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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

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tree-228155_640In Canada, in the fall, many of us understand Anne of Green Gables and her emphatic love of October.

The rush of starting new routines in September is over. The trees blaze orange and gold against a dazzling blue sky. It’s cool enough for boots and sweaters, but winter’s icy grasp is still a long way off. Time enough for one more motorcycle ride.

October is also Canadian Library Month, and we’ll be sharing plenty of info here this month about all the many ways you’ve shown us your support for Kitchener Public Library. This month, we’re incredibly busy with events and programs at all of our locations. Art Gallery openings, literary festival launches, Ideas & Issues lectures, Free Flicks, book club meetings, Citizenship Week, genealogy workshops – we’re offering all of that and more in October.

In fact, there are 295 programs and events this month. Yes, 295!

Check out the entire schedule. As always, all of our programs are free

October is also a great time to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and read a great book. Here are a few October-inspired reads for you.

My OctoberMy October by Claire Holden Rothman

This newest book by Montreal author Claire Holden Rothman’s was recently longlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.


National Post

Quill and Quire

Find it at Kitchener Public Library

the october listThe October List by Jeffrey Deaver

A stand-alone thriller from bestselling author and Edgar Award nominee Jeffrey Deaver, whose work has been published in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.


Kirkus Reviews

New York Times

Find it at Kitchener Public Library

OctoberOctober by Richard B. Wright

From Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award-winning author Richard B. Wright, a novel about a man in the autumn of his life.


Quill and Quire

Find it at Kitchener Public Library


Author: Charlotte Prong

I'm the Social Media Editor at Kitchener Public Library. Follow us on Twitter @KitchLibrary, on Instagram @kitchenerlibrary, or like our page on Facebook.

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