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And the winners are ….

GUEST BLOG POST FROM THE CITY OF KITCHENER, ARTS & CULTURE The winners in the 2016 Youth Video Competition have been selected! We're excited to offer you and your guests an opportunity to see the winning entries in our 2016 Youth Video Competition. Please  join us on Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm in the… Continue reading And the winners are ….

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National Volunteer Week: Alison Bullock

We're celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10 - 16! Meet Alison Bullock, an integral part of the team that runs French Immersion Tutors at Forest Heights Community Library. Bilingual volunteers help French immersion students with their homework every Thursday afternoon from 4 - 5:30 pm. It's a volunteer position that's perfectly suited to Alison, who… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Alison Bullock

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National Volunteer Week: Sara Falhaufer

We're celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10 - 16! Meet Sara Falhaufer, who volunteers as a shelf reader at Central Library. She just completed the library technician program at Mohawk College yesterday (congratulations, Sara!) and her education, coupled with her volunteer work here, have helped her to get a job at Waterloo Public Library. "I… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Sara Falhaufer

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March Break Boredom Busters

We had an amazing March Break at Central Library and all four community libraries, and we hope you did too! The staff of Children's and Teen Services planned and hosted more than 50 Boredom Buster free events and programs, with more than 2,000 participants. It was a week-long party including arts and crafts, opportunities to play with… Continue reading March Break Boredom Busters

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Happy trails to you, Ann Wood!

Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney and Wings was playing on on the eight-track.  People got off the couch and changed the channel from Laverne and Shirley to Charlie's Angels. Pet rocks and jumping beans were almost as popular as real pets. It was 1976 when Ann Wood started her career at Kitchener Public Library,… Continue reading Happy trails to you, Ann Wood!

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Faster, higher, stronger: improved internet access

GUEST POST BY LESA BALCH, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTENT Access to the internet just got faster!  In fact, Kitchener Public Library now offers 200 Mbps of bandwidth to access the internet. Two years ago, Kitchener Public Library increased the bandwidth that is available to use the internet across all library locations for both connected… Continue reading Faster, higher, stronger: improved internet access