African Heritage Month: Opening Night

Share in this special community event and celebrate the launch and 35th anniversary of African Heritage Month.

The evening features the traditional Opening Night ceremony, musical entertainment, and greetings from special guests. 

A reception and refreshments will follow the official program.


In partnership with the Black History Month Association


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

George Dixon Community Centre - Thursday January 24th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Puppet Show: Akimba & the Magic Cow

Akimba keeps losing his magic animals to his tricky friend.  Will he ever learn?


All ages


Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Alderney Gate Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 10:30am - 11:00am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers Registration Required.

African Music & Culture with Toria Aidoo

Join Toria Aidoo, a music teacher from Ghana, as she weaves together storytelling, music, and the rich culture of Africa.

Toria will also share her journey as founder of the Patoria Legacy Project and her ongoing work to rebuild a school in Ghana.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


Woodlawn Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Central Library - Tuesday February 5th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults Registration Required.

African‐American Read In

Let's get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors, illustrators, and musicians.

This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time. 

Cole Harbour Public Library - Wednesday February 6th @ 10:30am - 11:15am Program Room All Ages | Preschoolers Registration Required. Group registration is required. To register, call us at (902) 490-3820.

Movie Matinee: BlacKkKlansman

Rated 14A | 2018 | 2h 15min

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. 

BlackkKlansman (Dvd) is based on actual events. 

Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.


Tickets will be given out 60 minutes before the start time.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Woodlawn Public Library - Wednesday February 6th @ 1:30pm - 3:45pm Adults

Workshop: African Drumming

Join members of Drummers from Home for an interactive workshop that explores the stories and rhythms of African drums.


In partnership with the Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School - Wednesday February 6th @ 2:15pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers | Teens

A Celebration in Song: Nova Scotia Mass Choir

An evening of uplifting music performed by this award-winning, multicultural, community gospel choir that is marking its 25th year of singing for racial harmony and peace.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Central Library - Wednesday February 6th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Puppet Show

Watch the Igbo folk tale, The Flying Tortoise come to life with puppets.


Ages 2-5



TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries



Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 7th @ 10:30am - 11:30am Terry Symonds Auditorium Preschoolers

Puppet Show

Join this special George Dixon puppet show and watch local history come to life.


Ages 5+


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries



Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 7th @ 11:30am - 12:30pm Terry Symonds Auditorium Preschoolers

Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 7th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults Registration Required.

Storytime: African Animals

Celebrate African Heritage Month with us with stories, songs, and crafts about African animals.


Ages 1-5


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library - Friday February 8th @ 10:30am - 11:30am Preschoolers

African-American Read In

Let's get together to celebrate African Canadian and African American authors with stories and crafts for everyone.

This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome


The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Keshen Goodman Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 10:30am - 11:30am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

Live Performance: Amadou Kienou & the Djeli Sira

True to its name, Djeli Sira preserves the roots of the Malinke griot tradition. 

Through music, voice, and dance they express the profound emotions associated with ancient traditions.

Cole Harbour Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 10:30am - 11:30am Adults | All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers | Teens

Asimevo Cloth Patterns

Join us to re-create an African Asimevo Cloth Pattern using paper and chalk.


Ages 5+  

Children under 5 are welcome to attend if assisted by an adult


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 11:00am - 1:00pm All Ages

Workshop: African Drumming

Join members of Drummers from Home for an interactive workshop that explores the stories and rhythms of
African drums.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Captain William Spry Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers | Teens

Live Performance: Amadou Kienou & the Djeli Sira

True to its name, Djeli Sira preserves the roots of the Malinke griot tradition. 

Through music, voice, and dance they express the profound emotions associated with ancient traditions.

Keshen Goodman Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

African Music & Culture with Toria Aidoo

Join Toria Aidoo, a music teacher from Ghana, as she weaves together storytelling, music, and the rich culture of Africa.

Toria will also share her journey as founder of the Patoria Legacy Project and her ongoing work to rebuild a school in Ghana.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


Bedford Public Library - Saturday February 9th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

African-Canadian Women Doing Business in Our Community

In honour of African Heritage Month, join Black and Immigrant Women's Network to celebrate the achievements of African-Canadian women doing business.

Celebrate their achievements through stories, experiences, and a keynote speeches from women who have broken down barriers, faced challenges, and become internationally known for their business acumen.


In partnership with TD Bank Group and Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services

Central Library - Monday February 11th @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults

The Color Purple Series: Film Screening

The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel brighten the screen in this unforgettable dramatic adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Color Purple marks both Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey's film debuts and also features Danny Glover.



Rated 14A | 1985 | 2h 34min


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


    Central Library - Tuesday February 12th @ 6:00pm - 8:45pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults

    Movie Matinee: Detroit

    Rated 14A | 2017| 2h 25min

    Detroit is a fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots. 

    A group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. 

    Starring John Boyega and Anthony Mackie.

    Woodlawn Public Library - Wednesday February 13th @ 1:30pm - 3:45pm Adults

    Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

    Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

    Cole Harbour Public Library - Wednesday February 13th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults Registration Required.

    Lift Every Voice 4: African Heritage Month Musical Showcase

    It's back! Lift Every Voice is ready for its 4th annual Gala performance night.  

    The African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) is proud to present another line-up of stars from our African Nova Scotian music community. 

    The evening promises to be good for the soul, energizing for the heart, and one more demonstration of a grand-scale celebration of amazing Nova Scotia talent.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries; Lift Every Voice 4 is presented in partnership with African Nova Scotian Music Association

    Central Library - Wednesday February 13th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

    A Celebration in Song: Nova Scotia Mass Choir

    An evening of uplifting music performed by this award-winning, multicultural, community gospel choir that is marking its 25th year of singing for racial harmony and peace.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

    Keshen Goodman Public Library - Wednesday February 13th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

    African-American Read In

    Let's get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors, illustrators, and musicians.

    This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


    The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

    Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library - Friday February 15th @ 10:30am - 11:30am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

    Movie: Mighty Jerome

    Rated G | 2010 | 1h 23min

    From acclaimed filmmaker, Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada's most record-setting track and field star.

    Join us for popcorn and drinks as we explore the triumphant and compelling story of what Harry Jerome's own coach called "the greatest comeback in track and field history."

    Captain William Spry Public Library - Friday February 15th @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm Adults

    Music & Movement: African Dance Workshop

    Celebrate the importance of music and movement in African cultures with an energetic and interactive performance by instructors who are trained in traditional dances from Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.


    In partnership with the Maritime Centre for African Dance


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


    Captain William Spry Public Library - Saturday February 16th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

    African Music & Culture with Toria Aidoo

    Join Toria Aidoo, a music teacher from Ghana, as she weaves together storytelling, music, and the rich culture of Africa.

    Toria will also share her journey as founder of the Patoria Legacy Project and her ongoing work to rebuild a school in Ghana.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


    Tantallon Public Library - Saturday February 16th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

    African-American Read In

    Let's get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors, illustrators, and musicians.

    This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


    The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


    Sheet Harbour Public Library - Tuesday February 19th @ 10:45am - 11:45am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

    Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

    Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

    Woodlawn Public Library - Tuesday February 19th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults Registration Required.

    The Objective Presents: Nova Scotia's School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Join us for a gritty, documentary-style investigation exposing the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline on Black lives. 

    Journalists, Tundè Balogun and Sandra Hannebohm follow the path of the pipeline from public school to employment, gentrification, and government.


    Founded by Tundè Balogun, The Objective is an independent news agency covering issues important to the African Nova Scotian community


    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

    Cole Harbour Public Library - Tuesday February 19th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Adults

    The Color Purple Series - Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

    The feature documentary film, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th century.

    Alice Walker made history as the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been transformed from a novel, to a wildly successful Hollywood movie and Broadway musical.


     Not Rated | 2013 | 1h 24min



    TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Central Library - Tuesday February 19th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults

      African-American Read In

      Let's get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors, illustrators, and musicians.

      This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


      The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Alderney Gate Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 9:45am - 10:15am All Ages | Preschoolers Registration Required. Group registration is required. To register, call us at (902) 490-5748.

      Puppet Show: Melba's Trombone

      Based on Katheryn Russell-Brown's children's book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone about a talented, young, Black musician.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Keshen Goodman Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 10:30am - 11:00am All Ages | Preschoolers

      African-American Read In

      Let's get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors, illustrators, and musicians.

      This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


      The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Alderney Gate Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 10:30am - 11:00am All Ages | Preschoolers Registration Required. Group registration is required. To register, call us at (902) 490-5748.

      Movie Matinee: The Hate U Give

      Rated 14A | 2018 | 2h 13min

      In The Hate U Give, Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. 

      Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. 

      Starring Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall.


      Tickets will be given out 60 minutes before the start time.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Woodlawn Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 1:30pm - 3:45pm Adults

      Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

      Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Sheet Harbour Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm Adults Registration Required.

      The Color Purple Series: Film Screening

      The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel brighten the screen in this unforgettable dramatic adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg.

      The Color Purple marks both Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey's film debuts and also features Danny Glover.


      Rated 14A | 1985 | 2h 34min


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Woodlawn Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 6:00pm - 8:45pm Adults

      A Celebration in Song: Nova Scotia Mass Choir

      An evening of uplifting music performed by this award-winning,  multi-cultural, community gospel choir that is marking its 25th year of singing for racial harmony and peace


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Alderney Gate Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

      Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

      Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Bedford Public Library - Wednesday February 20th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults Registration Required.

      Fun with Djembe Drums featuring Dr. Henry V. Bishop

      Playing the African Djembe drum gives joy to girls and boys alike.

      Come experience the fun of creating rhythm with Dr. Henry V. Bishop, Djembe drum specialist (Djembefola).


      TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 21st @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids

      The Objective Presents: Nova Scotia's School-to-Prison Pipeline

      Join us for a gritty, documentary-style investigation exposing the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline on Black lives. 

      Journalists, Tundè Balogun and Sandra Hannebohm follow the path of the pipeline from public school to employment, gentrification, and government.


      Founded by Tundè Balogun, The Objective is an independent news agency covering issues important to the African Nova Scotian community


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 21st @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Adults

      Puppet Show: Tiger Soup

      Watch as this story comes to life on our puppet stage.


      Ages 0-5


      Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Woodlawn Public Library - Friday February 22nd @ 10:00am - 10:30am Preschoolers Registration Required. Group registration is required. To register, call us at (902) 490-2636.

      Puppet Show: Tiger Soup

      Watch as this story comes to life on our puppet stage.


      Ages 0-5


      Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Woodlawn Public Library - Friday February 22nd @ 10:45am - 11:15am Preschoolers Registration Required. Group registration is required. To register, call us at (902) 490-2636.

      Film: The Hate U Give

      Rated 14A | 2018 | 2h 13min

      In The Hate U Give, Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. 

      Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. 

      Starring Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries




      Keshen Goodman Public Library - Friday February 22nd @ 2:00pm - 4:15pm Thomas Raddall Room Adults | Teens

      Book Launch: "R" is for Reparations

      Hot off the presses! Be there to see the results of our book-in-a-day venture that was created last year during African Heritage Month at Halifax North Memorial Public Library.

      Join the Global Afrikan Congress - Nova Scotia Chapter and Halifax's youth authors as they unveil and read from the first ever children's book on Reparations for Afrikan people.

      National and international guests will also be present to witness the first published book on Reparations for Afrikan people from a child's perspective.

      Lunch will be provided.


      In partnership with Global Afrikan Congress - Nova Scotia Chapter, TD Bank Group, CBC, Black Educators Association, and Fernwood Publishing

      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 10:00am - 1:00pm Terry Symonds Auditorium All Ages

      Puppet Show: Melba's Trombone

      Based on Katheryn Russell-Brown's children's book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone about a talented, young, Black musician.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Keshen Goodman Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 10:30am - 11:00am Kids | Preschoolers

      African Heritage Storytime

      Join us for unique storytime, with stories read aloud in English and a variety of African languages.  


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Tantallon Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 10:30am - 11:30am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

      Puppet Show: Anansi & the Moss Covered Rock

      Watch your favourite stories come to life.


      All ages


      Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Central Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 11:00am - 11:30am Lindsay Children's Room | Floor 2 Kids | Preschoolers

      Workshop: African Drumming

      Join members of Drummers from Home for an interactive workshop that explores the stories and rhythms of African drums


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Tantallon Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers | Teens

      African Music & Culture with Toria Aidoo

      Join Toria Aidoo, a music teacher from Ghana, as she weaves together storytelling, music, and the rich culture of Africa.

      Toria will also share her journey as founder of the Patoria Legacy Project and her ongoing work to rebuild a school in Ghana.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Keshen Goodman Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

      African-American Read In

      It's a time when we get together to celebrate African-Canadian and African-American authors with books, stories, songs and rhymes for preschoolers and their caregivers.


      The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Dartmouth North Public Library - Saturday February 23rd @ 3:00pm - 3:45pm All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

      African-American Read In

      Let's get together to celebrate African Canadian and African American authors with stories and crafts for everyone.

      This program is aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers, but everyone is welcome.


      Ages 3-7


      Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


      The African-American Read In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month to promote diversity in children's literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Central Library - Sunday February 24th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Lindsay Children's Room | Floor 2 Kids | Preschoolers

      Film Screening & Panel Discussion - On the Money: Black Women's Voices for Change

      On the Money is a 1-hour documentary about award-winning actor, dancer, and playwright Leslie McCurdy.

      It covers McCurdy's quest to inspire new generations about the power of those who dream of a better world. Her one-woman play, Things My Fore-Sisters Saw celebrates 4 heroines in Canada's civil rights movement, including Nova Scotia's own Viola Desmond, who is now "on the money". 

      Following the film, a panel will explore the role played by Leslie McCurdy and the women she portrays as activists and changemakers.  

      Come contribute your voice to help us change the world for the better


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Central Library - Monday February 25th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Paul O Regan Hall Adults

      902ManUp Presents: Kitchen Conversation

      Join 902ManUp as they facilitate a community "kitchen conversation" centered around the personal stories of family, friends, and community members who were influenced by the late Burnley "Rocky" Jones. 

      This open discussion is meant to magnify the point that every member of our African Nova Scotian family can bring positivity to our community.


      In partnership with 902ManUp & TD Bank Group


      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Monday February 25th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Terry Symonds Auditorium Adults

      Book Club: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

      Discover new authors, meet new people and share insights on Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. 


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Bedford Public Library - Tuesday February 26th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults

      Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

      Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Alderney Gate Public Library - Tuesday February 26th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults Registration Required.

      The Objective Presents: Nova Scotia's School-to-Prison Pipeline

      Join us for a gritty, documentary-style investigation exposing the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline on Black lives. 

      Journalists, Tundè Balogun and Sandra Hannebohm follow the path of the pipeline from public school to employment, gentrification, and government.


      Founded by Tundè Balogun, The Objective is an independent news agency covering issues important to the African Nova Scotian community


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Central Library - Tuesday February 26th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Adults

      Movie Matinee: Race

      Rated 14A | 2016 | 2h 14min

      Race follows Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history. 

      Owens is thrust onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. 

      Starring Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis.


      Tickets will be given out 60 minutes before the start time.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Woodlawn Public Library - Wednesday February 27th @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm Adults

      A Celebration in Song: Nova Scotia Mass Choir

      An evening of uplifting music performed by this award-winning, multicultural, community gospel choir that is marking its 25th year of singing for racial harmony and peace.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Tantallon Public Library - Wednesday February 27th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

      Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

      Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

      Keshen Goodman Public Library - Wednesday February 27th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults Registration Required.

      Africville with Shauntay Grant

      Join award-winning children's author Shauntay Grant as she shares her picture book, Africville. The book was a finalist for a 2018 Governor General's Literary Award and a collaboration with illustrator, Eva Campbell.

      Grant will talk about the making of the book and discuss the past and present of this historic community with former Africville residents.

      Light refreshments will be provided.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Wednesday February 27th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm All Ages

      Puppet Show: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

      Join us for a special African Heritage Month puppet show.

      Bedford Public Library - Thursday February 28th @ 10:30am - 11:00am Preschoolers

      Fun with Djembe Drums featuring Dr. Henry V. Bishop

      Playing the African Djembe drum gives joy to girls and boys alike.

      Come experience the fun of creating rhythm with Dr. Henry V. Bishop, Djembe drum specialist (Djembefola).


      TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

      Sackville Public Library - Thursday February 28th @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids

      Celebration & Tribute to Our Community's Youth

      Please join the Halifax Community Investment Fund to celebrate our young leaders and speak with organizations that support youth in our community.


      In partnership with Halifax Community Investment Fund & TD Bank Group

      Halifax North Memorial Public Library - Thursday February 28th @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Terry Symonds Auditorium All Ages | Teens

      Food Demonstration & Tasting: African Cuisine

      Discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine.


      TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


      Tantallon Public Library - Thursday February 28th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults Registration Required.