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Why Access to E-books and Audiobooks is Critical

Post by Mary Chevreau CEO, Kitchener Public Library Every decision we make at Kitchener Public Library comes from our commitment to connecting customers with the titles they want to read and providing equal access for everyone in our community. We are huge advocates for reading and literacy, whether through traditional formats like print books or… Continue reading Why Access to E-books and Audiobooks is Critical

Profiles: Up Close and Personal

An Interview With Author Tasneem Jamal

POST BY ANNE JUNG Senior Library Assistant Critically acclaimed author and Kitchener resident Tasneem Jamal sat down with KPL Senior Library Assistant Anne Jung to talk about her writing process and the role the library has played in her life. Q. Tell me about yourself. What led you to write? A. As long as I… Continue reading An Interview With Author Tasneem Jamal

News, Programs and Events

Sowing ideas and harvesting experiences

POST BY TAMSIN COBB Senior Library Assistant and Children’s Programmer As summer comes to a close, so does our Green Thumbs program. We waded through the garden beds and harvested what was ready, wrote in our journals, and packed up the wagon one last time. But oh what fun we’ve had: from finding caterpillars at… Continue reading Sowing ideas and harvesting experiences

News, Programs and Events, Resources and Collections

Where seedlings are planted and conversations bloom

POST BY TAMSIN COBB Senior Library Assistant and Children's Programmer This spring, tweens in our Maker Club got their hands dirty, joyously scooping soil into containers, diligently marking holes, carefully placing seeds down, and meticulously watering to start our 85 Green Learning Garden project. With each new cell they started, the participants eagerly chose the… Continue reading Where seedlings are planted and conversations bloom

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Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

Here at Kitchener Public Library we are utterly festooned with rainbows for the month of June to celebrate Pride. Case in point: Historically libraries have been an important place for LGBTQ+ individuals to find information about coming out, health, family topics and to see themselves reflected in media and books. With the emergence of the… Continue reading Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

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June is Bike Month

June is National Bike Month and Kitchener Public Library is celebrating by bringing out our beautiful Book Pedaler to parks and community events in downtown Kitchener. Check out where she'll be in Summer 2019! Looking for more local biking resources? Check out this list of great places to bike near you and access cycling maps and guides… Continue reading June is Bike Month

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Our Ink, Our Stories exhibit at Kitchener Public Library

Two years ago, Kitchener Public Library teamed up with The Community Edition for a very special project entitled Our Ink, Our Stories. Our Ink, as we've come to lovingly refer to it, was a story-telling initiative that shed light on the hidden meanings and personal histories of the tattoos that adorn members of our community. These stories… Continue reading Our Ink, Our Stories exhibit at Kitchener Public Library