet hours sitting with those extremely delightful things that arrived in the mail every year: the Christmas Wish books from Simpsons, Eatons, and Sears. Now, Halifax Public Libraries houses many of these catalogue "time capsules."
Just like math or reading, coding has become a foundational skill. Learning about coding helps kids develop their creativity as well as their problem-solving and logic skills. Learning about coding also helps them understand the world around them. If you’re interested in getting your kids started with coding, here are 5 resources to teach coding to kids.
Whether you're looking to connect with family on Skype, or struggling to create a resume with Microsoft Word, we can sit with you and offer some training.
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.
Did you know that October is Canadian Library Month? This is an opportunity to reflect on the invaluable role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians across the country. Canadian libraries are doing some pretty cool things right now—from adding inspiring items to their collections, to reaching out with innovative programs.
Trying to get outside more often? Let's venture out together. The Library has pedometers and Nordic Walking Poles available to borrow. Learn more about these tools and the related borrowing details so you can get on the move.
Fall is just around the corner, summer is coming to an end, and it's time to get back into that old-school school routine. You can help your kids (or students!) hit the ground running this September with support from your Library—from online tools to helpful books.
You can easily print items from your computer, smartphone, or tablet while at the Library. With mobile printing, you can do this from home or on the go. There are 2 easy ways to send a print job from your device: email your print job to the location where you want to pick it up, or use our mobile printing service, PrinterOn, through your web browser or via the PrinterOn app. This post will walk you through both options.
By Kristine Leger, Staff Member, Halifax Central Library | With free access to Lynda.com using your library card, you can tap into a wealth of knowledge—in many surprising areas! Lynda knows everything. From screenwriting and singing to job searching and "happiness," she's got you covered. Check out our top 10 highlights.
Coffee. Conversation. Connection. Find it all at our monthly Small Business Café at Halifax Central Library. One Monday a month, local entrepreneurs, business experts, and community members get together at the Library to talk about industry news, business insights, and opportunities in Halifax and beyond.