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 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
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
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.
Allana Villabroza and Jessa Adloc are relatively new to Canada, but they’re already stepping up and making a big difference in our community.
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.
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… Read More 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’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… Read More Halloween babies!
GUEST BLOG POST BY AIMEE JEFFREY, LIFELONG LEARNING & LITERACY LIBRARIAN DIY Festival Saturday October 22, 2016 11 am- 3 pm at Central Library plus activities at all community libraries Calling all makers, urban homesteaders, and do-it-yourselfers! Join us for a day of hands-on learning at our 2nd annual… Read More Let us help you do it yourself!