African
Heritage
Month

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

Tracing my Roots to the Black Loyalists of Digby, Nova Scotia.
with Allister Barton

Tracing my family roots to the Black Loyalists of Digby is a tribute to my grandfather, the late Sgt. George William Barton (1917-1995), on what would have been his 100th birthday. The life of the late George "Buster" Barton from Acaciaville is an exciting chapter in the Barton's family history. Join the journey to discover more than 250 years of the Barton lineage and the stories that will bring our family tree to life.

  1. We know about the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia, but who were the Black Pioneers of Digby?
  2. What is the Barton's connection to the community of Barton, Digby County?
  3. Are all Barton's from Digby descended from the same lineage?
  4. Where are the Barton's today?
  5. How do I build a family tree?

Find out the answers to those questions and how to trace your own family tree.

RSVP with allister.barton@gmail.com by Friday, February 17, 2017.

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Dartmouth North - Tuesday February 21st @ 7:00pm

Puppet Show for Groups
Akimba and the Magic Cow: An African Tale

All ages
Daycares and preschools are invited to celebrate African Heritage Month with this African folktale. What happens when a greedy neighbour steals Akimba's magic animals?

Alderney Gate - Wednesday February 22nd @ 9:45am - 10:15am

Puppet Show
Akimba and the Magic Cow: An African Tale

All ages
Celebrate African Heritage Month with this African folktale. What happens when a greedy neighbour steals Akimba's magic animals?

Alderney Gate - Wednesday February 22nd @ 10:30am