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… Continue reading Our Ink, Our Stories exhibit at Kitchener Public Library
Over the next month, we've got exhibits and events featuring Indigenous artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and families. We hope you can attend and contribute to the important work of truth and reconciliation in our community. These all-ages events take place at Central Library. All are free, and no registration is required. Manitou: Spirit of the Land… Continue reading Caring Across Boundaries
Allana Villabroza and Jessa Adloc are relatively new to Canada, but they're already stepping up and making a big difference in our community. Both of these young women are originally from the Philippines. Allana, 19, moved here two years ago, and Jessa, 17, moved here just nine months ago. Now they volunteer their time… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Allana and Jessa
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. In January, our current Guest Librarian Robin Mazumder, hosted a Healthy Cities Panel Discussion at Central Library. To… Continue reading Ideas for a healthy city
During an onslaught of snow, wind, and chilly temperatures last week, a group of our amazing volunteers held a warm and cosy holiday party at Central Library for the participants in English Conversation Circles. English Conversation Circles are a great way for newcomers in the community to practise English in a relaxed, supportive, and informal… Continue reading Polar vortex holiday party
This fall, we held a fundraising kick-off party for our new digital media studio, Studio Central, and we're overwhelmed with the support we saw from this community. Party in the Stacks was a big success, thanks to so many of you. See the photos below. It was a sold-out event, with more than 300 people in… Continue reading Party in the Stacks
It's the MOST wonderful time of the year! Not much to say - just check out these babies in disguise. Thank you to their parents and caregivers for allowing us to share them, and to KPL staffer Cheryl Jankowski for inviting us for a photo shoot with these little cuties. Have a safe and happy… Continue reading Halloween babies!