Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Post by Kim, Information Services  2021 has been the year of queer for my bookshelf with over half of the books I’ve read this year featuring 2SLGBTQIA+ characters or written by an author who identifies as 2SLGBTQIA+. I especially love graphic novels and I have not been disappointed by the amount of excellent queer options released over the past few years.   I… Read More Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Islamic Heritage Month

Post by Matt, Information Services staff October is Islamic Heritage Month! Unfamiliar with this holiday? Islamic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of the arts, culture, scientific and social achievements of our Muslim friends and neighbours, past and present. While the official recognition is fairly new, Islamic peoples have been a part of Canada since… Read More Islamic Heritage Month

World Mental Health Day 

Post by Kim & Ingrid, Information Services Staff  It’s been a particularly tough few years as COVID-19 has had a major impact on many people’s mental health. We want to help raise awareness on this important issue in advance of World Mental Health Day which occurs on October 10th each year.   What is Mental Health?  According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, mental health refers to… Read More World Mental Health Day 

DIY Festival 2021: Try DIY

Post by Valerie, Information Services staff As the days get shorter and the weather cools down, October is a great month to attend the DIY Festival virtually at KPL! In recent years, and increasingly during the pandemic, there’s been an explosion of interest in DIY. Some people use DIY as a healthy way to escape from the stress of every-day life. … Read More DIY Festival 2021: Try DIY

Theatre is back!

Post by Cecilia, Information Services staff Yes, it’s true! Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space) is a local theatre company, and I am very excited to share with you a bit of their coming International Theatre Festival: IMPACT 21, adapted for COVID times… with an amazing combination of shows in-person (mostly outdoors) and virtually. I have… Read More Theatre is back!

Banned Books Week

Post by Scott, Grace Schmidt Room staff Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) annually highlights the value of free and open access to information. It was launched in 1982 by library activist Judith Krug in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.    Even today, many books are… Read More Banned Books Week

Science Literacy Week: Climate

September 20 – 26, 2021 Post by Megan, Information Services Staff and Paul, Forest Heights Staff  It’s Science Literacy Week, a week to celebrate and explore Canadian Science. This year, the theme is “Climate.” You don’t have to be a professional scientist to enjoy or participate in science. Read on for information about events and media recommendations to quench your thirst… Read More Science Literacy Week: Climate

Join a Book Club

Post by Megan, Information Services staff  We may be biased, but book clubs are fabulous! In this series, we’ll tell you why book clubs are wonderful, share some local clubs and later provide you with ideas for hosting your own.  So… Why join a book club? Here are our top 3 reasons:  1. Connect with… Read More Join a Book Club