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

Our Ink, Our Stories exhibit at Kitchener Public Library

Two years ago, Kitchener Public Library teamed up with The Community Edition for a very special project entitled Our Ink, Our Stories. Our Ink, as we’ve come to lovingly refer to it, was a story-telling initiative that shed light on the hidden meanings and personal histories of the tattoos that adorn members of our community. These stories… Read More Our Ink, Our Stories exhibit at Kitchener Public Library

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:

Melissa Levin: feels like spring, even in winter

MELISSA LEVIN, 1958 – 2015 If you’ve been to the Children’s Library at Central, you’ve noticed Treasure Hunt, a beautiful, bold, intricate mural that runs along the entire glass wall of the children’s programming room. This is one of the last large pieces created by Melissa Levin, a vibrant, passionate artist. Melissa died last week… Read More Melissa Levin: feels like spring, even in winter