March 6, 2018
March Break 2018 @ Your Local Public Library

Lots happening in Public Libraries across Nova Scotia for MARCH BREAK!!... Programs, games and activities for children of all ages, teens and families.

Contact your local public library and find out what’s happening – https://library.novascotia.ca/map

**Please Note: Some programs have age restrictions and require advance registration, please contact the branch library to enquire.

 

February 21, 2018

This year Freedom to Read Week is taking place February 25 to March 3, 2018.

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Every year, libraries, schools and community groups across Canada celebrate freedom of expression by organizing or participating in Freedom to Read Week festivities.

February 20, 2018
African Heritage Month - Poetry Booklist

Find these books of poetry at your local public library. Public libraries across the province are celebrating African Heritage Month with programs and events for children and adults, book displays, activities, resources, and more… Find out what’s happening visit - http://publiclibraries.ns.ca

February 12, 2018

Public libraries across the province are celebrating African Heritage Month with programs and events for children and adults, book displays, activities, resources, and more.

You can find these find these texts, books of non-fiction, and more. Contact your local public library for more information, and find out what’s happening - http://publiclibraries.ns.ca

February 12, 2018

Public libraries across the province are celebrating African Heritage Month with programs and events for children and adults, book displays, activities, resources, and more.

You can find these books for children and teens, contact your local public library for more information, and find out what’s happening - http://publiclibraries.ns.ca

February 5, 2018
Mona Parsons

February 19, 2018

https://heritageday.novascotia.ca/

Born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1901, Mona Parsons was a member of the Dutch Resistance in the Netherlands and the only Canadian woman to be imprisoned by the Germans during the Second World War. Her capture and remarkable escape from prison is a remarkable story.

Library Events:

February 1, 2018

Public libraries across the province are celebrating African Heritage Month with programs and events for children and adults, book displays, activities, resources, and more.

You can find these novels and books of fiction, contact your local public library for more information, and find out what’s happening - http://publiclibraries.ns.ca

January 23, 2018
February is African Heritage Month

The theme for African Heritage Month 2018 is “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community”, to honour and pay homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and Heritage.

January 17, 2018

Saturday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day.

Public Libraries across Nova Scotia are celebrating Family Literacy Day with special programs and activities, and invite you and your families to join them.

Programs and activities include: family storytimes, author readings, puppet shows, music, songs, board games, lego, book displays, group story writing, storytelling, crafts, activity challenges, and more…

Simple and fun activities for all ages.

October 23, 2017
HACKMATACK

 

Hackmatack is back!!... Registrations are now being accepted!

http://hackmatack.ca/

The Hackmatack program is back for its 19th year. The program for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 introduces young readers from Atlantic Canada to great Canadian books and authors.

September 22, 2017
Seniors Week 2017

From October 1 - 7, 2017 the focus in libraries will be on seniors. Seniors Week is a province-wide initiative which focuses on programming, services, books and materials for seniors at the nine public library regions in Nova Scotia. It is one of the many activities taking place in October, Canadian Library Month, and overlaps with the Provincial and Federal Seniors Days on October 1st.

April 27, 2017

Teen Read Week allows public libraries to celebrate Teens and their contributions as part of the public library community, and for public libraries to highlight the services, collections and programs they offer youth in Nova Scotia.

Public Libraries across Nova Scotia offer a number of opportunities for Teens and young people to get involved!

April 13, 2017
Author reads to people in a library

Hackmatack & Canadian Children’s Book Week Bring Canadian Children’s Authors to Nova Scotia in May

Public libraries bring in and present children’s authors to deliver readings and workshops for children in Nova Scotia throughout the year.

The Hackmatack reading program and Canadian Children’s Book Week event celebrate Canadian children’s books and provide children the opportunity and the thrill of meeting some of their favourite authors.

April 11, 2017
Moose with party hat and film on its antlers celebrating National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate Canada & Canada's 150th by watching a great Canadian film at Your Local Library!

National Canadian Film Day is a celebration of Canadian stories and Canadian film, with free film screenings, events, and discussions that are held across the country, this year it is being held April 19th - http://www.canadianfilmday.ca #CanFilmDay

April 6, 2017

In this blog post, we’ve collaborated with Lara Killian, Librarian Educator at the NS Health Authority, for some straight-forward tips on finding health-related information at your library. Welcome Lara!

It can be tough to find good health information when you need it, and even harder to know where to start. Fortunately, there are many free resources to help you get started on your journey of finding the information you need, when it comes to your health.

March 6, 2017
March Break 2017 @ the Library

Public Libraries are busy places during March Break. Public Libraries across the province are planning hundreds of programs to keep you and your families busy over the March Break holidays.

Libraries are planning everything from puppet shows to storytimes, arts activities, craft projects, Lego, video games, scavenger hunts, board games, technology programs, and so much more.

February 7, 2017
Passing the Torch - African Heritage Month 2017

Nova Scotia Provincial Library staff have prepared the following booklist to accompany African Heritage Month 2017, celebrating this year’s theme “Passing the Torch…African Nova Scotians and the Next 150”

Books and other resources are available at public libraries across Nova Scotia, contact your local library to learn more about African Heritage Month programs and resources: www.publiclibraries.ns.ca

February 7, 2017

For Heritage Day 2017, and as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Nova Scotia recognizes Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.

A number of activities are being held across the province, including a two-game hockey challenge February 18 in Membertou, and February 20 in Millbrook.

January 25, 2017
Adults and children play with a castle in a library

Family Literacy Day (FamilyLiteracyDay.ca) is a national campaign created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999. It is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to "Learn at play, every day." Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child’s skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp.

January 19, 2017

The Nova Scotia government, in partnership with members of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, has recently contributed titles in accessible formats to the NNELS database, highlighting Atlantic Canadian authored and published books.

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