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Register Now: Preston Community Talks Launches June 7

A new interactive community conversation series is launching. It's called Preston Community Talks and the first program takes place June 7.

Meet Our Artist in Residence: Tara Taylor

Tara's residency will touch all Library branches through workshops and sharing collaborative art. Check out our interview to learn more!

Remembering Charles R Saunders, Local Fantasy Fiction Legend

When Charles R. Saunders (1946-2020) began writing his series, he likely had no idea how it would change readers' lives. Read his story.

Black History Matters: Teo Ferguson on "Listen"

Teo is a creator, model, and advocate for Black and queer communities. Here, he celebrates his roots, and reflects on 'listening.'

Black History Matters: Damini Awoyiga on "Learn"

Damini has a passion for making change, using her countless talents. Her new poem, Our Crowns, highlights the uniqueness of Black hair.

Black History Matters: Teyana Haley on "Share"

Teyana is a creator, lifestyle blogger, and proud mother. Here, she shares her hopes for a bright future for her son and other Black youth.

Black History Matters: Keonté Beals on "Act"

Keonté Beals is an award winning entertainer from North Preston. He reflects on taking action, resilience, and being authentically Black.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Black Canadian Literature?

How much do you know about Black Canadian literature? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

Ready-to-Go Art Studio: Black Women in Leadership

While kits are no longer available, you can still follow our guide to paint and reflect, and share your creation.

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.

HBFF21 Black Market's 7 Free Films & Discussions

The schedule for Halifax Black Film Festival's free community conversations is out, and we are excited to be a part of spreading the word.

Zoom Backgrounds: African Heritage Month

Check out these custom Zoom backgrounds you can download for free and use when you attend an African Heritage Month virtual event!

Black History Matters: Launch of African Heritage Month 2021

Halifax Public Libraries launches the 2021 TD Presents African Heritage Month with our partners, the Black History Month Association.

Dalhousie Law's First Black Graduate: James R. Johnston

James R. Johnston became Dalhousie Law's first Black graduate. His life was ended after being shot by his Brother-in-Law. Read his story.

Call for Community Proposals: African Heritage Month 2021

(2021 Applications now closed) Submit your event or creative idea for TD presents African Heritage Month at the Library.

Inspiring Author and Activist: Maya Angelou

By Teen Blogger, Jood | "I couldn't be more inspired by every word that came out of Maya Angelou’s mouth." Learn about her life and legacy.
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