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
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
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
Writing is often a solitary pursuit, and rejections from publishers, emotionally challenging content and the pressure we put on ourselves to succeed can make it a pretty tough slog at the best of times - throw in those long, dark Canadian winters and you've got a recipe for too much whiskey and a tear-stained manuscript.… Continue reading Amplifying Local Authors
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
It's Bell Let's Talk Day, a day to focus on reducing stigma around mental illness, raise awareness of mental wellness, and raise funds for mental health initiatives. As a public library, we strive to be one part of community-based mental wellness initiatives by providing resources and programs about mental health, creating partnerships with local agencies,… Continue reading Let’s talk about mental wellness
Settlement workers help newcomers access resources in their community.