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Sowing ideas and harvesting experiences

POST BY TAMSIN COBB Senior Library Assistant and Children’s Programmer As summer comes to a close, so does our Green Thumbs program. We waded through the garden beds and harvested what was ready, wrote in our journals, and packed up the wagon one last time. But oh what fun we’ve had: from finding caterpillars at… Continue reading Sowing ideas and harvesting experiences

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Where seedlings are planted and conversations bloom

POST BY TAMSIN COBB Senior Library Assistant and Children's Programmer This spring, tweens in our Maker Club got their hands dirty, joyously scooping soil into containers, diligently marking holes, carefully placing seeds down, and meticulously watering to start our 85 Green Learning Garden project. With each new cell they started, the participants eagerly chose the… Continue reading Where seedlings are planted and conversations bloom

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Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

Here at Kitchener Public Library we are utterly festooned with rainbows for the month of June to celebrate Pride. Case in point: Historically libraries have been an important place for LGBTQ+ individuals to find information about coming out, health, family topics and to see themselves reflected in media and books. With the emergence of the… Continue reading Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

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June is Bike Month

June is National Bike Month and Kitchener Public Library is celebrating by bringing out our beautiful Book Pedaler to parks and community events in downtown Kitchener. Check out where she'll be in Summer 2019! Looking for more local biking resources? Check out this list of great places to bike near you and access cycling maps and guides… Continue reading June is Bike Month

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Remembering Mr. Lynn Matthews

BLOG POST BY MARY CHEVREAU CEO, Kitchener Public Library It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Lynn Matthews. Mr. Matthews, as he was best known to staff, was the Chief Librarian at Kitchener Public Library from 1973 – 1993. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Mr. Matthews… Continue reading Remembering Mr. Lynn Matthews

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NEW: The 85 Green Learning Garden

We’re transforming our decorative garden in the Sheriff John Motz Courtyard at Central Library into a vegetable garden, and we want you to help! This is the first step in our new initiative, 85 Green, a series of projects that will promote nutritional literacy and sustainable communities, while strengthening social ties. The 85 Green Learning… Continue reading NEW: The 85 Green Learning Garden

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Please read something other than To Kill a Mockingbird

Throughout the month of February we've been featuring books about black history, and books, movies and music created by black artists, on our website and on display in our library locations. Our February Free Flicks included BlacKKKlansman, Sorry to Bother You, and In the Heat of the Night. And we hosted a dance workshop -… Continue reading Please read something other than To Kill a Mockingbird