It’s Library Settlement Partnership Week in Canada, and we’re proudly celebrating our 10-year anniversary in partnership with the KW Multicultural Centre and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
What makes your city a healthy place to live? Social connections, walkability, bike lanes, transit, healthy food options, employment, traffic patterns and parking all contribute to the health of a city and the people who live there.
Just imagine it: an entire community that connects through words, stories, songs, and visual art.
This month, the City of Kitchener and Kitchener Public Library launch ImagineIt Kitchener programming, with literacy events taking place throughout Kitchener to connect citizens and inspire creativity.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kitchener Public Library to provide a wide range of events throughout the year,” says Jeff Young, manager, Kitchener events. “With multiple events in different locations we aim to connect neighbours, encourage community building, and support literacy.”
PHOTOS BY EMILY MCLAUGHLIN, Senior Library Assistant
and LAURA REED, Manager of Children’s and Teen Services
We had a flock of adorable visitors in the courtyard at Central Library the other day.
The nine ducklings and their mama were wandering around on the main level of the courtyard, with their nest out of reach in a planter above. So Laura and Emily, from Children’s and Teen Services, MacGyver’d a ramp that would allow the feathered family to return home.
When they went back to check on them later, the ducks were gone, having wandered out through the gate. But they heard a few pitiful quacks from below. One little duckling had fallen into the window well, and was calling for help.
GUEST BLOG POST FROM THE CITY OF KITCHENER, ARTS & CULTURE
The winners in the 2016 Youth Video Competition have been selected!
We’re excited to offer you and your guests an opportunity to see the winning entries in our 2016 Youth Video Competition. Please join us on Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm in the Theatre at Central Library for a screening of the top 16 films submitted to this year’s contest.
75 talented young filmmakers responded to the call. The variety, creativity and technical quality of the videos knocked the selection committee’s socks off!