Halifax Public Libraries received very thoughtful feedback over the past few days on our response to The Radical Imagination Project's proposed film programs and the need for the Library to provide safe spaces in our community where all members, especially those who experience marginalization, can speak freely and openly about the issues that affect them. Where policing is concerned, this is particularly true for members of our Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, and LGBTQ+ communities. We acknowledge these concerns and the statistics related to likelihood of involvement in the justice system, and the power imbalance that many experience.
On Tuesday, June 25 from 5:00-6:30pm, please join the Halifax Regional Library Board as we celebrate 2018-19 achievements and honour our Board Impact Award recipients.
Prepare for howling winds, creepy characters, ghostly ships, strange apparitions, and things that go “bump” in the night. Our 30th Annual Ghost Story Writing Contest, sponsored by the Helen Creighton Folklore Society, invites youth to enter their best spooky summer campfire story.
A new sign is being installed in Central Library’s outdoor Front Plaza. A new sign is being installed in Central Library’s outdoor Front Plaza. Dubbed “Big L,” the sign is an exterior monument and landscape feature that identifies Halifax Central Library as a library building and pillar of our community.
This summer, Keshen Goodman will welcome a whimsical new outdoor gnome, and it needs a name! Ideas? Enter our naming contest for ages 5-12. Contest runs May 21-June 14, 2019.
Halifax Public Libraries has switched to a new tele-messaging system. The new tele-messaging system should improve the success rate of dial-out calls, and our previous provider is no longer supported.
Construction is expected to wrap up in Spring 2019. There will be no impact to Library service beyond inability to access the Studio throughout construction.