Book Review: The Death of Vivek Oji

Post by Kim, Information Services The Death of Vivek Oji is a captivating and moving story by Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi.   Vivek Oji, the main character, is a bit of a mystery to his family. His mother Kavita knows Vivek is a gentle soul even though others view him as different and troubled. His father, Chika, is more concerned about the danger of Vivek going out with long hair in an intolerant Nigerian society,… Read More Book Review: The Death of Vivek Oji

QueerKPL: Media Club

Post by Jesse, Information Services staff. The Subtweet examines the intersections of the music industry, race, and social media through the transformative friendship between two musicians. Vivek Shraya described her identity in a 2016 interview as “Artist / South Asian / Trans / Femme / Bisexual”. Her art is multidisciplinary, ranging from music to photography… Read More QueerKPL: Media Club

Queer Zines

Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. On May 11, 2021 Kitchener Public Library is hosting QueerKPL: Let’s Make A Zine! A program where anyone who identified as 2SLGBTQIA+ will hang out over zoom (with their freshly picked up zine making supply kits) and create the first issue of the QueerKPL Zine! (Pssst! Sign up here… Read More Queer Zines

Book Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Post by Kim, Information Services staff Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me is a stunning graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki and is illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.   The story opens with the main character Freddy writing to an advice columnist about her on again, off again relationship with the popular and cute Laura Dean. Freddy navigates the murky waters of love and friendship to determine… Read More Book Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Queer KPL Media Club: All Boys Aren’t Blue

Post by Kim, Information Services staff All Boys Aren’t Blue is a series of thought-provoking personal essays by George M. Johnson that we will be discussing as a part of Queer Media Club this month.   It’s a memoir that discusses the trials and triumphs of growing up Black and Queer in the United States, something that has been rarely written about. Johnson speaks candidly about… Read More Queer KPL Media Club: All Boys Aren’t Blue