Celebrate African Heritage with Halifax Public Libraries

African Heritage Month is a time to learn about and celebrate one of the strongest and most vibrant cultures in our Canadian tapestry.

In partnership with our community, Halifax Public Libraries is excited to celebrate African Heritage throughout the month of February and year-round.

At the Library, we believe that celebrating and learning about culture benefits everyone and builds a stronger community. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch”, focuses on celebrating and supporting the growth of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our African Nova Scotian community.

African Heritage Month 2017 at Halifax Public Libraries is made possible by the generosity of TD Bank Group.

Thank you to our 2017 Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching the Library’s programming and content:

  • Késa Munroe-Anderson – African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Sunday Miller – Africville Heritage Trust
  • Shelley Fashan – Black Artists Network Dialogue
  • Russell Grosse – Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
  • Sylvia Parris – Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
  • Tracey Jones-Grant – Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Renise Cain – Halifax Public Libraries
  • Mairead Barry – Halifax Public Libraries
  • Heather MacKenzie – Halifax Public Libraries
  • Karen Hudson – Halifax Regional School Board

Upcoming Events

Puppet Show
Flossie and the Fox

All ages
Can Flossie outwit a fox who thinks he's the smartest animal in the forest?

Event Location: Program Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Cole Harbour - Thursday February 23rd @ 10:30am - 11:00am

Artist-in-Residence - African Heritage Month
Art of the Portrait, Part I: Introduction to Drawing in 3D
with Kim Cain

Experience dedicated and creative attention from Cole Harbour's Artist-in-Residence, Kim Cain. In a three-part art workshop series, Kim Cain guides you through the stages of portrait painting. The first workshop is an introduction to the drawing of the face in three dimensions (3D), the second session looks at colour theory and paint application, and the final session has you finishing your portrait and sharing your creative experience and result with your fellow artists.

About the artist-in-residence: Cole Harbour has an talented and thoughtful Artist-in-Residence and her name is Kim Cain. She is a local artist, graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and high school art teacher whose work has been exhibited in many group and solo shows. Beginning in February and continuing into March, Kim's art will be on display and she will be giving workshops for Library visitors. As an artist, Kim Cain explores the African Canadian existence in Canada and how it relates to the global African Diaspora. "My work begins inside of me, altering my perception of the world around me."

Call 902-490-3821 to register for the series

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Cole Harbour - Thursday February 23rd @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm

NFB Film Club
Ninth Floor

It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada had ever known. Over four decades later, Ninth Floor reopens the file on the infamous Sir George Williams Riot - a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation's history. (2015, 1h21 min)

Presented in partnership with National Film Board of Canada

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Sheet Harbour - Thursday February 23rd @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm