Post by Elliott, Information Services staff As library staff, we miss seeing all of you in person. We miss chatting with our regular customers. We miss meeting new folks every day. And we miss the general magic of all the chance encounters, unexpected conversations, and unpredictable questions that allow us to help and connect with… Read More End of Week Care Package
Post by Elliott and Kim, Information Services staff What is Dungeons & Dragons? Maybe you’ve heard of a strange and mythical game involving many sided dice and fighting monsters. You’re intrigued but don’t know where to start. Never fear! This is your guide to getting started with the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Dungeons… Read More Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons!
Post by Megan, Information Services staff Plastic Free July is an invitation to make changes in your habits and daily life to eliminate plastic. The challenge began in Australia in 2011 and last year, over 250 million people took up the challenge. If you’re thinking plastic is one of the best inventions of the 20th… Read More #PlasticFreeJuly
Post by Kassandra & Ellie, Information Services staff The Waterloo Region has a ton of amazing resources and organizations for LGBTQ+ folx, but for those who are new to the region or community, it can sometimes be difficult to find what’s available. In this blog post, we have compiled a list of local organizations who… Read More LGBTQ+ Organizations in Waterloo Region
Post by Jarvis, Information Services staff On 20th June we celebrate World Refugee Day, recognising the resilience and courage of refugees, and encouraging public support and awareness of refugees. Kitchener, and the Region of Waterloo have a long history of welcoming refugees. Let’s acknowledge and celebrate the important contributions that refugees make in Kitchener and… Read More World Refugee Day
Post by Caleb, Information Services staff Sunday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day to celebrate, recognize and learn about the culture and diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nations. This holiday has been celebrated since 1996, and the Kitchener Public Library would like to provide you with some… Read More Indigenous Peoples Day
Post by Kim, Information Services staff We at Kitchener Public Library love making recommendations – whether it be for finding your next great read or helping you learn new things. June is the perfect month to educate yourself about the history of the LQBTQ+ movement and read #ownvoices content by LQBTQ+ authors. History of the… Read More LGBTQ+ Recommendations
Post by Megan, Information Services Staff As library staff, we miss seeing all of you in person. We miss the general magic of all the chance encounters, unexpected conversations, and unpredictable questions that allow us to help and connect with others. This weekly Care Package is usually filled with happy, uplifting recommendations. We are breaking… Read More End of Week Care Package
Post by Jarvis, Information Services staff On the lookout for your next LGBTQ+ read? Find it at the library! Whether this is your first foray into rainbow reads or you’ve been a keen reader since The Price of Salt, here’s how you can find LGBTQ+ books, movies, and more at Kitchener Public Library. Use our… Read More Find Queer Stuff @ the Library
Post by Megan, Information Services staff According to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, most adults should get about 20 minutes of moderate to intense exercise per day. The Region of Waterloo also links physical activity to decreased health care costs and improved mental wellness. June is traditionally bike month, so what better way to… Read More Bring on the Bikes!