All About Our Website | Your Library is full of books begging to be read, movies ready for watching, and items to be explored. We know it can be hard to decide what to pick next. We're here to help! Our staff compiles suggested lists that are available for viewing on our website. These carefully curated Staff Lists span many interests and ages, and are intended to help you find your next great discovery. Learn more about them in this post.
May 7-13 is Mental Health Week in Canada. This year, the Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging Canadians to #GetLoud about what mental health really is. To help spread awareness, we’ve selected 3 graphic novels that explore different mental health issues.
It Came From the Second Floor Podcast | Is this thing on? Teens at Central Library are making airwaves in the podcasting world. It Came From The Second Floor is our monthly podcast made by teens, for teens. And it quite literally comes from the second floor of Central Library.
Looking to expand your research beyond your everyday search engine? Need to know the latest updates within your field of business? Interested in the latest news from national and local newspapers? With free access to ProQuest, you can access full-text articles from newspapers, trade and scholarly journals, magazines, and other resources.
By Aaron, Staff Member, Central Library | Video games…in the library? The very idea can seem completely alien, but it turns out there’s plenty of room for gaming here (and a whole lot more). At many branches of Halifax Public Libraries, you will find gaming consoles and games that are available for use by all patrons ages 19 and under.
Fake news used to be easy to spot. Who doesn’t remember those tabloid headlines that screamed “Elvis is Alive” or “I was Bigfoot’s Love Slave!” These days it’s a little trickier to discern fact from fiction. It doesn’t help that up to ¾ of us are getting at least some of our news from social media, where fake news runs rampant. This useful infographic and tips from your friendly Library team can help you root through fact and fiction.
By Joanna, Staff Member, Central Library | The cookbook Nova Scotia Cookery, Then and Now features recipes drawn from the Nova Scotia Archives and modernized by local chefs and food industry specialists. One of the featured recipes in this cookbook is for Lunenburg Fruitcake. I was intrigued by the archival recipe that provided the inspiration: “Gaelic Fruit Cake”, originally created by a Mrs. J. H. Wyman in a local church cookbook called The LaHave Cook Book (1912)...
Created in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia, the Library has 3 different Autism Tools kit bags available for borrowing. Sensory Tools, Visual Tools, and Fidget Tools kits feature a variety of items to explore for people of any age. This is a great way to discover which tools work best for you. What is included in each kit?...
Community spirit and injustices: There are many resources available online, in our Local History Room, and in our collection to help you research the history and legacy of the Africville community. Here's a quick starter guide.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display from April 14 to May 26, 2018 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Sorry For Your Loss is a humourous approach to the idea of loss and similar themes. Combined images attempt to blur the line between fact and fiction. Real and fake events, objects, and people leave the viewer to decide what has been fabricated and what remains true.