Healing Hate with Compassionate Action
A Conversation with Rais Bhuiyan

Rais Bhuiyan was the victim of a brutal racist attack after 9/11. He forgave his attacker and created the organization World Without Hate. Hear him speak on forgiveness, healing, and compassion.

In partnership with Consulate of the United States

Keshen Goodman - Monday February 26th @ 7:00pm

Celebrating Business:
A BBI Networking Event

Please join us in celebrating the contribution of Black and Visible Minority Entrepreneurs to our city and province through BBI’s Celebrating Business: Networking Event. This is an opportunity to network, learn, build connections, and enjoy culturally diverse communities.

Event location: Paul O'Regan Hall

TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries; In partnership with Black Business Initiative


Central - Tuesday February 27th @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover African Cuisine
Cooking Workshop

Ages 6-Adult

Discover some of the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine/ Noblemay Catering. With her expert guidance, we will learn how to make a special African dish in this hands-on workshop. Families are welcome. To register, please call 902-865-3744 or visit us at the Information Desk.

TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

Sackville - Tuesday February 27th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Puppet Shows
Too Much Talk: A West African Folktale

All ages

A talking yam! Whoever heard of such a thing? Certainly not the farmer in this African folktale, whose yam yaks. And not the fisherman, whose fish declares that yams can speak. And what will the king say when he hears of all this foolish talk? Based on the book by Angela Shelf Medearis

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Alderney Gate - Wednesday February 28th @ 9:45am - 10:15am

Puppet Shows
Melba's Trombone

Based on Katheryn Russell-Brown's children's book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone about a talented, young, black musician. This show will make you want to play a musical instrument. Which one will you pick? In celebration of African Heritage Month.

Event Location: Thomas Raddall Room

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Keshen Goodman - Wednesday February 28th @ 10:30am - 11:00am

Puppet Shows
Too Much Talk: A West African folktale

All ages

A talking yam! Whoever heard of such a thing? Certainly not the farmer in this African folktale, whose yam yaks. And not the fisherman, whose fish declares that yams can speak. And what will the king say when he hears of all this foolish talk? Based on the book by Angela Shelf Medearis

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Alderney Gate - Wednesday February 28th @ 10:30am - 11:00am

Play Mancala
The Classic African Board Game

Ages 6+

Versions of this strategy-based board game have been played for centuries around the world (even in ancient Egypt!), and many different forms are played across Africa, including Oware and Ayò in West Africa. In this seed sowing game, opponents try to capture each other's collection of seeds while moving around a wooden board. Expert player Ayo Aladejebi will teach you the basics of Oware and Ayò and make you a fan of these great games for all ages. Be entertained and discover many life lessons at the same time.

TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

Musquodoboit Harbour - Wednesday February 28th @ 3:45pm - 5:15pm

A Celebration in Song
Nova Scotia Mass Choir

This multi-cultural community gospel choir sings to promote racial harmony and peace. The choir had its debut at the 1992 International Gospel Festival in Halifax, and their signature event is an annual concert to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They have shared the stage with many noted artists including Cissy Houston. This special performance will be sure to lift your spirits.

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Cole Harbour - Wednesday February 28th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Play Mancala
The Classic African Board Game

Ages 6+

Versions of this strategy-based board game have been played for centuries around the world (even in ancient Egypt!), and many different forms are played across Africa, including Oware and Ayò in West Africa. In this seed sowing game, opponents try to capture each other's collection of seeds while moving around a wooden board. Expert player Ayo Aladejebi will teach you the basics of Oware and Ayò and make you a fan of these great games for all ages. Be entertained and discover many life lessons at the same time.

TD presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

Sheet Harbour - Thursday March 1st @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Discover African Cuisine
Food Demonstration and Tasting

Discover some of the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine/ Noblemay Catering. With her expert guidance, we will learn how to make a special African dish in this hands-on workshop. Families are welcome.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Halifax North Memorial - Thursday March 1st @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

African Heritage Youth Quiz
Final Championship

Ages 12-15 for contestants (all ages are welcome to watch)

Students from local junior high schools compete in an annual tradition: a game show style quiz that tests their knowledge of African heritage and culture. Cheer for your favourite team!

Event Location: Paul O'Regan Hall

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Central - Monday March 5th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm