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Jody Upshaw on Family, Music and What's Next

Discover the inspiring journey of Halifax-based singer Jody Upshaw, and how family has played a key role in her success.

Othello Pollard: The Innovative Black Chef's Life in Halifax

A story of triumphs, tragedies and tasty food. Learn about a pioneering American chef's life before and after moving to Nova Scotia.

Elevate & Explore: A New Travel Series for Black Exploration

René Boudreau's video series will help Black Nova Scotians explore the province, gain perspectives through travel, and break down barriers.

Rajean Willis on "Our Stories, Our Experiences"

Social worker and community connector, Rajean Willis reflects on her talk show series, and what it means to see someone else's perspective.

Tracing the History of Dartmouth's 'The Avenue'

The Avenue is a small, but significant, historically Black community in Dartmouth. Writer Kate Foster looks deeper into its history.

Meet The Preston Township Library Office Team Members

In 2021, the Preston Township Library Office opened its doors to the community. Get to know the special team that serves the area!

Meet the Creator of MichNat Fashion House, Funmi Odeniyi

"I have a simple challenge for you. What makes you deeply happy?" Learn more about Funmi, and register for her teen sewing series this May.

African Heritage Month: Literary Quiz

In honour of African Heritage Month, test your knowledge of popular literature written by authors of African descent with this fun quiz!

The Lives of Haligonians – John and Esther Roan (Carvery)

Our people, our history. This research piece focuses on the not-so-ordinary lives of John and Esther Roan (Carvery) of Africville.

Meet Our 2021 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!
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