Showing posts from October, 2015

One Book Nova Scotia Event with Darren Greer

Launch of New Book on Halifax Citadel

Alex Boutilier graduated from Saint Mary's a few years ago with an MA in Atlantic Canada Studies.
He has since taken his thesis and developed it into a full length book on the early military and cultural life of our city and the fortress which dominates its landscape.

Its titled The Citadel on Stage: British military theatre, sports and recreation in colonial Halifax and the Library is pleased to be able to help launch the new book next week:

Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 3 o'clock
Location: Room LI135, Patrick Power Library (main floor)

The author will read from his work and discuss what his research revealed about this little-known aspect of Halifax society.

Everyone is welcome.  And refreshments, as they say, will be served.

Vote in Federal Election in Library

As you've probably heard, there is a big push this year to get more young people involved in the democratic process by voting in the upcoming election.  Elections Canada has even set up temporary polling stations on college and university campuses around the country.  Well Saint Mary's is one of them and it's right here in the Library.

Our classroom on the 1st floor has been transformed into a polling station and any eligible student, professor, staff member or even members of the public can vote there. And you can vote for the candidate in your own riding, not just Halifax.  As for the identification you’ll need, there are lots of options. You can get all the details from, by calling 1-800-463-6868 or TTY 1-800-361-8935 or drop by the Library and talking directly with the folks from Elections Canada.

It will be open Monday to Thursday this week, October 5-8, from 10:00am-8:00pm.