Celebrating Culture

Celebrating Culture

Nova Scotia is home to a diverse community of people representing more than 100 cultures and ethnicities from all over the globe. Halifax Public Libraries is shaped by our community, and we aim to reflect the amazing traditions, experiences, accomplishments, and arts that create our shared story in Halifax. This page features a collection of reading lists, community-created content, events, virtual celebrations, and more. Check back often for new content.

Blogs & Resources

PressReader: Local and International News

Stay in touch with the news of the world. Access PressReader online—now available for at-home access.

African Heritage Month: Spotify Playlists

Explore music for every mood with one of these curated African Heritage Month playlists. Listen along now!

Community Art: Boma Nnaji at Woodlawn Public Library

Woodlawn Public Library is hosting a community art display by Halifax-based artist Boma Nnaji throughout March 2021.

Mary's African Cuisine: Fanti Fanti Stew and Sashwe Soup

This week, join Mary and her kids as they make Fanti Fanti Stew and Sashwe Soup—also known as fish stew and fisherman’s soup.

African Heritage Month: Adult Staff Lists

Explore our collection of African Heritage Month reading recommendations for adults, and discover your new favourite finds.

African Heritage Month: Kids Staff Lists

Help teach your kids about the importance of African heritage, diversity, and culture with one of our specially-made Staff Lists.

Storytime: The Gathering with Theresa Meuse

The Gathering helps teach parents and children about Indigenous spiritual gatherings, or mawiomi.

Mary's African Cuisine: Groundnut Soup

This week, join Mary as she cooks her tasty Groundnut Soup with omo tuo—also known as peanut soup with rice balls.

Walking Gottingen: An Immersive Storytelling Experience

Through natural sound and diverse voices, this project transports listeners to a portal of lived experiences in the community.

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Children

To help your kids better understand this unique cultural celebration, we’ve collected some fun activities to help welcome in the new year!

Mary's African Cuisine: Red Red

Join Mary as she cooks her delicious vegetarian and gluten-free ‘Red Red’ recipe—stew and veggies with rice and fried plantain.

Learning a New Language

By Teen Blogger, Ella | "Learning a new language opens a door—we can connect with others and understand our different cultures better."

Listen

Together, for AHM, we can gain knowledge through listening to local voices and talents, tuning into virtual events, and more.

Learn

To celebrate the rich culture of our ANS community, the Library has the resources you need to learn about African heritage, all year round.⁠

Share

Together, let's share in the celebrations and events happening during African Heritage Month, while also sharing stories of Black creators.

Act

Without action, there is no change. This African Heritage Month, help make a difference with us, in your community, and beyond. ⁠
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