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Big blockbusters on the big screen


Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, and delivered an impassioned speech on equal pay for women. John Legend and Common, along with a full choir, brought the audience to their feet with their performance of Glory, which won Best Original Song (from the movie Selma). In what many saw as an upset, Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything over Birdman/Batman Michael Keaton. Kitchener native Chris Williams picked up an Oscar for his Best Animated Feature Film, Big Hero 6.

And Neil Patrick Harris’s locked box magic trick dragged on too long.

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Spring dreaming with Seedy Saturday


According to StatsCan, gardening is second only to walking as the most popular active leisure activity in the country. After a dip to record-low temperatures, gardeners who are longing for spring can get a head start on the season!

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We have the Freedom to Read. Let’s keep it.

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Censorship. Access to information. Freedom of expression.
These are pillars of democracy that can’t be taken for granted.

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

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Favourite reads of 2014

Staff picks 2014              What You Read 2014

Every year, staff members at Kitchener Public Library look back fondly on a year of reading and choose our favourite books. We’re not particular about it – any book published in any year and any format can land on our “Best of” list: fiction and non-fiction, adult, children’s and young adult, graphic novels, e-books, classics from decades ago.

This year, we asked YOU to contribute, and we’re thrilled with the response. Sixty-five people responded, and identified more than 300 books they loved reading in 2014.

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Library love on Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – and whether you’re spending the day with your partner, family, friends or just taking some time for yourself, Kitchener Public Library has you covered!

All your library locations are open on Saturday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as we always are on Saturdays.

And we’ve got fun, free events for everyone! There is no registration required for any of these programs, so your day is perfectly flexible. Just drop in!

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Tech Tutors – We can help!

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You may have noticed a team of young, passionate volunteers hanging out in the Digital Media Lab at Central Library on Wednesday evenings. These are our new Tech Tutors, another example of community connections at Kitchener Public Library.

This volunteer program matches tech-savvy youth, ages 15 to 24, with customers who are seeking one-on-one computer help. Tech Tutors also provide hands-on demonstrations of the many tools available in the Digital Media Lab, such as the 3D printer and the digital conversion station.

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