Post by Ellie, Information Services staff Art and books are two of my favorite things, so I love working at the Central library where I can be around both! Here is some more info about the public art at KPL. Flux Enlightenment Haldimand Proclamation Children’s Displays by Shaena Hazzard Books About Art Art: The Definitive… Read More Public Art at Central Library
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. It’s Pride Month! And what better way to celebrate how far we’ve come by looking at where we’ve been. Remembering our shared history is a great way to strengthen the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Waterloo Region, so I was delighted when I discovered a box in the archival room at… Read More 2SLGBTQIA+ History in Waterloo Region
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
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. As you may know, Kitchener Public Library has an art gallery in our lower level that hosts rotating exhibits of local artwork throughout the year. Unfortunately due to COVID we have had to close public access to the lower level and the art gallery, but we’ve taken this opportunity… Read More Inspired Staff Showcase
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
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:
Be inspired this month as we host a series of art exhibits and demonstrations including sound, photography, history, acrylics, and oils. We’ve got three new exhibits at Central Library in June, and we’re a partner in two amazing local festivals!
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
Come and visit us on Sunday – we’re back to serving you seven days a week! We’ve returned to regular hours, which means that starting this weekend, October 18, and running until December 13, Central Library is open on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.
We had a very special meeting of the Reading Central Book Club at Central Library this week. The novel for June was Where the Air is Sweet, and author Tasneem Jamal joined us for a wide-ranging discussion of her novel, her writing process, and the family story that inspired it all. Tasneem was born in… Read More Where the Air is Sweet