Profiles: Up Close and Personal

An Interview With Author Tasneem Jamal

POST BY ANNE JUNG Senior Library Assistant Critically acclaimed author and Kitchener resident Tasneem Jamal sat down with KPL Senior Library Assistant Anne Jung to talk about her writing process and the role the library has played in her life. Q. Tell me about yourself. What led you to write? A. As long as I… Continue reading An Interview With Author Tasneem Jamal

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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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Neighbours Day!

Put your Kitchener home on the map! The City of Kitchener's Neighbours Day is designed to showcase the many programs, services, and facilities available throughout our great city. It's a day for everyone: kids, teens, adults, and seniors. From now until the third annual Neighbours Day on June 10, use our 3D printers to create… Continue reading Neighbours Day!

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National Volunteer Week: Barbara Campbell

After moving around the world for four decades as an ESL teacher and wife of a Canadian diplomat, Barbara Campbell knows how difficult it can be for women in a foreign country to find time for themselves. “I know for myself, moving every three or four years, you think of your children first, then your… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Barbara Campbell

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National Volunteer Week: Allana and Jessa

Allana Villabroza and Jessa Adloc are relatively new to Canada, but they're already stepping up and making a big difference in our community.   Both of these young women are originally from the Philippines. Allana, 19, moved here two years ago, and Jessa, 17, moved here just nine months ago. Now they volunteer their time… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Allana and Jessa

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Profile: Meg Harder, visual artist

GUEST BLOG POST BY MEG HARDER, SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT If you frequent Central Library in Kitchener, you might recognize me as the person at the information desk who helps you find that-book-you-heard-about-on-the-radio-can't-remember-what-the-title-is-maybe-the-cover-had-a-bird-on-it. I imagine that in our many interactions you have come to believe my life looks something like this: What you might not have… Continue reading Profile: Meg Harder, visual artist

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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