Digital Living – Celebrating Trans Voices

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

Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Post by Kim, Information Services  2021 has been the year of queer for my bookshelf with over half of the books I’ve read this year featuring 2SLGBTQIA+ characters or written by an author who identifies as 2SLGBTQIA+. I especially love graphic novels and I have not been disappointed by the amount of excellent queer options released over the past few years.   I… Read More Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Film Review: The Last Unicorn

Post by Curtis, Information Services staff Recently, on an evening where I needed the warm glow of TikTok to comfort me after a particularly long day, I came across a video that unexpectedly struck me pretty hard. A user on the app responded to a request for clips of childhood movies that ‘hit differently’ when viewed as an adult. The chosen clip that played out on screen was a moment from the 1982 animated… Read More Film Review: The Last Unicorn

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