In late December, 2018, Tim Madden stumbled across an overdue Library book in his Ontario home. We mean really overdue. He reached out to Janice Fiander, Manager of (the now named) Alderney Gate Public Library: "I discovered a book in our family library that belongs to “Dartmouth Public Library.” Book ID# 327 P362 , Diplomacy In The Nuclear Age – Lester B. Pearson, 1959. Checked out on Dec 21, 1959 and not returned."
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.
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 2019 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 Thursday, January 24, the Black History Month Association and Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax with a full-house crowd of community members. Read on to look back on photographs and moments from the evening.
Library staff member, Matthew, shares his love for 1930s film comedies through the Library's January-February 2019 Astounding Film Comedies of the 1930s series—and, this blog detailing the razzle-dazzle and little known facts of this cinematic era.
Volunteers are an essential part of Halifax Public Libraries. Here, Hugh shares his story of volunteering with the Library's English Language Learning program. “It’s all about finding connections. The Library offers a safe, inviting space for people new to Nova Scotia to learn and connect with their community.”
On December 17, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan the Sketcher, ventured to Central Library to soak in the holiday sounds of East Coast Carolling in live performance. Check out her musical masterpiece.
We danced, we sang, we had a ball. On December 13, the witches and wizards of Halifax came out to celebrate the 4th Annual Yule Ball in Paul O'Regan Hall at Halifax Central Library. Click through to read all about it and view a gallery of photos from the magical evening.
On November 7, 2018, Susan the Sketcher ventured to Central Library to capture an evening with Ami McKay on the Scotiabank Author's Stage as she discussed her latest novel, Half Spent Was the Night: A Witches' Yuletide. Susan captured the event in one flowing graphic filled with witchy insights and magic moments. View the sketch story.