African
Heritage
Month

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

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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

Puppet Show
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Watch as your favourite stories come to life!

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Dartmouth North - Wednesday February 22nd @ 10:30am - 11:00am

African Dance and Movement
with Maritime Centre for African Dance

Ages 12-18
Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, the Maritime Centre for African Dance is also known for encouraging, promoting, and supporting dance as a cultural, educational, social, recreational, and healthy activity for Nova Scotians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. This workshop for kids is guaranteed to keep them moving!

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Halifax North Memorial - Wednesday February 22nd @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Endings and Beginnings: Calling It a Day or Starting Again
with Professor David Divine

What happens when your world suddenly collapses and you wake up to find all familiar landmarks have vanished? Professor Divine shares his story of tragedy, perseverance, and opportunity.

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Keshen Goodman - Wednesday February 22nd @ 7:00pm

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

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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

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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

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

Government and Racism: The Conspiracy to Destroy the African Nova Scotian Education Infrastructure

A panel discussion of African Nova Scotian thinkers takes a critical look at how the Nova Scotian Government continues to systematically take - reducing the agency and services of African Nova Scotian learners and weakening educational infrastructure. Come hear how you can collectively reclaim power to save a vibrant community's legacy and future.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

In partnership with Africentric Learning Institute; TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Halifax North Memorial - Thursday February 23rd @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

African-American Read-In

All ages.
The African-American Read-In is a worldwide event established in 1990 as part of African Heritage Month. 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.

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Musquodoboit Harbour - Friday February 24th @ 10:00am - 11:00am

Puppet Show
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

All ages
See this story come to life on our puppet stage.

Event Location: Program Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Woodlawn - Friday February 24th @ 10:15am - 10:45am

Puppet Show
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

All ages
See this story come to life on our puppet stage.

Event Location: Program Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Woodlawn - Friday February 24th @ 11:00am - 11:30am

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 - Saturday February 25th @ 10:30am

Puppet Show
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

All ages
Watch as your favourite story comes to life!

Event Location: Lindsay Children's Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Central - Saturday February 25th @ 10:30am - 11:00am

Puppet Show
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

See this story come to life on our puppet stage.

Event Location: Program Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Woodlawn - Saturday February 25th @ 10:30am - 11:00am

Puppet Show
Flossie and the Fox

Ages 3+
A traditional tale in which Flossie meets a very sly critter. In celebration of African Heritage Month.

Event Location: Thomas Raddall Room

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Keshen Goodman - Saturday February 25th @ 10:30am - 11:00am

The Rhythms of Burundi

All ages
Experience the traditional rhythms of Burundian dance and drumming in this powerfully moving performance by the MUTCHO cultural group, whose name means Culture and Traditions.

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Musquodoboit Harbour - Saturday February 25th @ 11:00am

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, 1h, 21 min.)

Presented in partnership with National Film Board of Canada



TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Musquodoboit Harbour - Saturday February 25th @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Movie
Do The Right Thing

Rated R
On the hottest day of the year on a street in Brooklyn, the neighborhood tensions reach their peak. Our AHM weekly movies were chosen by young adults from the Halifax North neighbourhood.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Halifax North Memorial - Saturday February 25th @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm

African Dance and Drum Workshop
with Maritime Centre for African Dance

All ages
Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, the Maritime Centre for African Dance represent excellence in traditional and modern African dance and drumming. This lively, interactive workshop is hosted by MCAD instructors and is open to all ages. Guaranteed to keep you moving!

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Cole Harbour - Saturday February 25th @ 2:00pm

African-American Heritage Read-In
with Shauntay Grant

Ages 3-7
Celebrate authors of African heritage with special guest Shauntay Grant! There will be wonderful stories along with yummy snacks and refreshments. The African–

Central - Sunday February 26th @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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)

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Captain William Spry - Sunday February 26th @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm

African Dance and Movement
with Maritime Centre for African Dance

All ages
Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, the Maritime Centre for African Dance is also known for encouraging, promoting, and supporting dance as a cultural, educational, social, recreational, and healthy activity for Nova Scotians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. This workshop for kids is guaranteed to keep them moving!

Event Location: Auditorium

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Woodlawn - Tuesday February 28th @ 10:30am - 11:30am

African-Canadian Women Doing Business in Our Community

In honour of African Heritage Month, join the conversation of Black and Immigrant Women Business Owners. Celebrate with us our achievements through our stories, experiences, and keynote speeches from women of African Descent, who have broken down barriers, faced challenges, and have become internationally known for their business acumen. Guest speakers include: Bridget Williams, an author and a new business owner; Bernadette Hamilton-Reid, a well established businesswoman; Natalie Frederick Wilson, owner of House of Auto and a business finalist for Halifax Chamber of Commerce; and Cathy Akinkunmi, owner of Beautiful Linen Rentals.

Event Location: Lindsay Children's Room

In partnership with Black and Immigrant Women Network Association of Nova Scotia and Ashanti Leadership and Professional Development Services; TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Central - Tuesday February 28th @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

African Dance and Drum Workshop
with Maritime Centre for African Dance

All ages
Best known for performing at President Obama's African Inaugural Ball, the Maritime Centre for African Dance represent excellence in traditional and modern African dance and drumming. This lively, interactive workshop is hosted by MCAD instructors and is open to all ages. Guaranteed to keep you moving!

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Alderney Gate - Tuesday February 28th @ 7:00pm

An Evening with Shauntay Grant

Join us for an evening with Shauntay Grant: stories and spoken word describing how quilting and community history have influenced her life.

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Cole Harbour - Tuesday February 28th @ 7:00pm

Artist-in-Residence - African Heritage Month
Art of the Portrait, Part 2: Colour Theory
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 was 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 March 2nd @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm

African Heritage Month Quiz - The Adult Version

This much-loved African Heritage Month event returns! Come and cheer on all contestants as two teams of local personalities battle it out for Quiz supremacy and display their knowledge of Black history and culture. A great way to wrap up African Heritage Month 2017!

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

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Halifax North Memorial - Thursday March 2nd @ 7:00pm

Artist-in-Residence - African Heritage Month
Drop-In Artist Circle
with Kim Cain

Cole Harbour's Artist-in-Residence, Kim Cain, presents to curious and budding artists three opportunities to explore project development and idea sharing. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchbooks or original works-in-progress to work on and talk about. Most importantly, the Artist Circle can lead to exhibition opportunities. Drop in for learning and fellowship! Check the Library calendar for all three dates and times.

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."

TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

TD Presents

Cole Harbour - Tuesday March 7th @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Artist-in-Residence - African Heritage Month
Art of the Portrait, Part 3: Finishing Touches
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 two workshops covered drawing of the face in three dimensions (3D), colour theory. and paint application. This 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 March 9th @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kirsten Olivia In Concert

When Kirsten Olivia takes the stage, her heartfelt soulful vocals combine with the emotional honesty of her lyrics and reel her listeners in by the heart strings.

Event Location: Terry Symonds Auditorium

In partnership with JazzEast; TD Presents African Heritage Month with Halifax Public Libraries

Halifax North Memorial - Thursday March 9th @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm