Theatre is back!

Post by Cecilia, Information Services staff Yes, it’s true! Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space) is a local theatre company, and I am very excited to share with you a bit of their coming International Theatre Festival: IMPACT 21, adapted for COVID times… with an amazing combination of shows in-person (mostly outdoors) and virtually. I have… Read More Theatre is back!

Science Literacy Week: Climate

September 20 – 26, 2021 Post by Megan, Information Services Staff and Paul, Forest Heights Staff  It’s Science Literacy Week, a week to celebrate and explore Canadian Science. This year, the theme is “Climate.” You don’t have to be a professional scientist to enjoy or participate in science. Read on for information about events and media recommendations to quench your thirst… Read More Science Literacy Week: Climate

Bibliotherapy

Post by Jesse, Information Services staff Bibliotherapy is a methodology that has been explored in Canadian libraries more recently. It has been more commonly found within UK libraries during the last decade. Bibliotherapy involves the use of books to help people heal social, emotional or personal problems. The practice of reading more mindfully, within all genres,… Read More Bibliotherapy

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

Camping 101

Post by Matt, Information Services staff. For many of us, good outdoor recreation can be hard to find. Though trails, parks and backyards can be a decent solution (if they’re accessible), sometimes it’s nice to leave the city and surround yourself with nature.  Camping is a great lower-cost way to explore Canada’s natural landscape, get… Read More Camping 101

Indigenous History Month

Post by Lori, Information Services staff. June is National Indigenous History Month.  We have put together a sampling of books, movies you can stream, and music you can download featuring Indigenous authors, people and artists as well as some programs being offered by KPL.   Territorial Acknowledgement  A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring… Read More Indigenous History Month

Bike Month is Here

Post by Megan, Information Services Staff. June is bike month and we’re excited to announce the Bike Month Photo Hunt! Get out your bike, hit the city and take some photos. Can you identify and photograph 10 Kitchener locations? We’ve got gift cards to some rad local businesses for winning participants. This activity runs all month so there is plenty of time to explore. If you’re not sure… Read More Bike Month is Here