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

TD Presents: African Heritage Month
Opening Night

Come and share in this annual community celebration that launches African Heritage Month in Halifax. The evening features the traditional Opening Night ceremony, musical entertainment, and greetings from special guests. A reception will follow the official program.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries; In partnership with Black History Month Association

Halifax North Memorial - Thursday January 25th @ 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Puppet Shows
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

Ages 0-8

Will Mouse finally teach the trickster Anansi a lesson?

Event Location: Program Room

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Cole Harbour - Thursday February 1st @ 10:30am - 11:00am

In Concert: JR Smith Trio

From North Preston, Jonathan (JR) Smith is a "young drumming phenomenon" on the rise. "Everything is a feeling, I play what I feel," he says of his improvisational style.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries; In partnership with Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax North Memorial - Thursday February 1st @ 7:00pm - 8:45pm