Post by Joseph, Information Services staff If you’re spending more time at home, and are looking to try out a new video game, check out these titles from KPL’s collection! Games for PlayStation 4 Dreams Doom Eternal Slime Rancher Just Dance 2021 Desperados 3 NBA 2K21 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deliver us the Moon The Sojourn… Read More Virtual Display: Video Games
Post by Kassandra, Information Services staff There are a number of English proficiency tests in Canada, but IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the most accessible and widely used tests in Canada. IELTS has two different testing streams, academic and general. It also has four categories: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. IELTS… Read More Getting Ready for IELTS
Post by Kristin, Information Services staff Pre- and post-pandemic, podcasts were/are my jam! I love the voices, the storytelling, and perhaps most of all: the introduction to new ideas, perspectives and writers. I often find that after I’m finished with a podcast, I’m placing a hold on a book to extend the conversation I just heard and learn more. Podcasts are such a great way to get know to more… Read More Listen to This? Read That!
Post by Jesse, Information Services staff Every year, KPL staff submit their top picks to share the library materials that meant the most to them. We have gathered together our favourite music, movies, TV shows, and books, in both physical and digital formats, that were the highlights of our 2020. These items meant something to… Read More 2020 Staff Picks
Post by Bev, Country Hills staff You may have been wanting to know more about the Indigenous Land Back Camps at Victoria and Waterloo Parks. I certainly have. On December 9th, Kitchener Public Library worked with local Indigenous leaders at the Land Back Camp and 1492 Land Back Lane in Caledonia to offer a teach-in… Read More What Is Land Back?
Post by Megan, Information Services Staff This year is a great time to learn how to use our catalogue and manage your account online. Is the book you want checked out by somebody else? Is it on the shelf at another Kitchener Public Library location? You may reserve items by placing a hold. This service… Read More Navigating the Catalogue and Your Account
Post by Aimee, Information Services staff Whether you believe in making a Resolution that guides your whole year, or starting 365 new fresh starts, your library wants to help! We have resources, services and online programs to help you get started. Here are some of our suggestions: READ MORE Do you want to read more… Read More New Year’s Resolutions
Post by Jesse, Information Services staff I love few things more than I love libraries. I love libraries so much, in fact, that I also love reading about them. This gallery contains only some of the various library materials in our collection that are about libraries and librarianship. Enjoy! Non-Fiction The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu… Read More Virtual Display: For the Love of Libraries!
Post by Kim, Information Services staff All Boys Aren’t Blue is a series of thought-provoking personal essays by George M. Johnson that we will be discussing as a part of Queer Media Club this month. It’s a memoir that discusses the trials and triumphs of growing up Black and Queer in the United States, something that has been rarely written about. Johnson speaks candidly about… Read More Queer KPL Media Club: All Boys Aren’t Blue
Post by Cecilia, Information Services staff As we plunge into winter in lockdown, I still try to find beauty in my surroundings, even if colours are dimmer, greyer, and even if we cannot but guess smiles behind masks. When I watched the television program Anne with an E, I was able to see colours and… Read More Anne Shirley, Jane Eyre, and Winter Trails