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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.

Let's Connect: African Heritage Month 2022

The AHM 2022 provincial theme is Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians. Interested in developing a program? Connect with us!

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!
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