August 3, 2021
Slithering Snakes

Thursday, August 26 / 2pm

Join Nova Scotia Museum Naturalist Alex as she sheds some light on the lives of snakes in Nova Scotia. Together we will read an original story, see how museum staff care for Garter Snakes, and do a sssssilly craft. This event will be broadcast live from the Nova Scotia Provincial Library Facebook page.

July 16, 2021
Children's Summer Tour 2021 Title Graphic

FREE virtual shows & educational workshops, all SUMMER long.

Check out our series of virtual shows and workshops with Canadian children’s performers and educators, as part of the libraries’ Summer Reading Program. All are welcome, join us online!!

How to Participate:

Performances and workshops are hosted on Zoom by the library. Simply click on the link on the day of the show. All devices are accepted.

 

July 15, 2021
Emancipation Day 2021

Nova Scotia has officially designated August 1, Emancipation Day in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in the province.

The following list offers a selection of resources on a range of topics that are connected to Canadian and Atlantic histories.

 

Emancipation Day booklist

June 25, 2021
Children's Performer Summer Tour 2021

Children's Performer Summer Tour 2021

FREE virtual shows & educational workshops, all SUMMER long!!

Nova Scotia public libraries are presenting a series of virtual shows and workshops with Canadian children’s performers and educators, as part of the libraries’ Summer Reading Program. All are welcome to join us!!

April 20, 2021
Award-Winning Canadian Children’s Authors Tour Nova Scotia Virtually for Canadian Children’s Book Week

Award-Winning Canadian Children’s Authors Tour Nova Scotia Virtually for Canadian Children’s Book Week

Nova Scotia’s public libraries are presenting a series of virtual library and classroom visits with award-winning Canadian children’s authors for Canadian Children’s Book Week 2021.

Teachers, schools, classrooms, children and families across the province are welcome to attend! All events will be hosted on Zoom and coordinated by the Halifax Public Libraries.

March 12, 2021

Stop by your local library this March Break, find out what’s happening, pick-up books, movies, magazines and more. A number of libraries are offering free “Take-Home” craft kits, contests, scavenger hunts, and some in-person programming. Below is a sample of what’s going on.

**NOTE: In-person programs are not taking place in all libraries, and have limited registration. Call ahead to register, or to find out what’s happening.

March 10, 2021
ONLINE March Break Programs @ the Library

Nova Scotia public libraries are offering a range of online programs for March Break 2021. Below is a list of just some of the children and teen online programs taking place, OPEN TO EVERYONE across the province.

Libraries continue to offer services; books, magazines and other materials are available for borrowing. Visit your library website to order items, or to access e-books, e-magazines, databases, information and more.

January 22, 2019
Heritage Day 2019

February is going to be filled with art!

Nova Scotia Public Libraries launch “Celebration of Maud Lewis”, the 2019 Nova Scotia Heritage Day Honouree, during the month of February.

More than 100 programs scheduled in public libraries across the province!

September 27, 2018

Seniors Week in Public Libraries

From October 1-7, 2018, libraries in Nova Scotia will be focusing on Seniors. A variety of programs and events are being offered - please check with your local library to see if something appeals to you and your family. Seniors Week is one of the many activities taking place in October, Canadian Library Month.

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.

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