Post by Ada Librarian, Information Services In these uncertain times, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by constant updates about COVID-19, especially when it feels like there’s a lot of contradictory information. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure what we’re reading is accurate. We probably all have that one Facebook friend or neighbour… Read More Separating Fact from Fiction Amid COVID-19
June is National Bike Month and Kitchener Public Library is celebrating by bringing out our beautiful Book Pedaler to parks and community events in downtown Kitchener. Check out where she’ll be in Summer 2019! Looking for more local biking resources? Check out this list of great places to bike near you and access cycling maps and guides… Read More June is Bike Month
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
For a director who has built his career and reputation on being the “King of Bad Taste,” John Waters has surprisingly good (or at least interesting) taste in people. In his book Role Models, Waters gives an expansive survey of his influences, from the good (his love of early gay icons Little Richard and Johnny… Read More John Waters’ Cry-Baby : a live viewing party at Kitchener Public Library
Writing is often a solitary pursuit, and rejections from publishers, emotionally challenging content and the pressure we put on ourselves to succeed can make it a pretty tough slog at the best of times – throw in those long, dark Canadian winters and you’ve got a recipe for too much whiskey and a tear-stained manuscript.… Read More Amplifying Local Authors
BLOG POST BY MARY CHEVREAU CEO, Kitchener Public Library It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Lynn Matthews. Mr. Matthews, as he was best known to staff, was the Chief Librarian at Kitchener Public Library from 1973 – 1993. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Mr. Matthews… Read More Remembering Mr. Lynn Matthews
It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day to focus on reducing stigma around mental illness, raise awareness of mental wellness, and raise funds for mental health initiatives.
Settlement workers help newcomers access resources in their community. … Read More Celebrating 10 years of LSP
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.
Put your Kitchener home on the map! The City of Kitchener’s Neighbours Day is designed to showcase the many programs, services, and facilities available throughout our great city. It’s a day for everyone: kids, teens, adults, and seniors.