“The road we travel is equal in importance to the destination we seek. There are no shortcuts. When it comes to truth and reconciliation we are forced to go the distance.” Justice Murray Sinclair Truth and Reconciliation are an opportunity for renewal of relations between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and Canada’s Settler peoples. In order to… Read More National Day For Truth and Reconciliation
Post by Information Services staff Kitchener Public Library is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We are grateful… Read More Digital Living – Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
Post by Anne, Information Services Staff At the Library Did you know the library has Park Passes to local and provincial parks you can use for free? Put your Park Pass on hold with your library card today using these links: Ontario Parks Day Use Permit Grand River Parks Membership Card Your adventures will be complete… Read More Here’s to Hiking!
Post by Information Services staff Asian Heritage Month is celebrated every May in Canada, and aims to focus on the amazing achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent. This month’s Digital Living page celebrates Asian stories of resilience and resolve in today’s world and throughout history in Canada. The experiences of Canadian Asians caught… Read More Digital Living – Asian Heritage Month
By Ingrid, Information Services Staff Well, we thought it was time to do a staff poll to find favourite reads so far in 2022. There is a mix of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s reads. If you’re looking for bonus points, one book comes in at 708 pages! These books are sure to bring you a… Read More Best Reads So Far 2022
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff I am so excited to share with you this adventure I embarked on last year. It’s called The X Page Workshop and it’s a 12-week workshop for immigrant women, facilitated by local writers Carrie Snyder, Tasneem Jamal, Pamela Mulloy, editor of the literary magazine The New Quarterly and Multicultural… Read More Writing and Performing Your Story!
Post by Kim, Anne and Valerie, Information Services staff March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This annual awareness day was created to highlight the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people. We are dedicating the entire month of April to help raise awareness to these accomplishments while also addressing the work that needs… Read More Digital Living – Celebrating Trans Voices
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