Go Local! Telling Your Community’s Story


Every community has a story and libraries are uniquely positioned to tell it.  With the help of a $5000 grant from Libraries and Archives Canada, Halifax Public Libraries launched a pilot program,  “Lest We Forget”.  The program, now in its second year, has proven hugely successful, helping us to connect in meaningful ways with students, teachers and community groups.  Using copies of primary documents, library trainers, provide an eye-opening glimpse into the realities of war and the lives of soldiers.  Local History & Genealogy Librarian, Joanne McCarthy and Regional Reference Services Manager, Darlene Beck will share how the program was developed, materials used, promotion  strategies and more!  If time allows, Joanne and Darlene will also highlight other successful local history programs – our Literary Walking Tour, and Titanic program series.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
16 May 15:00 - 16:00