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Finding one’s voice: stories of a new life in Canada

Once refugees and immigrants arrive in Canada, it’s important that they find a home in their community, and a way to share their voices. Please come out and support Newcomer Youth from Eastwood Collegiate for this unique production, in partnership with MT Space.

MT Space LogoNewcomer Youth Theatre Performance
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 – 7 pm
Central Library
Free; no registration required

 

 

 

GUEST BLOG POST BY TANYA WILLIAMS, MT SPACE

I have been deeply affected by the stories of refugee youth.

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Waterloo Region welcomes refugees

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It’s in the news every day. You’ve been talking about it with family, friends, and neighbours. The refugee crisis has been the topic of conversation for months now, and the Canadian government has revealed details of its plan for 25,000 Syrians to be settled in Canada by the end of February, 2016.

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Your Free Flicks just got better!

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… and by better, we mean WAY better.

We’d like to thank Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. for the generous in-kind donation of a new projection system in the Theatre at Central Library. This donation, made possible by President and COO Gerry Remers, means that everyone in the community now has the opportunity to have a big-screen, cinema-quality movie experience – for free!

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Book clubs: new members always welcome

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Reading is one of the greatest solitary pleasures in life. But for many of us, one way to make the pleasure of reading even greater is to share it with someone else. We offer a wide variety of reading clubs that vary by interest, location, and day or time.  We even have a reading club that gives you the opportunity to meet and chat directly with the author.

Here’s what’s coming up over the next three months (December, January, and February). Find the right club for you, and click on the book cover for more info or to register. Join us for fun but thought-provoking discussions. Get reading, and get social!

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Andrew Pyper: On demons, dryers, and Canadian identity

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“Pyper’s gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children.” – Gillian Flynn

GUEST BLOG POST BY KARISSA ALCOX, LIBRARIAN

I think anyone who’s read an Andrew Pyper novel would have to agree with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Andrew’s stories are terrifying and dark and demonic. But they’re also tender, wise, and somehow full of genuine beauty. The Canadian literary scene is lucky to have Andrew Pyper, and so was Kitchener Public Library. I was honoured to get the chance to interview him during an 85 Queen event in the Reading Lounge. Andrew was incredibly personable and insightful, and he gave our audience a lot to think about. For those who couldn’t make it on October 26th, here’s a rundown of my favourite Pyper highlights.

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Kindness inspires kindness

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Last week, we celebrated Random Act of Kindness Day across Waterloo Region.

Here at Central Library, we were surprised with a lovely act of kindness from a local insurance company. Staff members from Lackner McLennan dropped in with a tray of sweet treats for us all to enjoy, and they visited several other community organizations as well. Thanks, Lackner McLennan, for your act of kindness for our staff!

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Spring dreams at the seed library

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You know you can come to us for books, magazines, movies, CDs, computer time, free wi-fi, a 3D printer, and more.

But for the next month, we’re going back to nature – Tri-City Seed Exchange is offering a seed library!

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