Mental Health Resources

Post by Kassandra, Information Services Staff.   I am not sure why this round of lockdown seems to feel so much more difficult, but I do know that my mental health is certainly feeling it. While this topic of mental health may be difficult to talk about, I think acknowledging mental health, and checking in with yourself is important, but… Read More Mental Health Resources

Chess for Life

Post by Anne, Information Services staff. Chess is one of the oldest games in the world and has had a recent swing in popularity, but did you know that Chess can teach you strategies, one move at a time, to succeed in life?  Toronto’s own Chess Institute of Canada founder Ted Winick, made “Bringing Chess to Life” his organization’s mission. I had the… Read More Chess for Life

Queer Zines

Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. On May 11, 2021 Kitchener Public Library is hosting QueerKPL: Let’s Make A Zine! A program where anyone who identified as LGBTQIA+ will hang out over zoom (with their freshly picked up zine making supply kits) and create the first issue of the QueerKPL Zine! (Pssst! Sign up here… Read More Queer Zines

Emergency Preparedness Week

Post by Megan, Information Services staff and Amy, Country Hills staff  This week (May 2-8) is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. Alexander Graham Bell said “Preparation is the Key to Success” and we agree with that statement. This is your chance to take stock and take action. Making time to plan ahead could save your life if a large-scale emergency were to happen. You should tackle these tasks to… Read More Emergency Preparedness Week

Earth Day 2021

Post by Megan, Information Services Staff. Last year, we challenged you to go green with 20 ideas to change your habits, find fresh ideas, or learn something new. The ideas are timeless and a great place to start your journey to greater environmental consciousness. Check them out at kpl.org/earth-day.  This year, we’re inviting you to join us and other community groups for earth-focused programs. Topics include; climate change in the… Read More Earth Day 2021

Palaces for the people

Post by Bev, Country Hills Staff. I would like to share a link to a podcast aired on 99% Invisible. 99% Invisible is a popular podcast that focuses on the architecture and designs that shape our world. This one in particular caught my notice because it is about libraries. This podcast, called “Palaces for the… Read More Palaces for the people