Post by Anne, Circulation Services Staff Did you know that Kitchener Public Library has emagazines? You can choose from over 3000 popular titles and there are no holds! We even have magazines in other languages including Chinese, German, Spanish and more. Start browsing now on Download Library, or use Libby on your phone or tablet.… Read More Emagazines!
Post by Anne, Information Services Staff At the Library Did you know the library has Park Passes to local and provincial parks you can use for free? Put your Park Pass on hold with your library card today using these links: Ontario Parks Day Use Permit Grand River Parks Membership Card Your adventures will be complete… Read More Here’s to Hiking!
By Ingrid, Information Services Staff Well, we thought it was time to do a staff poll to find favourite reads so far in 2022. There is a mix of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s reads. If you’re looking for bonus points, one book comes in at 708 pages! These books are sure to bring you a… Read More Best Reads So Far 2022
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff I am so excited to share with you this adventure I embarked on last year. It’s called The X Page Workshop and it’s a 12-week workshop for immigrant women, facilitated by local writers Carrie Snyder, Tasneem Jamal, Pamela Mulloy, editor of the literary magazine The New Quarterly and Multicultural… Read More Writing and Performing Your Story!
Post by Ali and Erica, Information Services Staff. Nowruz, the Persian word for “new day”, is rooted in Zoroastrianism, the religion of Iran before the advent of Islam. It marks the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, March 21st. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by over 300 million people… Read More What is Nowruz?
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff The Street Belongs to Us! By Karleen Pendleton Jimenez is a complex story about a child growing up and learning why grown-ups do the things they do. It’s the story of two friends who love, respect and support each other the way they are. It’s a story full of… Read More Children’s Books I Enjoyed Reading As An Adult
Post by Joseph, Information Services staff Want to learn how to knit, or discover more about different knitting traditions around the world? Here’s a selection of new knitting books to help you find inspiration for a new project, or dip your toes into the world of possibilities! Looking to connect and chat with other knitters?… Read More Knitting
Post by Erica, Information Services Staff As we continue to focus on Black Heritage Month, let’s explore some of what KPL has to offer by Black authors: book club sets and new releases by Black authors.
Post by Ingrid, Information Services Are you looking to find your next great Canadian read? Now is the time to try some of the newest home-grown treasures in fiction. Thankfully, the Scotiabank Giller Prize has produced a handy list of the best of 2021 with the longlist of contenders for this year’s prize. Earlier this month, the list was narrowed down from… Read More Presenting the Giller Prize!
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