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“Thank you . . . for giving me hope.”

JudyBlumeBook1       Blume headshot

Guest post by LAURA REED, Manager, Children’s & Teen Services

I recently had the opportunity to live out a childhood and professional dream – when you’re a children’s librarian, sometimes these two things intersect – I got to be in the same room as Judy Blume.

Judy. Blume.

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Be a part of the art

Janice Lee_Artist At Work

We’re excited to be working with the 2015 City of Kitchener Artist-in-Residence, Janice Lee – and you can be a part of it too!

Janice is a folk artist and storyteller who is working on a video poem project titled Folk Myths of Kitchener.

She’ll be out in the city asking people to collaborate on four videopoems featuring the Iron Horse Trail, the Kitchener Market, Downtown Kitchener, and Kitchener Public Library.

Janice has already collected thoughts from you – our customers and community – at Central Library on June 13 and at Forest Heights Community Library on June 19. You can read some of those quotes on her blog. She’ll use these words to write a poem about the library.

Janice is returning in July, visiting all library locations to film people speaking the poem. She’ll edit the film and incorporate original music. The videopoems and poetry posters will be released as they are completed, and then shown all together at a show in December, 2015.

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