Post by Ali and Erica, Information Services Staff. Nowruz, the Persian word for “new day”, is rooted in Zoroastrianism, the religion of Iran before the advent of Islam. It marks the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, March 21st. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by over 300 million people… Read More What is Nowruz?
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff The Street Belongs to Us! By Karleen Pendleton Jimenez is a complex story about a child growing up and learning why grown-ups do the things they do. It’s the story of two friends who love, respect and support each other the way they are. It’s a story full of… Read More Children’s Books I Enjoyed Reading As An Adult
Post by Kim and Valerie, Information Services staff Access to clean drinking water is an important but often overlooked issue. This month, we want to shed light on breakthroughs and concerns here in our community, across the country and around the world. Check out some of these fiction titles that made a splash with us… Read More Digital Living – A Life Aquatic
Post by Joseph, Information Services staff Want to learn how to knit, or discover more about different knitting traditions around the world? Here’s a selection of new knitting books to help you find inspiration for a new project, or dip your toes into the world of possibilities! Looking to connect and chat with other knitters?… Read More Knitting
Post by Erica, Information Services Staff As we continue to focus on Black Heritage Month, let’s explore some of what KPL has to offer by Black authors: book club sets and new releases by Black authors.
Post by Ellie, Information Services & Marketing Staff Celebrate Black Heritage Month in 2022 with Kitchener Public Library! Here are all of the booklists, resources and programs we have available for kids and adults throughout the month:
Post by Ellie, Information Services & Marketing Staff Canada Reads is CBC’s annual “battle of the books” in which five personalities champion five different books, each extolling the merits of one title. Over a series of five debates, the panellists vote out one title until only one book remains, which is then deemed the book… Read More Canada Reads Longlist 2022
Post by Ellie, Information Services staff Art and books are two of my favorite things, so I love working at the Central library where I can be around both! Here is some more info about the public art at KPL. Flux Enlightenment Haldimand Proclamation Children’s Displays by Shaena Hazzard Books About Art Art: The Definitive… Read More Public Art at Central Library
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff Animals! We don’t deserve them! I feel like I couldn’t have gotten through the stress and isolation of the pandemic without my cats, seeing dogs walk past my window and bird watching in my backyard and the park. So for this post I want to simply celebrate them –… Read More On The Greatness of Animals
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. It’s finally here! The first issue of The QueerKPL is hot off the presses! The QueerKPL zine was created on May 11 2021 during our program QueerKPL – Let’s Make a Zine! A group of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks met up over Zoom and talked, wrote, collaged and illustrated together. These… Read More The QueerKPL Zine Issue 1