Science & Environment

Science & Environment

Science and environment are woven into every minute of everyday life. We create, nurture, and expand our understanding of our world through thoughts and actions every day. Exploration is not limited to size: you can find wonder in a grain of sand or a whole galaxy. Your Library is a launch point for growth and discovery—check out our collection of books, videos, activities, and events to start a new scientific, environmental journey.

Your climate change resource.

Wherever you are on your journey of climate action, your Library is here for you.

On your resource page, we'll collect a variety of links leading you to positive action plans and news. We'll help you to deepen your knowledge of climate issues and connect you with local leaders and activities.

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Blogs & Activities

Ava the Inventor: A Musquodoboit Valley Success Story

The Library strives to inspire people of all ages to make a difference in their community. Check out Ava's inspiring story, here!

Get Creative With Your Kids!

Dreaming up fun activities to keep your kids busy and engaged is hard work. Luckily, we have some ideas to help your family get creative.

Full STEAM Ahead: Technology Projects for Kids of All Ages

There are so many great resources out there for us to gain new skills in technology. Here are five of our favorites.
xylophone made out of jars and garden contents

Get Crafting: Make Your Own Outdoor Xylophone

With warm weather comes chances to do neat things outside! If you love music, you're going to love this simple outdoor musical craft.

No More Single-Use Plastic Bags at the Library

We're happy to announce the Library is joining retail businesses across Nova Scotia in stopping the use of plastic bags.

Educational E-Books

Support for school subjects is just a click away. Check out Math, Science, Language Arts, and Life Sciences e-books for kids on OverDrive.

Sable Island: A Real-Life Storybook Experience

Staff member, Claudia, shares the story of a dream realized: Flying to Sable Island in a prop plane. Read her story, here.

9 Scintillating Science Reads for Adults

Science Literacy Week is about examining our unique relationships with science. Here are some of our favourite new science books.

10 Science Literacy Reading Recommendations for Kids

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it's science! Here are some of the coolest books for kids to check out this Science Literacy Week and beyond.

Biodiversity: It's in Your Backyard!

Sept. 21-27 is Science Literacy Week. Celebrate the beautiful biodiversity of Nova Scotia and send us a photo for our Biodiversity gallery.

Alice Ball: Early 20th Century African American Chemist

By Teen Blogger, Sally | "She accomplished a lot at a young age despite the adversity she faced. She saved many lives..."

Lil Floof and Family: Central Library's Unofficial Mascots

Since 2017, Lil Floof and her family have become Library stars, with many Haligonians following the family tree and all its branches.

Let's Get Messy...with Water!

A great way to explore sensory play, reduce clean up, and take advantage of the sun is outdoor water play. Go outside and make a "mess"!

Full STEAM Ahead: Math Projects for Kids of All Ages

Whether you realize it or not, we use math every day—to tell time, play games, cook. Explore the "M" in STEAM through at-home activities.

Full STEAM Ahead: Science Projects for Kids of All Ages

Here are some of our favourite at-home activities you can with kids to teach them about different areas of science and fuel their curiosity.

The Science of Kinetic Sand

Here's the recipe for Kinetic Sand, a sand that feels wet, but isn't. Get creating!
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