Post by Anne, Circulation Services Staff Did you know that Kitchener Public Library has emagazines? You can choose from over 3000 popular titles and there are no holds! We even have magazines in other languages including Chinese, German, Spanish and more. Start browsing now on Download Library, or use Libby on your phone or tablet.… Read More Emagazines!
Post by Information Services staff Kitchener Public Library is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We are grateful… Read More Digital Living – Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
Post by Information Services staff Asian Heritage Month is celebrated every May in Canada, and aims to focus on the amazing achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent. This month’s Digital Living page celebrates Asian stories of resilience and resolve in today’s world and throughout history in Canada. The experiences of Canadian Asians caught… Read More Digital Living – Asian Heritage Month
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff I am so excited to share with you this adventure I embarked on last year. It’s called The X Page Workshop and it’s a 12-week workshop for immigrant women, facilitated by local writers Carrie Snyder, Tasneem Jamal, Pamela Mulloy, editor of the literary magazine The New Quarterly and Multicultural… Read More Writing and Performing Your Story!
Post by Kim, Anne and Valerie, Information Services staff March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This annual awareness day was created to highlight the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people. We are dedicating the entire month of April to help raise awareness to these accomplishments while also addressing the work that needs… Read More Digital Living – Celebrating Trans Voices
Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff The Street Belongs to Us! By Karleen Pendleton Jimenez is a complex story about a child growing up and learning why grown-ups do the things they do. It’s the story of two friends who love, respect and support each other the way they are. It’s a story full of… Read More Children’s Books I Enjoyed Reading As An Adult
Post by Kim and Valerie, Information Services staff Access to clean drinking water is an important but often overlooked issue. This month, we want to shed light on breakthroughs and concerns here in our community, across the country and around the world. Check out some of these fiction titles that made a splash with us… Read More Digital Living – A Life Aquatic
Post by Erica, Information Services Staff As we continue to focus on Black Heritage Month, let’s explore some of what KPL has to offer by Black authors: book club sets and new releases by Black authors.
Post by Scott, Grace Schmidt Room staff Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) annually highlights the value of free and open access to information. It was launched in 1982 by library activist Judith Krug in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Even today, many books are… Read More Banned Books Week
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. It’s finally here! The first issue of The QueerKPL is hot off the presses! The QueerKPL zine was created on May 11 2021 during our program QueerKPL – Let’s Make a Zine! A group of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks met up over Zoom and talked, wrote, collaged and illustrated together. These… Read More The QueerKPL Zine Issue 1