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David Drew will host an informal Instructional Bridge Session once a month at the Library.
New to Bridge?
Want to brush up on your game?
Join the !
Mondays at 12:30pm
Traditional Storytimes not working for your child? Too loud, unpredictable or distracting? Maybe a Sensory Storytime is the answer!
Join Miss Stacey as she leads this Storytime specifically created for children with Sensory Integration Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Delays.
Peers and siblings are welcome to attend this inclusive Storytime.
The Tween Book Club will meet next week, Wednesday, January 25
Join us! Copies available at the front desk.
Did you know?!
The Library offers a free link to Tumblebooks, an online source of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and math and puzzle games.
In response to patron requests, the Library has just purchased an online subscription to Consumer Reports.
Simply click the icon on the righthand side of our front page. You will need to login in once with your library card.
Did you know…..
that you can now pay your library fines online. Log into your Sails Account and you can see any fines you may owe on your account screen alongside your checkouts.
Easy and quick!
Browse through the hundreds of digitized postcards, church records and photographs of Halifax history. Courtesy of the Sails Digital History Collection. Specific collection links found here.
Depicted in this photo: Old Home Day “Woodmobile and Portable Woodsaw” demonstrations behind the Congregational Church. Carriages and Carriage sheds as well as the fashions in 1900 can be seen. The “Hayward” house and Central School are in the background.
NoveList – for recommended reading lists, read-alikes of popular books, book reviews and reading suggestions based on your interests.
BookLetters – for new releases, award lists, and reading lists geared to all ages. You can browse the lists, or subscribe to have them sent to your email address. Visit this page to subscribe to the Holmes Library monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date with library news and events.